Opinion Column

Why I will vote for Donald Trump

The next president will be in a position to appoint Supreme Court justices who will protect and defend our Constitution or drastically savage it. If nothing else were on the line, this would be enough for me. The future of this country is far more important than some distracting locker room talk. […]

By Valerie Amster
Horse/Equine News

Equestrian team spirit

The Belle Meade Equestrian Team placed fifth in the junior division at the recent Bull Run Hunt Fall Hunter Pace held in Orange, including Alex Forte, Sofie Garcia, Alyssa Amster and Jharna East. […]


School & sports news for Nov. 3

Accolades galore for Panthers; girl’s varsity volleyball finish the season undefeated; boy’s cross country take conference championship; thespians win Conference 43 theater championship for the third straight year; and varsity football keeps breaking records. […]


The Rapp for Nov. 3

“Rosenwald” doc screens Friday Nov. 4 at Little Washington Theatre; Two local young actresses, Celia Cooley and Grace Raiford, feature in RAAC Theatre holiday production of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” […]

Hunting and Fishing

Park to implement hunting season night closures

Shenandoah Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced this week that portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night during hunting season. He stressed its importance in reducing illegal hunting activity within the park during Virginia’s hunting season outside the park. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Nov. 3

The next meeting of of the Special Education Advisory Committee is 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Nov. 3) in the RCES auditorium. Region 4 Coordinator Nancy Anderson will speak on the Virginia Department of Education’s “I’m Determined” project. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Nov. 3

Oct. 25, 1984: The Board of Directors of the Amissville VFD and EMS announced this week that it will have to reduce the level of services it provides the Amissville community unless the sum of $5,000 can be raised. […]