April 20, 2018

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Letters to the Editor

Counting the county’s self-employed

However, the US Census Bureau finds that 3,495 county adults are employed. Where are the missing 939 workers? In all likelihood, they are the ‘self employed and informally employed’ people who were not included in the UVA report, people such as farmers, small business owners, artists, cleaning ladies, lawn care workers, etc., a group that is significant in our county. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Forward-thinking decision’

Thank you to all of you who let our Supervisors know that you support our budget as proposed. Public support makes a big difference! There is a Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Elementary School Auditorium. […]

Letters to the Editor

Great day at the races

Thank you to all the connections, riders, grooms, owners, and horses that put the Virginia back into Rappahannock County. What a great day at the races it was! A great big grateful thank you to the Eastham family and the Old Dominion Hounds for a fine day on the gorgeous Ben Venue course. […]

Letters to the Editor

Garrett is dissembling

Garrett supports driving unneeded pipelines throughout Virginia with no regard for the objections of private landowners. Leslie Cockburn has informed us of the environmental and social cost to Virginians of the pipeline. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for April 19

Dec. 29, 1999: Debbie Roark bought the Appetite Repair Shop back in October not intending to change the operation one iota. She enlisted help from the previous owners, Cindy and Greg Gillies, to ensure a smooth transition. And regulars are just now finding out about the new woman behind the scenes. […]


Meet Mosby, your new best friend 

I’m a well-socialized and well-raised German Shepherd cross named Mosby. I failed as a farm dog but I am not a failure at being a happy dog. I’m good with other dogs but not so much with cats. I’m crate trained and need to stay in my crate if you go out. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for April 19

Spring is upon us and it brings busy weekends; Rapp at Home’s golf tourney Friday; Castleton Guitar Festival Saturday; and celebrate Earth Day with a river clean up in Sperryville this Sunday. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for April 19

The Town of Washington is looking for letters of interest from Town residents interested in being appointed to the Town’s Architectural Review Board. Letters must be received by May 14, by close of business, at Town Hall to be considered for appointment at the May 14, Town Council meeting. […]


Camping with Barbara in bear country

As life’s strange twists would have it, sixteen months later, as a budding White House correspondent covering Ronald Reagan, I approached Mrs. Bush at a White House Christmas party and reintroduced myself as the Montana reporter who regaled her and her husband on the topic of grizzly bears. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for April 19

Home/land transfers —
Rappahannock County: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to David T. Williams and Laura L. Williams, Lots 20, 22, 24, 26, block 3, section E, BRME, $142,500, special warranty, tax map 1C-1-3-20. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Rappahannock News wins top Virginia Press awards

The Rappahannock News received several top awards at last weekend’s annual Virginia Press Association convention, including being recognized with a prestigious “Best in Show” honor for the second year in a row; and News editor John McCaslin won first place in breaking news photography. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Freeze Warning

4:16 AM EDT on April 20, 2018
9:00 AM EDT on April 20, 2018
Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Friday 0%
High 60° / Low 36°
Sunny. High near 60F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 0%
High 63° / Low 44°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 63F. Winds light and variable.

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The Wild Ideas Nature Column

Wild Ideas: Spring limps on

Despite the continuing cold and snowy weather, spring limps on, and Pam Owen’s been busy trying to keep up on the many changes among our native flora and fauna, in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]

In-Depth Reporting

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Local Events This Week

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  • "Home in One" Golf Tournament

    April 20, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Schoolhouse Nine Golf Course, 12018 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Amissville Breakfast

    April 21, 2018  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Fish Fry/Bake Sale

    April 21, 2018  11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Norman School House, 14096 Norman Road, Culpeper Va. 22701
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  • Fodderstack 10K

    April 21, 2018  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Team Sierra Earth Day 5K

    April 21, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Hoover Ridge Park, 1-, 199 Primary School Dr, Madison, VA 22727, USA
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  • Dance Auditions

    April 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Mountainside Dance Center, 12625 Lee Highway, Washington
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  • Castleton Guitar Festival

    April 21, 2018  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    663 Castleton View Rd, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • RCHS Drama Club musical performance

    April 21, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rappahannock County High School, 12576 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Hearthstone School’s Annual Auction

    April 21, 2018  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • UUBRidge Services

    April 22, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • The God Who Speaks

    April 22, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    F T Baptist Church, 3143 Slate Mills Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Country Western Survivor Dinner

    April 22, 2018  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Washington Volunteer Fire And Rescue, 10 Firehouse Ln, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Soap Box Derby Registration

    April 22, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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