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DuMez named Outstanding DAC Female Swimmer

Wakefield Country Day School’s Rachel DuMez was named the Outstanding Female Swimmer at the Delaney Athletic Conference Championships on Feb. 12. She continued her season of brilliance, easily winning both of her events, the 200 […]

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Wakefield announces college news

Wakefield Country Day School is pleased to announce the following acceptances and awards for all 16 members of its senior class. They are: Laura Bancroft-Mary Baldwin College ($58,000), Penn State University, Randolph Macon College ($44,000), […]

School/Education News

Kindergarten class celebrates 100 days

The 16 students in Wakefield Country Day School’s kindergarten class had a “100th Day of School” celebration Feb. 23. The children completed individual projects at home and brought them in to share with the class. […]

Fire and Rescue

Park wildfire takes its toll

Crews battling wildfires within Shenandoah National Park since the weekend picked up a welcome assist from the weather as several inches of rain, snow and sleet fell Monday night into Tuesday morning. “Nothing has come […]


Natural wonders

If it turns out that nature is indeed your mother, then Lyt Wood is pretty sure she wishes you’d call more often.

Wood, a Rappahannock citizen for going on 35 years now, will turn 59 this summer during the 25th annual Rappahannock Nature Camp — a two-week day camp for 8- to 12-year-olds he helped start and began leading in 1986 down at the old Shaw House on Rock Mills. […]

School/Education News

Flight makes right

Not every young man learns to fly before he learns to drive, but 16-year-old Washington resident Sean Michael Knick II has done just that. A junior at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Knick has been […]


Washington column for Feb. 24

Thanks to Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue members for their wildfire-fighting help; thanks back from WVF&R to those who made the ham and oyster dinner a success; a Rome report from Rev. Hobson; how to go fly a kite. […]

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Town looks into streetlight fix

John Fox Sullivan, town of Washington mayor, plans to meet with representatives of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative to talk about the streetlights lining town streets. Sullivan said during a town council meeting on Feb. 16 that […]

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Unemployment rate drops in December

Fewer people were unemployed in Rappahannock County in December than the month before. Decreases were also recorded in Fauquier, Culpeper and Madison counties while there were increases in Page and Warren counties. Among adjacent counties, […]


Letter: Businesses Link up

The Feb. 15 gathering of Rappahannock Business Link was attended by nearly 50 professionals and enjoyed by all. Chef Victor of Griffin Tavern provided delicious food, and Jim and Debbie Donehey were underwriters for the […]