Governor praises budget’s passage

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
The Rapp for Feb. 26

Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, ragtime at the Theatre at Washington, "Gone Girl" next weekend, the Rappahannock Historical Society's annual Antique Appraisal coming up and more in The Rapp.
Magic white-carpet ride

Aine, working border collie at Sperryville’s Heritage Hollow Farm, works off any lingering effects of cabin fever after this weekend’s snowfall — which she conquered in short order.
Virginia deer harvest down 22 percent

Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), after compiling the preliminary figures for the 2014-15 fall/winter hunting season, reported significant declines in deer and turkey harvests this year.
Almost all-in-one

Rappahannock County’s recycling centers, at the Amissville landfill and (shown here) at Flatwood, are already accepting contributions — in a single container — of glass, metal/cans and plastics #1 through #7.

The AD’s report In a week bookended by blizzards, our Rapp athletes still managed to get in some postseason performances and produce some record-breaking performances along the way. Varsity wrestling traveled to the state tourney in Salem last Friday (Feb.…
Your Next Best Friend: Banks

Hi, Banks, the black and tan coonhound here. I’m 3 to 4 years old and have never hunted a day in my life: I’m a lovable, crawl-in-your-lap kind of dog, a homebody who just wants to hang out with you…

February 1865 When Columbia, S.C., was being destroyed in mid-February, the City of Charleston was evacuated by Lt. Gen. William Hardee and his Confederate troops. Charleston had been the birthplace of secession and a spiritual capital of the entire South. Its defenders…

The article “Virginia still deciding if women are equal” lands at the very least on the last page of the Feb 19 issue of the Rappahannock News. But it sure caught my eye. I hope it stirs more than some…

Save the dates (and times) As February seems to be going out like a lion, there are two items of note occurring this month and next in Amissville. Beginning this Sunday (March 1) Amissville United Methodist Church will have Sunday…