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The Post Office Prophecies

Meanwhile, plans are proceeding to close the Sperryville Post Office and consolidate its operations at the new Post Office next to the bank. “After all, the new Post Office is just about as close to Sperryville’s zip code as it is to Little Washington,” in the words of a senior Postal Service official.  “Our mission is efficiency.” […]

Environment/Conservation

An old land, forever young

In this respect, geology seems a lot like psychology: you seldom know what personal history lies at the heart of someone else. It could be as psychologically disruptive as tectonic plates colliding. […]

Nature

Of time and the river

For this was the bloody Rappahannock line that divided Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the multi-headed Army of the Potomac, the line that served to separate Richmond and Washington. In some senses it was an artificial line. […]

Entertainment

As the world turns and the stones speak…

Sex! Violence! War! Beheadings! Genocide! Climate change! All that and more, here in pastoral, otherwise peaceful Rappahannock County — at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Stone Hill Amphitheater in Flint Hill, for the world premiere of John Henry’s “Arguing with God.” […]

Opinion

Of stones and words

Rappahannock County is blessed with an abundance of interesting individuals doing interesting things, often not widely known. In the interest of community-sharing and in the first of an occasional series, Rappahannock News’ Walter Nicklin does a Q&A with Flint Hill’s John Henry. […]

Opinion Column

Letter from across ‘The Pond’

Here in Paris — France, not Virginia — there’s a wind turbine on the Place de la Concorde, chunks of Greenland ice melting in front of the Pantheon, and stationary, clean-energy bicycles that strollers are invited to pedal in order to power Christmas lights strung along the Champs-Elysees. […]

Editorials

Editorial: What’s in a name?

So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right? […]