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Nol Putnam: Metal Muse

Putnam could be mistaken for the superficial model-type, but his thoughts and opinions run deep, and his talent as a blacksmith even deeper. And his reputation in the world’s second-oldest trade reaches far beyond the Piedmont. […]


Blow back

To understand what is happening today in the Middle East, and throughout Europe, and the Muslim world generally . . . and yes in the U.S.A., consider two eternal axioms: 1) You reap what you sow; and 2) The friend of my enemy is my enemy. […]

Letters to the Editor

Excluding ‘Jimmy’

It has been brought to my attention that Jimmy Swindler has been passed over for consideration for Rappahannock County [Schools] Superintendent. This is a complete farce and a slap in the face to Mr. Swindler. […]

Letters to the Editor

Dog quotes Comey

I read a copy of the June 15 Rappahannock News while passing through little Washington. Well played on the caption to the photo of the dog and snake. I love small local papers, and gems like that are precisely why. […]

Awards and Honors

Walker Jones honorees

 Local attorneys Julia S. Savage and Susan F. Pierce, who practice law in the town of Washington and Warrenton for the law firm Walker Jones, have been chosen as Super Lawyers 2017. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for June 22

Details on Sperryville VFD’s annual 4th of July Celebration; CLCC’s Peter Pan Garden Party; RappCats mosaic workshop; and The Nethers Hot Club music video audition, in this week’s Rapp. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for June 22

Board of Supervisors special meeting, year end invoices on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Both meetings held at the Rappahannock County Courthouse, 250 Gay Street, Washington. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 22

July 10, 1986: Eleven years ago John Earl and Clarence “Boosie” Dodson approached Captain Luther B. Stuart and asked him if the Amissville Little League Baseball team could use some of his land to play on. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for June 22

Home/land transfers: David E. Bowen and Jacqueline Louise Bowen, husband and wife, to Timothy Wayne Wissinger and Jennifer Hoffman Wissinger, husband and wife, 5.000 acres and 13.373 acres, $410,000. […]

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