The Rapp

The Rapp for March 15

Hats off to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and more than 200 additional linemen who restored power to the county; and “Irish Chef Patron Patrick O’Connell” teams with renowned Irish chef as part of the Inn’s 40th anniversary. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for March 15

Rappahannock County Public Schools are looking to identify students from birth to age 21 who have or are suspected of having educational disabilities. If you have concerns about the development of a preschool aged child, please call the early childhood/VPI coordinator at 540.227.0200 to arrange for a screening. […]

Crime & Courts

Leads still sought in Culpeper murder

Despite the passage of more than two decades and having pursued more than ten-thousand tips, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office is still confident that the information is still out there to solve the disappearance and murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds. […]

School/Education News

New spring semester at RappU

The spring Semester at RappU is now open for registration, offering a variety of new courses as well as the return of some of the Sperryville learning center’s most popular subjects including cryptocurrency, floral arrangement, emergency services and hot button political debate. […]


Defining fake news

We could claim that these vanity license plates, spotted in front of the Rappahannock County Courthouse, belong to Donald Trump’s son, Eric, who still is listed as running the Trump Winery in nearby Charlottesville. Then again, that would be the true definition of fake news. […]

Food and Drink

Wine and Dine Month

March is the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail’s Wine and Dine Month. Twenty-one members of the Artisan Trail — an organization of artists, artisans, agri-artisans, lodging establishments, shops, art galleries and others. […]

Letters to the Editor

Add African honey bees to the mix

Connor is a member of the Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association (NPBA), the local bee club for this area. He was our featured speaker at our NPBA meeting this past October where he gave a presentation about his experiences working in Brazil with the African honey bee. […]