Letters to the Editor

Letter: Calling all clutter busters

You can feel a lot better about yourself and your circumstances if you will just clean out something. A drawer. A shelf somewhere in the house. Part of the garage. A section of the shed.

Just clean and dust and you will feel better — summer heat, or no. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: The best of all possible worlds

It is at my own hazard that I cross pens with the Duke of Sperryville, but being as this is Rappahannock County where the tradition of Virginia’s colorful eccentrics lives on, I’ll take another stab […]

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Letter: Thanks to all

On Thursday, July 22, James Samuel Wines, our father and husband, went home to our Father in heaven. We would like to thank Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department for its response to our home and […]

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Environment/Conservation

Letter: Scenic River controversy flows on

I just finished reading for the third time the July 15 front-page article about the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors delaying a vote on a State Scenic River designation for the Hazel River in Rapphannock County, […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Castleton is . . . awesome

This past Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure and delight of attending the Castleton Festival’s production of Puccini’s “Il Trittico” at the festival tent in Castleton. The term “awesome” is overly used to the point […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Opportunity lost

In the Rappahannock News two weeks ago, there was a letter stating that the Rappahannock Food Pantry would like more volunteers. Having just retired in April after 38 years in the meat department at the […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Potential denied

Walter Nicklin, publisher of the Rappahannock News, poses the following questions in his editorial [Happy 234th?, July 8]: “How could it possibly have happened that such sparsely populated 13 colonies 234 years ago could produce […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Residents help Haiti during crisis

Following the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year, the Flint Hill, Sperryville and Willis Chapel United Methodist churches responded by providing financial support and health kits. These health kits contained basic hygiene necessities: towel, washcloth, […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A truly memorable Fourth of July

I’ve experienced some very special Fourths of July. I grew up in small-town Hannibal, Mo., where the Fourth is the centerpiece of National Tom Sawyer Days. With its parade, fence-painting contests, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher lookalike pageants and raft races, no wonder my sister calls it “Americana on steroids.” […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Need homeless cat data

RappCats, a volunteer organization working to help homeless cats in the county, is seeking the community’s assistance. We need to understand and document the magnitude and scope of the stray cat problem. This information will […]

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Letter: Loss of innocence

What happened to our peaceful, idyllic county? We have seen an increase in home invasions, drugs and now an attempted murder as a result of an armed robbery. My friend and neighbor Jack Dillinger did […]

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Letter: Patriotic reading

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come hear the very stirring words written by our forefathers that marked our independence as a nation from the tyrannical rule of King George III. The reading of the Declaration of […]