History

About Mrs. Moore, optimist

When she caused a private bank in Perrysville, Ohio, to fail in 1911, the Cleveland Ohio Press, did not call her the “only female railroad promoter in the United States,” they simply called her, “Mrs. Moore, an optimist.” […]

Awards and Honors

The Rapp for Dec. 22

Need a break after Christmas? There’s at live bluegrass and beer for Boxing Day at Pen Druid. Still need New Year’s plans? First Night in Warrenton features 40 family-friendly live indoor performances in and around their downtown. […]

Letters to the Editor

To GrandDriver’s lecture we go

Aging Together is pleased to host the Virginia “GrandDriver” program Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Rappahannock Library. The free program addresses early signs of driving difficulty and the new laws that impact senior drivers. […]

School/Education News

School and sports news for Dec. 22

Wakefield Country Day School students earned nine awards in the Samuels Public Library’s 38th annual Holiday Writing Contest; Updates on Owls’ basketball, swimming and Panthers’ basketball, wrestling and Quiz Bowl teams. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 22

Washington gets a new president, of the Old Rag Master Naturalists that is. Gail Swift heads the group dedicated to outreach, education and citizen science projects to help conserve and manage natural resources and public land. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Dec. 22

The Rappahannock News will be closed next Monday through Friday for the holidays, reopening the following Monday (Jan. 2). There will be no newspaper published next Thursday (Dec. 29); all editorial submissions the next issue are due Monday, Jan. 2. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Dec. 22

Sept. 12, 1963: The sign on Harris Hollow Road at the edge of town was altered by a prankster from 35 to 85 mph. Feb. 15, 1990: “It’s part of us,” John McCoy said of the family’s interest in guns. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Speeding brings five days in jail

Speeding one too many times can earn you jail time and a suspended driver’s license, a consequence discovered Tuesday by an Amissville resident who was found guilty in a bench trial of reckless driving by speeding. […]