Hunting and Fishing

A Hunting We Will Go

It’s important to remember that a new state-issued deer hunting regulation for 2017-18 deals specifically with this county: “It shall be unlawful to take a second antlered deer on private lands in Rappahannock County prior to taking at least one antlerless deer on private lands. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Nov. 9

The Washington VFD recently visited the Child Care and Learning Center (CCLC) to allow the children explore their emergency vehicles and try on the firefighter suits; and the community is saddened by the death of a dear friend, Ellen Mustoe, who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 4. […]


Sisters take the tour

Chilly and wet weather this past weekend did little to dampen the spirit of sisters Nona and June Gregg of Tiger Valley, seen here enjoying RAAC’s 13th Annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour. […]


First time voter

It’s been a big week for Drake Lynn, 18, of Castleton. Not only did the Rappahannock County High School senior snag an interception in his last-ever football game in a Panther uniform, he also voted for the first time on Election Day. […]


Salt Boxes: Essential Yet Rarely Noticed

All through history, the availability of salt has been a pivotal part of civilization. Salt has been revered as a seasoning that adds depth and complexity to a variety of culinary creations and will likely figure in many a delicious Thanksgiving meal. […]

School/Education News

South Korea and Ukraine meet Rapp

Could you imagine, as a junior or senior in high school, being tossed into another culture halfway around the world? Dave Sungchan Wang and Gayla Halina Zolotukhina both were faced with this load when they volunteered to become foreign exchange students. […]


‘One Little Song Can Change the World’

Children and adults alike will find themselves listening intently to every word of Kid Pan Alley’s new album, “One Little Song Can Change the World.” Each of this unique album’s 10 songs, written exclusively by children, delivers a much-needed lesson about bullying and respect […]


Seeing art in puddles

More than one thousand art lovers from across the mid-Atlantic flocked to Rappahannock County for RAAC’s 13th Annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour. On opening night at the old Washington School was transformed into an impressive art gallery. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: A Bike Trail? Really?

I have to tell you that when I first heard of the proposal for a bike trail, I thought it was more of the Foothills foolishness, the kind that spent $100,000 of charitable funds to find out that the cell phone service is spotty in Rappahannock and, for the most part, people would just like to be left alone. […]

Letters to the Editor

A note from Chris Parrish

A large part of that I believe emanated from Mr. Konick’s assertion that I would spend $5.9 million dollars of county money on a bike path, when in fact I would not be willing to spend any local taxpayers’ money. I understand the fear that created. I will strive to discern other concerns that are legitimate and address them in the future. Meanwhile, I congratulate Mr. Konick on a well-run, efficient campaign […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Trail Ride’ a big success

The Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Company Benefit Trail Ride, held the weekend of October 27-29, was a huge success despite heavy rain on Sunday. This was the 10th anniversary of the Ride which is considered by participants to be one of the best of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region. […]

Letters to the Editor

Building barns

Regarding Ron Maxwell’s discourse “The Fever,” I agree with him in large part concerning the bashing of monuments. It is an ugly business that inflames passions and produces little of substance. Nor would I question his application of Jesus’ words: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” […]

Letters to the Editor

‘It takes a whole county’

To talk to a basketball player and for him to tell me that one-half of the basketball team is not coming out to play is extremely disheartening. To talk to a wrestler, who was in tears, because someone was hired that is nowhere near qualified to coach a varsity team over many highly qualified applicants, breaks my heart. […]