The Rapp for May 28

Grammy-winner guitarist at the Theatre This Saturday (May 30) at 8 p.m., celebrated composer and acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber returns to the Theatre at Washington for a solo concert on his tour of the East […]

Land Use/Zoning

Planners OK apartment, consider GIS

Rappahannock County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of an efficiency apartment on the 100-acre farm of Rick Lessard in Sperryville, and discussed possible ways to bring the county’s mapping systems into the 21st century. […]

By E. Raymond Boc

Agenda on the veranda

April Moore, the Democrat who’s running against state Sen. Mark Obenshain in Virginia’s 26th District, which includes Rappahannock, speaks to supporters on the deck at Gadino Cellars last Sunday in Washington. The Rappahannock Democrats organized […]


Wild Ideas: Red fox, gray fox

There are two species of fox in our area — the gray fox and the red fox, but figuring out which is which is not as easy as their common names imply, as Pam Owen explains in this week’s Wild Ideas. […]

By E. Raymond Boc

DARE to have fun

Elementary school students smile between sno-cone slurps at DARE Day last Friday, the traditional almost-end-of-the-school year exhibition and family fun-fest at Rappahannock County Elementary School sponsored by the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office’s anti-drug program. Emergency […]


Our million-acre backyard commons

By Chris Bolgiano There’s no grill in my big backyard, no swing set and no swimming pool, unless you count the rock-bottomed bowls along Reedy Run as it cascades to the Shenandoah River. They’re mainly […]

By Michael Wolniewicz

Good buy? No, goodbye.

Michael Wolniewicz put a sign up this week at his home in Chester Gap to notify any would-be bidders that the house and property to be auctioned on the county courthouse steps soon is not […]

By E. Raymond Boc

Memorial in Sperryville

Memorial Day ceremonies at Sperryville Cemetery were primarily quiet, private affairs this weekend. Photographer Ray Boc reports that Phyllis Swindler, whose late husband Jim led the drive to erect a memorial to veterans at the […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for May 28

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office May 18-21: Hampton Peter M. Durant and Mary Beth Durant, trustees or successors in trust under the […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for May 28 |

Dec. 11, 1975 A request from the heirs of J. L. Williams for a rezoning and an exception to the subdivision ordinance was denied by Rappahannock’s supervisors at their meeting last Thursday, Dec. 4. Attorney […]