Crime & Courts

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. […]

Detail of Cliff Miller IV’s planned schoolhouse golf course, which was finally approved at Wednesday’s planning commission meeting.
Business

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). […]

Virginia Del. Michael Webert (R-18th) second from left, talks with Lunch Bunchers and others Tuesday on the patio at Tula’s in Washington.
Elections

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. […]

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Taxes

The neighbors’ rates

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. […]

“Virginia Farm House,” a 24-by-30-inch oil on canvas, is one of two Kevin Adams paintings headed to Burkina Faso courtesy of the state department.
Art

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 Rapp column. […]

Crime & Courts

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 to consider. […]

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Crime & Courts

Letter: False alarms?

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 […]

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Crime & Courts

Letter: Think before you shoot

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 […]

The Colorado potato beetle.
Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: An interesting spring

This has been a pretty interesting spring, at least for Richard Brady. Seems like the morels and asparagus were a little late, but they are both catching up, and they sure are tasty. Fortunately, so is the rest of the garden. […]

The RCHS graduating class of 1964 held its 50-year reunion on May 17.
Appreciation

Washington column for May 29

Trinity prepares for Rev. Jenks Hobson’s retirement, the class of 1964 celebrates 50 years, Gid Brown Bible Baptist Church holds its homecoming and more in this week’s Washington column. […]