December 13, 2017

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Budding artists at Scrabble

Many seniors participated, leaving their colorful creativity on the large painting measuring an impressive 10 feet in length. Twice monthly painting sessions are supported by a grant from RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund. […]


Godspeed, Aline

It was a fond farewell Tuesday evening for longtime Rappahannock County School Board Vice Chair Aline Johnson, who is stepping down after 18 productive years on the board. […]


I owe how much?

It’s been a busy several days at the Rappahannock County Treasurer’s Office, with a steady stream of county residents appearing in person to pay annual personal property taxes that were due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 5 (late payments will be assessed a 10 percent penalty). […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 7

RAAC Community Theatre performs two more shows of “St. George and the Dragon at Christmastide” this weekend; student heros march in Christmas parade; and Middle Street Gallery reopens this weekend with a reception on Saturday, Dec. 9. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Maybe it is a cultural thing

From what I gather from the people opposed to the bike trail idea is that it is just not a good fit for Rappahannock County. We are a small county with limited fiscal resources. I continue to hear that this county building is deteriorating and this one has a leaking roof, etc., etc. […]

Public Safety

‘Hate has no home in Rappahannock’

Proclaiming “hate has no home in Rappahannock,” some 75 residents from all walks of life — black and white, Christian and Jew — came together this week in the county seat of Washington to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, which days earlier dropped dozens of hate-filled fliers on doorsteps from Sperryville to Flint Hill. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 35° / Low 28°
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Clearing skies late. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
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Thursday 0%
High 39° / Low 21°
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 39F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Christmas Story Time

    December 13, 2017  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Rd, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • RCHS band concert and basket raffle

    December 14, 2017  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rappahannock County High School, 12576 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Breakfast with Santa's

    December 16, 2017  7:00 am - 11:00 am
    Washington Volunteer Fire And Rescue, 10 Firehouse Ln, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Amissville Methodist breakfast

    December 16, 2017  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Relay For Life Cookie Sale

    December 16, 2017  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Washington Baptist Church, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Celtic Christmas Concert

    December 17, 2017  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    663 Castleton View Rd, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • Chrismtas Pogram

    December 17, 2017  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Thornton Gap Church Road, Thornton Gap Church Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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