You will have heard by now that this newspaper is under new ownership, and that the new owners, along with the publisher and editor, are all local, Rappahannock-based folks. This is a good thing. But the more important reality is…

Rae’s in Sperryville will be closing at the end of the month, as Thornton River Grille and the Corner Store take on former ECow owner Terri Lehman as a catering partner.

A gasoline fire caused by a static spark is contained by quick-thinking customers at Washington's Quicke Mart.