School/Education News

Explaining ‘guns’ in a headline

“Rapp students stage walkout over guns” — was not reflective of the specific RCHS event. Rather, the headline reflected the purpose of the RCHS affiliated National School Walkout in protest of “gun violence. […]


Video: 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum, March 24, 2018

Unedited video from the Virginia 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum held Saturday, March 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre, featuring congressional hopefuls Leslie Cockburn, Ben Cullop and Roger Dean Huffstetler — hosted by Rappahannock News and Businesses of Rappahannock. […]


Snow joke!

Instead of plowing snow, park rangers spent the lackluster winter tacking fire danger warning signs to trees along Skyline Drive down into Thornton Gap. Heck, more snow was shoveled this winter in Virginia Beach than in Flint Hill. […]

Letters to the Editor

Their voices are loud and clear

For the first time in more than a year, I am actually beginning to feel hopeful. The youth of our country, indeed those right here in Rappahannock County, have inspired me that change is possible and so I plan to be more active in the fight to reduce gun deaths. […]


‘Productive’ session in Virginia’s House

Even without the budget completed, the 2018 session was still productive and successful. We advanced our Practical Solutions to Everyday Issues agenda, reached bipartisan agreements with the governor on criminal justice and regulatory reform, and defeated $770 million in tax increases proposed by Democrats. […]

Letters to the Editor

Not in a teacher’s DNA

The same people that have been denied living wages, who have watched their pensions raided by politicians, are now being asked to put a big target on their backs and carry guns at school. There are so many things wrong with this idea. […]

Letters to the Editor

It’s about gun victims, not guns

Yes, other schools had walkouts protesting guns, but at RCHS, we chose to honor the victims. While I hope this never happens again, I hope that RCHS has the opportunity to honor and remember all victims of school violence. […]

Letters to the Editor

Let’s stop the nonsense

t’s time we demand and demonstrate real leadership. Asking our county government to adhere to the rule of law is not a distraction. No more shortcuts, back-room deals and favors, and ignoring the rules put in place to protect the citizenry. […]


A hiking Scouts will go

Last Saturday’s annual Rappahannock County Friends of Scouting Breakfast, hosted by Scout Troops 36 and 316 and Venture Crew 36, featured a presentation by John McCaslin, editor of the Rappahannock News. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for March 22

Springtime is here, sort of, but the Washington VFR Easter Egg Hunt and Relay for Life Easter Bake sale are on for Saturday, March 31; and Kevin Adams’ “meet the artist” had changed to March, 28 at the Watergate Gallery in D.C. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for March 21

The 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum will be held this Saturday at the Little Washington Theatre; Gray Ghost wins prestigious wine; award and it’s week four of Wine and Dine month. […]