Cockburn barn raising

A fundraiser benefiting Leslie Cockburn, Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, was hosted by Cliff and Lucile Miller Saturday evening in the historic barn of their Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville. “We’re going to win!” declared the Rappahannock County resident. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 28

Rapp High School celebrated an ‘All Classes’ reunion at the Flint Hill Fire Hall, about 100 alumni gathered for a covered-dish luncheon; Charles Benjamin Estes graduates from VMI; stop by the Book Barn to pick up some summer reading material; and have a happy and safe Fourth of July. […]


The Farm at Sunnyside is growing healthier

Change is afoot at The Farm at Sunnyside, where because of its unusual methods and dedication to producing wholesome products the Rappahannock County farm outside Washington is now able to create “nutrient dense” foods that uphold a healthier lifestyle. […]


Rappahannock celebrating like no other

We truly are fortunate to live in Rappahannock County, and there is nothing like coming together as a community to celebrate our nation’s Independence. It is these patriotic celebrations, after all, that instill in our youngest citizens what being an American is truly about. […]

Letters to the Editor

Ghost town or move forward

These ‘trees’ are roadblocks thrown up which impede the ways we need to address the natural changes that occur here and in many places. Show me a place where no change to adapt to circumstances occurred and I will show you a ghost town, shriveled as if vines like our ever present Virginia Creeper spread and choked it to death. […]


The inner strength of Ben Goddard

In 1989 he had ‘died’ of a cardiac arrest, but was resuscitated. He went on to achieve great success as a world famous political consultant and strategist. Numerous times in recent years he was expected to pass away, but he always fought back. […]


A Laurel Mills surprise for Aloha

Linda Hitt and Becky Hicks Isaacs of Laurel Mills Store hosted a surprise 82nd birthday party for Aloha Hitt on June 15. “She is one of our most favorite customers and our customers are more like family,” said Hicks. Aloha was described as “very surprised and said she had a wonderful time. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for June 28

Recently, at the RAAC Theater, 16 artists and organizations were formally presented with 2018 Claudia Mitchell Arts Funds grant checks from RAAC totaling $49k; chat and jive with the Rapp staff at Country Cafe this Friday morning; and it’s deadline time for the Census of Agriculture questionnaire. […]


Meet Corey, your new best friend

I’m a 1-to 2-year-old Cattle Dog and was found as a stray back in May. Some people found me but they weren’t allowed to have dogs where they live. Meanwhile I’m helping out ‘cause I like having a job. I’m sweet and laid back so I will fit easily into my new abode. I’ve been introduced to girl dogs and really like them. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for June 28

July Fourth closings: All Rappahannock County government offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, reopening Thursday, July 5. Also closed Wednesday and reopening Thursday are Union Bank & Trust, BB&T, Rappahannock News and Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation; and Foothills Forum meets on Thursday, June 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the 4-H Conference Room. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 28

Dec. 23, 1965: W. A. Miller will retire from the position of Postmaster of the Washington Post Office, effective December 30. He has served in this capacity for 31 years, taking office in 1934 after his appointment by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for June 28

Home/land transfers — Piedmont: George William Heiser II and Sharon A. Heiser to Brian Vernon Gratwicke and Andrew Ellis Evans, a married couple, 12.6231 acres, $730,000, deed bargain sale, general warranty. […]


Rapp Electric says assertions surrounding transparency, fairness are baseless

Now, in response to the REC’s letter, Heald and Murphy tell the Rappahannock News: “As you can imagine, we were disappointed to see that [REC] responded so negatively to our recent attempt to bring some modest transparency and democracy reforms to our electric cooperative. […]


‘Rapp Resist’ joins political Indivisible movement

Rapp Resist says it is “shocked that the Republican opposition” is led by Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart, who the group alleges “stands with the Neo-Nazi hate mongering of the far-right. His is a long history of bigotry — and an echo of Trump.” […]