Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 4

Gay Street Gallery announces its special exhibition opening, Saturday (Jan. 20), featuring Shenandoah National Park artist in residence Kevin H. Adams; and please make an effort to come out to the Red Cross Bloodmobile on January 10 at the Washington Firehall. […]


Sounding the alarm

A similar aphorism, by statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke, was posted on Facebook a few days before Christmas by my cousin, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

She and her husband Scott did something, and hours later they were murdered in their pajamas by their 16-year-old daughter’s KKK-infested boyfriend. […]

Letters to the Editor

Preserving the country

Republicans! Would it not be better for you to have Vice President Pence as POTUS? He is a conservative, mainstream Republican, not an erratic, narcissistic, uneducated buffoon, who might just put us into a nuclear staredown with North Korea just to take the focus off his engagements with Russia (and we all know there is something there). […]

Letters to the Editor

Hypocrisy and the debt

You’d think such a win-win program would be as sacred as motherhood and apple pie. But no. In its first budget, the Trump administration zeroed out the Energy Star program, and Rappahannock Congressman Tom Garrett supports killing it. […]

Letters to the Editor

Minding the climate

Congressional Republicans including Tom Garrett, Dave Brat, and Rob Wittman also missed a golden opportunity to act on a real-world solution to climate change: charging fees on fossil fuels and returning all proceeds to American families. […]


BOS tables controversial zoning changes; repeals emergency response statute

Uncertainty among county residents about how the BOS would vote was tempered by a sense of hope for positive change, due to the presence of two new county officials — newly elected Piedmont supervisor Christine Smith and incoming permanent County Administrator Garrey W. Curry, Jr. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 4

It’s been cold, but be prepared for extreme cold; the Theatre at Washington on Gay Street goes all out for MLK remembrance; The Rappahannock Resources Roundtable meets Jan. 12 for a discussion about the status of health in the county. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Jan. 4

The Town of Washington’s Town Council meets on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include a Postal Service presentation on the Post Office relocation and community input on the issue, the appointment of a Planning Commission member. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 4

July 21, 1999: Tom G. Taylor, 43, is the newest member of the Rappahannock National Bank Board of Directors. Taylor was elected by the board at the June 28 monthly meeting and took the oath of National Bank Director from Board Chairperson Bet Jones on July 8. […]