Packed house: Panelists and public talked for more than two hours at the Theatre Thursday.

Pulse taken

The “Rapp Live” forum hosted June 19 by the Rappahannock News filled the 218-seat Theatre at Washington with folks wanting to be informed rather than entertained — though what brought them there has had the town and county buzzing. […]


Planners OK Narmada expansion

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission recommended approval of both plans before it last Wednesday (June 18) — including a 2,800-square-foot conference and wedding center at Narmada Winery. […]

From left, Old Rag Master Naturalists volunteeers Charles Fortuna, Jenny Fitzhugh, Caroline Watts, Dee Dee Lyon and Ed Dorsey take a break Monday at Washington’s Nature Trail.

The Rapp for June 26

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday moves to Sperryville, the Nature Trail officially opens, the Amissville carnival returns, Middle Street gallery shows off “Photos, Fiber and Stone,” the CMR Farm Show starts July 12 and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Clearing the air

Last month you published a front-page report on an interstate natural gas pipeline project that is being considered through Rappahannock County. Since then a number of landowners have been asked to consent to surveys of […]

Senior center manager Darcy Canton (right), bus driver Ronnie Dennis (left, across from Canton) and a group of seniors dined at the Headmaster’s Pub as part of their bimonthly day trips.

Sperryville column for June 19

Chris Doxzen had the privilege of meeting some of Rappahannock’s seniors while they were lunching at the Headmaster’s Pub and shopping at the Sperryville Schoolhouse retail establishments — part of their bi-monthly day trips. […]

Former Rappahannock News editor (and jack-of-all-trades) Sarah Latham (right) and her daughter Sally Haynes stopped in last Friday to share their fond memories of the Linotype machine.

Washington column for June 26

The town of Washington is abuzz with news of Washington, D.C. developer Jim Abdo’s long-term plans for the town, while a former Rapp News editor gets reacquainted with the Linotype machine she helped run in this week’s Washington column. […]

A harvestman drags a struggling eight-spotted forester moth to a suitable dining spot.

Wild Ideas: Life goes on

Nature is amazing and endlessly fascinating, but not always pretty. Within it lie the forces of destruction as well as creation, as it constantly reminds us — and not always in subtle ways. […]