RAWL Dogs: Sid

Please look again at my picture. Identify the movie star that I resemble, if you can.

Got it? My looks, and hence my name, are those of Sid in “Ice Age.” That is what movie experts in Amissville have concluded. So, I am Sid. I am a small hound, one that likes children and likes to retrieve, of all things! I am two years old and mature enough not to be flustered when you come around asking for autographs. […]

Washington Column

Washington: A legacy lives on in Rappahannock County

Our deepest sympathy goes to family of Ester Settle. Ester passed away on Monday (May 10) after a long battle with cancer. She devoted so much of her life helping others with cancer and also raising money to find a cure.
She was a loyal friend of the highest principles and values who would smile and always would listen. She loved Rappahannock County, its people and her heritage. She adored her family. […]


Team Winery: Rappahannock Cellars assembles critical disciplines

Visit most Virginia wineries and your first impression is one of peaceful relaxation.

Meticulously pruned vineyards undulate softly across fields of green. The soft tinkle of wine glasses and murmured conversation fill the tasting room. During warmer months, couples and family groups are seen picnicking on landscaped lawns, or patios and decks. […]

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 rappnews.com 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. […]