Paige County treasurer Penny Gray (left) presents a plaque, on behalf of the Virginia Treasurer’s Association, to former Rappahannock treasurer Frances Foster outside the county courthouse Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 9). The plaque commemorates Foster’s 52 years of service and recent retirement.

Washington column for Sept. 18

A Harris Hollow couple celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary, the Lions Club sells apple butter at the Quicke Mart, Mandalele performs a Haiti benefit concert, Washington Baptist founds a clergy association and more in this week’s Washington column. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Sept. 18

March 28, 1974: Bomb threats Sunday night and early Monday morning kept several hundred Aileen Inc. employes away from their jobs at Flint Hill. Sheriff John Walker Jenkins and chief deputy Everett Estes checked the plant. […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Sept. 18

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office to Sept. 5-11: Hampton Donald R. Keyser Sr. to Donald Keyser Jr., 11.6037 acres, $154,471.99, general warranty, […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (Sept. 18)

This week’s headlines include: Town weighs ‘balance,’ approves tourist home • Rapp schools fully accredited • The Rapp for Sept. 18 • RCHS’s project-based environment • Coming in the mail, stickerless shock? • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides • and more. […]

A family of Rough Riders signals their readiness for last year’s event (from left): Sabrina, Sherry, Madeleine, Ava and Chris Hayes.

The Rapp for Sept. 11

Second Friday at the Library features a talk by Cliff Miller, the annual Rough Ride is Sept. 20, CAST performs “Much Ado About Nothing,” RCHS hosts a trivia night, CDSMP discusses how to manage chronic diseases and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]


Editorial: Where the wild things are

It’s hard to believe, but once upon a time not so long ago the federal government wasn’t dysfunctional and the Congress actually passed meaningful legislation. Fifty years ago last week, for example, the Wilderness Act was signed into law. […]