Letters to the Editor

Letter: On March 1, don’t be left out

On Tuesday, March 1, the voters of Rappahannock County will have the opportunity to vote in a dual presidential primary. What this means is that Democrats and Republicans can go to their polling places and cast ballots that will decide who their respective delegations from Virginia will support at their national conventions in July. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanks, Lions!

The wonderful volunteers in the Lions Club are people who loyally contribute their support to help others. In partnership with the Culpeper Lions Club, Rappahannock Lions Club arranged a visit to our preschool for the second year in a row for a state-of-the-art vision screening. […]

School/Education News

RCPS ‘Reality Store’: A focus on life skills

Recently the Rappahannock County High School gym became a microcosm of the adult world of work and responsibilities. In a modern update of the old board game of Life, RCHS 8th graders participated in the Reality Store, a joint venture between RCHS and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office and its 4-H program. […]


School Board votes down recording meetings

A motion by Stonewall-Hawthorne district School Board Member Larry Grove to record all school board meetings, and to save each month’s meeting recording on a single copy audio disc for 30 days before being erased, failed to pass, by a 3-2 vote, with Hampton District representative Lucy “Pud” Maeyer the other pro-recording vote. […]

Jennifer Martin Woodward
School/Education News

One trophy left, region champs are state bound

The Rappahannock High School wrestling team made their mark on Saturday (Feb. 13), winning the Region 1A East Championship at Northampton High School by 49 points, and sending five wrestlers to the finals match. Region champs: Christian McCracken at 145 lbs., Ethan Foley at 170, and David Smoot at 220. Hunter Nicodemus (106) and Johnny Beard (182), finished second in their classes. 26-year-old head coach Alex Coffroth was voted regional Coach of the Year. […]


Commonwealth’s Attorney involved in distracted driving accident

Commonwealth’s Attorney Art Goff was charged with failure to stay right of center after he swerved on Rudasill Mill Road last Wednesday (Feb. 10) and hit an oncoming car driven by Daphne Hutchinson of Washington. He apparently dropped something inside his pickup truck, leaned over to retrieve it, and crossed over the centerline of the two-lane road. […]

Features & Columns

Wild Ideas: Spiders in the snow

Depending on the species, spiders can spend the winter dormant in any of their three life stages — egg, juvenile or adult — or stay active, even walking across snow, in this week’s Wild Ideas. […]

Features & Columns

A ‘deeply involved’ director

Emmy Award winner Paul Wagner will be a special guest at April’s RAAC film festival Academy Award-winning independent filmmaker Paul Wagner, who has produced and directed more than 40 documentary and dramatic films, will be […]