How much more grief?

In recognition of how deeply Emily touched our hearts, it makes me wonder how much more grief do we need to experience in our families, in our communities, and in our world to stop gun violence.
Epidemic ‘raging’ in county

The board has been holding its routine monthly meeting on a weekday for decades. Four decades, at least, I haven’t checked the records, but this alleged “arrogant disregard” likely started well before that.
No justifying attacks

The employees, supervisors, and members of other governmental bodies in our county deserve our support and gratitude, not the wave of hostile criticism that seems to be engulfing the county.
Not drinking the Kool-Aid

What I want Mr. Goff is a healthy community, land values that are increasing and taxation that remains relatively low compared to neighboring counties. Let’s drop the “them against us” mentality … you are not the victim of the taxpayers.
Easter in Rappahannock

The Rev. Horace “Tuck” Grinnell is seen here sprinkling holy water over the St. Peter Catholic Church congregation, who couldn’t help but laugh when the priest quipped that their singing almost rivaled the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Countdown to Garden Tour

Nine spring days and counting until Rappahannock County, and in particular the town of Washington, play host to Historic Garden Week in Virginia — “America’s Largest Open House.”
Balloon above Ben Venue

Kenny Sullivan captured this beautiful scene while driving his Rappahannock Flyer (classic car excursions) past historic Ben Venue farm on Saturday morning.
Hat tricks for WCDS

Wakefield County Day School's score some hat tricks; updates on their soccer and lacrosse teams. Rapp’s public school's are on spring break but their teams are still training.
Meetings and notices for April 20

The BoS Public Hearing on the School Budget is on Monday, April 24,at the Elementary School. The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meets on Monday, April 24 to continue the Comprehensive Plan review.
News wins Virginia Press honors

The Rappahannock News received several top awards at last weekend’s annual Virginia Press Association convention near Richmond, including being the smallest newspaper in the state recognized with a “Best in Show” honor.
‘Better informed citizen’

I just finished a quick run-through of the April 6th issue of the Rappahannock News, and I was impressed (once again) — it was all worth the read, and, as a result, I'm a better informed citizen.