Letters to the Editor

Trail hazards?

Bill Freitag raises important questions. Who will be liable when bad things happen on the trail? Who is legally responsible? What is the taxpayers’ exposure and how much of the county really supports this long term undertaking with numerous unknowns? […]

Letters to the Editor

Rappahannock not welcoming

I love Rappahannock Co. — and it’s the birthplace of both my parents, but you are not very friendly to those of us who don’t live there. It’s very difficult to find a good, reasonable priced restaurant for [a] meal or some place to grab a burger. […]

Letters to the Editor

When best intentions go awry

A bicycle trail is imposed upon the land. It requires more of the land to be buried under tons of concrete. Furthermore, the proposed right of ways in effect create a widening of Route 211, visually and aesthetically imposing the same result as if lanes had been added. […]

Letters to the Editor

Phantom driver of Whorton Hollow

I’d like to thank the reckless driver in the white pickup who going way over the speed limit coming over a hill in the middle of a narrow gravel section of Whorton Hollow Road, did NOT hit me head on. You did force me to swerve into a ditch that is about a foot deep, 25 feet long and filled with sharp rocks. […]

Letters to the Editor

Multi-use trail a ‘community asset’

I would like to point out some of the positive features of having such a trail in the county. If you have children and you are not a large landowner, there are very few places in the county where you can safely take your children for a walk, a run, or a bike ride. […]


LOVE (and hay) fever

Residents and business owners alike flocked to the Rappahannock County Visitors Center last Friday evening, Sept. 22, for the unveiling of the Businesses of Rappahannock LOVE sign, a reflection of the county’s appreciation for tourism. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Sept. 28

Jan. 3, 1980: Weather was the big story for 1979 in Rappahannock. An angry Mother Nature used all the weapons in her arsenal, first dumping snow with high winds, then rain, rain and more rain and finally another unexpected blanket of wet snow on the county. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Sept. 28

It’s Fourth Estate Friday at the Country Cafe, Commit-to-Be-Fit and Fall Festival Saturday at RCHS, Public Lands Day at Shenandoah Park, and time to spend some “Quiet Hours” with painter Nancy Brittle at Middle Street. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Sept. 28

Join us Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Washington Fire Hall with the Rappahannock News, Foothills Forum, Aging Together and Rapp at Home to discuss and assess the findings of “A Troubling Diagnosis,” the recent three-part explanatory journalism series published in The News. […]


Courthouse fire could have been a lot worse

“There were flames going up the wall,” said court clerk Patricia Davis, who pointed out it was a good thing last week’s electrical fire broke out on a weekday afternoon when employees were at work, or else “who knows” what the result could have been. […]