School/Education News

Earth Day commemorated with pledge, mural

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, as well as the 40th anniversary of Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP), students from Hearthstone School and Belle Meade School in Sperryville united last week for a two-day collaboration to illustrate a mural for a new “world pledge” entitled “Earth Allegiance.” […]

School/Education News

JP baseball takes field three times

The Rappahannock Junior Panther Boys Baseball team took the field for three games this season. Head coach L. B. Settle, an RCHS alumnus, and assistant coach Donald O’Meara led the boys to a 1-2 record. […]


Woodville’s unforgettable mighty wind

The tornado roared into my father’s house around 3 o’clock that hot afternoon in May. The monster caught me alone in the kitchen snacking on one of my mother’s cookies. All hell broke loose — a thousand freight trains could not have made more noise — and total blackness descended. It was the most fearful moment in my short life. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices

There being no business to come before it, and after consultation with the chairman, the regular May meeting of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission has been canceled. On Thursday (May 13), the Washington Architectural Review […]

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 from April 30 to May 6. Hampton Dagmar D. Pickens trustee to Dagmar D. Pickens, 0.5000 acres $32,500, […]


The Rapp

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good underwriters to help put on its fourth annual Rappahannock County July Fourth Celebration, and the new Visitors Center is hoping to train more than a few good volunteeers on May 12. […]


Calendar: Rapp Happenings

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The Web site will always list all calendar items we receive.) If your event absolutely must appear in the paper, […]


Flint Hill triple play hopes Whacked

esides capturing the featured Gold Cup race, rider Paddy Young also scored Saturday with steeplethon winner The Whacker.
Young, riding for owner Robert Kinsley and champion trainer Tom Voss, said the second-season jumper was “a bit surprised” with the variety of fences he found on the unique course that combines timber, brush, a stone wall, open ditch, 100-foot long water splash and more. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: They have earned a voice

“He was struck by a cannon ball, taking both legs nearly off between the body and the knees.” So reads the memorial of my 31-year-old Great (three times) Uncle David Christian Hite, whose body was […]