Another banner year for Rappahannock County motorists

It’s official: 2016 was Rappahannock County’s fourth year in a row with no traffic fatalities. In Rappahannock County over the last five years an average of 143 crashes occurred annually, including about 50 per year that involved injuries.
Sperryville column for Jan. 26

Freddie was that for me, he was everything I loved about Rappahannock. From the forty cats he had to the beautiful music he made. Everything he did, he did for love.
Starting the new year on the right foot

While this past Saturday was an overcast day in Rappahannock County, a vibrant energy of enthusiasm and upbeat music radiated from the Rappahannock County Elementary School gymnasium during Commit to Be Fit’s first Dance-a- thon.
Good news for land conservation

It's not often I get to share good news this quickly into the Virginia General Assembly, but yesterday was one of the more surprising and rewarding days I've spent in Richmond. HB 1470 was tabled in subcommittee!
In appreciation of the departing Donna Matthews

We hired a search firm and had an extensive interview process for such a candidate. We found that person in Dr. Matthews. She came highly referenced, highly qualified and one of the most down to earth candidates that we interviewed.
School and sports news for Jan. 26

Accolades and honors for Wakefield Country Day School and local JMU students. Owls swimming and basketball season is full swing, congrats to Lucas DuMez who is top 10 in the state in seven different swimming events.
‘The Dream lives on’

The 26th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance in Rappahannock County is in the history books! Thanks to the residents and friends of Rappahannock and surrounding areas. It was an almost full house.
Women on the bus

A busload of 53 women and 2 men from Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison and Fauquier counties joined half a million other activists, many from Rappahannock, for the historic Women's March on Washington last Saturday.
Rappahannock marches on Washington

A spirited group of Rappahannock County women and men participated in last Saturday’s well-attended Women’s March on Washington, “the first step towards unifying our communities . . . to create change from the grassroots level up."
Your Next Best Friend: Reba

Work, work, work! That’s my motto. I’m a red heeler and that’s what we do. My name is Reba, as in Reba McEntire, another redhead. I mostly ignore other dogs ’cause I’m focused on my next job.