Dollhouse shuts door

Rappahannock County Administration (aka the “Administrator’s Office”) has moved out of the tiny wooden “dollhouse” along Courthouse Row on Gay Street onto the upper floor of the Rappahannock County Visitor Center at 3 Library Road. […]


Emergency tower, schools’ crisis plan on public safety agenda

The likely location for the tower, which will also be discussed at Monday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, would be a site that AT&T had been interested in several years ago. Other items on the agenda include updating the RCPS’ Crisis Management Plan, including a related planned “drill.” […]


Paint your way through Shenandoah

Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program at Shenandoah National Park. The program offers professional artists focused time to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of this astounding landscape. […]


Woodville to Germany

“It’s being shipped all the way to Germany. These Airstreams are hot right now — this is the second one I’ve picked up recently,” remarked the driver who pulled his long trailer into Rappahannock County on Friday morning to haul away an antique Airstream sold by Susannah Cadwalader of Hawlin Farm in Woodville. […]


History exposed

Established circa 1840-50, owner Craig Batchelor has recently taken down the pegboard behind the store’s old checkout counter, and then below that removed a layer of paneling, only to reveal the old building’s original inch-thick beadboard. […]

School/Education News

Playwright Douglas Griffin’s ‘Art’ on stage

The Wakefield Country Day School Players performed their premiere production of “Art: The Lesser Love,” a play actually written by WCDS senior Douglas Griffin. The original production delighted the audience in a grand party of poetry, philosophy, and a dashing competition for love. […]


Grimsley report: Intelligent, organized, lucid

It is the clearest, most informative report on the schools’ annual budget that we have seen in 37 years. We especially appreciate the intelligent, organized, lucid presentation of the state of our public schools. We have longed for an annual budget report that begins with a precise statement of the schools’ educational goals for our children. […]

Letters to the Editor

Mind-blowing forum

It was a pleasure attending the Fifth Congressional District Democratic Forum recently. The intelligence, wisdom and integrity of the three attending candidates were mind-blowing. Each understood our district’s issues and offered creative, viable solutions. […]

Letters to the Editor

Inspired by Rappahannock senior class

I recently spent an inspiring afternoon with five of my fellow Lions evaluating about 30 applications for scholarships which we had received from the Rappahannock County High School Senior Class. As a group they stand out, but are notable as group exemplars. […]

Letters to the Editor

Easter Egg Hunt scrubbed

I would like to sincerely apologize for having to cancel our First Annual Easter Egg Hunt at High Meadow Manor Farm. We had planned for it to be epic and were really looking forward to having everyone out for a fun day of egg hunting and farm life. […]


Good People flock to RAAC Theatre

The actual Good People are of course the six experienced actors, gathered together by director Peter Hornbostel. The play will be performed again this coming Friday and Saturday nights, March 30 and 31st at 8 p.m. at the RAAC Theatre. […]


March for Our Lives

The entire busload of Rappahannock County residents disembarked the charter upon arrival in Washington, D.C., joining several-hundred thousand demonstrators — including many more from Rappahannock — for last Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for March 29

Nov. 24, 1999: Jerry and Sherri Mills opened the Amissville Consignment Shop on Saturday, Oct. 30. The shop is located in what used to be a beauty parlor. On sale is what Mr. Mills describes as “antiques and collectibles.” This is Mr. Mills’ first foray into the consignment business. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for March 29

Home/land transfers — Hampton: Frances J. Roy, successor trustee for Daniel A. Roy, James B. Roy and Benjamin B. Roy to John Andrew Warzinski and Katherine Warzinski, 18.3314 acres, $175,000. […]