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. […]

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. […]

School/Education News

2011 budget could cut athletic director

The position of athletic director would be eliminated in the school division budget for the 2011-12 academic year under a proposal by Superintendent Aldridge Boone.

There would be a cost saving by eliminating the position and delegating the duties to assistant high school principal Andy Hipple, Boone said. […]


Cattle inventory down a percent

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that Virginia’s cattle and calf inventory was down one percent in 2010. (“Cattle and calf” is a term used for breeding beef cows that have calves.) […]