From the Rappahannock News

Is it Washington — or Little Washington?

There has been an enthusiastic online disagreement lately regarding the name of Little Washington, but it turns out the town officially known as Washington, Virginia, has been referred to as Little Washington on and off over the past 150 years or so. […]


Restored habitat brings fields of dreams to Sperryville

It is a fact that the underlying cause of the plight of the bobwhite is habitat loss and habitat fragmentation. A recent Sperryville example proves the “if you build it, they will come” philosophy can work to help recover this once-familiar Prince of Gamebirds to sustainable population levels. […]

Sheriff at accident U.S. 211 near Massies Corner.

Saved by a seatbelt

Sheriff Connie C. Smith, who was first on the scene after the driver of a Toyota pickup truck crashed on U.S. 211 near Massies Corner last Thursday afternoon, says the seatbelt worn by the driver probably saved him from more serious injuries. […]


Above and below

Cattle along Woodward Road in Sperryville seem unimpressed with the extraordinary cloud configuration and color that appeared briefly at sunset last Saturday. […]

Kevin Adams gallery and studio plans approved by ARB.

Windows on Gay Street

Architectural plans approved last Wednesday by the Washington Architectural Review Board for the former Stonyman Gourmet Farmer building on Gay Street mostly included artist Kevin Adams’ and husband Jay Brown’s plans for a few more windows. […]


Editorial: What’s in a name?

So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right? […]

Horse/Equine News

Sperryville column for Jan. 29

Horses, real and stick, thunder into Sperryville Feb. 28 The annual point-to-point steeplechase season kicks off Feb. 28 with Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds’ annual races at the Thornton Hill Racecourse in Sperryville. Virginia hunt […]