Connecting people to plants

Though we’re surrounded by nature in Rappahannock County, few of us can go for a walk in the woods and be able to give a name — other than “weed,” or “that thing with the spiky white flowers” — to the plants we will come across on that walk.

Even fewer of us will bring those plants back to our yurt — yes, yurt — and know what to do with them. […]

School/Education News

Heating up for fall sports

Smack! Crunch! Thud-thud! Ah, the sounds of fall sports practices at Rappahannock County High School.

The Lady Panther varsity volleyball players are already smacking the white leather ball in serving and hitting drills. The football players’ helmets are crunching in high-energy drills. And the footsteps of cross country runners are thudding past onlookers as they condition for long-distance running. […]

School/Education News

New faces

New teachers were welcomed Monday at the Rappahannock County Public Schools’ orientation session. One thing they have in common is plenty of energy as well as enthusiasm and smiles as they prepare to begin a […]

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Appreciation: Bill Payne

A bright, sharp light was extinguished in Amissville over the weekend; Bill Payne, the auctioneer and valued member of the Amissville community, succumbed to cancer on Sunday. His steady, warm voice presided over auctions for […]

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Editorial: Vote!

It seems an odd time of year to encourage readers to vote, but this is not politics as usual. This is business. For most readers are now members of the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC). As […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Many thanks

As many fellow Rappahannock residents know, Bill Baker of Sperryville worked many long, cold, hot, rainy and dry hours at Flatwood Recycling Center in Washington for 10 years. Many may know him for his devotion […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

50 years ago August 11, 1960 A rain and wind storm lashed Rappahannock County late last Thursday afternoon, with the most severe portion centered in the Ben Venue and Amissville area. A large hay-filled barn […]


Out of the attic

Photos/postcards were a gift of the late Ruby Green to the Rappahannock Historical Society. Earl Wayland first ran Bel Air Restaurant on U.S. 211 in Amissville, a popular dance hall, bar and restaurant. It was […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

On Thursday, Aug. 12, the Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall on Gay Street. Highlights from the agenda include: Peter Labovitz, agent; replace rotting siding at 325 […]

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 Alls and company Inc. to Malcolm W. Alls, 1.1193 acres, deed […]

Crime & Courts

One dead, one injured in Old Hollow

A shooting in Sperryville Tuesday night has apparently left one man dead and another hospitalized.

Though the victims’ names could not be confirmed with the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, the injured man was identified by a family member as Buddy Pullen of the 100 block of Old Hollow Road. A family member said the dead man was his stepson, Herbert Wayne Jenkins, 44, who lived in the same house with Pullen and his wife, Anna. […]