Rock Mills grapes, Bull Run wines

Innkeepers, artists, musicians and others have sunk roots in Rappahannock County, and now so has Jonathan Hickox — literally, in his case, as he’s recently planted grapevines on part of a 115-acre parcel of land he bought along Rock Mills…
Once an English teacher

Tuesday (July 29) was a big day for Chester Gap author and high school English teacher Sheila Lamb, as her first novel, “Once a Goddess,” was officially published.
Deputies arrest second fugitive

Cesar Enrique Garcia, who police say is the brother of a man arrested and held for extradition to California on July 14, was arrested last Friday (July 25) on a fugitive warrant.
Put out by bridge out?

A two-lane bridge scheduled for replacement by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) starting next week will likely cause some school bus route complications.
The Rapp for July 31

Gadino Cellars hosts an RLEP benefit to “Stop the Pipeline,” Hearthstone and Belle Meade offer their final day camp sessions and Living Sky celebrates its new home at RDA with a two-day fundraiser in this week’s Rapp column.
Editorial: Shaping the future

While ever-growing tourism dollars are welcome, they may not provide the painless panacea that many of our leaders seem to be counting upon. For in becoming simply a “tourist destination,” will we be selling our soul? And what’s the alternative?
Photo: Eyewitness: Devastated

The tornado that touched down last Thursday (July 24) at Cherrystone Campground near Cape Charles, Va., left a Rappahannock County family with some seriously traumatic memories.

There is something that is just plain wrong about last week’s letter “Every minute counts!” The Sealocks and Smoots are families with deep roots in this county. They have lived and worked here for generations and know full well that…

I want to compliment you on your July 17 editorial, “Sex and consequences.” In fact, I applaud your recognition of the excellent efforts of our school system to educate our children. I have two kids in the system and myself…

Recently, your board of supervisors resolved, in essence, that the villain Spectra was persona non grata in Rappahannock County. Spectra is a huge pipeline-building company with a preliminary proposal on the table to run a natural-gas pipeline through Rappahannock, not…

The Rappahannock 4-H Livestock Club would like to thank the following donors for their support of our livestock projects at the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Fair on July 10-14: Rappahannock Farm Bureau, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Livestock, Fauquier Livestock Exchange, Cheri…

Spectra, a $6 billion company proposes to force a pipeline through Rappahannock County, which would carry natural gas from the fracking fields of Pennsylvania to Duke Energy in North Carolina. Say no!