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Regarding comments made at the School Board meeting last week about RCHS going back into the Bull Run District, myself along with many other citizens applaud the decision to rejoin the Virginia High School League (VHSL). It was not too…

It’s time for Rappahannock residents to be counted. In the next week or so, a packet from the U.S. Census Bureau will land in each of our mailboxes, marking the start of another once-a-decade quest for demographic information. As is…

In last week’s Rappahannock News, Mike Massie suggested conservation easements could bring an end to farming and hunting in Rappahannock [March 4, What’s conserved, and what’s not guaranteed, by easements]. The article raised some interesting points, but there are many…

Ya gotta love Ivory Tower social planners and government bureaucracies! In your story on Virginia health [March 4, Rapp ranks high in Va. health]: “Oddly enough, the county also ranked low — 97th — in the way the study measured…

Perhaps only few of us in Rappahannock County realize how fortunate we are to live in such a caring community where people spare no effort to rush to the rescue of a neighbor when a medical emergency strikes. Early in…

Where we live matters. That’s certainly the case when it comes to health, as reported elsewhere in the newspaper this week. But more than health, there’s soliphilia. Soliphilia? No, it’s not a typo, misprint or some other kind of spelling…

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad members very much appreciate the supportive article in last week’s paper, encouraging new volunteers for the county fire and rescue services. We would like to stress that all the fire and rescue companies went all out…

Cyberbullying is a cruel and mean thing to do. It’s a form of public humiliation and could even lead to suicide. I once cyberbullied someone. This person was a close friend of mine. Not only did I lose his friendship,…

I would like to take this opportunity to, once again, thank the talented, generous people who worked so hard on the decorations for the Benevolent Fund Dinner. These people — Jen Perrot, Fawn Evenson, Joannie Herrema, Ashleigh Sharp, Trish Bartholomew,…

Deadlines, like the hangman’s noose, concentrate the mind. For the Rappahannock News, Tuesday and Wednesday are the deadline days for any and all stories if they are to be printed in that Thursday’s edition of the weekly newspaper. To say…

The Appropriations Committee of the House of Delegates this week voted to cut state funding for the Virginia Commission for the Arts by 50 percent in 2010-11 and to eliminate the agency completely as of July 1, 2011. The Senate…

Readers have asked how the great snow events of recent days compare with times past. Such queries reconfirm the central place that traditional county-seat weeklies have in local citizens’ lives. For this kind of local history is readily available only…

The paper seems to be headed in a good direction! I do use the coupon inserts, and the insert from the Coop. Department store inserts I do not use. The community news columns contain valuable information about local stuff —…