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…
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.
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…

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.

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…

They’re periodical cicadas, and they’re not really from outer space – they just sound that way when they start singing, which they’ll be doing for a month or so.

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.

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…

Lyndie R. Paul (right) recently applied for a scholarship through the Virginia Sheriff’s Association and was awarded one to attend Lord Fairfax Community College.

Under the rented big-top at the House on Water Street last Saturday, friends said goodbye to longtime Sperryville residents Jeanne Drevas (center) and Carl Aplin, who’ve moved to Oregon.

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 it isn’t that a lot…

Recently Rappahannock theatergoers were treated to a classic stage drama by the famous Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, performed by some of the county’s best actors. Many might have predicted that ticket sales would be light to moderate given…

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, entails letting loose hunting dogs…

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 this year’s budget. Before its…
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…