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. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: The unwashed and uneducated

Several weeks ago, the owner of the Rappahannock News wrote an editorial about the outcome of the bike trail issue, and how he thought the loser of the argument was the people of the county, who would not get to enjoy the benefits of the trail. Up to that point, I thought the paper had done a reasonably good job of remaining neutral about the bike trail, so I was a little surprised and a bit disappointed. […]

Sperryville Column

‘Rappa Hang On’ to flicking corn kernels

Rappahannock residents Lois Snead and Carolyn Tholand Thornton took their audience back in time during Rapp at Home’s popular Local Voice Series. Carolyn is the widow of Philip Lee Thornton, of the original Thorntons of Thornton Gap, and an always welcoming face volunteering at the Food Pantry. Lois is a 95-year-old Rappahannock Force of Nature, also filled with stories of local lore. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 10

This week’s part of my Washington column is dedicated to John Fox Sullivan, who has been the mayor of the town of Washington for eight years. His last day was January 1st; updates on Washington VFD officers; and There will be a Celebration of Life for Frank Huff on Saturday, Jan. 12 starting at 10 a.m at the Rappahannock County High School auditorium. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 10

Many subscribers received their papers late last week. We apologize for the delay; Library opening; Want to farm?; Woods and wildlife; Go back in time; and experience crisp clear sparkling days and starry sparkling nights on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail in January. Find and enjoy the special sparkle of Second Saturday this weekend. […]


Meet Holly, your new best friend

My nickname here at RAWL is “Sweet Goober” and I am a Redbone Coonhound. My real name is Holly. I am 1 year old and weigh 45 pounds. I’m gentle, affectionate, and happy; love toys, kids, dogs and cats, and really want to please my owner(s). Hunting hounds — coonhounds, foxhounds, and others — adjust well to being pets. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 3

Gay Street Gallery announces an opening for Saturday, Jan. 12, featuring work by Catherine White, Warren Frederick, claywork; encaustic paintings by Giselle Gautreau, and New York by Kevin H. Adams; and RAAC Community Theatre will hold auditions this weekend, Jan. 5 and 6, for two plays this spring. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan 3

The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association has presented the Gray Ghost winery with two “Best of Category” awards; and because of the federal government shutdown, facilities at Shenandoah National Park remain closed. There is no National Park-provided services — visitor centers, restaurants, gift shops, lodgings, restrooms, trash collection or road maintenance. […]


Meet Mac, your new best friend

Hi, name’s Mac. I’m a youngster, an all-white and cool-lookin’ Pit Bull Terrier, 7 months old and currently weighing fewer than 50 pounds. I came to RAWL as a stray, though I was lucky ‘cause in my previous life I was loved and cared for and was taught to sit and give paw. […]

Washington Column

Washington news for Dec. 20

’Tis the Season to be singing as Ms. Montague’s Pre-K class at RCES visited the School Board on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to wish the central office staff a happy holiday season; and from Dec. 26-31 Ballard’s are offering 20 to 60 percent off the shop. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Dec. 20

Nearby ski resorts are blanketed with snow and ready for the holidays; Pen Druid Brewing will host its 4th Annual Boxing Day Food Pantry Fundraiser & Celebration with the Gold Top County Ramblers; and Amissville resident Angela Lloyd is among judges for this winter’s 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. […]