The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 17

Local residents have reported receiving telephone calls from scammers representing themselves as the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office. “These scammers are claiming that the person has missed jury duty and needs to pay a certain amount of money to them in gift cards. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 17

Once again, the old toll house on U.S. 211 is abustle with merchant activity. An interest in firearms is in the blood of the McCoy family. John, his brother, Downing and their father Quentin needed little encouragement from a relative to begin a shop. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Jan. 17

Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All Rappahannock County government offices will be closed in observance of Lee-Jackson Day on Friday, Jan. 18. County offices and Rappahannock public schools and banks will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. […]


Lawsuits consuming county’s time, energy and money

Despite several members of the public asking for civility of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors in the New Year, this past Monday’s meeting was marked with disagreement, aggression and raised voices — supplied mostly by Jackson Supervisor Ron Frazier, who erupted several times during the meeting, mostly around the topic of ongoing taxpayer-funded litigation in defense of the county government. […]

School/Education News

College scholarships available from Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Recognizing that many students forego a college education given the cost, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) remains focused on expanding its scholarships — including renewable funds — to local youth. It has a success story that merits boasting. In 2017, NPCF managed 27 separate funds and awarded more than $133,000 to college-bound seniors. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: The unwashed and uneducated

Several weeks ago, the owner of the Rappahannock News wrote an editorial about the outcome of the bike trail issue, and how he thought the loser of the argument was the people of the county, who would not get to enjoy the benefits of the trail. Up to that point, I thought the paper had done a reasonably good job of remaining neutral about the bike trail, so I was a little surprised and a bit disappointed. […]