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Without accessing the Internet or dialing a telephone, Rappahannock residents are making an international impact. Next week, 19-year-old Peshawar, Pakistan native Mohsin Ahmad will begin his freshman year at Goucher College in Baltimore. From the first spark of Ahmad’s interest,…

Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue held the first fund-raising breakfast of the new year Saturday. Seventeen company members served more than 100 meals to hungry customers, who feasted on scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes and sausage, hash browns,…

Bob Anderson joined the Rappahannock Lions Club back when Richard Nixon was president, 42 years ago. The club, then 10 years old, had dwindled to just nine members and was in danger of dying. Last Thursday evening, the Rappahannock Lions…

Two games. Divided results. The RCHS Varsity Lady Basketball team hosted back-to-back home games over the last week. On Friday, the Panthers welcomed Fresta Valley Christian School from Marshall and soundly defeated the Pioneers, 58-41. The win preceded a disappointing…

Thirteen members of The Middle Street Gallery are reaching out this month and next to a like number of friends for a combined art exhibition at the gallery in Washington, Va. The 26 artists have put on an eclectic exhibition…

There once was a time when life was not so hedged in and our elected officials were infinitely more accessible. Recent headlines remind us that White House access is severely restricted — or was meant to be. Just over a…

More than two dozen people attended a meeting last week to plan a “Celebrity Waiter” dinner Saturday, Jan. 30, to benefit the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund, which serves the needy of Rappahannock County. The Fund makes emergency grants to Rappahannock citizens…

I got my first job in journalism here in Rappahannock County. It was on a weekly newspaper, but it wasn’t the Rappahannock News. It was The Stuart News in Martin County, Florida. How’s that? The man who had recently acquired…

Between snowstorms and cold weather, we have heard wonderful stories of neighbors taking care of neighbors. For those who have been helped, please say an extra thank you to your friends and neighbors; For the rest of us, please continue…

50 years ago January 28, 1960 Mrs. Carroll Menefee was hostess to the Sperryville bridge club and additional guests Friday evening with four tables arranged for the game. Those playing were Mrs. Mrs. R. E. Wood, Mrs. Charles Estes, Mrs.…

Members of the Frazier family met for their annual Christmas get together with Stan and Michele Frazier Williams at their home in Tappahannock on Saturday, Jan. 2. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Frazier of Boston; Mr. and Mrs.…

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