Town council briefly bites, shakes hand

The Washington Town Council’s monthly meeting was short and sparsely populated, on both sides of the head table, and still failed to provide a dull moment. Tourist rentals deregulation and the farmers market’s identity being the hot topics. […]


Money given, now grants to give

NPCF announced this week that it has received $250,000 in funding from the PATH Foundation to initiate a new grant program to provide opportunities for 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties. […]


Young published authors

RCES third-grade students became authors and illustrators earlier this month when they published stories titled “If I Were a Superhero.” They wrote and edited their stories over a two-week period before sending their final drafts to the publisher. […]

School/Education News

School and sports news for Dec. 15

Winter is here and RCPS’ sports teams are providing some scorching early season performances from the wrestling and basketball teams; WCDS’ third grade students buy charity gifts through chores; and Owls basketball and swimming teams are in full stroke. […]


The Rapp for Dec. 15

It’s an early Fourth (Estate) Friday; La Liste, a new exclusive French guide, names the Inn D.C.’s top restaurant; “Celtic Christmas Concert” returns to Castleton; RCHS play is postponed… […]


Farm Bureau delegates

Mike Cannon and David Thornhill were Rappahannock County’s representatives earlier this month among the 275 delegates who helped formulate legislative policies during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 annual convention in Hot Springs. […]


Help for the Food Pantry

The NAACP’s Unit 7058 (serving Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties) recently presented the Rappahannock Food Pantry with a donation in recognition of the service the Food Pantry provides to the community. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Dec. 15

All county government offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday next Thursday, Dec. 22, remaining closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, reopening Tuesday, Dec. 27; and closed Jan. 2, for the New Year’s holiday, reopening Tuesday, Jan. 3. […]