The hope is that headline — with the implication that we were wrong! — makes everybody happy. But if everyone’s mad at us, we must be doing something right. There’s some comfort in that. Otherwise, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
By Nicholas Graham Special to the Rappahannock News As voters finish up Halloween candy and put away their spooky costumes just days before Nov. 2 — one last “boo!” may await unknowing voters at the […]
As Nov. 2 draws near, many Rappahannock County residents may not be aware that there are three contenders for the Clerk of Circuit Court position. Although all three candidates appear to be duly qualified, Paul […]
The postcard I received Tuesday morning from Paul Hagstrom very definitely gives the impression that he is the incumbent in the race for Rappahannock’s Clerk of the Circuit Court and, as such, is responsible for […]
This contentious election year has been dominated by loud and angry Tea Parties shouting about how their country was stolen from them in 2008 by that most heinous of criminal acts, a fair and free […]
Few would dispute that the Chesapeake Bay, known as the ‘Great Shellfish Bay’ by the Algonquians, has changed since Captain John Smith explored its pristine waters in 1607. Once teeming with aquatic life, massive oyster beds, waterfowl and virgin forests, North America’s largest estuary is showing signs of stress.
Home to some 3,700 species, it is still a viable ecosystem, but four centuries of regional population growth have affected the bay’s productivity. Cleanup efforts in the bay begun in 1980 have intensified since the Chesapeake earned a place on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “dirty waters” list. […]
Last Friday, Mount Vernon Farm moved its cattle to the lush fields adjacent to the Link community center in Sperryville, where they grazed to their hearts’ content. Later in the week, traffic on U.S.. 211 […]
William David Martin 35, of Sperryville, was found guilty in Rappahannock General District Court Tuesday of two counts of brandishing a firearm. The charges stemmed from an Oct. 4 incident at 3710 Sperryville Pike, in […]
Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, seems like a long time ago but it was on that day at a pleasant gathering of friends discussing upcoming events in Rappahannock County I was encouraged and decided to […]
The Rappahannock County Bar Association enthusiastically endorses Margaret “Peggy” Ralph for the position of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Rappahannock County for the following reasons: 1. She has been employed by the Circuit Court […]
After reading all of the letters about the candidates running for the office of the Circuit Court Clerk, I am compelled to give you some information about one person running for this office. I don’t […]