Driving our villages, one ride at a time

VolTran, a small nonprofit organization based in Warrenton, put in nearly 1,100 hours and logged nearly 17,000 miles helping local residents without their own transportation get to medical offices, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other critical locations. […]


A toast to Don Winland

“The news of Don’s death has hit our community like a blow to the gut,” wrote Griffin Tavern owner Debbie Donehey (right), in advance of a well-attended “toast” the tavern hosted last Friday evening to well-known Flint Hill area resident Don Winland. […]

Wild Ideas

Wild Ideas: Weird science  

With the cold weather recently making outdoor adventures less appealing, Pam Owen catches up on some of the weirder science stories that have landed in her inbox recently, in this week’s Wild Ideas. […]

School/Education News

School news for Jan. 18

Movement and learning applied with Action Based Learning Lab; logo design awarded for “Rapp Tomorrow, Read Today”; updates on Panther winter athletics and Quiz Bowl team regional championship at RCHS on Monday, Jan. 22. […]


About that inauguration fiesta, governor

Richmond’s Capitol Square should not be, nor appear to be, “a gift from the millionaires to the millionaires,” nor to anyone else. I appreciate your considering that, Governor Northam, and helping us regain faith in the integrity of our state government. […]


Hooting at the moon

The moon was now higher but not quite above the old oak so I listened closely for the owls. Braving the cold, I made a decision: I would try to start a chat with the closest owl. Sounds bizarre. […]

Letters to the Editor

Rapp farm and food conversation

Thank you for the incredible response to our [upcoming] meeting on January 20th at the Washington Fire Hall. We are looking forward to a great conversation! If you haven’t yet registered and would like to come we have just have a couple more days to register for Saturday’s conversation about food and farming in Rappahannock County. […]

Letters to the Editor

A call for heroes

The concern Americans have about this presidency now goes far beyond party lines — this is a person who is a danger to the country and the world. We need a Republican hero who will put the good of the country, and its standing in the world, ahead of party affiliation. […]

Letters to the Editor

Post office opportunity

This is open to all commercially zoned real estate in the 22747 zip code, which means it can be located in the town or outside the town on Route 211 or elsewhere in the 22747 delivery area. […]

Letters to the Editor

Be a part of the solution

Learn to be part of a solution. The Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squads in Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties are all actively searching for volunteers. All training is provided — learn how to help your neighbors and help us continue to support our communities. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 18

This Saturday, Jan. 20 is the “Art Gallery Stroll through Little Washington”; floral design classes on offer in Feb. at Trinity Episcopal Church; CLCC offers Mother Nature classroom workshop; and Girl Scout Troops gear up for the annual cookie sale. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 18

Rapp Democratic Committee elect new officers; Gadino Cellars share auction proceeds with Rapp Food Pantry; local kitchen designer Sandra Brannock recognized by Kitchen and Bath Design News magazine; and the historic State Theatre building in Culpeper on auction Tuesday, Jan. 23. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Jan. 18

The Planning Commission meets on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Highlights from the agenda include a review of the Town’s Zoning Ordinances and alignment to the Comprehensive Plan and a review of a proposed ordinance for Person to Person, short term rentals. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 18

Oct. 16, 2003: A group of prominent Rappahannock men are featured month by month in their birthday suits in a calendar called “The Men of Rappahannock County,” which comes out this week in an initial printing of 5,000 calendars. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Jan. 18

The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office: Hampton: David J. Haidak and Cecily C. Haidak, husband and wife, to Diamond K. East LLC, 25.0100 acres, $274,000, deed bargain sale. […]