Test-driving the future of farming

Farming isn’t just a job. For most farmers, it’s a way of life, a family enterprise, a connection with the land and a means of making a living Five local farmers spent last year analyzing those motivating forces, and in many cases altering their farming operations to improve profitability, sustainability and the quality of their lives. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Teachers feel taxed by budget

More than 10 unhappy public school teachers, and Jackson district school board member Amy Hitt,  squeezed into a single pew in the back row of the Rappahannock County courthouse at Tuesday night’s (May 29) final board of supervisors budget work session. […]

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Photos: Onward and upward

Twenty-one Rappahannock County High School seniors garnered 47 scholarships worth $62,000 at the recent Scholarship Awards assembly held at the high school. Jason Gochenour, RCHS’ director of college guidance, and Dr. Paula Howland, director of […]

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Photos: Chelsea’s first graduates

At Chelsea Academy’s first-ever graduation on Friday (May 25) at St. Peter’s Catholic Mission in Washington, the seven graduates of the four-year-old Front Royal school celebrated by tossing their graduate caps in the air. Two […]


Editorial: Summer vacation!

June is upon us, and that means school is almost out! Even for aging adults, like yours truly, the school calendar remains a reflexive organizing principle of life. That means summer always should equal no […]

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Letter: Business Link: The credits

Many thanks to Carl and Donna Henrickson of Little Washington Winery for hosting our May Business Link Networking Social. In spite of the uncooperative weather, we had more than 35 supporters of the Rappahannock business […]

Project Healing Waters guides and veterans on the Thornton River.

Photo: Sperryville’s healing waters

Project Healing Waters founder and president, Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson (far right), and several fly fishing guides and veterans, stand by the banks of the Thornton River, where they spent a Friday last month fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth bass on Cliff Miller’s Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville. […]

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RAWL Dogs: Lizzie

Fun, fun, fun! Energy? Yep! I need a family whose people have some energy and like to play, retrieve (me, not them!), and hike (all of us). I like other dogs and try to get […]

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Washington column for May 31

Park maintenance and repair, CFC’s locally produced feed, and best wishes for birthdays and anniversaries. D.A.R.E. festivities are upcoming, as are the Bolen cemetary trip, graduations, Garden Week and Homecoming at Gid Brown Hollow Bible Baptist Church. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for May 17

50 years ago September 6, 1962 A new administration went into office in Washington – Virginia, that is – on Sept. 1. It was an all-lady government as has been the case since Sept. 1, 1950. […]

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School/Education News

Baccalaureate this Sunday

“Visible,” the Rappahannock County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, and their sponsors, invite you and your family to attend the 62nd annual Baccalaureate Service. The public service is 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in RCHS Auditorium. […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for May 31

At 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday (June 4), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at the courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Larry Land, Director of Policy Development-Virginia Association of Counties; adopt FY 2013 […]

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue Calls for May 24

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched May 21-28:     Monday, May 21 3:56 p.m. – Slate Mills Road, Sperryville, motor vehicle accident, companies 7, 2, 8 and 1 5:17 p.m. – Gaschs Lane, Castleton, […]

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Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for May 31

Home and land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court clerk’s office May 11-17: Jackson Reginald G. Armstead, also known as Reginald Gray Armstead, to Pamela A. […]