The Rapp for April 28

Upcoming events: Poetry to make the Civil War personal; all the “Proof” you need at RAAC Theatre; another Sperryville “Renaissance”; and a two-course Food Pantry benefit in Washington. […]

School/Education News

Few voices at county budget hearing

“Thirty-four minutes and 52 seconds,” said Circuit Court Clerk Peggy Ralph, after Board of Supervisors Chairman Roger Welch adjourned the public hearing for the 2011-12 Rappahannock County budget Monday evening (April 25) at Rappahannock County […]


Photo: Sunrise service

Some 60 people came to the Easter sunrise service of Trinity Episcopal Church, held on Jane Batchelder’s property above Washington, which was one of several sunrise services throughout the county on that lovely morning.

Health and Healthcare

Adventures in caregiving

Family caregiving is tough work, and caring for someone with dementia involves its own special frustrations. Too often, people with dementia spend their waking hours in a passive fog; too often, the caregiver is overworked […]


Road funds go from $179K to ‘nothing’

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has allotted Rappahannock County $28,188 for road projects during fiscal year 2011-12. At this month’s board of supervisors meeting, County Administrator John McCarthy described this amount as “nothing.” Furthermore, […]

Fire and Rescue

Photo: Don’t try this at home

Participants from Amissville, Flint Hill and Sperryville fire and rescue squads attended a propane emergencies class at Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department recently, where they learned in a clearly hands-on way how to handle propane emergencies […]


Kelley seeks seat in Va. 18th

Kevin P. Kelley expected someday to run for elective office. But the 52-year-old long-time youth sports volunteer, former Prince William County Chamber of Commerce board chairman and small-business owner couldn’t be certain whether he’d pursue a local or state position. Del. Clifford “Clay” Athey Jr.’s announcement last month that he would not seek reelection to the 18th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates made up his mind, and Kelley has declared for the Republican nomination to succeed the Warren County Republican. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: This ‘Proof’ is proven

A most enjoyable experience; the story is clever, and humorous, with several interesting twists. The actors are terrific. Kudos to the director and stage managers. You have another opportunity to see this triumph at the […]