Soapbox Derby time

Cars have been fine-tuned, drivers completed trial runs, and pit crew are standing by as 10 young Rappahannock County drivers prepare for this weekend’s Soap Box Derby at Paul Bates Raceway in Culpeper County, sponsored by the Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby. Drivers compete in each division with the hopes of reaching the All American Soap Box Derby in Ohio. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for June 13

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission is accepting nominations for both the 2019 Regional Distinguished Leadership Citizen and Government Award; Rapp News received a call from a nice lady in Tennessee, who hails from Rappahannock, seeking a copy of RCHS’s 1966 yearbook; and as summer is upon us motorcyclists — and motorists — are urged to travel with caution. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for June 13

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is currently seeking contestants: Queen (ages 14-20) , Junior Miss (ages 8-13) , and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for its carnival to be held June 26-29. For tickets and information contact Sandi 540-937-4218. Parade will be Thursday June 27. Entries contact J.B. 540-937-4218. […]


Can you hear me now?

In layman’s terms, Lauren May explained that Shentel had previously adjusted various transmission “configurations” believing it might help “improve” the provider’s service to the county, when it fact it did the opposite. She said Shentel has since “tweaked the system” to the extent that the original problems appear to be “resolved.” […]


Rappahannock resident Mike Biniek seeks election to REC board of directors

Complaining about “high rates” for electricity and an overall “lack of transparency” by provider Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, former Rappahannock County Supervisor Mike Biniek announced Monday that he is seeking a seat on the nine-member REC board of directors. The election will be held over a seven-week period starting July 1 through August 22, with Rappahannock residents able to vote either by a paper proxy ballot. […]

Real Estate

Pace of local home sales continues to moderate

The 2019 First Quarter Report on the Rappahannock Housing Market is out, at least as seen through the opaque lens of the regional Multiple Listing System (MLS). The Greater Piedmont Region (GPR) of Rappahannock, Fauquier, Madison and Culpeper continued to show signs of softening demand in the first quarter. Sales activity region-wide declined for the fourth time in a row compared to last year. It’s not Washington folks, it’s Little Washington. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: A mighty wind

After seeing so many on TV, I always thought I would like to see a tornado. Then came the warning over the phone and I thought, you know, I could probably live without seeing a real tornado. The sky was so black back towards Mount Marshall, I was sure we were going to get some large hail, at the very least. […]

Letters to the Editor

Will(ard) surfaces

I have a young pup here that demands equal time [“From Rappahannock with love,” May 30]. I think you referred to him as Willard. He was the running mate of Wesley. Well, he now goes by the name ‘Will Bourgeois.’ And he’s been living here with me. He replaced Beauregard. He didn’t flee to California. He’s a proud Rappahannock dog. […]