Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 24

This important reminder for us all that the Rappahannock County Foster Care Task Force will hold a special meet-and-greet, where people can come and talk to those currently fostering children, the afternoon and evening of Monday, Feb. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall. […]


Megan (and Debi) Smith of ‘Smith Sisters’ making music and so much more

You can witness the diverse musical talents of Megan and Debi at the Little Washington Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. And, if you don’t want to miss seeing these two extremely gifted and lovely musicians with voices that harmonize like a chorus of angels you’d best purchase tickets soon. The last time they performed, the show sold out. […]


Riggleman learns congressional ropes, displays lighter side during PBS interview

The congressional freshman class of 2019 is the largest in decades, observed Judy Woodruff during PBS NewsHour, and with them comes a change in party leadership, as well as generational and demographic shifts. And, she might have added, a sense of humor, which certainly can’t hurt the congressional approval ratings. […]

Letters to the Editor

Cupp steering courts in right direction

Kudos to Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge Melissa Cupp for her common sense initiative [“Handy ‘Hope Cards’ now available for holders of protective orders,” Jan. 27]. When jurists are women, their simple solutions […]

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s vanity project

Mexico will not, as it turns out, be paying for Mr. Trump’s wall; and since neither do a clear majority of Americans want to pay for Mr. Trump’s wall, it would appear that the president will, regrettably, have to pay for his “big, beautiful wall” out of his own pocket. […]


Equal rights for women long overdue

In America, 51 percent of the population, 47 percent of our workforce — women — lack such Constitutional protection. While there are statutory protections that were added after the first attempt in the 1970s to ratify an Equal Rights Amendment on the basis of sex, none carry the force of a Constitutional amendment. […]

Letters to the Editor

A solution to the madness

We now have four (4) lawsuits and no end in site. We’ve spent many thousands of tax dollars for a handful of people to argue about who did and said what concerning matters that 90 percent of the taxpayers care nothing about. Who wins is not important, but we already know who the big losers will be. The taxpayers. […]


Nature Camp for kids, teens and adults

This year marks the thirty-fourth season of Rappahannock Nature Camp. From its beginning, the mission of this popular day camp has remained unchanged: to nurture the joy and wonder of observing and discovering the natural world. These eye-opening experiences are what keep many campers coming back, year after year. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 24

Sperryville’s Three Blacksmiths restaurant ranked second in the country by USA Today; Reverend Ludwell Brown Sr. received year-end honor; 6th Annual International Women’s Ski & Snowboard Day on Saturday, Feb. 2. at Massanutten; and join Rapp News a monthly dialogue at the Country Cafe Friday morning. […]

School/Education News

School news for Jan. 24

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for its 2019 Community Scholarship program, offering one-time $1,000 to current college students, current high school seniors and students applying to or enrolled in a trade school; and Wakefield CDS 4th grade hockey crew is now preparing for a final match. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Jan. 24

The regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall has been cancelled; and the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) will hold its annual meeting at the Rappahannock County Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the Jamieson Room. This meeting is open to the public. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 24

Dec. 31, 1981: A large weather balloon was found Tuesday by Edward Marcey of Flint Hill while he was hunting. The object came floating down and distracted him from the deer that ambled past about the same time. […]