Special deer hunts at Virginia State Parks this year.
Food Pantry

Culling deer to feed the hungry

There are too many deer in Rappahannock County, and across the state – so many that in 1988, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) introduced its Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), which […]

From the Rappahannock News

Giving: It’s on the rise

At a time of giving thanks, it’s best to start by recognizing those who give. And that would be us – or, the people and businesses in and around Rappahannock County. Though official statistics are […]

Staff Photo/Alex Sharp VIII
Kids and Family

Photos: Dressing up the town

While kids made the rounds of town, local rabble-rousers flushed with Halloween spirit and small-town political fervor tried to lessen the divide between haves and have-nots on Gay Street – by making sure everyone got […]

From the Rappahannock News

Tricked, not treated

An apparent victim of the spooky spirit of Halloween, this maimed scarecrow has been keeping away pesky birds – and probably more than a few door-to-door salesmen – for the past couple of weeks at […]

School/Education News

Ahmad greets college with open arms

“His friends and family in Pakistan call him President Mohsin,” Carol Lucking said of 20-year-old college student Mohsin Ahmad, who began his second semester at Goucher College in Baltimore this Tuesday. As international coordinator for […]


Soapbox Derby hopes

It is the second largest soapbox derby in the world: one track, 135 drivers, three champions, and not one engine.

“It doesn’t have a motor, it runs on gravity,” Thom Pellikaan explains, describing the soapbox derby car that arrives on the doorstep of each driver as a kit to be assembled personally. “And all the soapbox derby cars, when they leave the starting gates, weigh exactly the same.” […]