Features & Columns

Washington column for Feb. 18

The Rappahannock Historical Society is hosting renowned teacher and scholar Carole Nash, Ph.D, a specialist in the archaeology of the Appalachians, who will present a program titled, At the Edge of the Endless Mountains: Native American Settlement in Rappahannock County. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Amazed at the outpouring of support’

As we prepare for the Mini-Golf Fun-raiser for the Rappahannock County High School Band on Feb. 20, we are amazed at the outpouring of support from the individuals and businesses on this new venture to bring the community a fun indoor event for all ages and raise some funds for the band program. […]

Jennifer Martin Woodward

Inside this week’s News (Feb. 18)

This week’s headlines: School Board votes down recording meetings; Commonwealth’s Attorney involved in distracted driving accident; One trophy left, region champs are state bound; Democrat Dittmar focusing on rural broadband, job training; Rapp at Home launches website, attracts volunteers, members […]

Features & Columns

D.A.R.: Embracing service and history

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, D.A.R boasts 180,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible. […]


Wakeup call: The volunteer system is aging

The current county volunteer fire and rescue system may be in peril. There is serious concern among local authorities that the increasingly rigorous training demands from the state, coupled with an aging fire and rescue volunteer population, are challenging the viability of the system — and that means we could have to pay first responders, just like everyone else in the region. […]

Roger Piantadosi

35 homes at Avon Hall? ’No, thank you’

Don’t shoot the messenger, Town Attorney John Bennett sighed after 45 minutes of discussion of a potential use of the 12-acre Avon Hall property, which just went on the market at last month’s Town Council meeting. The Council considered Monday night (Feb. 8) the construction of 35 houses on the property, an idea introduced by Bennett, on behalf of an anonymous interested developer. […]