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On behalf of the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, we would like to thank all of the businesses who donated food items for our fried chicken dinner. Also a big thank you to Gayle Phillips Turner for frying…

We want to thank Mike Cannon, manager of the Rappahannock Co-op, and Cucie Baldwin, owner of 211Quicke Mart, for letting us sell raffle tickets to support the Miss Rappahannock Pageant – and especially all the people who gave generous donations.…

On Saturday, friends of Scrabble School volunteered their time and talent to complete the pathway around the perimeter at the school property: Adam Kerr (Rappahannock Landscapes) with his tractor, Marc Malik of Sperryville (retired Shenandoah National Park landscape engineer), master…
Stirring up the hornet’s nest

Judging from the reaction in the major media to Gov. Bob McDonnell's reinstatement of Confederate History month, the starry cross of the Confederacy remains America's most controversial icon.

There is no frontpage headline, much less a detailed news story. It does not appear inside any national newspaper, nor even here in the Rappahannock News. And, of course, “breaking-news” status is not merited on cable news channels or their…

I’m writing to take issue with statements made by Amy Hitt in her letter [“Run, don’t walk, back to Bull Run,” March 18] published in the Rappahannock News. Ms. Hitt believes that Rappahannock County High School (RCHS) should rejoin the…

It would be fortunate if Ron Maxwell used the same level of accuracy and attention to detail that he attempts as a filmmaker in characterizing the mission and motivations of the nonprofit organizations which I am honored to lead [Letters,…

The recent letter from Nick Riedel [Letters to the Editor, March 18] was both inspiring and incredibly sad. The fact that a 13-year-old should have to write to your publication to remind his elders not to litter, to pick up…

Pop quiz: what’s the most popular tourism destination in Virginia? Colonial Williamsburg? No. Then it must be Mount Vernon? Sorry, no. Okay, then, it’s got to be Monticello? Wrong, again. It’s a sad state of affairs to report that the…

Another year and it’s time again to debate another budget. Are we in for more tax increases? If you are a concerned Rappahannock citizen and taxpayer, please join us on at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Rappahannock County…

In your last edition, Chris Moyles [“Spirited Debate,” March 25] makes an assertion that a home in Rappahannock priced at $139,000 is beyond the reach of workers earning less than $14 an hour. He then states: “. . . I…

Rappahannock County is not too big to fail. That is one proposition upon which all county citizens — no matter how divided over contentious issues like riparian buffers — should agree. In fact, being small is the source of our…

The Rappahannock News editorial last week “What Do You Think?” sparked Jim Gannon’s “What’s the Matter With Rappahannock,” which in turn sparked a lively debate on the email list-serve Rappnet. Below are some excerpts: Farming and housing In regards to…

In an editorial published in his March 18 issue, the new publisher of the Rappahannock News, Walter Nicklin, asked readers what issues are most important to this county and which should be the focus of the weekly newspaper’s news coverage…

Beyond the scenic easement issue, which I addressed in a Letter to the Editor last week, Rappahannock County has a number of issues that are fundamental to its survival that are of concern. There are many others, but these are…