Shocking developments at Avon Hall pond

Fifteen years ago, the dock leading into the middle of Avon Hall pond in Washington was lined with children dangling fingers into the water in hopes of snagging one of the thousands of sunfish just beneath the surface. Now, the…
‘Gone fishin’ for good’ 

Chester Gap Grocery, which has graced its mountainous namesake as an alternative to the bigger corporate grocery stores in nearby Front Royal for 64 years, closed its doors on April 12, as owners Brad and Mary Williams decided to officially…
Fill ’er up?

Despite being at their lowest point for this time of year since 2011, gas prices are on the rise nationwide — just in time for summer vacation. And Rappahannock County's not immune.
The Rapp for April 24

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to Tula’s off Main, El Quijote opens its doors, the Fodderstack 10K gets underway, RCHS performs “The Music Man,” Frances Foster is honored with an outdoor social, Larry “Bud” Meyer speaks at RAAC’s last Second…
Editorial: Earth Day reflections

From a distance, they looked like gigantic Easter eggs. Oval and colored bright orange, these “eggs” dotted the shoulders of a short section of South Poes Road, at intervals of every 100 feet or so. But as the distance decreased,…

We had some interesting “spring” weather last week, but our Rapp Athletes got most of their games in and once again brought home some victories. Meanwhile, WCDS eighth grader Douglas Griffin tries to qualify for the National Geography Bee in…
Letter: Look before you launch

To whomever or whatever group launched large, lit paper lanterns on Saturday evening — not a good idea. We found four on our property — so far. One was still smoldering; the others had landed in a field and beside…