From the Rappahannock News

Grove will fill in as superintendent

The Rappahannock County School Board announced Monday that Kathleen F. Grove has agreed to serve as interim superintendent. The same day, current superintendent Aldridge Boone sent a farewell email to the school division’s staff in which he said the school board forced his hand. […]


At the Schoolhouse, it’s Miller time

On the cusp of February, traditionally Rappahannock’s worst tourism month, here’s a nice change of pace: news of a restaurant opening instead of closing. Sometime this spring, Cliff Miller IV says he plans to open a neighborhood pub and lunch spot in the Sperryville Schoolhouse complex. […]

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Crime & Courts

Sheriff’s Report for Jan. 31

On Jan. 14, Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy M.C. Dodson stopped a vehicle on Warren Avenue for not displaying vehicle tags. The driver, 33-year-old Robert Wells of Toledo, Ohio, was found with an undisclosed amount of […]

Adult Education

The Rapp for Jan. 31

Saying goodbye to our hard-working Sperryville columnist, spending a week at Nature and 4-H Camps, watching the newest RAAC movie, exploring the “Art of Aging in Rappahannock,” celebrating Mardi Gras at the Theatre and more in this week’s Rapp. […]


Editorial: Something to think about

Recent awards in Rappahannock County got me thinking about a new book on Italy’s Venice – that “exquisite corpse,” its beauty embalmed, its once vibrant commercial and city life now lying in state. Let’s not let our county wind up the same. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Zero-based budgeting

The debt ceiling crisis: The Republicans first need to defuse the liberal canard that they are playing politics and will “default on our debt” and “starve Grandma.” This accusation can be preempted by first passing […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Congressman Hurt keeps in touch

After reading Walter Nicklin’s scathing editorial [“Congressman, stay where you’re needed,” Jan. 17] I felt inclined to express my appreciation for Congressman Robert Hurt taking time to visit his district. When Congress is not in […]

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RAWL Dog: Reno

My name’s Reno. I’m a border collie. Herding dogs, we originated in the border region between Britain and Scotland. I’m told that we’re the smartest of all dogs. And we really need to have a […]