General Pope selected Rappahannock County as the place to organize and drill this new army before heading into the campaign of Second Manassas.
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.
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…
Patented in 1858 , a glass jar with threading built into its top created a vacuum seal. Thus, the Mason jar became indispensable for farm families who had relied on inferior containers.
A tree root left Washington residents without water over part of the weekend in 1984 and look back at Atkinstown's service stations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
The Rappahannock News first edition for this year came out last Thursday, and the paper really looked great! And this week's going to be even better for our readers.
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.