Vineyard owner Jonathan Hickox says his 3-year-old daughter Delaney is quickly being outpaced in height by the vines.

Rock Mills grapes, Bull Run wines

Innkeepers, artists, musicians and others have sunk roots in Rappahannock County, and now so has Jonathan Hickox — literally, in his case, as he’s recently planted grapevines on part of a 115-acre parcel of land he bought along Rock Mills Road. […]

Grass Fed’s Brian Chafin, Dan Mudge and Colin Chinsammy.

The Rapp for July 31

Gadino Cellars hosts an RLEP benefit to “Stop the Pipeline,” Hearthstone and Belle Meade offer their final day camp sessions and Living Sky celebrates its new home at RDA with a two-day fundraiser in this week’s Rapp column. […]


Editorial: Shaping the future

While ever-growing tourism dollars are welcome, they may not provide the painless panacea that many of our leaders seem to be counting upon. For in becoming simply a “tourist destination,” will we be selling our soul? And what’s the alternative? […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rappahannock resolution

Recently, your board of supervisors resolved, in essence, that the villain Spectra was persona non grata in Rappahannock County. Spectra is a huge pipeline-building company with a preliminary proposal on the table to run a […]

Katie Sharp, astride her quarterhorse Butters, hurdles a jump on her way to a first-place finish at the USPC Championship Festival last week.
Horse/Equine News

Sperryville column for July 31 

Butter Rum, affectionately known as Butters, came into the Sharp family when he was two years old. Katie Sharp was all of four. Now 13, Katie just won the Novice Girls Tetrathlon at the USPC Championship Festival in Kentucky. […]