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‘Iconic’ sisters

Thank you for the beautiful photograph of the two young girls on last week’s front page [Sisters Nona and June Gregg enjoying the 13th Annual Artists of Rappahannock Tour]. “It was verging on iconic.” […]


Naysayers’ motivation is ‘political’

Two years ago, when I first started talking to people about a local multi-use trail, I was excited to learn that many others had thought of this idea, too. In fact, two efforts had preceded me. I envisioned people of all ages, including myself, out walking and biking, meeting up to talk and exercise. […]


On the right path

With the local elections over and along with it the venomous diatribes and ramblings of the few, I spent some time reflecting on the wonderful place so many of us call home. My family and I spent this past weekend enjoying the many wonderful splendors this lovely county has to offer. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘It’s in the contract’

I am writing in response to Chris Parrish’s note in last week’s paper. My question is how does the Rappahannock News give him a free pass on the less than half truth of his note. Chris and everyone keeps talking about the $5.9 million cost of the the proposed trail from Sperryville to Washington. Yeah yeah, that is what is in store for our future if they get their way. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘You won in my book’

Yesterday [Tuesday, Nov. 7], Election Day, was without a doubt the worst weather day we have had this season. Spending 12 to 13 hours in the rain, chill, mud and at times wind, only to lose, is hard to take. However, I wouldn’t change a thing (except for the losing part!). I learned so much. […]

Letters to the Editor

Art Tour kudos

Despite the clouds, rain, and cool temperatures, the 13th Annual Rappahannock Artists Studio and Gallery Tour was a tremendous success for the entire community. While the crowd of more than 1,000 was shy of last year’s attendance, the sales at the Main Gallery and at many studios and galleries were record-breaking. […]

Letters to the Editor

Adopted and Resolved

With all due respect, there is straight talk and there is “spin” [A note from Chris Parris, Nov. 9]. Your opponent [David Konick] got almost 40 percent of the vote, far more than 30 percent. And this is what you voted for: […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Nov. 9

Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority meets on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library and the Broadband Committee meets on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Nov. 16

At its regular monthly meeting on April 21, the Planning Commission discussed a report presented to them from the Ad Hoc Committee on Mountainside Development, and the telecommunications/PCS tower issue. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Nov. 16

Building Permits — The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: Somerset Cottage LLC, Sperryville, restaurant renovation, $76,000; Brian Adams, Amissville, dwelling, $200,000. […]

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