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150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: A Christmas gift for Lincoln

At Savannah, Ga., on Sunday, Dec. 18, 1864, Confederate Lt. Gen. William Hardee refused Maj. Gen. William Sherman’s demand to surrender the city, but it was clear that the city would have to be evacuated by the Confederates before their one route of escape to the north would be closed by the Union troops. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

This week’s headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more […]

Food and Drink

The Rapp for Dec. 18

Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp. […]

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School/Education News

School and sports news for Dec. 18

The AD’s report As our schools prepare for the holidays, our Rappahannock student athletes have been working at a frenetic pace, getting in games and bringing home some wins before taking a well-deserved, albeit short-lived, […]


Sperryville column for Dec. 18

Industry rankings — from Guide Michelin, Zagat, Saveur, to name a few — are often coveted awards. And then there is Southern Living’s list, the South’s Best Bed and Breakfasts. In the most recent edition […]

From the Rappahannock News

Castleton announces 2015 season

Dietlinde Turban Maazel, artistic and executive director for the Castleton Festival’s first season without its founder and maestro, her husband, Lorin Maazel, last week announced plans for the festival’s seventh season in 2015. […]