February 22, 2018

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School/Education News

School news for Feb. 22

RCHS winter sports athletes continue to garner headlines with post-season successes and accolades; and several Wakefield Country Day School students honed their diplomacy skills at a Model UN Conference at Johns Hopkins University. […]

Going Nowhere

Gary Ford, wheelman

Almost all the drivers who provide rides to Rappahannock residents do so in their own cars. Gary Ford takes a different approach. He does the driving, but he uses his passengers’ cars. In fact, he’s turned it into a business […]

Going Nowhere

What about driverless cars?

The state of Virginia has tried to ensure that it doesn’t miss the AV wave by designating Virginia Automated Corridors — roads open for autonomous test drives. But these are major highways, such as I-66 and I-95 […]

Going Nowhere

Country roads

Slightly fewer than three-quarters of the 851 students at the county’s two schools ride the buses. Just under 40 percent are picked up by six buses serving Chester Gap and Amissville. So, 10 buses are needed to transport kids in the rest of the county. […]


Hola, I’m Bailey. Need a new amigo?

I’m a Chihuahua, the smallest breed of all dogs that is named after a state in Mexico. My name is Bailey and I’m 5 years old and weigh 10 pounds. As you can see my coat color is a very fancy brindle. I serve as the doorbell here at RAWL, announcing all visitors. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Feb. 22

RappCats rock at Griffin Tavern; RAAC Theatre featured in BOOM magazine; Kid Pan Alley’s new album earns parenting award; and Rapp News hosts media chat at Country Cafe this Friday morning. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Feb. 22

Rappahannock County Artisan Trail Reception and Update, Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Quievremont Winery. All members and others interested in promoting their artistic talents, building small business and developing tourism are welcome. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Feb. 22

Dec. 4, 2003: In 1952, Polly Aylor, then a young high school student, wrote her first Flint Hill social column for the Rappahannock News. She enjoyed writing it so much that she kept on doing it for more than 50 years. […]


Fight on Fogg Mountain 

Now the homeowners of one of these hilltop access points are suing Piedmont Broadband (PBB) for exceeding the terms of its lease. Ron Maxwell and his wife Karen Hochstetter, who live at the top of Fogg Mountain off Ben Venue Road, filed a complaint in January, charging Piedmont and its owner. […]


Pocket guide to Rappahannock County government

While there are hundreds of pages of Rappahannock County and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations and codes that public officials must — but sometimes don’t — abide by, the most pertinent procedural rules as they affect the function of the Rappahannock County government have been compiled here by the Rappahannock News. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today. Showers late tomorrow night.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 60%
High 62° / Low 40°
Chance of Rain
Chance of late night showers. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Friday 20%
High 54° / Low 50°
Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 54F. Winds light and variable.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Relay For Life Breakfast

    February 24, 2018  7:30 am - 10:30 am
    Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, 3948 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • AVFR Shrimp/Oyster Dinner

    February 24, 2018  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Amissville Volunteer Fire, 14711 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • 41st Annual Black History Month Program

    February 25, 2018  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Inc, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd, Rixeyville, VA 22737, USA
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