RAWL Dogs: Blazer

My name is Blazer, and I am one of those mixture dogs. As you can see, I have the body and coloring of a beagle. But inside, I am a retriever: heart, brain and navigation […]



Shelley is a playful, lovable, wormy-squirmy six-month-old kitten. She is not of the aggressive, fearless type; rather she is jumpy and inquisitive, yet cautious. She will play and engage with other cats but is also […]


Washington: A home-schooled graduate

Saturday marked the graduation ceremony for Joy Virginia Alther of Washington. Proud parents, grandparents and friends gathered to celebrate the special occasion at Gid Brown Bible Baptist Church in Washington. Pastor John K. Burke introduced […]


Calendar: Rapp Happenings

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com Web site will always list all calendar items we receive.) If your event absolutely must appear in the paper, […]


RAWL Dogs: Mocha

You may know that rabbits reproduce quickly, but I am here to tell you that there aren’t enough of them. There never will be enough for me — never. Lemme at ‘em! Why do you […]


The Bechtold story

Amissville’s Narmada Winery has a fetching exhibit up through June 1 in the tasting room of photos by John A. Bechtold, an advertising photographer based in New York City for 30 years. An Amissville resident […]

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The Rapp

Go, Gavin, Go Gavin Jenkins, an 11-year- old Rappahannock County Elementary School fifth-grader, has a dream of becoming a professional automobile race driver, and this year he is on his way to accomplishing his dream. […]

Washington Column

Washington: Music and testimony

Washington Baptist Church has the contemporary Christian music group Immersed singing at its 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The group consists of Lee Catherine Clayton and Cameron “Cammie” Shelatz from Madison, Va. They most […]