A 2013 Thomas 65-passenger school bus, similar to the buses the school board contracted to acquire.
From the Rappahannock News

5 buses, 1 school budget approved

The Rappahannock County School Board approved a lease-purchase agreement that will bring five new Thomas school buses to town in time for the 2013-2014 school year – the final budget for which the board also adopted at its work session last Friday morning (May 24). […]

The Griffin Tavern, lit up at dusk on U.S. 522 in Flint Hill. Photo by Ronda Ann Gregorio.
Business

Griffin celebrates 10 highly functional years

While those who live here know that Rappahannock County has changed much in 10 years, on the surface – say, from your car on one of our two U.S. highways – it looks just exactly like it always has. The same is true of the Griffin Tavern, which turns 10 years old this month. […]

New Rappahannock County Public Schools superintendent Donna Matthews (left) signs her contract May 21 at the school board office, while executive assistant Melbry Paratore and school board chairman John Lesinski beam. Matthews starts work July 1. Photo by Robin Bolt.
From the Rappahannock News

New superintendent finds Rapp a natural fit

After three months of searching following the early departure in February of former Rappahannock County Public Schools superintendent Aldridge Boone for North Carolina, RCPS found its new superintendent in Donna O. Matthews. […]

Art

The Rapp for May 30

RAAC’s final movie is “Lincoln,” RLEP hosts a bee forum, Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions perform at the State Theatre, RDA debuts its new exhibit, “Spontaneity!”, the Taste of Rappahannock is set Sept. 7 at the Miller Barn, and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]

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People

School & sports news for May 30

Congratulations to two more local college graduates — Caroline Massie and Emily Carter, both from UVa, and Wakefield’s athletes of the month, all-conference athletes and end-of-year athletic award winners in this week’s School & sports. […]

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Editorials

Editorial: De Brevitate Vitae

For the class of 2013 at Rappahannock County High School and Wakefield Country Day School, commencement exercises are, as for all graduates, a time of rejoicing. Fifty years ago, my high school class of 1963 rejoiced, too. Thought-provoking bookends, they are. […]

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People

Photo: DAR’s Good Citizen

Louise Eastham, left, presents Lauren Light with the Daughters of the American Revolution Culpeper Minutemen Chapter’s Good Citizen Certificate during award ceremonies at Rappahannock County High School last week. […]

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Books

Photo: Grape adventures

Ann Crittenden, John Henry and Beverly and John Sullivan hosted a book signing with James Conaway at Crittenden’s and Henry’s Flint Hill home Sunday afternoon (May 26), where some 80 people gathered to hear Conaway discuss his intriguing, Napa Valley-based novel, “Nose.” […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Big Belter is watching

Am I the only one bothered by the scattered little signs which read: “Seat Belt Enforcement Area?” It isn’t just that there is far too much of this kind of unsightly litter about already. And […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Not wholesome but loathsome

Wildlife officials in Virginia will be considering the practice of fox penning, among other issues, at a meeting to take place in Richmond on June 13. Fox penning, called “wholesome family entertainment” by its proponents, […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: The case for cats

Recently, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors granted zoning approval for the cat rescue group, RappCats, allowing them to open the first county cat shelter. But the board did not recommend funding for it in […]

Wendy and Gary Aichele are the new owners of Washington’s Gay Street Inn. Photo by Jan Clatterbuck.
Business

Washington column for May 30

The historic Gay Street Inn has new owners, Washington Baptist and Trinity Episcopal host their Vacation Bible School, the Rappahannock Rollers are still looking for sponsors, Virginia Chutney is sold locally and “Performances on the Patio” are underway in this week’s Washington column. […]

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RAWL Dogs

RAWL Dogs: Tommy

Like many of you, I am born and bred in Rappahannock County. As a matter of fact,  I’m a Rappahannock Mountain Dog, an unofficial breed of many a mix found in the hollows around here. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for May 30

Sept. 7, 1972 Randall Updike of Washington spent a week in Brazil and was a judge for the International Livestock Show held in Porto Alegre. He received a token of appreciation, a silver cup engraved in […]