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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.
The Rapp for Dec. 22

Need a break after Christmas? There's at live bluegrass and beer for Boxing Day at Pen Druid. Still need New Year's plans? First Night in Warrenton features 40 family-friendly live indoor performances in and around their downtown.
Conservation District recognizes landowners

At the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual awards dinner, two Rappahannock residents were among those honored for demonstrating leadership in the stewardship of local soil and water resources.
Mr. McCarthy has left the building

More than 200 of retiring Rappahannock County Administrator John W. McCarthy’s friends, family and colleagues gather for a private party at the Castleton Festival Theatre to mark McCarthy’s extraordinary 30-year tenure.
The Rapp for May 5

"Brooklyn" on Gay Street, a "Sustainable" Second Friday lecture, a Order of St. John benefit concert, dual degrees for a local student and outdoor-sales successes in Sperryville.
Citizen of the Year: Mimi Forbes

Mimi Forbes is a force of nature. The director of the Rappahannock Food Pantry has a welcoming smile so bright and so real that she can create sunshine on a cloudy day for customers and volunteers alike. The Rappahannock News’…
For his 80th, a crowd of 75

“John Marshall Dodson was born and raised on a farm on Oventop Mountain in Sperryville and enlisted in the Air Force upon graduation from high school. During his military career, his work on the experimental phases of Gemini and Apollo…
Citizen of the Year: Nominees?

The Rappahannock News Citizen of the Year will be published this year in our Dec. 24 edition. We are already considering several, but readers are most welcome (by Dec. 11) to nominate candidates for the 2015 Citizen of the Year.
Sperryville column for Nov. 12

At the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s recent evening celebration, two Rappahannock men and their families were recognized championing our natural resources in 2015: John Jacquemin of Castleton Lakes and Bill Fletcher of Thornton Hill Farm.
Community Builder Award

Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert L. Fincham Jr. poses with his Community Builders Award from the Rappahannock Masons recently.