Kids and Family

Modified after-school program mulled

After a setback, the Headwaters Foundation is discussing getting an after-school program started in the Rappahannock public school system this fall. “It will be the same program in spirit, if not for as many students” […]

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USPS: Route moves, not Sperryville office

Though the U.S. Postal Service is considering closing up to 2,000 underutilized post offices nationwide to cut costs, none are in Rappahannock County, according to a USPS spokesperson. Patrick Murphy, communications coordinator for the USPS […]

School/Education News

2011 budget could cut athletic director

The position of athletic director would be eliminated in the school division budget for the 2011-12 academic year under a proposal by Superintendent Aldridge Boone.

There would be a cost saving by eliminating the position and delegating the duties to assistant high school principal Andy Hipple, Boone said. […]


40+ attend cell meeting

Rappahannock citizens concerned about AT&T’s application to erect two more 199-foot cell phone towers in the county attended an “informational” meeting on Monday to voice their concerns and hear their options. The meeting sponsored by […]


South rises again?

Commonwealth’s Attorney Peter Luke recently happened upon a cache of Confederate money and a note with an intriguing message. He was seeking real estate records to document property acquired by Rappahannock County for a report […]

Health and Healthcare

Hard times drive more to seek aid

According to those who help run Rappahannock’s Food Pantry, Free Clinic and social services, the safety net that helps the poor of Rappahannock County in times of need is feeling the strain of greater need. […]

Sheriff's Report

Weekend crash kills woman

A Boston, Va., woman was killed in a single-car accident on U.S. 522 at 10 a.m. Sunday in Rappahannock County near the border with Culpeper County. Amanda Gayle Kidwell, 24, was northbound on U.S. 522 […]


Turkey and trimmings, part two

Thanksgiving will be a little cheerier and tables a little more full for many in Rappahannock County thanks to the efforts of volunteers and donors at the Rappahannock Food Pantry. At the Pantry building on […]

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Beer, wine OK at town hall events

Guests attending the Christmas party at town hall this year will be able to imbibe alcoholic beverages. Mayor John Fox Sullivan recommended, and town council approved on Monday, a revision to the policy governing the […]


Incumbents take Rappahannock

Margaret R. “Peggy” Ralph easily won Tuesday’s election for Rappahannock County Clerk of Court. The incumbent claimed 76.9 percent of the returns with 1,989 of the votes cast, according to unofficial returns reported by the […]