150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: The last flag down

As August 1865 began, the country, north and south, was still coming to grips with four intense years of bloody warfare. Out in the vast Pacific Ocean, the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah cruised south, unaware that the war had ended months before. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 6

New face at Rapp News The Rappahannock News has a new face working at the office, Patrice Indig, from Warrenton. She is our new advertising manager. Patrice has worked in healthcare sales, marketing and management […]

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 6

Friday, July 28 12:27 p.m. — Main Street, Washington, seizure, company 1 3:35 p.m. — Pearl Lane, Sperryville, injury, company 7 Saturday, July 29 9:17 p.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, motor vehicle accident, company 1 […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Aug. 6

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office July 27-30: Hampton Virginia Property Group II LLC to Thomas B. Neel and Mary Ann Clark, 44.56 […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Aug. 6

Washington Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 6) at town hall. Agenda includes Bradams Ridge, LLC; signage at 337 Gay St. Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt’s office hold local hours […]


Inside this week’s News (Aug. 6)

This week’s headlines: County seeks dark skies, comp plan enlightenment • Sheriff candidates take in and spend most • Amissville woman pleads guilty to murder • Abduction, eluding charges face defendants • The Rapp: Closing Castleton on a high note; a food for thought film • Wild Ideas: Summer brings insects, spiders and baby skinks • and more. […]