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Big bear fancies beer

Large bears certainly aren’t a rarity in Rappahannock County, but Washington residents couldn’t believe their eyes when a huge black bear showed up uninvited on their kitchen porch. […]


Nol Putnam: Metal Muse

Putnam could be mistaken for the superficial model-type, but his thoughts and opinions run deep, and his talent as a blacksmith even deeper. And his reputation in the world’s second-oldest trade reaches far beyond the Piedmont. […]


Blow back

To understand what is happening today in the Middle East, and throughout Europe, and the Muslim world generally . . . and yes in the U.S.A., consider two eternal axioms: 1) You reap what you sow; and 2) The friend of my enemy is my enemy. […]

Letters to the Editor

Excluding ‘Jimmy’

It has been brought to my attention that Jimmy Swindler has been passed over for consideration for Rappahannock County [Schools] Superintendent. This is a complete farce and a slap in the face to Mr. Swindler. […]

Letters to the Editor

Dog quotes Comey

I read a copy of the June 15 Rappahannock News while passing through little Washington. Well played on the caption to the photo of the dog and snake. I love small local papers, and gems like that are precisely why. […]

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“The Significance of the Solstice”

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