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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanks to all

On Thursday, July 22, James Samuel Wines, our father and husband, went home to our Father in heaven. We would like to thank Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department for its response to our home and […]

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Letter: Scenic River controversy flows on

I just finished reading for the third time the July 15 front-page article about the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors delaying a vote on a State Scenic River designation for the Hazel River in Rapphannock County, […]


Sperryville: A Bolly good time at Narmada

Laughter and fun quickly energized the group that went to Narmada Winery in Amissville last Saturday for the first Bollywood dance and exercise class held in the tasting room. Led by Kumud Mathur, who is trained in Kathak and folk dances of India and has taught for more than 30 years, young and old alike quickly responded to her infectious spirit as they were led into the world of Indian movement and low-impact exercise. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

• On Monday, Aug. 2 the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors will hold a 2 p.m. session and convene again at 7 p.m. for a public hearing. Both meetings will be at the Rappahannock County […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

50 years ago July 28, 1960 Mrs. Thelma D. Russell, daughter of Mrs. P. D. Dennis and the late Mr. Dennis of Flint Hill, received her diploma from the Winchester Memorial Hospital School of Nursing […]


VDOT Traffic Alerts

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Culpeper District during the upcoming week: • U.S. 211 Business (Main Street, Warren Avenue) in the town of Washington Shoulder […]


RAWL Dogs: Gunny

I am only three years old, but have already learned the secret to making a successful long-lasting relationship. It comes from the great 20th century American philosopher Henny Youngman. It is to have dinner out […]

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In summer, pets need your protection

It’s Friday and you are preparing to leave for a weekend business trip. Your dog, Gus, seems lethargic and not quite himself. By the time you return on Sunday evening, Gus is inactive and refusing to eat.

A friend at the local pet store advises that the heat and some digestive ailments have combined to make Gus sick. Medicated food is suggested. By Wednesday, it’s been six days since the first symptoms appeared and Gus has only gotten worse. You know something is very wrong and rush him to the nearest vet. […]

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 July 23 and July 29: Jackson Charles Mitchell Green to Melody Green Settle, 2.3594 acres, deed gift […]


Casey’s next act: class

Twenty-one year old Samantha Casey of Jeffersonton — 2010’s Miss Virginia — skyrocketed to national prominence in May when she came close to being crowned Miss USA.
Casey finished in third place behind winner Rima Fakih, 24, Miss Michigan, who will compete in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant on Aug. 23. […]

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School/Education News

School district: change is afoot

Ooh, shiny. Well, not exactly shiny, but Rappahannock County’s school district is showing signs of life — with new superintendent Aldridge Boone, high school principal Robert Stump, athletic director Jamie Harris and football coach Terrence […]


The Rapp for July 22

The passing of Amissville ‘cornerstone’ Paul Poling; the impressive showing of Rappahannock County’s 4-H Club at the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show; a Hospice benefit July 31-Aug. 1 kicks off a new Rappahannock ‘Artisanal Wineries Trail’ […]

Fire and Rescue

Truck into tree equals…

Linda Diane Vogel, 55, of Middletown, was driving this 2002 Ford F-250 north on U.S. 522 near Huntly when the truck’s trailer, filled with cinder blocks, began swaying and Vogel lost control of the truck, […]


The Secretary visits

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, second from left, got a tour of the Narmada Winery’s vat room and vineyards Saturday during a brief visit to Rappahannock with his wife, Christie (not shown). Narmada’s owners (Pandit, left, […]


Mullany: Stay tuned . . .

Rappahannock artist Tom Mullany didn’t win’s Next Great Cartoonist contest a few weeks ago — the voting was online, and he was not surprisingly (though no less disappointingly) beat out by a student cartoonist […]

School/Education News

Johnson signs on as RCHS football coach

Energy. Enthusiasm. And an authentic smile that reveals contagious excitement. Coach Terrence Johnson, Rappahannock County High School’s new head football coach, began his duties by holding a team meeting on Monday, July 19.

The first noticeable effect of the excitement: school officials say some 50 students have signed up for fall football this summer, more than in any recent year. […]