Sheriff's Report

Photo: Somebody’s watching you

Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Sisk watches the radar display — it ought to say 25 or less — on a recent morning in Sperryville, part of Sheriff Connie Smith’s stepped-up patrols directed at speeders […]


The Rapp for March 3

Kid Pan Alley is back home for songwriting residencies and a concert March 18; Cooter will be back with a “Hazzard Homecoming” in August; “Fiddler on the Roof” debuts at Belle Meade School; an aging bridge in Harris Hollow will be closed for repairs for a month starting March 14; Irish stamps will be part of the Sperryville St. Patrick’s celebration. […]


Letter: Businesses Link up

The Feb. 15 gathering of Rappahannock Business Link was attended by nearly 50 professionals and enjoyed by all. Chef Victor of Griffin Tavern provided delicious food, and Jim and Debbie Donehey were underwriters for the […]


RappCats: Smokey

Though the photo shows Smokey in a pensive mood, the pose is somewhat misleading as Smokey is a very active and friendly five-month-old male kitten. He interacts very well with other cats and is oh-so-anxious […]

Crime & Courts

Crime and Courts for Feb. 17

A Castleton man on a motorcycle was charged with eluding police last Friday evening (Feb. 11) – after a brief high-speed chase from Sperryville south on U.S. 522 through Woodville, where authorities said the man gave up and pulled over. […]


The Rapp for Feb. 10

The head of the American Bird Conservancy has a talk at the library Friday; the Redds add another color to their Sunday jazz concert at the Theatre in Washington; the county’s first-responders give out their annual awards for service; memorial dinner for Christine Timbers Saturday features the Dark Hollow Boys bluegrass band. […]

Horse/Equine News

Publisher, racing enthusiast Arthur W. ‘Nick’ Arundel dies

On the eve of yet another honor in a long list of local, state, national and international acclaims, former Rappahannock News publisher Arthur W. “Nick” Arundel died at his beloved Merry Oak Farm near The Plains, on Tuesday (Feb. 8). He was 83, and was to be named the Outstanding Virginian of 2011 by the Virginia General Assembly. […]


This Benevolent Fund dinner ‘rocked’

More than 250 folks enjoyed an awesome benefit dinner at the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund “Celebrity Waiter” dinner at the Link on Jan. 29. Guests coming in found a medical team dispensing pomegranate martinis out of a hospital IV dispenser, guests dressed as vegetables at another table, and the local sheriff hosting another table with guests in ball and chain. All was done in great good humor. […]