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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

There once was a time when life was not so hedged in and our elected officials were infinitely more accessible. Recent headlines remind us that White House access is severely restricted — or was meant to be. Just over a…

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…