Easter in Rappahannock

The Rev. Horace “Tuck” Grinnell is seen here sprinkling holy water over the St. Peter Catholic Church congregation, who couldn’t help but laugh when the priest quipped that their singing almost rivaled the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Countdown to Garden Tour

Nine spring days and counting until Rappahannock County, and in particular the town of Washington, play host to Historic Garden Week in Virginia — “America’s Largest Open House.”
Balloon above Ben Venue

Kenny Sullivan captured this beautiful scene while driving his Rappahannock Flyer (classic car excursions) past historic Ben Venue farm on Saturday morning.
Potential school shooting thwarted

Potential tragedy has been averted at Rappahannock County High School with the arrest of a 17-year-old male student who allegedly boasted of “coming in and shooting up the school.”
The difficult decision to resume classes

Feeling reassured by what he’d been told, Blair by Monday afternoon “felt I had no reason not to have school. The sheriff’s office was decisive and detailed. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of Sheriff Compton’s investigation.”
Hat tricks for WCDS

Wakefield County Day School's score some hat tricks; updates on their soccer and lacrosse teams. Rapp’s public school's are on spring break but their teams are still training.
Meetings and notices for April 20

The BoS Public Hearing on the School Budget is on Monday, April 24,at the Elementary School. The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meets on Monday, April 24 to continue the Comprehensive Plan review.