Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for March 15

Nov. 3, 1999: The sign has been up for nearly a month at 195 Main Street announcing Alan Dranitzke’s new law practice. Even through the office is only partially furnished and the smell of fresh paint is overwhelming. Dranitzke is open for business. […]


Tom Garrett vs. who?

Garrett added, “I am humbled to accept the Republican Party’s nomination as their candidate for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. I will continue to work for the 5th District in D.C. and am confident the voters of the 5th district will re-elect me this November.” […]

Crime & Courts

Leads still sought in Culpeper murder

Despite the passage of more than two decades and having pursued more than ten-thousand tips, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office is still confident that the information is still out there to solve the disappearance and murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds. […]

School/Education News

New spring semester at RappU

The spring Semester at RappU is now open for registration, offering a variety of new courses as well as the return of some of the Sperryville learning center’s most popular subjects including cryptocurrency, floral arrangement, emergency services and hot button political debate. […]


‘Is he, is she good people?’

This is a play that requires a superb cast to portray the subtleties and dimensions of characters that could easily fall into caricature. Actors also must bring out the humor and sensitivity in the roles that make the play, ultimately, a celebration of human resiliency and the triumph of hope in spite of experience. […]


Defining fake news

We could claim that these vanity license plates, spotted in front of the Rappahannock County Courthouse, belong to Donald Trump’s son, Eric, who still is listed as running the Trump Winery in nearby Charlottesville. Then again, that would be the true definition of fake news. […]