The Rapp for June 21

It’s the Fourth (Estate) Friday of the month, so we’ll see you in Sperryville; lots to do, including theater auditions and the start of the fourth annual Castleton Festival this weekend; a butterfly outing next month; local Eagle Scouts get their wings. […]


Editorial: Birds, bees and baby steps

We have two choices in the face of the earth’s environmental degradation. The first is to feel like we humans are all hospice patients just waiting for the inevitable, apocalyptic end. The other is to take action – countermeasures, albeit small but still meaningful. […]

Wednesday wreck on U.S. 211

Photo: Wreck on 211

An injured occupant of one of three cars involved in an accident Wednesday (June 20) on U.S. 211 at Gid Brown Hollow Road is carried into a Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue ambulance early Wednesday afternoon. […]

From the Rappahannock News

School News: RCHS Commencement 2012

On June 9, Rappahannock County High School’s 45 seniors – one of the school’s smallest graduating classes in recent memory, but one that boasts four of its members about to enter U.Va. – received their diplomas at the school’s 62nd annual Commencement Ceremony. Photos and a report. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 21

50 years agoSeptember 27, 1962 The Rural Area Development Committee of Rappahannock County met Friday, Sept. 2, at the local high school at Washington. The brochure, “Resort To Rappahannock,” publicizing the county, was presented to […]

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue Calls for June 21

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched June 11-17: Monday, June 11 10:39 a.m. – Lee Highway, Washington, public service, company 1 3:42 p.m. – Chester Gap Road, Chester Gap, allergic reaction, companies 9 and 4 […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for June 21

All middle school and varsity players and parents are asked to attend the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 21) at RCHS auditorium to receive important information about the football and athletics programs. For more […]


The town’s hats off to you, Gene Leggett

Gene Leggett is probably already working toward consensus among the various camps of angels in Heaven, if what he did on Earth is any indication. That’s how one could see the legacy of Eugene Sheldon Leggett II, who died at 86 on June 8 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton with family at his bedside. […]