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Jessica Ekins is a welcome addition to the RCHS English classrooms. She is the second Lord Fairfax Community College intern for this spring semester. To earn her grade for the 200-level Introduction to Teaching course, she must complete 40 hours…

Before the start of the 2010 high school track and field season, Rappahannock County head coach Scott Stephens went from team member to team member and asked what goals he or she had set. Nearly every one of them offered…

Ladies lose opener, win the next Rappahannock High School’s Lady Panthers met the East Hardy Cougars in the Rappahannock home opener on Thursday, March 18 and suffered a disappointing loss of 12-1. The West Virginia visitors came with the reputation…

Historically, Rappahannock County has gotten a smaller cut of state school funding than all but a half-dozen other counties in the commonwealth. For precisely that reason, however, the county is apparently better off in this historically tight state budget cycle…

Spring adventure is underway in the dirt and on the mound of the RCHS softball practice fields. The Lady Panthers are vying for a regional berth this season. The Ladies’ coach, Jamie Harris, is entering his eighth year of coaching…

Student athletes celebrated The Rappahannock County School Sports Association (RCSSA) hosted the combined fall and winter Sports Banquet Sunday, and Rappahannock County Public Schools student athletes were treated to a wonderful meal prepared by Melissa Hipple, Gail Czekaj, Cynthia Volk…

RCSSA Banquet: Fall 2009 Awards Volleyball – Varsity Outstanding Offensive Player: Danika Kritter Outstanding Defensive Player: Natalie Tupper Most Improved: Megan Early Volleyball – JV Outstanding Offensive Player: Maddie Kopjanski Team Spirit Award: Carolyn Vickers Most Improved: Shelby Thornhill Volleyball…

The Rappahannock County school board has apparently settled on a final candidate to replace retiring Superintendent Robert Chappell, but isn’t saying who it is. “We can’t,” said Chairman J. Wesley Mills, asked if he could identify the candidate after Tuesday’s…

Sam Dunlap is the freshest face in Dave Naser’s chemistry classroom at Rappahannock County High School, but he’s not exactly a new student. Dunlap, a student at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, is enrolled in LFCC’s Introduction to Teaching…

Every year on March 2, the National Education Association challenges schools across the nation to “Read Across America.” This challenge program asks that every child stop and enjoy reading a book as part of a birthday celebration for Theodor Seuss…

Special to the Rappahannock News A “Double the Dollars” fund-raising opportunity has been given to Hearthstone School by an anonymous donor. The donor to the Waldorf-inspired school has offered to match up to $50,000 in donations by others. For every…

Congratulations to Washington’s own Connor Miller, son of Hodge and Kay Miller and a senior at Fauquier High School, for winning his second state championship in a distinguished wrestling career — his first championship coming in 2007 for Rappahannock High…

The calendar dictates that winter is still a reality, but the truth is that spring has begun in Rappahannock County. Baseball, harbinger of the season, is starting up at the high school. The newest face on the RCHS men’s baseball…

Varsity Baseball March 18 7 p.m.,- E. Hardy HS March 19 7 p.m., Fredericksburg Christian School March 24 5 p.m., Highland Varsity Soccer Girls March 12 6 p.m., Eastern View March 18 5:45 p.m., WCDS March 24 5 p.m., Highland…

All-Delaney Athletic Conference Athletes Boys Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Andrew Smith, First Team and Co-Most Valuable Player; Brian Shafran, First Team Girls Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Isabelle Eastham, First Team; Sarah Wells, First Team Swimming: Madison Mulvey, 100 Yard Breaststroke…

“Weighing in at 103 pounds, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, welcome to the mat — the Crushin’ . . . Russian!” Sergei “CJ” Sidrow may have astounded his Rappahannock County High School community this weekend by finishing sixth at…