A real crowd turns out for fake news

Just as (real) news was breaking in Big Washington last Friday evening that ultimately led to the National Security Adviser's resignation days later, Cockburn spoke before a packed house at the Little Washington Theatre.
Not a ‘Muslim ban’

I hear my Democrat friends saying that a “Muslim ban” will serve as a recruiting tool for ISIS. I agree. Talk of one will have those consequences but I would submit there is in fact no Muslim ban.
Breaking bread with a Imam

I think generally it was the last gasp of a way in which old white men generally determined what was best for all which generally excluded anyone who was different.
The Rapp for Feb. 16

RappCats is having a fundraiser at Griffin Tavern Friday evening (Feb. 17) from 7 to 9 p.m.; and last Saturday night former NBC meteorologist and local, Bob Ryan, recorded a wind gust of 58 mph atop Bessie Mountain.
Wake-up call

What is happening in Marshall and along Route 211, in conjunction with our declining population, is a wake-up call for everyone in this community. Your thoughtful reporting was spot on.
Meetings and notices for Feb. 16

Presidents’ Day closings on Feb. 20, and reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 21: All County government offices; County Public Schools; Union Bank & Trust; BB&T; and Rapp News. The newspaper also needs items for publication submitted by Feb. 17.
School news for Feb. 16

Get the latest sports, academic and youth program news from Rappahannock County Schools and Wakefield Country Day School; a list of local JMU graduates and valuable information on a UVA scholarship program.
To the slopes, Scouts

Troop 316 of Sperryville, Troop 36 of Washington and Scouting Venture Crew 1313 of Winchester participated in an annual joint ski trip at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, Pa., last Saturday (Feb. 11).
Hooking up with your doctor remotely

The PATH Foundation, which serves this, Fauquier and Culpeper counties, has invested $370,000 in cutting-edge “telehealth” medical services — including remote mental health treatment and innovative tele-psychiatry.
School and sports news for Feb. 9

Panthers excel in academics, sports and real-life skills. Varsity Wrestling wins conference championship, Varsity Scholastic Bowl wins regional championship and is off to States for the fifth time on Feb. 25 in Williamsburg.
VDOT: No MacPherson ruling

I read the story in yesterday’s paper about the MacPhersons’ rezoning application withdrawal, and wanted to point out that VDOT did not make any formal determinations.
The Rapp for Feb. 9

Friday's “Fake News " lecture moves from library to Washington Theatre; Saturday the first stones are laid for mountain people memorial; a young local actress is heading to the UK film competition; and burn restrictions in effect.
Artisan Trail ‘Open Door’ this Saturday

The Rappahannock County Artisan Trail is launching its first “Second Saturday” Open Door event on Saturday, Feb. 11, and there’s plenty to discover on the unique trail (this Saturday, and Saturdays to come).
Meet Will King

Will King dropped by the Rappahannock News this past week to explain why he wants to be the next delegate representing Virginia’s House District 18.
Oh Henry!

Al Henry is a great asset to Rappahannock County. He has been dedicated to our county for many years as a member of the planning commission. Al has the knowledge of the policies to guide our county safely.