April 22, 2018

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Hot and windy to cold and snowy

A special weather statement issued last Friday warned of an enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires due to low humidity values, strong gusty winds, and hot and dry conditions. Sure enough, this several acre brush fire broke out around 3 p.m. behind the large horse barn at Whitemud Crossing Farm in Castleton. […]


‘Odyssey’ a state winner

Budding playwright Grace Raiford, a rising 11th grader at Rappahannock County High School, recently submitted the script for her original one-act play, “The Odyssey of Timothy and Peter,” to the statewide “New Voices for the Theater” playwright competition. […]


Ava had a little lamb, and another, and . . .

Ava Genho of Woodville says she has a new appreciation for Friday the 13th. After all, twin lambs arrived that morning to join her small flock. And given it’s spring, Ava has since welcomed six additional little lambs — eight babies in five days, including three sets of twins. […]


Quite the welcome

“Hopefully the village pride is well received!” Sperryville resident Robert Archer says of his new “Welcome to Sperryville, Main Street, Est.1820” mural recently painted on the side of the soon-to-open Happy Camper Equipment Co. on Main Street. […]


‘Out Princing’ Prince

Hearthstone School’s annual auction this Saturday, April 21st, at 4 p.m. will feature a truly amazing item: a unique copy of a letter from Jimi Hendrix to his father, sent from New York City’s Hotel America in 1965. The original of this rare letter resides with Richard Prince […]

School/Education News

School news for April 19

The unique theme for Saturday night’s 2018 Rappahannock County High School Prom was “Yule Ball”; and the Rappahannock County High School Drama Club this weekend will be performing A Chorus Line. […]

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. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 0%
High 66° / Low 44°
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Monday 20%
High 66° / Low 47°
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 66F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

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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. […]

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Local Events This Week

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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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