The Rapp for June 25

Fourth (Estate) Friday postponed till July, but the Amissville Carnival is this weekend, there are still seats for Castleton Festival’s opening gala, plus a Businesses of Rappahannock picnic and a benefit cabaret at the Theatre. […]


Sheriff makes run official

Two-term Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie C. Smith made her official announcement last week of her intention to seek a third term, and a former teacher and nurse announced her intention to seek an otherwise candidate-free seat on the school board in the Hampton district. […]


Wild Ideas: The beautiful, amazing milkweed

While there are many great native plants that attract butterflies, there is one genus that is a star in this regard — milkweed. Historically loathed by farmers, some have beautiful blooms and offer great value to wildlife. […]

By Dennis Brack/Rappahannock News

Artists, awarded

At a reception Sunday at the home of RAAC president Matthew Black and his wife, artist Barbara Black, recipients gratefully accepted checks for Claudia Mitchell Fund grant awards. […]

Crime & Courts

Konick vs. town settlement possible

Attorneys for the town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington are apparently in talks with local lawyer David Konick, a discussion apparently aimed at resolving the matter of the town’s 2013 participation in a beautification project with the Inn and Trinity Episcopal Church. […]


The Rapp for June 11

Goodbye auction, hello Avon Hall After more than a decade of holding a fall auction party to raise funds for the Child Care and Learning Center (CCLC), a new fundraising event begins the summer season […]

Foothills Forum
Foothills Forum

The people speak — thoughtfully

They spoke, and we listened. From Amissville to Sperryville, from Chester Gap to Scrabble, the people of Rappahannock County spoke to the Foothills Forum through the month of May. Their messages are clear, and we have a starting point for what folks are thinking. […]


The Rapp for June 4

“Sherman the Peacemaker” premieres among the stones in Flint Hill on Saturday; ice cream and appreciation of the Hobsons on Sunday; fireworks in Sperryville July 4; Neighbors Day in the park and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]