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My coal black coat, which earns me the name Onyx, is just one of the attributes that comes from my noble birth. I am fiercely loyal to those who live in my realm. If we must discuss age, I am…

“It’s not the same General Store that I used to work in as a kid,” Eddie Wayland mused this week about the Sperryville landmark now known as the Corner Store. As we sat at Stonewall Abbey over breakfast discussing more…

This week’s newspaper marks the fourth weekly edition since we’ve taken the helm of this Rappahannock institution. We have absolutely no regrets; and from what readers and advertisers have been telling us, they are pleased as well. I hope they…

First responders (fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel) in Rappahannock County have a difficult time navigating our rural, winding roads to get to an emergency and their efforts are further complicated by the lack of visible 911 addressing on homes…

That’s right folks, there is indeed a treasure right here in our backyard. You see the top of our mountain borders right up to Shenandoah National Park, giving those of us who are willing access to nearly 196,000 acres of…

50 years ago February 4, 1960 Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors met with all members present and Chairman E. M. Jones presiding, on Wednesday, February 3. Mrs. W. A. Buntin appeared before the supervisors to question the turning down of…

The Rapp Happenings section lists events sponsored only by non-profit groups. Events must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday in order to be included in the next edition. Email Jan@rappnews.com Include name and phone number for information. All others…

Rappahannock County General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts will have new hours starting Feb. 1. They are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Monday, Feb. 1, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at a…

As relief efforts continue around the world in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, organizations and businesses in Rappahannock are doing their share – and at least one longtime Rappahannock resident who was in Port au Prince for the quake…

Without accessing the Internet or dialing a telephone, Rappahannock residents are making an international impact. Next week, 19-year-old Peshawar, Pakistan native Mohsin Ahmad will begin his freshman year at Goucher College in Baltimore. From the first spark of Ahmad’s interest,…

Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue held the first fund-raising breakfast of the new year Saturday. Seventeen company members served more than 100 meals to hungry customers, who feasted on scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes and sausage, hash browns,…

Bob Anderson joined the Rappahannock Lions Club back when Richard Nixon was president, 42 years ago. The club, then 10 years old, had dwindled to just nine members and was in danger of dying. Last Thursday evening, the Rappahannock Lions…

Two games. Divided results. The RCHS Varsity Lady Basketball team hosted back-to-back home games over the last week. On Friday, the Panthers welcomed Fresta Valley Christian School from Marshall and soundly defeated the Pioneers, 58-41. The win preceded a disappointing…