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.
Rappahannock School Board Chairman John Wesley Mills said he is currently “negotiating a contract” with an interim superintendent candidate to temporarily replace Donna O. Matthews, who abruptly announced her resignation as county schools chief effective March 9.
The Virginia State Police is starting the New Year with new leadership in its Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), with Maj. Gary T. Settle of Sperryville.
The F.T. Valley store location has quite the history: “Back in the day, it was the gathering spot of the county,” this newspaper reported in 2010. Radio and TV crews would often interview Rappahannock regulars.
While Lois recently relinquished the Book Barn’s directorship duties she is still appearing, as usual, at the Book Barn on Saturdays, helping to sort through the thousands of books.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Noting the mood swings in the weather so far this winter, and the recent release of a global climate report, Pam Owen ponders the forecast for rest of the winter in this week’s “Wild Ideas” column.
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.
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."
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.
There is some pretty good evidence of the German occupation in Krakow, and it is just why I was invited to go there. And it is evidence that the Germans would like to have back.