School board, supervisors tout a ‘frugal budget’

Despite informing the county board of supervisors that they were able to allocate an additional $59,000 toward the 2014-15 school budget last Thursday (March 20), Rappahannock County’s school board is still not requesting any additional funds from the county —…
2014’s snowfall put a blanket over business

Many retail and visitor-related businesses in Rappahannock County — where business is never anywhere as good in January and February as it is in spring and fall — can’t wait to see the winter of 2014’s record snowfall get into…
At ODH, interest high for younger hunt set

Members of the Old Dominion Hounds were back in the saddle March 22 for a Junior Meet, a fox hunt held several times a year by the 90-year-old organization to keep interest in the sport alive in the next generation.
Rappahannock’s Facebook Top 20

Though the web might not be as big a fact of life within Rappahannock County as it is elsewhere, certain organizations and businesses located in the county have built impressive fan bases on Facebook.
The Rapp for March 27

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday takes a month off, Piedmont Softball’s Chili Bowl 2014 is open to entrants, RAAC screens “Captain Phillips,” Paul Reisler and A Thousand Questions perform two local concerts, the Master Naturalists guide visitors through Montpelier’s forest and…
Editorial: Full disclosure

A small confession: I once received a speeding ticket on my way to work here in Rappahannock, further proving that nothing — not even editorials — remains abstract in small towns. Indeed, everything is personal.

As an artist, I’ve always thought that the purpose of art was to make you think. Last Saturday, I attended “A Time to Break Silence” at Castleton for a concert exploring the connections between art and human rights. There was…
Blue State Bluegrass Brunch

Say Rappahannock heidi-ho and here we go!The Brunch is now four years in a row! We’ll crank up the music and set out the foodTo make sure folks are in a good mood. At Washington Fire, in their meeting hall,Ten…

Del. Webert said last week that we have seen the disastrous effects of the Affordable Care Act. While the implementation has had problems which are slowly getting resolved, what is disastrous about folks finally get health insurance with a pre-existing…
Letter: Cancer: ‘Just a bump in the road’

My name is Tammy Smith Martin and July 1, 2010 changed my life forever. That was when I first heard the words, “You have breast cancer.” I was just 39 years old; this couldn’t be true. My life was perfect: A great husband, family,…