Letters to the Editor

Political civility anyone?

The skills needed to carry on meaningful conversations are teachable. On Tuesday, April 23, Meg Heubeck, Director of Educational Outreach at the UVA Center for Politics will present a workshop on “Political Civility: Talking to people who disagree with you.” This is not about issues or politics. It’s about the skills needed to talk about these things. The workshop is free, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rappahannock Library. […]

Letters to the Editor

Expiration clause

My sense of history indicates that cell phones will be antique-shop items in another fifty years. It’s only fair to the community that when these towers are no longer useful, those who profited from them be required to take them down. […]


The Noah Option

How uniquely positioned we are. We are within striking distance of actually achieving Wilson’s admirable goal within our own county, even within our own lifetimes. We could be one of the very first counties in America to make Half-Earth a reality in our own backyards! […]

Letters to the Editor

Hearing from the people

I am writing to express my gratitude to the one-hundred forty voters who opened their doors over the course of the last three weeks and signed my petition for the Hampton District Board of Supervisors seat. Every signature collected brought with it a one-on-one conversation about where our county is now and where it is headed. […]

Letters to the Editor

Paving paradise

I know many of these developers personally, some who live in the county, and I can tell you that they are biding their time for these kinds of “improvements” to happen. Please don’t open the door to development! . . . (Oh, no, I hate to be fighting this fight again!) […]


Putting Rappahannock back on the map

Peter, who is 9 and lives in Amissville, brought home Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Steer, 2nd Place Hereford Late Yearling, and 5th Place Novice Showmanship. Peter not only trains the steer, he cares for it morning and night, and as seen here even caught a nap with his buddy after rising at 4 a.m. to begin the long day of fierce competition. […]


Teal ribbons focus on sexual assault

April is sexual assault awareness month, reads a sign tied to a tree in front of the Rappahannock County Courthouse. “This teal ribbon is tied here as a visual effort to bring public awareness to sexual assault” and to remind that “community services are available to those affected by sexual assault.” […]

School/Education News

School news for April 18

RCHS state champs in ‘Governor’s Challenge’ — on to Nebraska; Dr. Shannon Grimsley and the School Board recognized RCPS art students for participating in the Virginia School Board Association’s (VSBA) Regional Student Art Contest; RCES students laughed, danced, and learned about biodiversity during a special performance by Billy B Productions. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for April 18

The Easter holiday is upon us. Amissville United Methodist Church members have already placed their well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Check for listings for the holy activities this weekend. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for April 18

Pen Druid Brewery hosts their the much anticipated Yeaster celebration this Saturday, April 20; Board of Supervisors hold budget meeting for teacher pay raise on Monday; local black bear spotted, on TV news; and Cottage Curator is pleased to highlight artworks by five artists in their current exhibition, “Naturally — Inspired by Nature.” […]