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Happy birthday, 4-H

From contributed reports The 4-H organization has been schooling youth on the basics of farm life for 108 years. But it also offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers science and technology, career and economic education, […]


The Rapp for Sept. 23

Castleton Farms fall season starts with soprano Sylvia McNair’s one-woman show, “Subject to Change,” and the Chateauville Foundation has some complementary seats set aside for those who haven’t been to the Maazels’ place yet. News on the Hoophouse for the Hungry going up at Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School. And a weekened at a luxurious Richmond hotel is among the auction items at the “Cool Jazz for Cool Cats” RappCats fundraiser this weekend. […]

Sheriff's Report

Not-so-good morning

A 19-year-old driver was heading south on Keyser Run Road in Gid Brown Hollow Tuesday morning in a 1998 Jeep when she lost control, struck an embankment and the car overturned. Virginia State Police spokesman […]

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Health and Healthcare

Letter: Calling all caregivers

Scattered throughout our county, sometimes lonely and isolated and sometimes with the support of family and friends, are dozens of family caregivers, those unpaid and usually unsung heroes getting up every day and devoting themselves […]


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 […]