Meet Mosby, your new best friend 

I’m a well-socialized and well-raised German Shepherd cross named Mosby. I failed as a farm dog but I am not a failure at being a happy dog. I’m good with other dogs but not so much with cats. I’m crate trained and need to stay in my crate if you go out. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for April 19

The Town of Washington is looking for letters of interest from Town residents interested in being appointed to the Town’s Architectural Review Board. Letters must be received by May 14, by close of business, at Town Hall to be considered for appointment at the May 14, Town Council meeting. […]


Camping with Barbara in bear country

As life’s strange twists would have it, sixteen months later, as a budding White House correspondent covering Ronald Reagan, I approached Mrs. Bush at a White House Christmas party and reintroduced myself as the Montana reporter who regaled her and her husband on the topic of grizzly bears. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for April 19

Home/land transfers —
Rappahannock County: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to David T. Williams and Laura L. Williams, Lots 20, 22, 24, 26, block 3, section E, BRME, $142,500, special warranty, tax map 1C-1-3-20. […]

Crime & Courts

Judge rules against Amissville resident who alleged wrongdoing by county supervisor

In an order handed down this week, Rappahannock County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker has ruled against an Amissville resident who alleged, among other charges, that Rappahannock County Supervisor John Lesinski violated the state’s Conflict of Interests Act (COIA). […]


Schools, library plan major internet upgrade

In addition to the library, elementary school, high school and school district’s administration building, the enhanced broadband service will also be provided to the Visitors Center, next door to the library. The building’s second floor is now home to the county administrator’s office. […]


Confusion, anger reign in ‘Kafka County’

Sometime around the Republicans’ annual Reagan Dinner scheduled for March 24th at Quievremont Winery in Gid Brown Hollow, the state health department was alerted to a possible permit violation. Someone had charged that the Republicans did not have a permit for their dinner or an onsite food inspector. […]

Wild Ideas

Wild Ideas: Spring limps on

Despite the continuing cold and snowy weather, spring limps on, and Pam Owen’s been busy trying to keep up on the many changes among our native flora and fauna, in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]


End of Bluemont Concert Series a sign of times

Bluemont noted that their state and local government support has shrunk during that period by over 75 percent, and I can verify a similar experience in our funding for Kid Pan Alley. In Virginia, per capita funding for the arts is 41 cents, putting us near the bottom in state rankings. […]