Awards and Honors

News wins Virginia Press honors

The Rappahannock News received several top awards at last weekend’s annual Virginia Press Association convention near Richmond, including being the smallest newspaper in the state recognized with a “Best in Show” honor. […]

From the Rappahannock News

School increase reduced, yearbook policy criticized

The Rappahannock County School Board dealt at its May 12 meeting with a muted rebuke by the board of supervisors — which had decided by a 3-2 vote the week before that the school division needed to to cut some $44,000 from a proposed nearly $100,000 increase in local funding of its 2015-16 budget — and listened silently to the not-so-muted rebuke of a parent who claimed her daughter’s grades were unfairly threatened last fall by policies in the high school’s Photojournalism/Yearbook course. […]

Crime & Courts

Lottery tampering case goes to grand jury

Three felony counts of tampering with Virginia Lottery scratch-off tickets while she was employed at Hillsdale Country Store near Washington were certified to the grand jury in the case against 30-year-old Shamaila Tanweer of Culpeper. […]

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Capital News Service

Most domestic violence deaths involve guns

The shooting death of Kristin Palmer and her family in Glade Spring, Va., may not be entirely surprising. According to Virginia’s chief medical examiner, almost two-thirds of intimate partner homicides in the commonwealth in 2013 involved firearms. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street. […]

From the Rappahannock News

The pasture and the present  

Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here’s a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill. […]