Citizen of the Year: Mimi Forbes

Mimi Forbes is a force of nature. The director of the Rappahannock Food Pantry has a welcoming smile so bright and so real that she can create sunshine on a cloudy day for customers and volunteers alike. The Rappahannock News’…
Fatal shooting investigation, reaction continues

The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Dec. 15 shooting death in Chester Gap of 25-year-old Brittney Koster of Woodbridge, whose boyfriend remains in custody without bond, charged with involuntary manslaughter and two other gun-related felonies.
Foothills is (again) a tax-exempt charity

The good folks involved with Foothills Forum got an early Christmas present this week from none other than the Internal Revenue Service. In a letter dated Dec. 17, the IRS let us know they’ve determined Foothills Forum qualifies once again…
News about the News

Rappahannock News' editor, Roger Piantadosi, is stepping down after five years; publisher Dennis Brack will add "editor" to his title; and a familiar face to many, Alex Sharp VIII, is returning as reporter and chief news gatherer.
Inside this week’s News (Dec. 24)

This week's headlines: Citizen of the Year: Mimi Forbes • Fatal shooting investigation, reaction continues • News about the News • The Rapp: Cookies and gratitude; songwriting and understanding • Washington man arrested in Fauquier break-ins • Wild Ideas: Good reads for long winter nights…
Letter: Less ‘data,’ more technology

I felt compelled to write and reason with C. Price regarding her latest anti-technology diatribe, ("Radiating Rappahannock," Dec. 17) but I realize I can’t reason someone out of something they weren’t reasoned into. I will, however, make four comments:
Wild Ideas: Good reads for long winter nights

Although this winter is forecast to be mild, a good pile of nature books to read can help with the season’s long nights. See what’s on Pam Owen’s winter reading list in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Amissville column for Dec. 24

More than 50 people of all ages made short work last Thursday night organizing and then boxing up donated food that was delivered two days later to almost 40 needy Amissville-area families.
So long and thanks for all the dish

Rappahannock News' editor Roger Piantadosi says goodbye, and claims he is stepping down after five years to have the seats of most of his pants repaired — but will continue to contribute to the paper in other ways.