County officials at each other’s throats

A local court case known as Bragg 1 alleges that the county’s Board of Supervisors violated Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on several occasions in 2016 by not giving proper public notification before going into closed session. Surrounding the case, Jackson District Supervisor Ron Frazier on Saturday fired off an electronic missive to County Attorney Art Goff. On Tuesday, Goff fired back. Then Frazier returned fire. The two county officials and their edited emails speak for themselves. […]


Nobody like Nol

A packed Little Washington Theatre crowd paid tribute Sunday afternoon to renowned Rappahannock metalsmith Nol Putnam, while being treated to the premiere screening of “Forging Art — Nol Putnam, Artist Blacksmith,” a documentary of Nol’s myriad achievements directed and produced by Rappahannock filmmakers Matthieu and Tracy Mazza. […]


Rappahannock Lightning

“Drumroll please,” says Paula Combs, senior editor and public relations manager of the Piedmont Environmental Council, announcing the grand prize winners of the annual PEC photo contest, including this spectacular landscape by photographer Dave McCrabb titled “Rappahannock Lightning.” […]


‘We’ are not amused

After the misbegotten Bike Trail was no longer on the table and the VDOT grant rejected by the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors, the Rappahannock News proclaimed with unflinching courage that “This newspaper has not taken a position on the merits of the Schools (sic) Connector, and we will not.” […]

Letters to the Editor

Gratitude at the Heart of the Art Tour

Comments from artists, visitors, local residents and businesses proclaim the 14th Fall Art Tour to have been a great success. What’s not to love about the Tour, RAAC’s premier community event, as it brings together people from near and far to celebrate the importance of art in our lives and the extraordinary talents and range of artists in Rappahannock. […]

Letters to the Editor

Flipping to find Denver

Last week’s edition of the Rappahannock News included the results of the 5th district congressional race. On the front page, above the fold, was a picture of a smiling Leslie Cockburn, Democratic candidate. I thought she had won. A picture of the winner, a Republican, was relegated to page 6. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Nov. 15

20 people defied the frigid temperatures that produced crystal clear skies at Rappahannock County Park for the last ‘dark sky’ event of the year; and continuing a long-established tradition, this year’s Community Thanksgiving Service will take place in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Little Washington on Thanksgiving morning. […]

School/Education News

School news for Nov. 15

Rappahannock High School opened its doors to the community for a special Veterans Day program with a flag-planting ceremony and special guest speaker; Wakefield CDS’ Athletic Department hosted its Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony celebrating the end of the cross country, soccer, and volleyball seasons and honoring student-athletes, coaches, and parents. […]