January 23, 2018

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No-shows in the New Year: Board divide continues

A Special Meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors scheduled for 2 p.m. last Thursday, Jan. 11, surrounding defending the latest lawsuit filed against the county government, was abruptly canceled after two supervisors informed county officials at the last moment that they would be no-shows. […]

Real Estate

Rappahannock home, land sales up in 2017

Real estate transactions in Rappahannock County increased by 22 percent in 2017 when compared to 2016, while raw land transactions were up 39 percent. At the same time, the average home sales price was down in 2017, as was the price per acre of land that sold. […]


More transparency of Virginia House

RICHMOND — Advocates for government transparency are applauding the Virginia House of Delegates for ending its practice of allowing committees and subcommittees to kill legislation in secret with unrecorded voice votes. […]


Scrabble painting a senior effort

Seniors Irene Timbers and Dorothy Mamalis with artist Barbara Heile put finishing touches on a lively collaborative painting at Scrabble’s Rappahannock Senior Center. Many seniors left their creative colorful mark on the 10 by 2.5-foot […]

Health and Healthcare

Building on success

Twenty-five groups and agencies, many staffed by volunteers, were represented at a Rappahannock Resources Roundtable last Friday at the library, spearheaded by county “doer” Hal Hunter (seen here) to better coordinate the services each offers to Rappahannock County’s aging population. […]

Food and Drink

It’s official: Rappahannock County is a ‘food desert’

While Rappahannock County is often described as affluent, which is certainly accurate when compared to other rural counties in the state, there’s a separate story to tell about the percentage of poor who live here who like everybody else have to travel a long distance to find a variety of groceries that are affordable. […]


Diversity here and there

In Rappahannock County and beyond, President Trump has come under fire in recent days for reportedly questioning why a nation of immigrants allows people from certain [expletive] countries to enter the United States. […]


Driving our villages, one ride at a time

VolTran, a small nonprofit organization based in Warrenton, put in nearly 1,100 hours and logged nearly 17,000 miles helping local residents without their own transportation get to medical offices, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other critical locations. […]


A toast to Don Winland

“The news of Don’s death has hit our community like a blow to the gut,” wrote Griffin Tavern owner Debbie Donehey (right), in advance of a well-attended “toast” the tavern hosted last Friday evening to well-known Flint Hill area resident Don Winland. […]

School/Education News

School news for Jan. 18

Movement and learning applied with Action Based Learning Lab; logo design awarded for “Rapp Tomorrow, Read Today”; updates on Panther winter athletics and Quiz Bowl team regional championship at RCHS on Monday, Jan. 22. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday. Morning showers and thunderstorms.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 50%
High 61° / Low 33°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then becoming sunny late. High 61F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 0%
High 47° / Low 28°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 47F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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  • Winter Wonderland Tween Mixer

    January 26, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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