The Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets 7:30 p. m. April 21 at the county courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda highlights include: Williams Contractors office/Shop/Yard; presentation on the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (former Conservation Research Center) in Warren County — Marshall…

These Rappahannock County home and land transfers were recorded in the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office from April 2 to 8. Hampton Jeffrey Lewis Butler to Jeffrey Lewis Butler and wife, 7.2157 acres, deed bargain sale husband and wife,…

For more than 20 years, it’s been the tradition that Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue organizes and hosts an Easter egg hunt open, free of charge, to all county children the Saturday before Easter. And so it was again this…

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com web site always lists all calendar items we receive.) If you your event absolutely must appear in the paper, on a certain date, please…

50 years ago April 7, 1960 Miss Shirley Brown, a forward on the RCHS basketball squad, was chosen for the tourney all-stars at the close of the season. The Rappahannock team placed fourth in District Nine. The Womans Auxiliary of…

You know how sometimes you order something and what is delivered is just not right? Well, I ordered real legs and what I got was these short little stubbies. But I’m still a happy and friendly Corgi-Lab mix, a big…

The Easter holiday is upon us. The Amissville United Methodist Church has already placed their well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Several churches in Rappahannock County…

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com web site always lists all calendar items we receive.) If you your event absolutely must appear in the paper, on a certain date, please…

50 years ago March 31, 1960 C. B. Johnson of Woodville, has been appointed Vice-chairman of the Woodville area in the current Red Cross Fund Drive. Long interested in Red Cross activities, Mr. Johnson served as the county fund chairman…

The RAAC Community Theatre, or at least the steeple of the former church, is getting a facelift this week by Shane Davis and Silas Lilly from Roofworks, a Spotsylvania, Va. contractor. The company, which specializes in a variety of residential…

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are the proud new owners of a 2010 Ford F-350 four-door pickup truck. The new piece of emergency response equipment was purchased with a grant from the Loeb Foundation. The pick-up with…

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com web site always lists all calendar items we receive.) If you your event absolutely must appear in the paper, on a certain date, please…

50 years ago March 24, 1960 Mrs. Magdalene Dearing, who is vice chairman of the Red Cross Fund Campaign among the colored people of Rappahannock, is a faithful worker for its activities. She has assisted with the Bloodmobile every trip…

As I was taking my daily walk around town on Tuesday morning, I noticed that The Inn at Little Washington was beautifully decorated with pink hydrangeas at the front entrance — a sign of spring on the way. When the…

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com web site always lists all calendar items we receive.) If you your event absolutely must appear in the paper, on a certain date, please…

50 years ago March 17, 1960 R. Taylor Hoskins, Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park. Has announced that Park Ranger James R. (Bob) Johnson has been promoted to the District Ranger position being vacated by Charles A. Budge. Mr. Johnson is…