School and sports news for June 4

Belle Meade’s graduates Belle Meade School sent off its 2015 graduates at commencement ceremonies May 26 at the Sperryville school: Lauren Hammer and Ana Rampy are headed to Roanoke College and Emory & Henry College, […]

By Ginnie Busick

Panther pride

Photo gallery: At Rappahannock County High School’s graduation ceremony last Friday, parents, family, friends and school staff sat proudly as 72 graduates took their diplomas in hand. […]

By Cathie Shiff

Nursery native

Photo: Rob Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery stands ready to ring up yet another customer during last weekend’s annual spring open house. […]

Crime & Courts

Sanctions motion on today’s docket

Attorneys for the town of Washington and The Inn at Little Washington, along with attorney David Konick, whose recent suit against the town and Inn was rebuffed last week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker, return to Parker’s courtroom in Washington today for a hearing on the respondents’ motion for sanctions against Konick. […]

150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: A weak start to Reconstruction

Confederate Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner entered into a military convention with Union Maj. Gen. Peter Osterhaus. Under the terms of surrender, all resistance would cease and officers and men were to be paroled under terms similar to those offered at Appomattox on April 9. Meanwhile, President Johnson issued an amnesty and pardon proclamation to all persons who “directly or indirectly participated in the existing rebellion” with some exceptions. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hail Hampton, well met

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude to the 141 Hampton district voters who welcomed me onto their porches, into their living rooms, and shared their thoughts on how to keep Rappahannock County beautiful […]


Washington column for June 4

Reception for Jenks and Molly The Rev. Jennings W. Hobson III and his wife, Molly, had a rousing send-off from the congregation at Trinity Episcopal Church, where Hobson has served for 42 years as rector. […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for June 4

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfer was recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office May 22-28: Hampton Karen Dione Webb, formerly known as Karen D. Burger, to Catharine Howard Taylor, certain […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 4

Jan. 15, 1975 A New Year rash of larcenies has plagued Rappahannock County, with incidents occurring in all areas. Since the drug thefts which were reported last week, a theft was reported by B. E. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for June 4

Bluemont Concert Series hosts a meeting at 6 p.m. today (Thursday, June 4) at Fauquier Hospital’s Bistro on the Hill to welcome volunteers to help plan, support and present Bluemont’s cultural programs in the area, […]