A well-earned salute to Colonel Bourgeois

County resident, retired U.S. Marine Colonel John R. Bourgeois, joined renowned American composer John Philip Sousa by being named “Honorary Life President.” by American Bandmasters Association.
‘Stand up’ and align with gravity

One would assume that a best-kept secret to a long and healthy life would be somewhat technical — given it was revealed by NASA’s former director of life sciences to a Rappahannock County audience last Friday. Think again. And don’t…
A film festival to please all

“I’m very excited,” says Wood, now in her second year as festival director. “Last year we accepted strictly Virginia films and filmmakers, but this year we opened up submissions to domestic and foreign films.”
Former deputy pleads not guilty

Former Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Matthew McCormack of Amissville has issued a plea of not guilty surrounding the alleged felony sexual assault of a child younger than 13.
Big interest in broadband

Sandie Terry and Jean Plymale of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) made a presentation on rural broadband to the Broadband Committee and some 50 interested citizens at the Washington Fire Hall.
Historic Garden Week showcases Rappahannock homes

Historic Garden Week in Virginia — dubbed “America’s Largest Open House” — will bring literally hundreds of visitors to the county seat, many seeing the historic town and the county’s attractions for the first time.
The Town of Washington looks to the future

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission this week released a rough draft of a reconstructed comprehensive plan, setting forth what the historic county seat should look like in next 20 to 50 years.
My best friend Luna

Last month, with the intention of introducing myself as the new editor of this newspaper, I paid my first visit to the RAWL shelter in Amissville. That's how I met Luna.