Williams gets 20 years for sex crimes

A Huntly man charged with 22 counts of various sexual abuse crimes was sentenced to 20 years in jail — on three counts of intercourse with a child under 13 — Tuesday morning (May 27) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.
Ready, set, golf!

After several months of consideration, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission unanimously approved Cliff Miller IV’s nine-hole Sperryville-based golf course Wednesday night (May 21).
Webert meets with Bunch over lunch

Virginia Del. Michael Webert (R-18th), Rappahannock’s man in Richmond, met the informal, itinerant, five-day-a-week gathering known as the Lunch Bunch this Tuesday (May 27) at Tula’s off Main to discuss the county’s LCI and state budget situations.

Despite the proposed 4-cent increase to Rappahannock’s property tax rate — bringing it to 69 cents per $100 of assessed value — the county is still proportionally in line with many of its neighbors.
The Rapp for May 29

Have a pint for the endangered P-horse, watch “Philomena” at the Theatre, get cooking with the Castleton Festival’s newest offerings, learn the history behind the “First Washington,” sample Grey Ghost and Narmada wineries’ newest award-winners and more in this week’s…
Editorial: Sex!

Headlines are meant to be attention-getting. They can also be misleading and sensational, as this one is — and as some readers thought last week’s front-page “heroin” headline was. Perhaps they have a point, but there are some larger ones…
School & sports news for May 29

Rappahannock postseason success, WCDS spring awards and athletes of the month, and Chelsea soccer’s undefeated soccer season in this week’s school and sports news.

As a regular reader and supporter of the Rappahannock News, I was surprised at the very large red-headlined article in the middle of the May 22 issue. I immediately read the (unusually long) article in its entirety. I kept waiting…

I am an Amissville resident of 20 years living on Hinsons Ford Road. Our family members hunt, target shoot and have always supported responsible gun ownership, use and safety. From time to time I have heard target practice and shooting…

If Americans honestly want to lower heroin addiction rates as last week’s story suggests, they should end marijuana prohibition. An important reason to end marijuana prohibition that doesn’t get mentioned is because a ban increases hard drug addiction rates by…