Rappahannock County has worst recycling rate in state, says 2017 report

“Based on data from 117 local governments across the commonwealth, the state recycling rate is 42.8 percent, which continues the positive trend in Virginia’s recycling efforts,” the report states. In Rappahannock County, which has recycling centers in Washington and Amissville, the recycling rate was only 15.2 percent — 598 recycled tons — the lowest recycling percentage of all reporting communities in Virginia, regardless of population. […]


John McCarthy ends term as PATH chair, Betsy Dietel named to board

The PATH Foundation has named Ray Knott, senior vice president and market executive for Union Bank & Trust, as its new chair of the board of directors. He succeeds former Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy, who after three years at the helm of the foundation will continue to serve on PATH’s Board of Directors. […]

Letters to the Editor

A remarkable election

In a town with roughly 130 full-time and part-time residents and some 112 registered voters, 76 cast ballots for Town officials. Turnout for the Town election — the first one to take place since Town elections were scheduled to coincide with a statewide general election — represented 68 percent of registered voters. […]


Yoga with horses?

Once I graduated from Smith, I attempted to take a traditional route to success, holding various corporate jobs, but I never felt fulfilled and I missed horses like crazy. My yoga practice was the only thing keeping me sane, so I decided to pursue my 200-hour yoga teacher training and become a yoga teacher. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: And the days dwindle down

This past Saturday was the first day of regular deer season that I have missed in a long, long time. But I already have some venison in the freezer. I have made my jerky and bologna. And so, I thought I would give someone else a chance to get their deer. Did I miss it? Yeah, a bit. But not completely. […]


Here’s the church, here’s the steeple

Six months have passed since what was classified by the National Weather Service as a “mini derecho,” builder John McCoy of Woodville is making substantial progress on the replacement bell tower, seen here taking shape atop the familiar church, established in 1873. […]


Deer riding shotgun

You know hunting season is upon us in Rappahannock County when a deer is riding shotgun in a pickup truck. Given deer hunting season just got underway this mounted buck is obviously from a previous hunt, but it attracts just as much if not more attention than a bagged deer carried in the bed of a pickup. […]