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In a Panthers versus Panthers doubleheader in Hancock, Md., on April 1, the Rapp girls put two wins in the record book: 15-5 and 13-4. After a three-game losing streak last week, coach Jamie Harris was able to celebrate a…

Tracey Sutphin says it all started with something no one could’ve imagined back when she and the rest of the RCHS Class of 1987 were getting ready to graduate. That would be Facebook. “A bunch of folks from my class…

Rappahannock County’s varsity baseball team has already celebrated three consecutive victories in the early part of its season. After the previous week’s win over Fredericksburg Christian School, the Panthers posted an exciting 11-1 win at home against Highland March 24.…

A former Appomattox County schools superintendent who credits the Air Force with giving him a firm grounding in management skills has been chosen by the Rappahannock County Board of Education to be the school system’s next superintendent. “Over the past…

RCHS athletic director to be replaced; a day of Food Pantry fund-raising; Theatre sees Redd -- jazzmen Chuck and Robert.

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…