Letters to the Editor

Fortunate times in Rappahannock

It reminds us of how fortunate we are that we have things like the Benevolent Fund, the Food Pantry, the Backpack Program, and so forth to assist those in our community who face difficulties or crises in their lives. […]

Letters to the Editor

Pause for peace

To offset the angry dissension that has been appearing in the paper lately, perhaps you would like to print some peaceful, tranquil haiku poetry. The following is from my book “Rappahannock Moment,” which describes, season-by-season, the paradisiacal beauty of our beloved county. […]

Letters to the Editor

Constituent mailings or campaign ads?

However, the most egregious part of Mr. Garrett’s mailing was the page titled “Make Your Voice Heard In Washington.” The page is devoted to what is called a “Push poll.” The poll is designed to get the answers that the pollster wants. […]

Letters to the Editor

In support of David Konick

Mr. Alcott, who does not know Mr. Konick, begins by saying that Konick has a “total lack of character.” He says he has no empathy and talks of Konick’s “vitriolic, homophobic hate filled rhetoric.” Providing absolutely no evidence, no documentation, and no examples of this. […]


Social networking

Business tends to be slow in Rappahannock in February, but it was a busy evening at Gadino Cellars on Tuesday (Feb. 20). More than 60 people showed up, traded ideas and had fun at Businesses of Rappahannock’s quarterly networking event. […]

School/Education News

School news for Feb. 22

Rapp winter sports athletes continue to garner headlines with post-season successes and accolades; and several Wakefield students honed their diplomacy skills at a Model UN Conference at Johns Hopkins University. […]

Going Nowhere

Gary Ford, wheelman

Almost all the drivers who provide rides to Rappahannock residents do so in their own cars. Gary Ford takes a different approach. He does the driving, but he uses his passengers’ cars. In fact, he’s turned it into a business […]

Going Nowhere

What about driverless cars?

The state of Virginia has tried to ensure that it doesn’t miss the AV wave by designating Virginia Automated Corridors — roads open for autonomous test drives. But these are major highways, such as I-66 and I-95 […]

Going Nowhere

Country roads

Slightly fewer than three-quarters of the 851 students at the county’s two schools ride the buses. Just under 40 percent are picked up by six buses serving Chester Gap and Amissville. So, 10 buses are needed to transport kids in the rest of the county. […]


Hola, I’m Bailey. Need a new amigo?

I’m a Chihuahua, the smallest breed of all dogs that is named after a state in Mexico. My name is Bailey and I’m 5 years old and weigh 10 pounds. As you can see my coat color is a very fancy brindle. I serve as the doorbell here at RAWL, announcing all visitors. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Feb. 22

Rappahannock County Artisan Trail Reception and Update, Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Quievremont Winery. All members and others interested in promoting their artistic talents, building small business and developing tourism are welcome. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Feb. 22

Dec. 4, 2003: In 1952, Polly Aylor, then a young high school student, wrote her first Flint Hill social column for the Rappahannock News. She enjoyed writing it so much that she kept on doing it for more than 50 years. […]