Artists and galleries chosen for annual tour

What does a master blacksmith whose forged iron works are at the National Cathedral, a landscape painter whose work is in the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program and a sculptor and potter who works in natural forest materials and functional clay all have in common?

They, along with another 55 other artists will be part of the the Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour. The tour, which has become an annual tradition and tourism attraction, is Nov. 6-7. […]

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Grady elected as regional REC director

Member-owners attending Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) annual meeting on Saturday, Aug. 14 voted to keep Thomas T. Grady as director for REC’s Region II, which includes Rappahannock County.

Robert G. Marmet also sought election to the post, but Grady received more than 85 percent of the votes. Both Marmet and Grady are from Fauquier County. […]

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Editorial: No Autobahn

In an editorial a couple of weeks ago it was suggested that a proposed widening of U.S. 211 to six lanes between Warrenton and Clevenger’s Corner was like a dagger pointed into the heart of […]


Out of the attic

John B. Kiger, a blacksmith and wagon maker, built Conestoga wagons in this location in the 1820s. It later became the home of the James Hitt family, shown here near the house. The house is […]


Rapp Facts

Did you know that . . . wool was once a big deal in Rappahannock County. More than 23,000 pounds were produced in 1860, and several local mills refined and wove it into finished woolen […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Patient extends thanks

I want to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, flowers and donations. while I was at the University of Virginia hospital and the Fontaine Center in Charlottesville. I especially want to thank Robin Rider and […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

50 years ago August 18, 1960 The Rappahannock Farm Bureau has made two awards, one to Miss Phyllis Hudson of Washington, Va., and one to H. B. Wood, Jr., of Woodville, Va., to attend the […]


Items needed for two-day yard sale

In just a little over a week, what’s being billed as the largest yard sale in the region will get under way. The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee’s annual two-day event is being held at the […]


RAWL Dogs: Dillon

Does it look as if I am in good shape? You bet I am! Hey, if you took rigorous walks as we do here in scenic Landfillville, you would be tight and toned, too. I’m […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission will meet on Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Items include adoption of bylaws, appointment of secretary and vice chair, consideration of a new ARB application form, […]

Home and Land Transfers

Home and land transfers

These Rappahannock County home and land transfers were recorded in the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12: Jackson Mark Younis II to William L. Gollaher and wife, 16790 square […]