School/Education News

Survey warns of alcohol, drug use

At a “Teen Summit” last month at the high school, school and community prevention officials released the results of a survey of sixth- through 12th-graders last spring that indicated that alcohol and drug use in […]


The Rapp

Updates on the Sperryville July Fourth Celebration, an upcoming visit by guitarist Laurence Juber to the Theatre, and the latest on this summer’s Castleton Festival. […]

School/Education News

Mexican standout

Parents of Rappahannock High seniors attending last weekend’s Senior Banquet — a dinner and local tradition at the school paid for and served by teachers and staff, with decorations handled by parents — pretty much […]

School/Education News

Harris named new athletic director

Rappahannock public schools yesterday offered the job of athletics/activities director to Jamie Harris, a physical education teacher who made an impressive debut in his first year coaching varsity wrestling and softball teams at the high […]

School/Education News

RCHS track team finishes with flourish

After a lengthy season that began in mid-March, the RCHS coed varsity track team earned plenty of bragging rights.
The team’s final meet of the season was on May 12 at George Mason High School. Several Panthers came away with accolades and awards on Mustang turf. […]

School/Education News

RCHS’ baseball season ends with losses

In a disappointing trio of games, Rappahannock County High School’s varsity baseball team lost last Thursday to Manassas Park, Friday to Clarke County and again to Manassas Park in the first District playoff on Monday. […]


Editorial: Time and place

As the rest of world “globalizes” into one huge fast-food outlet and discount-shopping mall, we here in Rappahannock County can take pride and comfort in our backward ways. And that includes looking backwards. We understand […]


Rapp Facts

Did you know that . . . when the Virginia General Assembly carved out Rappahannock County from Culpeper County in 1833, only two of its towns had been laid out with named streets — Washington […]

Sperryville Column

Sperryville: Honoring our heroes

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates American men and women who died while in military service. First enacted to honor Union […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Gala thank you

As many in our county know, it takes an incredible amount of effort to organize a successful fundraiser.
A great number of folks and businesses made a difference in this year’s Rappahannock Evening View, sponsored by the Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA). […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Her commitment to help

Like many Rappahannock residents, we first met Ester Settle at the store. It was hard to fill the car with gasoline without also filling the children with snacks. And the vehicle you bought from Settle’s […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Kayaks clarified

Your story on kayaking on local waters was misleading. To read the article, you would think that you could just take the kayak that you used running the rapids on the Rappahannock to floating on […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

50 years ago May 26, 1960 Top scholastic honors at Rappahannock County High School have been awarded to Walter B. Kilby, valedictorian and Elizabeth Latham, salutatorian. Walter B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kilby […]