Will you be my Valentine?

Cocoa Manna on Sperryville Pike hosted a popular “Valentine Pop Up” Saturday, showcasing ahead of Valentine’s Day today bean to bar chocolate and truffle creations by chocolatier Karen Mosebrook; orchid gardens, terrariums and bouquets-to-order by Jen Perrot of Flourish Root Floral Studio in Sperryville. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Feb. 14

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is today. Some adore this holiday, while others dread it, but whatever your inclinations are, I hope everyone has a nice day and the ladies receive their red roses — the traditional Valentine flower (and don’t forget the box of chocolates). Remember: Love doesn’t make the world go round — love is what makes the ride worthwhile for everyone. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Feb. 14

Out of concern for the health of its patients, UVA’s Culpeper Medical Center is asking the community to keep visitors age 12 and under away from its acute care facilities due to our Piedmont region’s “widespread outbreak of the flu virus;” and details on closures for Route 647 (Crest Hill Road) in Rappahannock County. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Feb. 14

Presidents’ Day closings Monday, Feb. 18, to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19: All Rappahannock County government offices; Rappahannock County Public Schools; Union Bank & Trust; BB&T; and the Rappahannock News. Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate. The Rappahannock News also has early deadlines for the Thursday, Feb. 21 edition. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Feb. 14

Dennis’ Store in Scrabble is a tiny building at the junction of routes 626 and 680. It is a family-run business, begun by Clifford R. Dennis 70 years ago. His son Robert Dennis Sr. and his wife Doris have run the store half of that time, since 1960.  […]


Rappahannock supervisor beneficiary of GoFundMe page

The GoFundMe page for the Jackson district supervisor was created on Jan. 16 and has since raised $2,800, surpassing the $2,500 goal. That said, 11 of the 26 donations — totaling $1,625 — are from “Anonymous” donors, and to collect that money under other circumstances Frazier, as an elected official, would have been required to list their names and addresses on his annual disclosure form. […]

School/Education News

GED prep comes to Sperryville

Classes have begun at RappU in Sperryville on Monday and Wednesday evenings, where several Rappahannock residents are working with a teacher to learn the skills and content necessary to pass the GED. Once they pass the GED, they will increase their earning potential and be eligible for community college. […]

Crime & Courts

Rappahannock Circuit Judge Jeffrey Parker to retire

Parker has presided over some of Rappahannock’s highest profile and most controversial cases, including suits arising out of plans made in 2013 by the town of Washington, Trinity Episcopal Church, and the Inn at Little Washington to beautify the Washington town square at the intersection where Main Street meets Middle Street in front of the Inn. […]


Gray Ghost celebrates a quarter century of fine wines

The wine making hobby only strengthened their passion for wine, sparking the leap of faith that took them from avocation to vocation. Finding the right spot for their dream to bear fruit took another two years. They needed to be close to a market, and here was the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the second or third largest wine consuming region in the country. […]