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Rapp road flags

Here are some road and lane closures, detours and related work zones to keep an eye out for while traversing Rappahannock County in the coming days, if not longer depending on the project: […]

Letters to the Editor

Time to ‘thrive’

It is more than time to address the rather dire facts contained in the People, Inc.’s, findings on the reality of many issues here in Rappahannock, among them population, lack of growth, aging population, housing opportunities, education [and] transportation. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘True Sperryville gem’

As a Sperryville resident, I have loved reading the accolades from the Thrillist and Monica Marciano’s article. Seeing so many of the places I love highlighted is a joy. […]

Letters to the Editor

Community & country

Independence Day was celebrated in spectacular fashion as the American flag flew high over the event, reminding everyone of the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. A good time was had by all and the celebration ended with a spectacular fireworks show. […]

Letters to the Editor

Realities of Rappahannock

If you think it isn’t a problem to live in a county where almost everyone is over 65, you are deluding yourself. Who will run EMS? Who will serve in the low wage positions in the few businesses the county has? Who will take care of the elderly? […]

Letters to the Editor

Partisan contortions

EACH person is endowed with God-given rights, and proper government exists to guard THOSE innate rights. (I apologize to those who need a “safe-space” from this language, but the document says “endowed by their Creator.”) […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for July 20

Virginia spirits are climbing high, record numbers in wine production, craft brewing; and RAAC Community Theatre is seeking Orwellian pigs and Albion dragons for fall and holiday productions. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 60%
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Sunday 40%
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Partly Cloudy
Monday 20%
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Upcoming Events

Sat 22

Rappahannock County Butterfly Count

Saturday, July 22 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 22

Dwyer reunion

Saturday, July 22 • 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun 23

Reading of comedy play

Sunday, July 23 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 28

Galileo’s Torch

Friday, July 28 • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 29

Youth Summer Jam

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