Letters to the Editor

Once a happening place

After that, the town began growing. An 1835 description of the town stated “besides the usual county buildings lately erected (the courthouse, clerk’s office, and jail), the town contains 1 academy, 55 dwelling houses, 4 mercantile stores, 2 taverns, and 1 house of public worship. […]

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Epitomizing ‘Swampdom’

Garrett, a tea party Republican, joined the House Freedom Caucus as soon as he got to town. That cabal of conservative and libertarian Republicans is committed to voting no on “every good idea” that might cost something, starting with the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Quite the ‘Taste’ 

This year, the Rappahannock teachers and students, including the culinary students, the band, the Honor Society and the Quiz Bowl team all provided their time and talents with Dave Naser as point person and led by Rappahannock County Schools Superintendent Shannon Grimsley. […]

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Went Bonkers

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played a part in this year’s “Bonkers Night” at Camp Fantastic. Once again, it was a huge success! The committee — Sandra Jenkins, Marie Davis, Jan Makela, Jim Blubaugh — were invaluable in planning this event. […]

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Bringing volunteers to laughter

On September 7th, Aging Together and Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services celebrated and thanked their volunteer drivers from Culpeper, Rappahannock, Fauquier, Madison and Orange counties. Fifty-seven people had lunch, heard a comedy routine by Shirley Workman of the Madison Senior Center and enjoyed socializing with other drivers. […]

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Family and church search

While the project is well on its way, I’m still in search of more subjects for interviews and portraits. I’m particularly interested in people whose family have been in the county for multiple generations and community groups/initiatives (churches, high school sports programs, local businesses, etc.). […]

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Bike Trail: Happiness or sorrow?

I am not against expanding recreational opportunities in the county, but I do have misgivings about the new bike trail. While the sources for funding its construction sound like they’re pretty well locked down, I have not heard a word about how and by whom the trail will be maintained.

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‘Trial by fire’

We cannot change one moment of our past. But hopefully we can learn from it. And if I have learned anything from my study of our great national “trial by fire” it is that absolutely nothing can now be gained by this major, orchestrated effort to demonize and vilify the Confederacy 150 years later. […]

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It’s our history

That spirit that drives ISIS to destroy, to kill, has destroyed and taken down many beautiful arts and monuments, some thousands of years old, overseas. And now, Fellow Virginians, ISIS is here leading the charge to take down and destroy all that has made our nation great. […]