Sperryville Column

Sperryville column for Oct. 26

Interviewing Daniel Keyser of Old Hollow this past weekend, in preparation for an upcoming series revealing the colorful last 80 or so years of Rappahannock history through his eyes, filled up pages and pages of note pads. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Oct. 26

Patrick O’Connell’s lamb chop recipe featured in “America, The Great Cookbook;” David Hyde Costello returned to perform from his book, “Little Pig Saves the Ship” and Hunt Harris is organizing a Halloween bonfire. […]

School/Education News

School news for Oct. 26

Fall sports are winding down at RCHS, with playoffs looming and winter sports preparations under way, but Rappahannock’s teams — varsity, junior varsity, and Junior Panther — continue to light up the scoreboards and rack up the wins. […]


Creeping into autumn

Until this week, signs of autumn were few and far between in Rappahannock County, what with temperatures reaching into the mid-80s through much of October. While out for a stroll in the town of Washington one recent foggy morning. […]


Behold a crooked cross

“The photograph is more exciting than the story,” says Trinity Episcopal Church of Washington parishioner Ruthie Windsor-Mann. “The cross is crooked and the only way to assess why was to find something that would reach that high. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Oct. 26

The Blue Ridge Chorale is rehearsing for their 50th anniversary show to be held in December. Rehearsals are held at Open Door Baptist Church in Culpeper every Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No auditions, just a desire to sing. For more information, call Patti at 540-219-8837. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Oct. 26

Election Day is fast approaching and no better time to brainstorm with Rappahannock News staff Friday morning at the Country Cafe; and stay informed on all the county’s Halloween events in this week’s Rapp. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 26

Feb. 3, 1999: The specter of 200-foot telecommunications towers with warning lights being built on mountaintops elicited a lively discussion at the board of supervisors meeting on Monday —
County Administrator John McCarthy suggested a public meeting. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Oct. 26

Home/land transfers: Michelle Lea Batts, successor trustee under the Vernon L. O’Meara trust to Steven L. Mennella and Patricia S. McDonnell, husband and wife, parcel of land, $270,000, deed bargain sale, tax map 32-2-4A. […]


Compton endorses GOP incumbent Webert

Republican Delegate Michael J. Webert, who represents Rappahannock County in Richmond, has announced the endorsement of Rappahannock Sheriff Connie Compton, additional sheriffs from across the 18th District, as well as the Virginia Police Benevolent Association. […]

Public Safety

Civil War reenactment turns potentially deadly

Blank ammo and cannon rounds producing harmless blasts and smoke apparently weren’t serious enough ammunition for somebody who paid visit last weekend to a nearby Civil War reenactment. As a result, the FBI is now seeking the public’s assistance. […]

Crime & Courts

Death in Harris Hollow: ‘Malicious wounding’ takes life of longtime resident

A Harris Hollow resident, 60-year-old Jonas “Jay” Alther, who was discovered by law enforcement authorities last Thursday night clinging to life in the driveway of his home following an alleged assault, has died as a result of his injuries at Inova Fairfax Hospital. […]

Real Estate

Washington Post Office seeks new home

The U.S. Post Office in the town of Washington has announced that it will move from its current space at 389 Main Street #B to a yet to be determined location “in or near” the town of Washington, but not beyond the boundaries of zip code 22747. […]

Public Safety

Ticks: They’re not just for summer anymore

An Old Hollow resident who suffers from alpha-gal — the red meat allergy caused by a lone star tick bite — was telling the story at Pen Druid Brewery that he looks forward to the first hard freeze every year, when he steps outside his home and dances a lively jig “listening for the ticks to pop.” […]