Inside this week’s News (June 25)

This week’s headlines: County tax rate will rise 1 cent • Konick refiles suit against town, Inn • Avon Hall ‘process’ begins Monday • High-profile cases end in prison time • The handmade footpath • Wild Ideas: Birds do it, butterflies do it . . . and more in this week’s Rappahannock News.


Sheriff makes run official

Two-term Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie C. Smith made her official announcement last week of her intention to seek a third term, and a former teacher and nurse announced her intention to seek an otherwise candidate-free seat on the school board in the Hampton district. […]


Wild Ideas: The beautiful, amazing milkweed

While there are many great native plants that attract butterflies, there is one genus that is a star in this regard — milkweed. Historically loathed by farmers, some have beautiful blooms and offer great value to wildlife. […]

By Nol Putnam

Sperryville column for June 18

River District Arts in Sperryville will host a book-signing event from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday (June 20), when ironsmith and author Nol Putnam will be signing his newest work of art, or work of publishing. […]


School and sports news for June 18

A parent and student-generated initiative at Rappahannock County Elementary School this spring culminated in a homemade plastic and aluminum recycling effort at the annual end-of-the-year DARE Day festivities at RCES. […]

By Dennis Brack/Rappahannock News

Artists, awarded

At a reception Sunday at the home of RAAC president Matthew Black and his wife, artist Barbara Black, recipients gratefully accepted checks for Claudia Mitchell Fund grant awards. […]

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School/Education News


Two Rappahannock County students at the top in their class in science were selected by their teachers and awarded full scholarships to Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) nature camp this summer. […]

By J.B. Carter
Fire and Rescue

Pumped and ready

Rappahannock County has 10 new driver/pump operators who recently completed a 16-hour basic pump operator class, including classroom hours and practical exercises, led by Amissville VFR chief J.B. Carter and assistant chief Scott Chamberlin. […]

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School/Education News

Outstanding in forestry

Among the Potomac State College of West Virginia University students, faculty and staff honored with awards and recognition recently was Emily Ashcraft, a wildlife resources major from Castleton. […]