Spending, health care are issues in 7th district

The congressional race in the 7th District of Virginia is inherently as much about national issues as it is about local ones if for no other reason than the high-ranking position in Congress held by the incumbent.

Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican Party’s minority whip in the House of Representatives, counts the votes in the lead-up to floor fights on major legislation. He is running against Democratic Party candidate Rick Waugh and Tea Party candidate Floyd Bayne in the Nov. 2 election. […]


Election Day is Nov. 2

Rappahannock County voters go to the polls next Tuesday to cast ballots in two races and vote on three proposed amendments to Virginia’s constitution. All polling places in the county will be open from 6 […]

Crime & Courts

Crime & Courts for Oct. 28

A 27-year-old Woodville man received a stiff sentence Friday (Oct. 22) for administering narcotics to his two-month-old daughter last December.

Rappahannock Circuit Court Judge Herman A. Whisenant Jr. sentenced Thomas Edward Lee III to more than 11 years in prison for felony child abuse and probation violations, suspending just over five years. Lee will serve the remaining six years and four months in a state correctional facility. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Outclassed in Rappahannock

I recognize that economist Paul Krugman’s name is a dirty word with some of my Republican friends, and I suspect that Robert Reich is equally high on their hit list. In a recent article, Reich forcefully made the case that the very rich are getting to be very, very rich while 99 percent of us are getting poorer. Meanwhile, the translation of money into power has been greatly facilitated by the recent Supreme Court decision. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: The kindness of strangers

Thank you, compassionate citizens of this very special place, Rappahannock County. One recent morning my little brown dog escaped through an open fence gate. Several of you spotted him, completely panicked, running on Route 211. […]


Celtic music with a Sufi beat

Steve Bloom, co-director of the SAMA Ensemble, which features ancient Sufi drumming, will join Rappahannock’s own Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton for the duo’s annual Celtic music concert at the Theatre at Washington on Gay Street this Saturday evening (Oct. 30). The performance begins at 8. […]


RAWL Dogs: Rollie

I’m just about three months old and have already passed the following tests: (1) Sit on command, (2) Retrieve, and (3) General adorableness. My breed heritage is rather a mystery, but I am achingly lovable. […]

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County school sports this week

Rappahannock County High School Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. – Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball at Madison County High School Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:15 p.m. – Girls Varsity Volleyball at Madison County High School Friday, Oct. […]