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Crime & Courts

18-year-old charged in assault

Amissville resident Derek Rafael Frink was arrested June 5 by Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Ubben and charged with two counts of assault and battery and one count each of trespassing, strangulation and using profane, threatening or indecent language. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Not snakes, but ‘Peace Democrats’: Copperheads explained

The new Civil War film “Copperhead” doesn’t refer to the venomous snake. Rather, it refers to a branch of the Democratic party — the “Peace Democrats” — who believed the Republicans had provoked the South into secession and were waging the war in order to establish their own dominion, suppress civil and states’ rights and impose “racial equality.” […]

First-place winner Gabe Beroza (left) and seventh-place winner Grayson Galeone pose with their respective trophies and Galeone’s Wakefield-sponsored Super Stock car. Courtesy photo.
From the Rappahannock News

Big day at the Derby

Rappahannock County’s youngest racecar drivers made a strong showing at last weekend’s 10th annual Culpeper Soap Box Derby, with six of the county’s 14 competitors bringing home trophies — including first place in the Super Stock division. […]

Photo by Joyce Harman
Business

The Rapp for June 27

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday moves to the Public House, “Oysters for Life” joins the July 4th activities, “Copperhead” screens at Culpeper’s State Theatre, the Public House becomes a TripAdvisor top pick, RAAC announces its Mitchell Arts Fund winners and Gray Ghost wins more gold medals in this week’s Rapp column. […]

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Business

Editorial: Castleton spirit

Zombies and vampires, according to all the media buzz, are everywhere this summer – except Rappahannock County. Here we have world-acclaimed musicians and artists, plus their most talented understudies. Yes, we have the Castleton Festival, now celebrating its fifth year, running July 3-28. […]

Business

Photos: Cannery show

More than 200 people attended the opening of the Virginia Chutney Company’s new cannery (above) at the old Aileen plant in Flint Hill — the first commercial manufacturing operation to open there since Aileen closed 15 years ago. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Litter: No good excuse

Regarding the recent editorial on litterbugs in our beautiful county [“In ‘defense’ of litterbugs,” June 20], I feel compelled to exclaim, “Proud people don’t litter!” There is no good excuse for it. And to quote […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Your help needed

Citizens of Rappahannock, my name is Sandra D. Hudson. I live at 5325 Sperryville Pike in Boston. I need your help: On June 17, between the hours  of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., someone unlawfully […]

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Nature

Up in the Hollow: Y’all thrum back now, y’hear?

And as they gathered for the final ritual of departure, the 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Corps of the 2nd Horde, all 170 billion of them, began to fall silent. There, in Harris Hollow, they bowed to the Great Pharaoh Baba Loo Bop, Lord of the Vast Cicada Hordes. […]

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Business

Washington column for June 27

An update on Alex Baumgardner’s ongoing quest to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (all the way to Maine), Rose Hill welcomes its newest associate and the Ladies of the Auxiliary plan their $5 Bag Sale in this week’s Washington column. […]

This tiny young fawn was discovered by former Rappahannock County Sheriff Larry Sherertz while on a hike. He took the photo and wisely left the fawn alone, knowing its mother would return. Photo by Larry Sherertz.
Nature

Wild Ideas: What to do if you see a fawn

This time of year, some of us are lucky enough to find a fawn, silently curled up in tall grass or other cover, apparently abandoned. The best thing to do in those situations is to follow the advice the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries: Leave it alone. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 27

Oct. 12, 1972 “We’ve got to have a stove at the jail,” Sheriff John Walker Jenkins informed the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors at their October meeting last Thursday. “The one we’ve got pops and carries […]