Dec. 20, 1984: This Christmas season as our nation celebrates the holiday in peace, the thoughts of many go back to a Christmas time of war 40 years ago.
Nov. 15, 1984: Professional bowhunter Tom Flemming bagged this 17-pound gobbler in Gid Brown Hollow using a 74-pound Golden Eagle bow manufactured by Coleman.
Nov. 22, 1984; Families across the United States traditionally spend Thanksgiving together surrounded by good food and the warmth of family love.
Nov. 15, 1984; The Cabbage Patch Kids craze again is sweeping the country just in time for the holidays, and Rappahannock County also is being brushed by the phenomenon.
Oct. 25, 1984: The Board of Directors of the Amissville VFD and EMS announced this week that it will have to reduce the level of services it provides the Amissville community unless the sum of $5,000 can be raised.
Oct. 25, When Evelyn Willis returned to her family home of Mt. Prospect at the edge of Washington after many years away, she liked the changes she found.
About one hundred friends and relatives gathered last Friday evening for a surprise birthday/retirement party for Clarence Baldwin, owner of Baldwin’s Grocery and member of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors from Hampton District.
Beta, Canoe and CDs too. Remembering Washington Video Rentals, Oasis CD and '50-era Boy Scout canoe trips.
Patricia Vest of Washington was sworn into her new office Sunday, Sept. 16 by Tommy Todd, the U. S. president of the Jaycees, who flew in from the Jaycees U. S. headquarters in Tulsa, Okla.
Hunt Harris, instructor for RRA-sponsored tennis clinics, talks with pride about his first student. Charlotte Turnmeyer of Flint Hill has been getting better at softball and Richie Burke is planning to give the old store a new lease on life.
Aug. 9, 1984: For about four months, Ronald Frazier of Amissville has spent every hour he can muster in the county clerk’s office poring over Rappahannock’s proposed zoning ordinance.
May 10, 1984 All of Amissville, most of Castleton and Viewtown and delegates from the rest of Rappahannock County came Saturday to wish Dorothy and Graham Hackley a happy 50th anniversary. Hundreds of bobbing red, yellow and blue balloons welcomed passersby…
Aileen Sewing Plant sparked an agricultural boom, the many mills of the Rush River and Fodderstack's 10k results.
General Pope selected Rappahannock County as the place to organize and drill this new army before heading into the campaign of Second Manassas.
March 8, 1984 Most subscribers to the Rappahannock News don’t get 17 copies each week, but most subscribers don’t use their papers in as many different ways as Bobbie Brochu does at the elementary school reading lab. The county weekly…
A tree root left Washington residents without water over part of the weekend in 1984 and look back at Atkinstown's service stations.