Nine months in jail for Chester Gap rape

After an emotional hour of pre-sentencing testimony, a Front Royal man who pleaded guilty in November to aggravated sexual battery was given nine months in jail in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Thursday morning (Feb. 21).
Safety concerns delay Miller barn permit

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission voted unanimously last Wednesday night (Feb. 20) to table until March a decision on Cliff Miller’s application for a permit to use his family’s old dairy barn to host events.
The Rapp for Feb. 28

The steeple chases begin this weekend, RAAC screens the Oscar winner "Argo," Rappahannock Cellars wins a gold Governor's Cup, the Theatre honors Charlie Bird, "Ag in the Classroom" gets two new grants and plans are underway for the next Artists…
Photos: The awesomeness of science

The outdoor chemical-reaction science demonstration was part of Headwaters’ After-School “Extravaganza” last week, a chance for parents and others to see some of the after-school activities at Rappahannock County Elementary School – an afternoon that also included a dance performance…

Two weeks ago this newspaper published a front-page story on the possibility of a Family Dollar store rising from the bucolic landscape that is Rappahannock’s, and yet . . . nothing. That's just not like Rappahannock.

Courtney Logan Pooton of Sperryville is exhibiting cattle at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic (MAJAC) regional Junior Angus Show in Harrisonburg, March 8-10. A junior member of the American Angus Association, Courtney is one of 228 young people from…
School and Sports News for Feb. 28

Wakefield senior Marc Cugnon is named a Coca-Cola scholar, Lauren Light shows off her trumpet skills and RCHS demonstrates its skills in welding, photography and Latin in this week's School & Sports news.

Wakefield's "We the People" and science fair winners, college acceptances for the class of 2013, athletes of the month and updates on varsity sports in this Wakefield-centric school news.
Quibbles & Quark #21

Quibbles & Quark #21, in which the conflict at Quarkville Bunny Elementary has led to a new Quarkville establishment - the Loaded Heart Cafe.

On behalf of myself and my family, we would like to thank our Rappahannock community for all the love and support that we received during the recent passing of my husband, Gordon Thornhill. The outpouring of cards, flowers, food, visits…

I had heard the name, but that’s about all I knew about Gene Patterson. As time went by, I learned more – a lot more – and everything I learned bolstered that first impression. He was indeed a good man,…

Photo by E. Raymond Boc Local artist Barbara Heile gave a presentation on her paintings and described the evolution of her vision and personal development earlier this month at Soup & Soul, a potluck hosted by Phillip and Penny Kardis,…

Two longtime Washington postal workers are retiring, kite time is getting closer, the Book Barn is looking for donations, the Thrift Shop is having its $5 bag sale and the WFRV is hosting another buffet in this week's Washington column.