Special deer hunts at Virginia State Parks this year.
Food Pantry

Culling deer to feed the hungry

There are too many deer in Rappahannock County, and across the state – so many that in 1988, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) introduced its Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), which […]

THE AUTHOR’S parents on a long-ago Christmas morning get some well-earned rest.
From the Rappahannock News

The solace of Christmas past

I was a middle child, growing up, with sufficient space between my older sisters and younger brother that I enjoyed my own experience of the world. I was neither the object of vigilance by inexperienced parents […]


The Rapp column for Dec. 29

Virginia’s First Lady awards the Castleton Festival one of her “Opportunity Seal of Approval” awards; RAAC’s Friday night movies resume Jan. 6 with “Midnight in Paris”; the Visitors Center prepares for winter hibernation. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Give a great cheer! Here comes a new year!

Ho! Twenty-twelve, here we come!With horns a-blarin’ and a greeter’s poem. From out here in our rolling green heavenWe bid adieu to twenty-eleven. We float this salute o’er sceptr’d hillsAnd hope you feel a holiday […]

Food and Drink

Preserving food, preserving traditions

There are lots of tasty foods at Sylvie Rowand’s home in Harris Hollow. Though she has to buy such items as coffee and olive oil from other regions, most of the food Rowand utilizes comes straight from her farm, from neighboring farms and orchards, and from the wild, just like in the days before gasoline and supermarkets. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Wild Ideas: The grapes of repast

Winter keeps coming in fits and starts, and our migratory birds here in the Blue Ridge seem in no rush to keep moving south. Some of these lagging migrants have been taking advantage of a […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Dec. 29

All county government offices will be closed Monday (Jan. 2) in observance of New Year’s Day and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3 The Rappahannock County Public Schools will reopen Monday (Jan. 2). Union First Market Bank and BB&T […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Dec. 29

Home and land transfers These home and Land transfers were recorded Dec. 16-22 at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office: Piedmont Mildred F. Bulter,  to Kenneth L. Thompson, one-third interest, .53 acres and .94 […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Dec. 29

50 years agoMarch 15, 1962 Only one traffic accident resulting from last week’s snowstorm was reported on Friday afternoon, March 9. According to W.A. Buntin, State Police, a utility truck owned by Virginia Telephone and Telegraph […]