Agriculture is focus of new Rappahannock steering committee

According to Molly Peterson, of Heritage Hollow farms in Sperryville, the committee is looking to gather additional peers and neighbors who have interest in the county’s current agricultural needs and its future. The committee will be hosting a public event and conversation that will also feature an appearance by John Piotti. […]

Public Safety

What’s that odor?

Three Rappahannock County families have been placed in temporary shelter by the American Red Cross awaiting the outcome of water sample testing from their individual apartments near Massies Corner. […]


Sounding the alarm

A similar aphorism, by statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke, was posted on Facebook a few days before Christmas by my cousin, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

She and her husband Scott did something, and hours later they were murdered in their pajamas by their 16-year-old daughter’s KKK-infested boyfriend. […]


Rappahannock-based congressional candidate predicts a banner year for women 

Rappahannock County’s Leslie Cockburn is confident that 2018 will be the year for women — across the country, on Capitol Hill, and into the sprawling 5th congressional district of Virginia, where the political candidate’s ultimate aim is to unseat Republican Rep. Tom Garrett. […]


‘The Carter House’ is reborn

Hutchens pointed out that she was “representing all of the cousins” of the Carter family in rechristening the house to its proper name. At which point O’Connell said he could almost see her ancestors coming down the stairs to show their approval. […]

Health and Healthcare

Stuff your face, not your turkey

Roasting a Christmas turkey this year? If so, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has some holiday food safety tips that might surprise even the best Rappahannock County chefs. […]


Christmas in Little Washington ‘best’ ever

Last Sunday’s “Christmas in Little Washington” celebration — from its myriad markets to colorful parade with fresh fallen snow as a backdrop — was a tremendous success, according to organizers. “Near perfect,” Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan told the Rappahannock News. “I think the best parade we’ve ever had.” […]


County supervisors fire back at critics, one of whom distributes a ‘Government To Do List’

Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors provided plenty of fodder and a few fireworks, including two supervisors firing back at those who are repeatedly critical of the county government’s management. […]

Public Safety

‘Hate has no home in Rappahannock’

Proclaiming “hate has no home in Rappahannock,” some 75 residents from all walks of life — black and white, Christian and Jew — came together this week in the county seat of Washington to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, which days earlier dropped dozens of hate-filled fliers on doorsteps from Sperryville to Flint Hill. […]