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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Time to move on

At first glance, Scotland’s recent referendum on independence may have little in common with the discussion on these pages about Washington’s town charter. But therein lies a cautionary tale. Ultimately, the residents of Scotland voted […]

Alan James (center) provided a classic cheese course (along with other chefs) at Mosaic District in Fairfax.

Washington column for Oct. 2

Hike to the Beahm cemetery, enjoy the WVFR’s ham and oyster buffet dinner, join a French conversation, celebrate Washington Baptist’s homecoming, join Trinity’s Evensong worship hour and more in this week’s Washington column. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 2

April 25, 1974: Clarence Baldwin, of Washington, has been appointed by Judge Rayner V. Snead to Rappahannock County’s Board of Supervisors. Baldwin will represent Hampton district, filling the seat vacated by J. Newbill Miller. […]

150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: ‘The Burning’

In response to Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant’s August orders to eliminate the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as a source of supply to the Confederacy, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan ordered his men to begin destroying in earnest barns, mills, crops and livestock throughout the Valley. […]

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue calls for Oct. 2

Monday, Sept. 22 4:41 p.m. — Old Church Lane, Castleton, general illness, companies 1, 3, 4 and 5 4:41 p.m. — Old Schoolhouse Road, Washington, alarm activation, company 1 7:45 p.m. — Narmada Lane, Amissville, […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Oct. 2

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office to Sept. 19-25: Wakefield Federal National Mortgage Association to Lawrence Ray Layman Jr., and Donna Jean Turner, […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Oct. 2

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. Monday (Oct. 6) in the county courthouse. The agenda includes a presentation from John Reid, Foothills Housing Corporation; vehicle decal issue; courthouse project report; pager tower […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (Oct. 2)

This week’s headlines include: Grant will help Rapp schools upgrade security • Rappahannock in the news • The Rapp for Oct. 2 • Grand, dramatic, cozy: the 2014 tour • Potter, painter (and more) back on the art tour • News briefs for Oct. 2 • Editorial: Lessons from up north • and more. […]