School/Education News

School news for Jan 11

Updates on Panther basketball, wrestling and quiz bowl teams; Wakefield alumni answer questions about college life; and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative accepting applications for Community Scholarship program. […]

Letters to the Editor

Rapp depends on park visitors

This summer, the fee for a vehicle will go from $25 to $70. When I bought my senior pass in 1994, the cost was $10. Now, it will cost $80. This is part of a Republican effort to transfer tax supported maintenance costs to users in order to provide tax breaks for the very wealthy. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Positivity posse’

A note of gratitude to friends who came out on New Year’s Eve to donate toiletries and then assemble them into kits for males and females. Our group pulled together and shared over 500 items to package for the Food Pantry. […]


Your next  best friend: Larissa

I’m Larissa, another of the canine refugees from the Florida hurricane. We’ve all been so grateful that RAWL was here to help us. I’m a Jack Russell and some other cool kind of terrier mix, I’m about 7 months old, and weigh an adorable 15 pounds. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 11

Winter and snow are here but so is the drought; Front Royal awarded development grant from outgoing governor; Rapp-Rapidan shuttle to Charlottesville; and Agriculture Department targets invasive beach weeds. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Jan. 11

Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 11, at the County Visitors Center. Agenda includes: Approve resolution authorizing county attorney to represent board members, former board member, and former interim county administrator sued in individual capacities in Marian M. Bragg vs. Board of Supervisors. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 11

Aug. 4, 1999: Sunnyside Farms owner and AOL executive David Cole has recently concluded an agreement to provide equity financing to Walnut Acres Organic Farms. The $4,000,000 deal will give Cole a majority stake in the firm. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Jan. 11

The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: Jordan Muirhead, Amissville, electric and plumbing in accessory building, $3,500; Catherine Taylor, Woodville, pergola, $4,000. […]

Public Safety

Is your well water safe to drink?

Well owners are often unaware of the possible causes of contamination to their water. Older wells may not be sealed properly near the surface or their source of water may be shallow and influenced by potential pollutant sources like feedlots, septic systems, and other land uses. […]


Agriculture is focus of new Rappahannock steering committee

According to Molly Peterson, of Heritage Hollow farms in Sperryville, the committee is looking to gather additional peers and neighbors who have interest in the county’s current agricultural needs and its future. The committee will be hosting a public event and conversation that will also feature an appearance by John Piotti. […]