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School/Education News

Wakefield’s Hernandez earns national award

Alex Hernandez, a senior at Wakefield Country Day School, has been named a 2010-2011 National Hispanic Recognition Scholar. He is one of about 5,000 students nationwide to receive this award, from a pool of more than 200,000 eligible recipients who identify themselves as Hispanic/Latino. […]


Spending, health care are issues in 7th district

The congressional race in the 7th District of Virginia is inherently as much about national issues as it is about local ones if for no other reason than the high-ranking position in Congress held by the incumbent.

Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican Party’s minority whip in the House of Representatives, counts the votes in the lead-up to floor fights on major legislation. He is running against Democratic Party candidate Rick Waugh and Tea Party candidate Floyd Bayne in the Nov. 2 election. […]


Election Day is Nov. 2

Rappahannock County voters go to the polls next Tuesday to cast ballots in two races and vote on three proposed amendments to Virginia’s constitution. All polling places in the county will be open from 6 […]

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Housing market is improving

The housing market is showing signs nationally it’s coming back to life and it’s stirring a bit in Rappahannock County, too. “Rappahannock County is definitely a much smaller market. There are not as many properties […]


Going to town on a Halloween gown

Most people start thinking about Halloween when the weather cools, but Woodville resident Meaghan Deakins started preparing in the heat of June. For Deakins, a clothing designer who specializes in costumes, particularly Renaissance era attire, […]

Crime & Courts

Crime & Courts for Oct. 28

A 27-year-old Woodville man received a stiff sentence Friday (Oct. 22) for administering narcotics to his two-month-old daughter last December.

Rappahannock Circuit Court Judge Herman A. Whisenant Jr. sentenced Thomas Edward Lee III to more than 11 years in prison for felony child abuse and probation violations, suspending just over five years. Lee will serve the remaining six years and four months in a state correctional facility. […]


Wild Ideas: The sky is falling

Except for poison ivy, thorny vines and the occasional venomous rattlesnake, the Virginia Piedmont forest is usually not too hazardous. This autumn, however, danger has been raining down from above. The instigators are trees, releasing […]


Washington column for Oct. 28

A big Porche gathering in Little Washington; lots happening at the Middleton Inn; Nevill Turner turns out to be “No Ordinary” storyteller, and Washington Volunteeer Fire and Rescue has a very success ham-and-oyster fundraiser. […]

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Editorial: I’m not saying . . . .

As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War approaches, I find myself revisiting great American historians, most recently Avery Odelle Craven. The Organization of American Historians annually awards a prize in his name to the best […]