A 67-year-old Sperryville man died in a single-vehicle accident near Woodville last Wednesday. Recently, this newspaper reported that 2016 was Rappahannock County’s fourth year in a row with no traffic fatalities.
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.
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…
“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.”
The 1.43 million people who visited Shenandoah National Park in 2016 were the most recorded in 15 years — since 2001, when the nation’s capital was under terrorist attack.
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.
Asserting “we need to act now,” County Supervisor Chris Parrish on Monday successfully pushed through a motion to create a new position of “zoning administrator/deputy county administrator.”
For most of us the weather extremes thus far in 2017 are conversational. For Roy and Janet Alther, of Roy’s Orchard & Fruit Market in Sperryville, it’s far more serious.
The 2016-17 fall/winter deer hunting season harvest in the County was the lowest in almost 20 years according to preliminary figures from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.
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.
Only 72 Rappahannock County acres were placed under conservation easement in 2016, the total conserved land in the county now stands at 32,417 acres. Comparably, 523 acres in Culpeper County were put in conservation last year of 18,600 total acres.
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’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.
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.
The county treasurer is accusing her own county government of mismanagement, including failure to follow proper expense and payroll procedures and lack of oversight of budgeting and spending by senior county officials.
Treasurer Debbie Knick has held an initial meeting with the first of several private collection agencies, one of which could soon be helping the county recover some of the $1.2 million-plus it is owed.