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On Friday, April 9, the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) welcomes author Preston Browning as featured speaker for the RAAC Friday at the Library Series. Having grown up in the Culpeper-Rappahannock area (his parents hailed from Rappahannock…

The Chester Gap Fire & Rescue Department celebrated its 50th anniversary this past Saturday evening. The department had been working very hard for several months to ensure that it would be a special night, and the only concern was how…

Another year and it’s time again to debate another budget. Are we in for more tax increases? If you are a concerned Rappahannock citizen and taxpayer, please join us on at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Rappahannock County…

In your last edition, Chris Moyles [“Spirited Debate,” March 25] makes an assertion that a home in Rappahannock priced at $139,000 is beyond the reach of workers earning less than $14 an hour. He then states: “. . . I…

These Rappahannock County home and land transfers were recorded in the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office between March 19 and March 25, 2010. Hampton Edward Lee Pullen and wife to Carolyn Pullen Yowell and others, 1 acre, deed of…

Lucky sixth-grade students at RCES, thanks to the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District and its partners, on Wednesday experienced along the Thornton River the final phase of what has been a four-week classroom experience of learning about watersheds, water…

On Thursday, April 1 the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. On Monday, April 5 the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at a 2 p. m., at…

A former Appomattox County schools superintendent who credits the Air Force with giving him a firm grounding in management skills has been chosen by the Rappahannock County Board of Education to be the school system’s next superintendent. “Over the past…

The driver of the pickup truck in which 16-year-old Logan McKiernan was fatally injured last fall has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and four other driving- or drinking-related charges. Commonwealth’s Attorney Peter Luke this…

RCHS athletic director to be replaced; a day of Food Pantry fund-raising; Theatre sees Redd -- jazzmen Chuck and Robert.

Special to the Rappahannock News The newly appointed Rappahannock County Tourism Advisory Group (TAG) is working to get the county’s new Visitors Center ready to receive visitors early in the 2010 summer tourism season, possibly as soon as Memorial Day…

The RAAC Community Theatre, or at least the steeple of the former church, is getting a facelift this week by Shane Davis and Silas Lilly from Roofworks, a Spotsylvania, Va. contractor. The company, which specializes in a variety of residential…

Now that the sun is shining and joyful daffodils dance in the breeze, thoughts turn to spring projects. We want to feature two house-painting teams that can help you freshen up your home or business in our series on non-storefront…

Rappahannock County is not too big to fail. That is one proposition upon which all county citizens — no matter how divided over contentious issues like riparian buffers — should agree. In fact, being small is the source of our…

The Rappahannock News editorial last week “What Do You Think?” sparked Jim Gannon’s “What’s the Matter With Rappahannock,” which in turn sparked a lively debate on the email list-serve Rappnet. Below are some excerpts: Farming and housing In regards to…