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Rappahannock among America’s most endangered rivers

The Rappahannock River, which begins as a trickle outside Chester Gap and empties wide and deep into the Chesapeake Bay, was named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, because of the threat fracking could pose to clean drinking water.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: The things we saved

I smiled and remembered how people I grew up with saved things. We would never throw a plastic bread wrapper in the trash. Paper bags, as well, were folded neatly and stored somewhere in the kitchen area.
‘Better informed citizen’

I just finished a quick run-through of the April 6th issue of the Rappahannock News, and I was impressed (once again) — it was all worth the read, and, as a result, I'm a better informed citizen.
Open letter to fellow residents

They need our help. I think it is the right time for all those who support the way things are progressing in the county — toward better government, better financial controls and increased adoption of better practices — to show…
Red carpet to the film festival

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington drew locals and visitors alike to the Little Washington Theatre from Friday through Sunday, although festival related events were held all week.
Bygone era, or is it?

Peggy Ralph, circuit court clerk for Rappahannock County, says this old civil defense sign was rediscovered in a basement of Courthouse Row. She’s hoping to have the sign displayed publicly, perhaps at the visitor’s center.
Honoring our firefighters

The Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association held its annual awards banquet on Saturday evening at the Chester Gap fire station. Members of the county's seven volunteer fire and rescue companies were in attendance.
Rt. 655 bridge to close for rehab

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 655 (Short Road) bridge over Beaverdam Creek in Rappahannock County for approximately four weeks for rehabilitation beginning April 17.
Alice in Promland

Student Deanna Abdullah sparkles on the dance floor of the Rappahannock County High School Junior-Senior Prom held this past Saturday. The theme was Alice in Wonderland and students were treated to a whimsically decorated gym.
No questions asked

Sheriff Connie Compton shows off the new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit in the public lobby of the sheriff’s office. Encouraging residents to safely or discreetly dispose over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Washington column for April 13

The Benevolent Fund, Social Services and others will host a celebration of Sharon Pyne's contribution to the community on April 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, at Trinity Episcopal Church; and Ballard's spring sale feature tablecloths fitting for Easter.
School and sports news for April 13

Updates on Rapp’s public school soccer, track, softball and baseball teams; and Wakefield County Day School's soccer and lacrosse teams and their third graders take a Lincoln-themed trip to Washington, D.C.
No finer drop

For 31 years Kim Whitley, senior instructor of rock climbing at the College of William & Mary, has safely guided his rappelling classes over the cliffs of Stony Man Mountain.
The Rapp for April 13

It's Yeaster time in Sperryville and pizza time at the new Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen, plus special events at the library and in the park.