Is it Washington — or Little Washington?

There has been an enthusiastic online disagreement lately regarding the name of Little Washington, but it turns out the town officially known as Washington, Virginia, has been referred to as Little Washington on and off over the past 150 years…
Saved by a seatbelt

Sheriff Connie C. Smith, who was first on the scene after the driver of a Toyota pickup truck crashed on U.S. 211 near Massies Corner last Thursday afternoon, says the seatbelt worn by the driver probably saved him from more…
Above and below

Cattle along Woodward Road in Sperryville seem unimpressed with the extraordinary cloud configuration and color that appeared briefly at sunset last Saturday.
Windows on Gay Street

Architectural plans approved last Wednesday by the Washington Architectural Review Board for the former Stonyman Gourmet Farmer building on Gay Street mostly included artist Kevin Adams’ and husband Jay Brown’s plans for a few more windows.
School and sports news for Jan. 29

Snow, ice and dire forecasts continued to challenge our Rapp athletic schedules the past week, but our Panthers continue to make the most of the opportunities they had to bring home more wins.
The Rapp for Jan. 29

The Jake Schepps Quintet coming to the Theatre, "Boyhood" on Feb. 6, Bland Music Contest on Feb. 8, Nature Camp signup time and more in this week's The Rapp.

Serious crimes carrying serious sentences topped the agenda in Circuit Court on Tuesday (Jan 27). Jeremy Dylan Newcamp, 19, of Castleton, pleaded guilty to one count each of assault and battery, grand larceny and entering a structure with the intent…
Editorial: What’s in a name?

So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?
Letter: Sam O’Connor’s passing

On Jan. 16, we lost one of the grand ladies of Rappahannock, Cornelia Kissam Dickinson O’Connor, affectionately known to her friends and family as “Sam.” She was 100 years old.