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The coming 2010 U.S. census offers some attractive local employment opportunities for Rappahannock County residents. While the jobs are temporary (expected to last about a month), the generous pay could be a godsend for those who need some extra cash.…

Calling all Rappahannock County citizens — we need your help. The Relay for Life is underway. We are forming teams, planning fund-raisers and holding meetings. Somehow we have managed to come up short in people to assist with the event.…

I write in response to your request for opinions on the amount of supplemental advertising currently carried by The Rappahannock News. During a recent visit to the Rappahannock News offices, I had a conversation with the editor that turned eventually…

It’s time that people wake up and take an interest in what is happening in our county! We have more debt now than ever. In the near future, with the new items on the budget table and current spending, we…

Usually I do not comment publicly about things I read in the local press. I have decided to provide some clarification on a couple of issues discussed at the Jan. 12 School Board meeting that were mentioned in a letter…

Considering last week’s op-ed by Mike Massie, which questioned the good of fencing farm animals away from streams, most folks likely agree with the author that blaming cattle in streams for water pollution all the way to Chesapeake Bay is…

It was refreshing to learn that Jackson District Supervisor Ron Frazier is advocating a more active role in the budget process for Rappahannock County’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) this year. In recent years the BOS has largely relinquished its budget…

First responders (fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel) in Rappahannock County have a difficult time navigating our rural, winding roads to get to an emergency and their efforts are further complicated by the lack of visible 911 addressing on homes…

The colder the weather, the more mice seem to come into my home! While I feel sorry for them and understand their desire for warmth, I do not like sharing my food with them. Nor, I must confess, do I…