Out of the Attic

Out of the attic

From the Rappsody yearbook of 1961, Rappahannock High School’s first year in operation, this photo was captioned: “Now if you ask me . . .” Said the text beside it: “Behind the production of our […]


Calendar: Rapp Happenings

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


Fire and rescue members honored

The Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association’s annual awards banquet, postponed from February due to the severe snowstorms, was held on April 10 at the social hall of the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire & […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

50 years ago April 21, 1960 The Virginia Division of Forestry announced this week that the last orders for tree seedlings have delivered to the landowners. Nearly 40 million tree seedlings have been planted in […]


RAWL Dogs: Mocha

You may know that rabbits reproduce quickly, but I am here to tell you that there aren’t enough of them. There never will be enough for me — never. Lemme at ‘em! Why do you […]


The Bechtold story

Amissville’s Narmada Winery has a fetching exhibit up through June 1 in the tasting room of photos by John A. Bechtold, an advertising photographer based in New York City for 30 years. An Amissville resident […]


Laurel Mills Rugby

Warrenton Rugby Football Club (shown in red) has a playoff match this Saturday (April 24) at the Laurel Mills Polo Grounds against Roanoke. Kick-off is 1 p.m. — and is preceded by an under-19 Warrenton […]

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School/Education News

Superintendent signs on

The Rappahannock County school board signed up a new superintendent Tuesday. He’ll have plenty to do when he starts July 1, but it looks as if his predecessor, through June 30, will be just as […]

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The Rapp

Go, Gavin, Go Gavin Jenkins, an 11-year- old Rappahannock County Elementary School fifth-grader, has a dream of becoming a professional automobile race driver, and this year he is on his way to accomplishing his dream. […]

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Local Flavor’s locals

At Local Flavor’s first-ever “Meet Your Farmer” open house Saturday at the farm buyer’s club’s Amissville storehouse, some 250 local farmers, customers and others showed up to meet, greet and otherwise connect. Among the suppliers, […]