For this was the bloody Rappahannock line that divided Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the multi-headed Army of the Potomac, the line that served to separate Richmond and Washington. In some senses it was an artificial line.
The way one views 1968 says less about the year itself than about the viewer’s personality and politics. A Rorschach test for what you value. A prism through which all other years are viewed.
The man, not the party, always gets my vote; and this year that vote goes to a woman — Hillary Rodham Clinton. I urge you to do the same — for the sake of the country and the world.
Sex! Violence! War! Beheadings! Genocide! Climate change! All that and more, here in pastoral, otherwise peaceful Rappahannock County — at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Stone Hill Amphitheater in Flint Hill, for the world premiere of John Henry’s “Arguing…
In the interest of community-sharing and in the second of an occasional series, Rappahannock News’ Walter Nicklin does a Q&A with Bill Fletcher of Sperryville.
Rappahannock County is blessed with an abundance of interesting individuals doing interesting things, often not widely known. In the interest of community-sharing and in the first of an occasional series, Rappahannock News’ Walter Nicklin does a Q&A with Flint Hill’s…
Is there any ugliness in Rappahannock County, or do we keep it out?
Here in Paris — France, not Virginia — there’s a wind turbine on the Place de la Concorde, chunks of Greenland ice melting in front of the Pantheon, and stationary, clean-energy bicycles that strollers are invited to pedal in order…
Walter Nicklin on how the stories go at his first visit to the “Death Café,” where there's a special, shared intimacy that seems only possible, ironically enough, among strangers.
Walter Nicklin looks at James Reston Jr.'s play "Sherman the Peacemaker," to be performed in Flint Hill this Saturday, and its take on Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's role in history.
A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
Learning to appreciate snow, and the not-quite-New-England winters we have here in Rappahannock County.
To C.S. Lewis’s four types of love, a proposed fifth: Call it Amor Terrae — or “Love of the Land.”
Conservation easements and wildlife habitat, subjects of recent Rappahannock News stories, are not the only ways to preserve the county’s open spaces. Here’s another: conservation burial!
So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?
Where there’s smoke, there’s not only fire but also concern: Visible smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t burning as efficiently or cleanly as it could, and air quality — and thus your health — are at stake.