Letters to the Editor

Dumb jerks

Mark: Your sarcasm is appreciated. I’m sure a few of us got a chuckle from reading it. The bad news is — there’s a very high probability that the folks who dumped the tires can neither read nor write. […]

School/Education News

School news for Aug. 31

Va. Congressman Tom Garrett visited with the seniors of Rappahannock County High School; fall sports have begun in earnest at RCHS with updates on volleyball, football and cross country; and WCDS kick off their academic year with a hoot. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Aug. 31

Dec. 2, 1998: After an undisputedly successful and productive term as sheriff of Rappahannock, Gary Settle has decided not to seek re-election and is stepping down in what he calls “the hardest decision of my life.” […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Aug. 31

The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug. 19-24: Hawthorne: Joseph A. O’Kane to Joseph A. O’kane, trustee of the Joseph A. […]

History

Law and order in the new town of Washington

Consider ordinance No. 5, which sets forth that the mayor shall also be “the head of the police.” And when the going got tough, as prescribed in ordinance No. 6, the mayor could under “peculiar circumstances” appoint “special policeman to the extent the public necessity shall require.” […]

Sperryville Column

Sperryville column for Aug. 24

Episodic series entitled “Daily Bread,” shot almost entirely in Rappahannock and Culpeper counties, premieres Sept. 8; and Kim Nelson’s Hair Gallery hires new manicurist, April Taylor. […]