Public Safety

‘Hate has no home in Rappahannock’

Proclaiming “hate has no home in Rappahannock,” some 75 residents from all walks of life — black and white, Christian and Jew — came together this week in the county seat of Washington to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, which days earlier dropped dozens of hate-filled fliers on doorsteps from Sperryville to Flint Hill. […]


Ladies rule: Betty Coates was first woman supervisor of Rapp

Contrary to what was reported in this newspaper following Election Day, Sperryville’s Christine Smith is not the first woman supervisor-elect of Rappahannock County. Diane Bruce was the initial reader weighing in with a history lesson: “Betty Snead Coates was the first female supervisor in Rappahannock County in the early 1970s. […]


‘Hiz and Herz’ hobby store in Flint Hill

Flint Hill and indeed all of Rappahannock County welcomes “Hiz and Herz Hobbies & Racing,” a unique hands-on hobby store moving into the old Merry Moo Market site at 617 Zachary Taylor Highway. The hobby store will have its grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. […]

Hunting and Fishing

A Hunting We Will Go

It’s important to remember that a new state-issued deer hunting regulation for 2017-18 deals specifically with this county: “It shall be unlawful to take a second antlered deer on private lands in Rappahannock County prior to taking at least one antlerless deer on private lands. […]


‘One Little Song Can Change the World’

Children and adults alike will find themselves listening intently to every word of Kid Pan Alley’s new album, “One Little Song Can Change the World.” Each of this unique album’s 10 songs, written exclusively by children, delivers a much-needed lesson about bullying and respect […]


New zoning administrator hails from Page County

Rappahannock County’s new zoning and planning administrator, Michelle Somers, has already settled nicely into her Gay Street office, quickly filling a void created when David Dameron resigned after less than four months in the newly created post. […]