March 17, 2018

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Sperryville Column

A miracle on Viewtown Road

Her heart stopped, and within seconds of her fall — miraculously — a gentleman in a white pickup truck, driving along Viewtown Road, seeing her collapse, pulled up and applied CPR. The congregation knows not the identity of this man who showed up seemingly out of nowhere. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for March 15

Local artist, Kevin Adams, works reflecting Cuba and the Piedmont region are on display at the Watergate Gallery in Washington, D.C through April 14; and Washington VFR thanks all who attended their successful oyster dinner. […]


Steeped in history

The 12-day adventure included touring cathedrals, castles, landscapes, galleries, quaint villages, and historic homes. There was even a medieval banquet replete with a sword fighting demonstration. As Youngquist described the experience, “memories that will last a lifetime.” […]


Capitol rolls out red carpet for RCES

Forty-three 7th graders from Rappahannock County Elementary School recently participated in the Rappahannock 4-H State Capitol Day Field Trip to Richmond, where they were treated to a meeting with Delegate Michael Webert, who represents Rappahannock County. […]

Food and Drink

Wine and Dine Month

March is Wine and Dine Month on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, with 21 members offering special activities. Here’s what you’ll find this week. […]


Attacking the heart of Rappahannock County

Mr. Glennie hasn’t lived here very long. I’m sure when he has time to meet more people in the community, he will realize some of Rappahannock’s most stalwart citizens are realtors. Hopefully he will acknowledge our contributions instead of complaining about us. […]

Letters to the Editor

From nightmare to rescue

All of you able-bodied men and women out there who may be thinking of volunteering for a worthy cause, please consider joining a fire department or rescue squad! They provide a necessary, great, and much-needed service, and need more volunteers in order to keep providing critical care to Rappahannock County citizens. […]

Letters to the Editor

The heart of an incident

I was there during the storm and was so amazed and inspired of the professionalism, competence, dedication and calm demeanor of the dispatchers, who are really the heart of any incident. To all the dispatchers you did an amazing job during the storm. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Harvests’ are for crops

Why not reprint this article, replacing the word “harvest” with the word “kill.” Better still, perhaps the news media can change their verb — “Last night, a man was harvested after being attacked by home invaders.” See? Now it doesn’t sound so bad! […]

Parks and Recreation

The Fodderstack Classic 10K at 40

This year, as in the past 39, all proceeds from the race will go to benefit the Rappahannock County Park. Among the planned improvements are to make the park entrance ADA-compliant, improving the accessibility for people with disabilities. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for March 15

Hats off to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and more than 200 additional linemen who restored power to the county; and “Irish Chef Patron Patrick O’Connell” teams with renowned Irish chef as part of the Inn’s 40th anniversary. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Warmer than today.
Saturday 0%
High 43° / Low 28°
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
Sunday 0%
High 59° / Low 36°
Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Amissville Methodist Breakfast

    March 17, 2018  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Piedmont Softball Chili Bowl

    March 17, 2018  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    10 Maddox Ln, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • "The Structure of Forgiveness"

    March 18, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Cemetery Fund Program

    March 18, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    15 Red Oak Mountain Rd, Woodville, VA 22749, USA
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  • Irish Music

    March 18, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    11836 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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