No big waves

An assessment of waterways throughout the state has found that water quality in Rappahannock County is about the same as it was two years ago. The 2010 draft report released Monday by the Virginia Department […]


Miller’s deeds helped to make Rappahannock what it is today

Ask anyone who’s been around Rappahannock County for 30 or more years how the county has managed to maintain its rural and scenic character when other nearby counties have not and the name Newbill Miller comes up.

From his perch on the county planning commission he helped put into place the standards that thwarted the type of sprawl that has been seen elsewhere in Northern Virginia. And he apparently managed to do it in a gentlemanly way. Those who know him speak of him as being evenhanded and willing to hear out the other side. […]


Rapp Facts

Did you know that … Rappahannock County High School has a world-class band that performs at venues near and far. But years before the Panther Band brought musical fame to the county there were worthy […]

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Letter: A helpful Guide

When Maureen Harris advised me that you had kindly provided 200 copies of the Rappahannnock News’s annual “Guide to Rappahannock County” for the information packets for the Shenandoah District of the Virginia Federation of Garden […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

A special meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the Courthouse in Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a resolution authorizing the […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

50 years ago September 1, 1960 Miss Elizabeth Taylor Bruce, daughter of Robert S. Bruce of Front Royal and niece of Mr. And Mrs. C. E. Brown of Sperryville, with whom she made her home, […]