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There you have it: I go by either name, Daisy or Callie. The point is I am one year old, a German Shepherd mix, about 55 pounds. There is no dog, repeat no dog, you can find who is better…

The calendar dictates that winter is still a reality, but the truth is that spring has begun in Rappahannock County. Baseball, harbinger of the season, is starting up at the high school. The newest face on the RCHS men’s baseball…

Varsity Baseball March 18 7 p.m.,- E. Hardy HS March 19 7 p.m., Fredericksburg Christian School March 24 5 p.m., Highland Varsity Soccer Girls March 12 6 p.m., Eastern View March 18 5:45 p.m., WCDS March 24 5 p.m., Highland…

All-Delaney Athletic Conference Athletes Boys Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Andrew Smith, First Team and Co-Most Valuable Player; Brian Shafran, First Team Girls Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Isabelle Eastham, First Team; Sarah Wells, First Team Swimming: Madison Mulvey, 100 Yard Breaststroke…

Cub Scouts from Rappahannock Pack 123 gathered Feb. 21 at the Washington Volunteer Fire Hall for their annual Pinewood Derby. Nearly 40 youngsters, ages 6 to 10, raced their homemade cars for fun and glory. First-, second-, and third-place winners…

My name is Squirt, but I would be much obliged if you’d come up with a new, more appropriate name for such a lovable charming lady. Lost and starving, rescued by my current foster parents, I so love it there…

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com web site always lists all calendar items we receive.) If you your event absolutely must appear in the paper, on a certain date, please…

On Thursday, March 4, the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. On Monday, March 8, the Town of Washington’s Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled Town Council…

Requirements for producers interested in signing up for seasonal high tunnels (hoop houses) have been changed to allow more applicants to qualify for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service help. With the change announced last week, applicants are no longer required…

By the time its long-awaited $4 million wastewater treatment plant and sewer system is operating for a good three or four months this summer, the town of Washington will apparently have something else new to test out. That would be…

Every winter, it seems, Rappnet email forum participants revisit the same well-worn topic: complaints about the propane supplier Amerigas. Melissa Harris, who lives near Sperryville, kicked off this year’s round in early January, complaining the company charged her for igniting…

“Weighing in at 103 pounds, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, welcome to the mat — the Crushin’ . . . Russian!” Sergei “CJ” Sidrow may have astounded his Rappahannock County High School community this weekend by finishing sixth at…

Police reported two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made over the last two weeks in Rappahannock County, including one that also involved concealed weapons and another that also involved possession of marijuana. James Tolbert Effler Jr., 43, of Culpeper,…

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad members very much appreciate the supportive article in last week’s paper, encouraging new volunteers for the county fire and rescue services. We would like to stress that all the fire and rescue companies went all out…

Cyberbullying is a cruel and mean thing to do. It’s a form of public humiliation and could even lead to suicide. I once cyberbullied someone. This person was a close friend of mine. Not only did I lose his friendship,…