Awaiting a trial date, Bragg vs Board of Supervisors is ‘running the meter’

‘And that costs [taxpayer] money’
As explained by Mike Brown, independent co-counsel to the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors when providing an update last week on the first of two lawsuits filed by local resident Marian Bragg against the BOS, “it’s running the meter. And that costs money.” […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: The Volunteer

It is hard to know what to say about Frank and his spirit of volunteerism. It went deeper than that with Frank. It had to do with community and, indeed, with a sense of belonging. It had to do with giving back to the community and keeping our citizens safe and their properties protected. […]

Food and Drink

Inn chefs are served dinner for once

The Culinary Cure host, who is well known for her healthy habits and kitchen interventions, teamed up with Barbara Crocker to prepare one of their popular Family Meals for the Inn’s staff, as they’ve done in the kitchens of Mini Bar, Pineapple & Pearls, and other leading restaurants. […]

School/Education News

School news for Dec. 13

Governor Northam announced this week that Rappahannock County was one of six recipients to receive grant funding for quality preschool education for at-risk children; CCLC names new executive director; and WCDS shops for Toys for Tots. […]


The midnight salute America never saw

As was witnessed during this past week’s State Funeral, which stretched from Washington to Houston to Bush’s final resting place at Texas A&M, the U.S. military — past and present — came out in full force to honor one of their own, a young Navy pilot who’d flown 58 missions in the Pacific theater, and was rescued at sea not once, but twice. […]

Letters to the Editor

Three cheers for VDOT

Storm after storm, VDOT was there — with amazing speed. After the windstorm, VDOT employees and contractors worked day and night, wielding chainsaws and heavy equipment to clear safe passages. When downpours destroyed highways, VDOT workers assessed the damage late at night and were there the next morning. […]


Redirecting the conversation

So when you hear conversations saying what we can’t do, what some don’t want us to have for the quality of life a civilized society wants for its common good, please redirect the conversation of those naysayers to what actions are they taking to resolve situations. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 13

More than seventy festive folks attended the Town Christmas party, this last ever celebration hosted by Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan; and a reminder for Rappahannock United Methodist Church’s annual Living Nativity is this Saturday, […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Dec. 13

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority (RCWSA) meets at 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 13) at the Town Hall, 485 Gay Street, Washington. Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate on Friday, Dec. 14, due to employee in-service training. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Dec. 13

Did you know that every online purchase this holiday season you make from Amazon and Walmart benefits Rappahannock County fire and rescue squads; Sperryville-based Copper Fox Distillery has launched new branding and packaging for existing products; and Nutcracker Suite returns to Castleton this Sunday. […]