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The Rapp for Sept. 20

Autumn is near and there are many of events to fill your fun-filled Fall calendar. Friday: RappCats annual fundraiser Saturday: free admission at Shenandoah Park Saturday, and 12th Annual 5K Fun Run at WCDS. Next weekend, Sept. 29 and 30: Rappahannock County Annual Farm Tour. […]


School news for Sept. 20

Last week, the assembly audience enjoyed a few “WCDS Courtesies” on stage, in fine hyperbolic fashion; and this past week, Rappahannock County High School students gathered in the gymnasium to select and sign-up for PRIDE (Positive Relationships Inspire a Drive for Excellence) Clubs. […]

School/Education News

Head Start gets jump start by CCLC

The district is calling the program “First Step,” and the memo includes the stipulation that CCLC seek alternative funding for future years — most likely from People Inc., the county’s designated community action organization, which funds Head Start-like programs in other Virginia jurisdictions. […]


New town dump

Whoever dumped a large load of garbage in the town of Washington, including additional bags of refuse not seen in this photo, brazenly did so within sight of the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office, just feet away from the county’s maintenance building. […]

Letters to the Editor

Adopt a code of conduct

One of us is a Republican, one a Democrat. We disagree on many things, but one thing we see eye to eye on is the need to embrace civility in our debates and discourse. To do otherwise does a great disservice to political debate and to the entire political process. […]

Letters to the Editor

A challenge to naysayers

Why should the families of this county be forced to travel to Front Royal, Warrenton, Culpeper or Luray to enjoy the simple pleasure of teaching kids to ride a bike in a SAFE environment free from traffic? Take a look at what the counties I mentioned have done — they have created beautiful paths where a real sense of community exists. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 13

The jury is out on how much Hurricane Florence will impact Rappahannock County, but nobody is taking any chances. The annual Rough Ride is cancelled and Saturday’s Kid Pan Alley “FunRaiser” is postponed, as well as numerous county government proceedings. Please check with the organizers for updates. […]