Crime & Courts

No jail time but $65K owed by coin embezzler

Thirty-seven-year-old Stuart Williams Kasin of Charlotte, N.C., will not serve jail time for embezzlement involving a locally owned coin collection. He was instead handed a five-year suspended prison sentence, five years of probation and must pay $65,238 in restitution. […]

No Picture

Truck’s shortcut cuts power

Detour signs forbidding commercial truck traffic from Sperryville’s Main Street while the U.S. 522 bridge is under construction were missed or ignored early Friday by a tractor trailer operator, whose failed, illegal right turn from Main Street onto eastbound U.S. 211 tied up traffic and turned off power to the village for about an hour and a half. […]


Editorial: Remembering Agnes

Rappahannock County derives its name, of course, from the eponymous river, whose headwaters arise within our jurisdictional borders. So we should take some stakeholder interest in what happens downstream, particularly to the Chesapeake Bay, into which the Rappahannock’s waters ultimately empty. […]


The Rapp for June 28

Ready for tailgates, food, music and fireworks in Sperryville on Wednesday? July 4; the Amissville carnival and parade; Flint HIll’s 24 Crows is Roadfood-worthy; successful 4-H camps; SNP’s Neighbors’ Day; Wakefield’s poker tournament; online help for caregivers. […]


Close, but no regrets at 2012 Derby

Not all victories are achieved at the finish line. Twelve-year-old Gabe Beroza of Sperryville came up just .032 seconds short of winning the super stock division of the 2012 Culpeper Soapbox Derby Championship on Saturday (June 23), losing to his new friend, 16-year-old Adam Miller. […]


RAWL Dog: Paulie

I’m Paulie, and my breed, the Havanese, hails from Cuba and, in Spanish, is called Blanquito de Habana. Classy, huh? We’re an unbeatable combination of terribly sweet and quite intelligent, and are distinguished from all […]

No Picture

Letter: More than baby steps

In his editorial last week, the publisher said: “We have two choices in the face of environmental degradation. The first is to feel like we humans are all hospice patients just waiting for the inevitable, […]

No Picture
Letters to the Editor

Letter: REC’s board — cooperative?

The June issue of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) magazine, Cooperative Living, describes electric cooperatives’ annual meetings, where members “make decisions about their customer-owned utility” and “vote on changes to the bylaws that govern the utility […]

No Picture

Down Memory Lane for June 28

50 years agoOctober 4, 1962 “Trigger” and Trigger Jr.,” horses of the famous screen and TV personality Roy Rogers, were in Amissville Saturday. Under the supervision of Glen Randall, the horses had been on tour […]

No Picture
Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue Calls for June 28

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched June 18-24: Monday, June 18 10:46 a.m. – Main Street, Washington, public service, company 1 Tuesday, June 19 9:47 a.m. – Fodderstack Road, Washington, difficulty breathing, companies 1, 4 […]

Maj. Gen. John Pope
150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: Population of Rappahannock — 70,000

With the major drive on Richmond by Maj. Gen. George McClellan’s 110,000 strong Army of the Potomac slowly approaching the Confederate capital from the east, the Lincoln administration decided to establish another large force in Virginia, with the objective of protecting Washington and, moving through north central Virginia, striking Richmond from the west. […]

No Picture
Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for June 28

The following offices will be closed on Wednesday (July 4) in observance of Independence Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Union First Market Bank, Washington; BB&T, Flint Hill; Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers; U.S. Postal […]

No Picture
Building Permits

Courthouse Row for June 28

Home and land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court clerk’s office June 8-14: Hampton James A. Grigsby and Louise C. Grigsby, husband and wife, together party […]