The Rapp

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good underwriters to help put on its fourth annual Rappahannock County July Fourth Celebration, and the new Visitors Center is hoping to train more than a few good volunteeers on May 12. […]


Calendar: Rapp Happenings

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The Web site will always list all calendar items we receive.) If your event absolutely must appear in the paper, […]


Flint Hill triple play hopes Whacked

esides capturing the featured Gold Cup race, rider Paddy Young also scored Saturday with steeplethon winner The Whacker.
Young, riding for owner Robert Kinsley and champion trainer Tom Voss, said the second-season jumper was “a bit surprised” with the variety of fences he found on the unique course that combines timber, brush, a stone wall, open ditch, 100-foot long water splash and more. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: They have earned a voice

“He was struck by a cannon ball, taking both legs nearly off between the body and the knees.” So reads the memorial of my 31-year-old Great (three times) Uncle David Christian Hite, whose body was […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: That lovin’ feeling, lost?

What has happened to Rappahannock County? My family moved here in 1991. Initially I was a “city” girl and hated the “stinkin’ fresh air.” I had just graduated from Chantilly High School and my parents […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Welcome back, Blue Rock

How splendid that Blue Rock has again opened with its new owner and management team. My husband and I have already enjoyed a fabulous Sunday brunch, last evening, the first of what I know will […]


RAAC’s memorable answer to the question . . .

What’s so funny? If you attended “What’s So Funny,” the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community (RAAC) Theatre’s latest offering last weekend, the answer was immediately obvious. From start to finish, the production illustrated how life can be funny in both amusing and poignant ways. […]