Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th) and his communications director Caroline Califf during Hurt’s interview with the Rappahannock News on Tuesday. Photo by Amy Fewell.
From the Rappahannock News

Rep. Hurt: ‘Legislative process is broken’

On a brief stop this week to Rappahannock, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th) repeatedly expressed a view shared by many — in Virginia and across the country — who worry that an impasse between the Obama administration and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will lead to a government shutdown Sept. 30. […]

Detail of Richard Young’s “October Smiling” oil painting, part of the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle show.
Business

The Rapp for Aug. 29

Our building is for sale but we’re staying put, previews of the fall season for RAAC and the Theatre, author and historian James Reston proposes a new theory on JFK’s assassination, the Firnew Fine Artists’ Circle come to Virginia and SNP celebrates its 13th annual Wilderness Weekend in this week’s Rapp column. […]

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Editorials

Editorial: Whiter, older and still sparse

Last week school started for most Rappahannock students, and this week marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on (Big) Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech. End-of-summer rituals and half-century marks seem similar in that they are useful and thought-provoking bookends. […]

Photo by Janet Robey
People

Photo: Jump start

Rappahannock County High School’s fall sports season is officially underway, with varsity, junior varsity and Junior Panther seasons just days away from their official home-openers. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Raves for Maxwell’s ruckus

Rappahannock’s Ron Maxwell has produced another important Civil War movie, as your recent editorial noted [“Rappahannock Ruckus,” Aug. 15]. Beyond Gettysburg and other epic battlefields, “Copperhead” takes us into the battle for the hearts and […]

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Business

Washington column for Aug. 29

An update on (and from) Rev. Phil Bailey and his wife Karyl, the reason for all the activity at the Kramer building, the Norman family reunion went well and there are still great finds at the fire hall in this week’s Washington column. […]

The bombed-out remains of Fort Sumpter.
150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: The rockets’ red glare in Charleston 

By its sixth day of sustained Federal bombardment, Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., was feeling the impact. When five U.S. Navy monitor ironclad vessels made a night attack that evening, only two of Fort Sumter’s guns returned fire. There was still no indication that the fort would surrender. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Aug. 29

Dec. 21, 1972 House movers became bogged down in their work two weeks ago when they encountered mechanical difficulties in moving a house for William Magee in Amissville. The house, formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Aug. 29

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug. 19-22: Hampton Hieronymus M. Niessen and Lucille W. Niessen, husband and wife, to Stoney Meadows Farm […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Aug. 29

The following are closed Monday (Sept. 2) in observance of Labor Day, reopening Tuesday: Rappahannock County government offices; Rappahannock County Public Schools; Union First Market Bank; Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services transportation; BB&T in Flint Hill; Virginia Department […]