Editorials

An invitation to empower

With this guidance in mind, it is now me encouraging readers of this newspaper to become more engaged in our community as citizen journalists. It can be as simple as writing a short story about your daughter’s soccer coach-turned-mentor. […]

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Editorial: Bad news, good works

Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even. […]

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Editorial: Hello?

As part of a renewed mission to provide solutions-oriented reporting and writing, the Rappahannock News is working to make it easier for readers and community members to keep in touch with us online. If you’re interested in participating, we would love to hear from you. […]

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Editorial: What’s in a name?

So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right? […]

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Editorial: Where there’s smoke …

Where there’s smoke, there’s not only fire but also concern: Visible smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t burning as efficiently or cleanly as it could, and air quality — and thus your health — are at stake. […]

Spring is well underway along the Thornton River Trail in Shenandoah National Park.
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Editorial: Notes on the state of Rappahannock’s future

As global temperatures rise, there’s no “Planet B” to escape the changes that are projected to occur, and Rappahannock will not escape the dramatic changes that likely will occur, according to “Virginia Climate Fever,” a new book about how climate change would affect Virginia. […]