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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.…

The Rapp Happenings section lists events sponsored only by non-profit groups. Events must be received by 3 p.m. on Monday in order to be included in the next edition. Email Jan@rappnews.com Include name and phone number for information. All others…

On Monday, Jan. 25, the Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meeting has been canceled. The Town of Washington has a vacancy on both the Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Board. Any resident wishing to be appointed to either the…

Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church Pastor: Jon Heddleston Sunday Contemporary Services 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Traditional Services 11 a.m. Sunday Youth Night 7 p.m. Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Hope Hill Baptist Church Pastor: John W. Lines Sunday:…

The Washington Town council authorizes Mayor Eugene Leggett to negotiate the terms of a nearly half-million-dollar Water Quality Improvement Fund grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

You will have heard by now that this newspaper is under new ownership, and that the new owners, along with the publisher and editor, are all local, Rappahannock-based folks. This is a good thing. But the more important reality is…

Rae’s in Sperryville will be closing at the end of the month, as Thornton River Grille and the Corner Store take on former ECow owner Terri Lehman as a catering partner.