Horse/Equine News

Photo: Autumn leaps

Gus Forbush, Old Dominion Hunt’s master of fox hounds, leads the field across the late Alfred Kummli’s Windsor Lodge Farm during Old Dominion’s opening meet Oct. 30, a joint meet with the Rappahannock Hunt.

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

50 years ago November 17, 1960 Washington Rescue Squad met Thursday, Nov. 10 and reorganized under the name of Rappahannock Rescue Squad since it covers a greater part of the county. The captain, Frank Huff, […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Nov. 11

The following will be closed today (Nov. 11) in honor of Veterans Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Union First Market Bank; BB&T in Flint Hill; and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Washington Town Council […]

School/Education News

Hal Hunter speaks to students

Wakefield Country Day School continued its practice of inviting a member of the community to speak on the Virtue of the Month; November’s virtue is charity, and the speaker was Hal Hunter. Hunter and his […]

School/Education News

Wakefield students visit care center

Students perform for residents during a visit by the Kindergarten class from Wakefield Country Day School Oct. 29 to the Lynn Care Center in Front Royal. As part of a class service project, the students […]


Calling all Panther supporters

The Lady Panthers varsity volleyball team needs your support Saturday night at Strasburg. They will be playing the Rams in the Bull Run District finals. It would truly mean a lot to the team and the District Coach of the Year Jackie Tederick if the Panther Nation would come out decked in blue and gold and pack the Strasburg gym. Game time is at 7 p.m.; tickets are $5.

Also, at 7 next Tuesday night (Nov. 9), the Lady Panthers will be hosting the first round of the Region B Division 1 tournament and again will need all of your support to pack the stands.

— Jamie Harris, athletic director
Rappahannock County High School



Wakefield first-graders visit Scrabble School

A yellow school bus pulled up to the Scrabble School on Friday, Oct. 22. It brought Jennifer Thede’s first grade class from Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly to the Rappahannock African-American Heritage Center. The last time a first grade class came to Scrabble, the year was 1968. […]


Incumbents take Rappahannock

Margaret R. “Peggy” Ralph easily won Tuesday’s election for Rappahannock County Clerk of Court. The incumbent claimed 76.9 percent of the returns with 1,989 of the votes cast, according to unofficial returns reported by the […]

Parade director Denise Chandler with Santa in 2009.

The Rapp for Nov. 4

An hour early (your clocks, overnight Saturday); a day late (our home deliveries next week, due to the Veterans Day holiday); more Washington Christmas Parade participants are welcome; order your pies now for the annual RCHS pie sale; Mitzie Young appreciates the “overwhelming” birthday wishes; the Eat Local Challenge is on. […]