‘Don’t fall for that lie’

The basic principles and ideals of our country, of our Commonwealth, and of all good Americans, are under attack at this time. Neo-Nazis, KKK members, white supremacists, and some uninformed political leaders, are attempting to turn a legitimate debate about the display and future of memorials of the southern Confederacy into a race and culture war. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 24

Child Care Learning Center in Washington this week welcomes new students to their preschool/child care, while introducing them to a new “teacher” named Jub Jub, the iguana; and R.H. Ballard’s new exhibit features Virginia artist Rob Browning. […]


Sea of yellow

The front porch regulars who gather for coffee and conversation every Sunday morning at the Laurel Mills Store. A topic of discussion this past Sunday centered around a 20-acre sea of gorgeous yellow sunflowers currently reaching for the blue sky at Bill Fannon’s adjacent farm. […]

Letters to the Editor

A union of diverse people

Yet, somehow, all that got mixed together and good things came from the union of so many diverse people that came from all corners of the world. There’s no reason a diverse population like what we have in this country can’t get all mixed up together and have good things come from it as well. […]

Letters to the Editor

Jerks among us

I can’t comprehend the level of ignorance and total lack of respect for our society and community it would take to do such a thing. FYI: illegal dumping in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and $2,500 fine. The landfill is cheaper. […]

Letters to the Editor

Charlottesville implications

I have been watching the coverage of the events in Charlottesville, and (surprise!) I find that much of the analysis I see I could predict based on the sources. Including an enormous onslaught of anti-our-duly-elected president coverage. Let’s try a more strategic perspective. […]


Eclipse gives county a break

The scene in Rappahannock County early Monday afternoon was one and the same: people by the hundreds, young and old alike, stepping out of their homes, offices, schools, and parked cars (many pulled over on the highways) to gaze skyward. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Aug. 24

Meet the Rapp staff for Fourth Estate Friday at Country Cafe; RCPS seeking public information officer; former school super Dr. Blair heads to C’ville for new endeavor; and Camp Fantastic celebrates 35 years. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

Foothills Forum meets on Aug. 31 at 4-H; RAAC Theatre holding auditions Sept. 9 and 10 for upcoming Christmas production; and players are now being accepted by Piedmont Softball Association for its fall 2017 season. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

Jan. 20, 1976: A conflict between the Rappahannock Sheriff’s office and the Commonwealth’s Attorney over law enforcement practices and allegedly excessive mileage charges came out in the open at last Friday’s special meeting of the Board of Supervisors. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row

The following home and land transfers were recorded at the County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug. 1-18: Stonewall-Hawthorne: Kenneth F. McCrohan, successor co-trustee of the Kevin Francis McCrohan Revocable Living Trust, 4 parcels, $650,000, deeed. […]