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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 […]

Editorials

Editorial: Happy 234th?

For those of us who have experienced both the national fireworks display on Big Washington’s mall and the Fourth of July celebration here in Rappahannock County on Thornton Hill Farm, there is no comparison. One […]

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, […]

Editorials

Editorial: Gaga-hannock?

There’s a fine line nowadays between gossip and news. A very fine line. The newest hotshot political journalists in Big Washington not only acknowledge but also even seem to brag that they’ll “put a story out there” just to get reactions, which in turn become a story in themselves: “Congressman so-and-so responded to rumors today that . . . .” […]

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.” […]

Editorials

Editorial: Oil spill on the Thornton

The kingfishers that flit along the Thornton, Hazel and other tributaries of the upper Rappahannock are not brown pelicans. The river mussels are mere distant cousins (multiple times removed) from saltwater oysters. And freshwater crayfish […]

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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Editorials

Editorial: Congratulations, graduates!

To those graduating from not only Rappahannock County High School but also Wakefield, other private schools, and homeschooling . . . and, of course, college graduates who still call Rappahannock County home. Congratulations! You make […]

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Letters to the Editor

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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Letters to the Editor

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 […]

Health and Healthcare

Letter: Caregivers, together

It’s been a long time coming, but the new caregiver support group for Rappahannock County finally got off to a heartening start last week at The Link. Ten of us came together to sit and […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanks from Ragland Farm

Pam and John Kiser would like to express their great appreciation to Larry Grove, Richie Burke and the Sperryville Fire Department volunteers for their great and gracious help at our Antique & Garden Show this […]

Editorials

Editorial: Rappahannock’s Super Bowl

Often more memorable than the athletic contest itself are the commercials that punctuate the football game on Super Bowl Sunday. The one that continues to play in many people’s minds goes something like this: “Hey, […]