Awards and Honors

Citizen of the Year: Mimi Forbes

Mimi Forbes is a force of nature. The director of the Rappahannock Food Pantry has a welcoming smile so bright and so real that she can create sunshine on a cloudy day for customers and volunteers alike. The Rappahannock News’ Citizen of the Year for 2015, she blows away worries with hurricane force, floods troubles with sympathy, washes away despair with care and warms hearts with compassion. […]

Crime & Courts

Fatal shooting investigation, reaction continues

The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Dec. 15 shooting death in Chester Gap of 25-year-old Brittney Koster of Woodbridge, whose boyfriend remains in custody without bond, charged with involuntary manslaughter and two other gun-related felonies. […]

Foothills Forum

Foothills is (again) a tax-exempt charity

The good folks involved with Foothills Forum got an early Christmas present this week from none other than the Internal Revenue Service.

In a letter dated Dec. 17, the IRS let us know they’ve determined Foothills Forum qualifies once again as a tax-exempt public charity. […]


News about the News

Rappahannock News’ editor, Roger Piantadosi, is stepping down after five years; publisher Dennis Brack will add “editor” to his title; and a familiar face to many, Alex Sharp VIII, is returning as reporter and chief news gatherer. […]


Inside this week’s News (Dec. 24)

This week’s headlines: Citizen of the Year: Mimi Forbes • Fatal shooting investigation, reaction continues • News about the News • The Rapp: Cookies and gratitude; songwriting and understanding • Washington man arrested in Fauquier break-ins • Wild Ideas: Good reads for long winter nights • Sperryville: Ragged Mountain Dogs • and more […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Less ‘data,’ more technology

I felt compelled to write and reason with C. Price regarding her latest anti-technology diatribe, (“Radiating Rappahannock,” Dec. 17) but I realize I can’t reason someone out of something they weren’t reasoned into. I will, however, make four comments: […]



Casimir “Casey” Eitner of Castleton was sworn in earlier this month — on a Sunday on the front porch of the Laurel Mills Store, in front of friends and family — as a U.S. citizen. The ceremonial swearing-in was done by friend and fellow Rappahannocker, Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. […]