Grove will fill in as superintendent

The Rappahannock County School Board announced Monday that Kathleen F. Grove has agreed to serve as interim superintendent. The same day, current superintendent Aldridge Boone sent a farewell email to the school division’s staff in which he said the school…
At the Schoolhouse, it’s Miller time

On the cusp of February, traditionally Rappahannock’s worst tourism month, here’s a nice change of pace: news of a restaurant opening instead of closing. Sometime this spring, Cliff Miller IV says he plans to open a neighborhood pub and lunch…

On Jan. 14, Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy M.C. Dodson stopped a vehicle on Warren Avenue for not displaying vehicle tags. The driver, 33-year-old Robert Wells of Toledo, Ohio, was found with an undisclosed amount of marijuana. Wells was charged with…
Waiters, diners serve up $30K of benevolence

The Rappahannock Benevolent Fund was created to assist individuals and families with short-term emergency needs for which no government or other programs are available. This year's support dinner raised almost $30,000.
The Rapp for Jan. 31

Saying goodbye to our hard-working Sperryville columnist, spending a week at Nature and 4-H Camps, watching the newest RAAC movie, exploring the "Art of Aging in Rappahannock," celebrating Mardi Gras at the Theatre and more in this week's Rapp.
Editorial: Something to think about

Recent awards in Rappahannock County got me thinking about a new book on Italy’s Venice – that “exquisite corpse,” its beauty embalmed, its once vibrant commercial and city life now lying in state. Let's not let our county wind up…
Quibbles & Quark #17

Quibbles & Quark #17, in which we follow Dick Buney's bleeding heart as it drops in on Quarkville Bunny Elementary and its childhood curriculum.

The debt ceiling crisis: The Republicans first need to defuse the liberal canard that they are playing politics and will “default on our debt” and “starve Grandma.” This accusation can be preempted by first passing a “baseline budget” and handing…

I am one of the “Friends of Griffin,” the group that created and organized the Rappahannock Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Rappahannock Food Pantry, and I want to give some much-deserved thanks to all involved in this event. First of…

After reading Walter Nicklin’s scathing editorial [“Congressman, stay where you’re needed,” Jan. 17] I felt inclined to express my appreciation for Congressman Robert Hurt taking time to visit his district. When Congress is not in session, I hope we all…

My first letter to the editor; I feel compelled to express some serious concerns. First, let me say that Rappahannock County has lost one of its formerly most influential and savvy longtime citizens with the passing of Newbill Miller. His…

Celebrating MLK day, aiding Trinity's mission to help rebuild Haiti and condolences on the passing of Newbill Miller, one of Rappahannock's greats, in this week's Washington column.