Crime & Courts

Four plead guilty to drug, driving, other offenses

Four defendants entered guilty pleas — and two were subsequently sentenced — to a variety of drug, driving and property-destruction charges last Thursday (Sept. 5) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court. Five others were indicted on 17 felony charges by a grand jury convened Monday (Sept. 9). […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Supervisors OK rescue fees, RRCS borrowing

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors approved two proposed borrowing resolutions by the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board (RRCSB) and adopted the rates for the county’s new paid EMS transports at its holiday-delayed monthly meeting last Thursday afternoon (Sept. 5). […]

The nature trail goes through a wild meadow, with goldenrod now in bloom. The meadow has been left as it was except for removing invasive plants.
Business

Washington nature trail takes shape

Recently some Old Rag Master Naturalists (ORMN), accompanied by Washington mayor John Sullivan, led two Virginia Master Naturalist coordinators on a tour of a habitat restoration project at the town’s wastewater treatment facility property. […]

Drama Club director Russell Paulette observes closely as (from left) Will Thompson, Jane Purnell, Justin Smith and Parker Critzer struggle in a broken-down elevator during an improv game. Photo by Alex Sharp.
From the Rappahannock News

High school drama, well represented

It’s a theatrical crowd, this year’s drama club at Rappahannock County High School. Bright eyes, emphatic gesticulations and exclamations erupted from four of the club members as they honed their skills Monday afternoon in preparation for the Rappahannock-hosted One Act Play Competition on Nov. 2. […]

Rudy Segaar holds a Napoleonic-era musket as he explains Civil War field tactics at last September’s reenactment. Photo by Matt Wingfield.
Business

The Rapp for Sept. 12

Shakespeare and Mark Russell return to the Theatre, details on the first annual Wellness Festival, Farm Tour and Civil War Heritage Days, RAAC awards three more Mitchell Fund grants, Old Rag Photography teaches you how to take better pictures with your iPhone and one last chance to join the Panther Pride Golf Tournament in this week’s Rapp column. […]

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Editorials

Editorial: Salubrious sounds of silence

Rappahannock County is normally so quiet that, paradoxically, the slightest unwelcome noise becomes that much more annoying. Thus any unexpected environmental noise calls attention to itself. Not only is that an annoying distraction, but also, according to health professionals, releases harmful stress hormones. […]

Brittany Dwyer speaks to the assembled at Saturday’s “Taste of Rappahannock” fundraiser at the Miller Barn in Sperryville. Photo by E. Raymond Boc.
Fundraising

‘How Headwaters changed my life’

Rappahannock County High School graduate Brittany Dwyer, who has worked with the Headwaters Foundation over the years as a student, volunteer and employee, gave the following moving speech to the crowd at the foundation’s annual “Taste of Rappahannock” fundraiser dinner Saturday. […]

Brian Wayland and Nita Tauteoli’s exquisite (and hand-made) stone wall “castle.” Photo by Jan Clatterbuck.
Churches

Washington column for Sept. 12

Examining the natural beauty of Brian Wayland and Nita Tauteoli’s rock wall, Trinity elects new members, the WVFR throws another buffet breakfast and the Blue Ridge Heritage Project moves forward in this week’s Washington column. […]