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Rising above it

Preparing for the Sept. 11 encore production of John Henry's "Arguing with God" is Travis Brown, of Washington, D.C., shown here on a hydraulic crane known as a cherry-picker.
Down Memory Lane for Aug. 18

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…
The Rapp for Aug. 4

Rapp’s own Wonder Woman was in Hollywood winning gold medals and the Rappahannock County Memorial Steering Committee will meet on Tuesday at the county library.
Down Memory Lane for July 28 

Settle’s Grocery and Garage in Flint Hil has grown over the years and Rose Hill, for more than a century a historic and gracious landmark in the county has been sold.
Down Memory Lane for July 21 

Old Mt. Salem, the Mother Church of all the Baptist Churches in Rappahannock, may soon become the county’s newest historical landmark and learn more about the Sperryville Corner store.
The Rapp for July 14

A volunteer-related community lunch in Sperryville, a WW II glider program at the park, and two fellowships for local musician Paul Reisler in this week's The Rapp.
Down Memory Lane for July 14 

Haywood Johnson of Washington, D.C., comes from his home about every three weeks to get water from the mountain spring near Panorama to take home. He used to buy distilled water for 99 cents a gallon to avoid consuming the…
Such wonderful Rappahannock memories

Last night as I sat reading the Rappahannock News, skimming actually, as I cannot seem to keep up with all the reading material which demands my attention, I came across the article Jan Clatterbuck had written, “A Stroll Down Memory…
Sperryville column for June 2

Next Tuesday (June 7) at 6:30 p.m., a meeting of historical importance will be held in Sperryville, a meeting of the Rappahannock Steering Committee of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project.
Holcomb’s history lessons

Scrabble School Preservation Foundation (SSPF) in May welcomed guests to the historic Rosenwald school, as Dorothy Lockett Holcomb of Farmville (left) stopped by, on her way to an appearance as keynote speaker at the Madison County Founders Dinner.
Missing the train

Rappahannock County failed to get a railroad link to the outside world six times in the 1870s and twice in the 1880s. Now, in the spring of 1890, the giant Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway Company was contemplating a railroad…
State adds fifth Rappahannock site to Landmarks Register

The Ben Venue Rural Historic District is now an official designation. In December, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) added the Rappahannock site, along with ten other historic sites around the state, to the Virginia Landmarks Register.