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Where we live matters. That’s certainly the case when it comes to health, as reported elsewhere in the newspaper this week. But more than health, there’s soliphilia. Soliphilia? No, it’s not a typo, misprint or some other kind of spelling…

Deadlines, like the hangman’s noose, concentrate the mind. For the Rappahannock News, Tuesday and Wednesday are the deadline days for any and all stories if they are to be printed in that Thursday’s edition of the weekly newspaper. To say…

Readers have asked how the great snow events of recent days compare with times past. Such queries reconfirm the central place that traditional county-seat weeklies have in local citizens’ lives. For this kind of local history is readily available only…

Over 30 years ago a small ski lodge was opened in Harris Hollow. The entrepreneurial idea was a good one: It was the closest such recreational facility to all the would-be skiers and snow bunnies in metropolitan Washington. The only…

Land is really what it’s all about here in Rappahannock County. We have no easily exploitable natural resources like coal or natural gas, no industrial base like manufacturing, no entrepreneurial incubator as in Silcon Valley, no retail mecca of big-box…

This week’s newspaper marks the fourth weekly edition since we’ve taken the helm of this Rappahannock institution. We have absolutely no regrets; and from what readers and advertisers have been telling us, they are pleased as well. I hope they…

I got my first job in journalism here in Rappahannock County. It was on a weekly newspaper, but it wasn’t the Rappahannock News. It was The Stuart News in Martin County, Florida. How’s that? The man who had recently acquired…

You will have heard by now that this newspaper is under new ownership, and that the new owners, along with the publisher and editor, are all local, Rappahannock-based folks. This is a good thing. But the more important reality is…