Your right to know, imperiled

A potential tragedy in our public high school reveals an ongoing tragedy of public information suppression. For the good of our county, it’s time for more transparency.
Where’s the beef from?

As a supporter of American agriculture, I have recently joined a national effort led by the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) to reestablish a country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for U.S. beef products.
It takes a village — and amazing gardens

The Garden Club of Warren County for the first time spotlighted the town of Washington on Saturday, April 29, as part of Historic Garden Week. We would like to express our appreciation to those who made garden week here possible.
Community like no other

I write to a community that is like no other. Rappahannock is a place where the arts are nurtured. This community supports the non-profit work of so many in this Northern Piedmont region.
‘Return to peace’

Thank you, Ms. Critzer [‘Giddy up” letter, May 4]. You voiced with humor what many residents of Rappahannock feel about the problems created (as well as county money wasted) by a few angry simple-minded people in this county.
‘Rappahannock Sampler’

During the recent Virginia garden tour here in Rappahannock, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Trinity Church used the opportunity when hundreds were visiting the county to raise funds for our charities by raffling off a "Rappahannock Sampler."
A wet and wild weekend

By mid-morning Friday this suspension bridge over a swollen North Fork of the Thornton River behind Pen Druid Brewery was practically floating atop the rushing rapids.
Meet Zeus, your new best friend

I am a 75-pound, 3-to-4 year-old German Shepherd and I came to RAWL as a stray. I’ve passed the play-with-Shannon-the-Hound test that they administer to all newcomers here.
Much needed facelift

The Washington monument in the “first Washington of them all” is being repointed — like the taller obelisk in D.C. that underwent restoration in 1999, albeit far less scaffolding and workers are required for this ongoing project on Gay Street.
The Rapp for May 11

Hero emerges from torrential rain and rescues woman and dog from sinking car; former B&B proprietors purchase site for new restaurant; and the county’s Artisan Trail 'Second Saturday' tour is this weekend.
Meetings and notices for May 11

The Broadband Committee meets on Monday, May 15, at the Washington Fire Hall; and The Planning Commission of the Town of Washington meets on Monday, May 15, at Town Hall to continue the Comprehensive Plan review.
Muggy weather doesn’t dampen garden tour

At 3 p.m. Saturday the temperature in the town of Washington reached 93 degrees, with a heat index of 103. But that didn’t stop well over 700 visitors from flocking to the county seat for Historic Garden Week in Virginia.
‘Hero’ deserves praise

It took a lot of guts and you should be very proud that you saved a lot of students’ and staffs’ lives. You are a hero and should be given a thank you from everyone in this county.
Recognizing the positive

During the past week we attended three Rappahannock High School events: a scholarship ceremony with awards totaling $125,000; a Quiz Bowl Team taping for It’s Academic in D.C.; and the Drama Club's final performance of The School of Rock.