County seeks drought relief status

Rappahannock County could be designated a drought disaster area by the state, making its farmers eligible for compensation. The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution at its monthly meeting Sept. 8 at the […]

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Route 622 bridge work needed

From contributed reports The maximum weight limit on a bridge on Route 622 (Aaron Mountain Road) in Rappahannock County has been reduced to three tons following an inspection that found significant deterioration of the bridge’s […]


Farm Tour set for Sept. 25-26

This year’s Rappahannock Farm Tour on Sept. 25 and 26 hopes to capitalize on the good showing during the 2009 farm tour when 500 visitors — not including children — attended.

Those encouraging results, prompted the Office of Tourism, the Virginia Extension Service and a few volunteers to organize this year’s tour. […]


Connecting people to plants

Though we’re surrounded by nature in Rappahannock County, few of us can go for a walk in the woods and be able to give a name — other than “weed,” or “that thing with the spiky white flowers” — to the plants we will come across on that walk.

Even fewer of us will bring those plants back to our yurt — yes, yurt — and know what to do with them. […]

Crime & Courts

One dead, one injured in Old Hollow

A shooting in Sperryville Tuesday night has apparently left one man dead and another hospitalized.

Though the victims’ names could not be confirmed with the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, the injured man was identified by a family member as Buddy Pullen of the 100 block of Old Hollow Road. A family member said the dead man was his stepson, Herbert Wayne Jenkins, 44, who lived in the same house with Pullen and his wife, Anna. […]