School/Education News

School news for Jan. 25

Belle Meade students hit the trails and slopes; four RCHS students earn chairs in All-District XIV Band; updates on Panther winter athletics and WCDS student competes for National Geographic Geography Bee. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 25

Rappahannock County native Lt. Colonel Gary T. Settle was sworn in last Thursday as Superintendent of the Virginia State Police; Fourth Estate Friday at Country Cafe and Narmada Winery mourns loss of their founder. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Jan. 25

Fire Levy Board meets on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Road, Washington. Agenda includes: Review and approval of firelevy bills for June through December 2017 and Fire and Rescue services budget process. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 25

Oct. 30, 2003: Clear skies and crisp fall temperatures, Donald and Denise Chandler took off from an open field at their home on Fodderstack Road into the wild blue yonder at the break of day on Saturday for a “once in a lifetime” ride in a Hot Air Balloon. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Jan. 25

Home/land transfers — Hawthorne: Liis Edwards, successor trustee of the Ants Leetmaa trust to Andrew Shea Leech and Jennifer Jacobs Leech, husband and wife, 31.556 acres, $515,000, deed bargain sale, special warranty. […]

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Jan. 25

Friday, Jan. 19: 2:37 a.m. — Jericho Road, Flint Hill, stroke, companies 1, 3, 4 and 9; 1:56 p.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, public service, company 1; 2:03 p.m. — Chilton Lane, Sperryville, structure fire, companies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. […]

Real Estate

Rappahannock home, land sales up in 2017

Real estate transactions in Rappahannock County increased by 22 percent in 2017 when compared to 2016, while raw land transactions were up 39 percent. At the same time, the average home sales price was down in 2017, as was the price per acre of land that sold. […]


Scrabble painting a senior effort

Seniors Irene Timbers and Dorothy Mamalis with artist Barbara Heile put finishing touches on a lively collaborative painting at Scrabble’s Rappahannock Senior Center. Many seniors left their creative colorful mark on the 10 by 2.5-foot […]

Health and Healthcare

Building on success

Twenty-five groups and agencies, many staffed by volunteers, were represented at a Rappahannock Resources Roundtable last Friday at the library, spearheaded by county “doer” Hal Hunter (seen here) to better coordinate the services each offers to Rappahannock County’s aging population. […]