A paycheck doesn’t make you a professional

Sharon “Sherry” Hamill-Huff carries the fire-engine-red urn containing the remains of her late husband, longtime Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Co. Chief and President Frank Huff, following a well-attended salute in his honor Saturday at Rappahannock County High School. Huff trained many of Rappahannock’s top fire and rescue personnel, who took turns sharing memories of the devoted firefighter. […]

Letters to the Editor

Food Pantry responds to shutdown

We hope the political crisis will end quickly, but as it goes on, the board, staff and volunteers of the Rappahannock Food Pantry want everyone to know that it is open to help. If lack of a paycheck is affecting your family’s ability to survive, please apply at the Pantry, 11763 Lee Highway, Sperryville, Va., 22740, for help with food supplies. […]


‘Cemetery of Innocents’

It took a full eight hours one day before the snowstorm last week for the Knights of Columbus at St. Peter Catholic Church in Washington to install a “Cemetery of Innocents.” Says Knight Jeffrey E. Knight: “Each tiny white flag memorializes one of the more than 3,000 victims of abortion whose lives are ended each day in America.” […]


Much to tackle in 46 days

The 2019 General Assembly session has officially gaveled in! This year will be a short session (46 days) where we tackle important issues such as tax cuts, improving school safety, protecting agriculture, reducing healthcare costs, and continuing to ease the regulatory burdens on everyday Virginians. We have a lot to tackle and just over 6 weeks to complete our work. […]

School/Education News

School News for Jan. 14

An all-star group of Wakefield Country Day School graduates visited Assembly last week to share their first impressions of college; and parents and students grades 6-12, as well as community members, are welcome to attend the Rappahannock County Public Schools Safety Summit, to be held Feb. 20, at the RCHS auditorium. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 17

Local residents have reported receiving telephone calls from scammers representing themselves as the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office. “These scammers are claiming that the person has missed jury duty and needs to pay a certain amount of money to them in gift cards. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Jan. 17

Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All Rappahannock County government offices will be closed in observance of Lee-Jackson Day on Friday, Jan. 18. County offices and Rappahannock public schools and banks will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. […]

School/Education News

College scholarships available from Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Recognizing that many students forego a college education given the cost, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) remains focused on expanding its scholarships — including renewable funds — to local youth. It has a success story that merits boasting. In 2017, NPCF managed 27 separate funds and awarded more than $133,000 to college-bound seniors. […]

Letters to the Editor

Looking deeper into the fissure

In his attempt, he quoted and paraphrased Fareed Zakaria, “The fissure between relatively better-educated urbanites and less-educated [sic] rural populations appears to have become the new dividing line in Western politics. (People who self-identify as rural) feel ignored or looked down upon and feel deep resentment toward metropolitan elites (e.g., Rappahannock come heres!)” […]