Firefighters aim high to knock down the fire in Peola Mills Sunday. Photo by Kathy Krometis.
Accidents/Fires/Floods

Lightning strikes twice

Two Rappahannock County homes were struck by lightning and damaged by ensuing four- to six-alarm fires within an hour of each other by thunderstorms that passed through the region Sunday afternoon (July 21). […]

Pakistani exchange student Mohsin Ahmad and Trinity Episcopal Church’s Rev. Jenks Hobson exchange religious views at a talk Sunday (July 14). Photo by Matt Wingfield.
Churches

Mohsin Ahmad’s connection-based faith

The remarkable Mohsin Ahmad made his way back to Rappahannock County for a brief stop at Trinity Episcopal Church on July 14 for an afternoon that saw Ahmad once again step out of his comfort zone and engage in a religious dialogue with Trinity’s Rev. Jenks Hobson. […]

Detail of a painting by John S. Corraro that’s part of the Piedmont Virginian Artist Showcase this fall at River District Arts.
Agriculture

The Rapp for July 25

Our monthly Fourth (Estate) Friday returns, a Wellness Festival is planned by Jackie Meuse and the Little Washington Spa, sign-ups for the Farm Tour begin, the Piedmont Virginian Showcase comes to River District Arts and the USDA offers another way to mitigate the damage from Sandy in this week’s Rapp column. […]

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Editorials

Editorial: The perfect perch

The truly amazing thing about Rappahannock County: It’s so small and yet so wide-ranging in what it offers. You may think you know the county like the back of your hand; yet if you’re curious and keep your eyes open, there’s always something new to discover. […]

Christian McCracken and John Riedel prepare John’s goat for the meat goat show at this year’s CMR Farm Show. Photo courtesy John Riedel.
Kids and Family

4-H club shows well at CMR

The CMR Farm Show, held July 11-15 in Culpeper, was a great success, as 4-H and FFA members from Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties came to show their various livestock projects and display them to the public. […]

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People

Johanson’s Macalester award

Richard Johanson of Flint Hill received Macalester College’s Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award last month during the college’s reunion weekend. The award recognizes an alumnus who has advanced the cause of the internationalist spirit. […]

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People

School & Sports News for July 25

RC Baseball’s season comes to an end, a WCDS grad earns his third and fourth Eagle Palms, the Rappahannock News’ reporter is nominated for the VSBA’s Media Honor Roll and the 2013 Panther football schedules are set in this week’s school and sports column. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Too-long division

Former member of Congress Ben Jones, who twice represented Georgia’s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, seems to think that if the majority of folks in a national poll believe disgraced television chef […]

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Environment/Conservation

Landowners vs. sportsmen: bad policy

Last summer, Beau Beasley asked the Virginia Game Commission, the governing body for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), to clarify where anglers can safely fish in Virginia without fear of being sued. The answer’s not so simple. […]

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Books

Sperryville column for July 25

Marianne Clyde lives in Rappahannock County, near Five Forks, with her husband of 25 years, Bob, and two boisterous labs, Mojo and Pepper, and just released her newest book, “Peaceful Parenting,” which is already garnering praise and online buzz. […]