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Reflections on War and Peace . . .

My father joined the Army as an 18-year-old because he didn’t want to milk cows on his rural Minnesota farm any longer. Not long after joining, and surviving the beach assault (his family nickname later became “Lucky”), he found himself at the gates of the Nazi-held Buchenwald Concentration Camp. […]

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REC must commit to ‘fair election’

We’ve written previously how the REC board’s unusual and unfair election practices allow the incumbent board members to all but control election outcomes. And that no doubt plays a significant role in why handsomely paid incumbent board members tend to stay on the board for decades, if not life. […]

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Supervisor Frazier ‘entitled to representation’

Your article of June 13, 2019, “Supervisor Frazier racks up hefty legal bill in suit he’s ‘not a party to’” showed a serious lack of diligence in seeking and fairly reporting the current state of events. Mr. Frazier is subject to the court’s jurisdiction because of a subpoena served on him by County Attorney Arthur Goff in connection with Bragg I. […]

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RAWL around the world

Thanks for the beautiful story on Wesley. Your story has been read from California to Kauai. He’s been a great dog for us. He didn’t know how to sit when we first met him but he was an old soul. After a week of intense training, he was able to fly on a jet round trip in the cabin. He is lovin’ life on the West Coast. […]

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Restoring county zoning integrity

The BZA has scheduled a public revocation hearing for the original three-bedroom permit on June 26. Henrickson has since filed an application for five bedrooms. To apply for five bedrooms, while conditions for the previous permits are unmet and subject to revocation, is audacious. […]

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Thanks for faith and fun

I would like to take this time to thank my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for an outstanding Coming Together Campmeeting. I can’t say enough thank you’s for the Flint Hill Fire and Rescue Department for allowing us to have this wonderful event on the carnival grounds. I want to thank every Pastor, Preacher and Evangelist that came. […]

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For all you do . . .

Thanks to all the Rappahannock veterans who came together for our first annual Flag Day Veteran’s Beer Call. We had representatives from all ranks for the four major services, a WWII vet, and even representatives from Allied Forces. This year we had 31 veterans. Next year, let’s get 60! […]

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I went to the Garden Party . . .

I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for the wonderful community participation at our Garden Party this past Saturday. It was a beautiful evening filled with good cheer and lively conversation and we could not have been more pleased with the results. […]

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Thank you

The Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority (RCRFA) would like to thank the organizations and volunteers who helped make the inaugural Rush River Conservation Day on Saturday, June 8, a great opportunity for youngsters and adults alike to have the opportunity to fish in the beautiful, clean Rush River. […]

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Thanking many friends

I would love to give a BIG THANK YOU to all my supporters of both ECOW and the Sperryville Corner Store for all those years (19) of supporting me. I have left the Corner Store and plan on enjoying a summer of not working all the time. I am staying in the area and know I will be seeing most of you around the county. […]

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Vote for Biniek, et al

What is important about this is that Mike Biniek supports fiber to the home and a partnership with REC to bring it in. I am guessing the other two reform candidates do as well. Mike thinks electric rates are too high, and he also supports easy ability to contact one’s representative on the board, which has been difficult up until now. […]

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Rappahannock at the Beach

Peter graciously offered a guest spot on the station for a little talk and asked me to bring a short playlist, suggesting I think about the flow of songs. No problem with flow. He did the introductions and we talked about Rappahannock County and 30 years of coming to Ocracoke. My wife Kaye and I call it Rappahannock at the Beach. […]

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Will(ard) surfaces

I have a young pup here that demands equal time [“From Rappahannock with love,” May 30]. I think you referred to him as Willard. He was the running mate of Wesley. Well, he now goes by the name ‘Will Bourgeois.’ And he’s been living here with me. He replaced Beauregard. He didn’t flee to California. He’s a proud Rappahannock dog. […]

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18th needs veterans’ services

I’ve been meeting with veterans across the 18th House of Delegates district (which includes parts of Fauquier, Warren, Culpeper and ‪Rappahannock‬ counties) and it’s clear that there is a need for a Veterans Service Office (VSO) in each county. Today, our veterans are forced to navigate a complicated federal and state system for medical claims; too often without the aid of a Veterans’ Service Office. […]

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Sincere ‘thank you’ from RappCats

Rappahannock is one of fewer than 10 counties in Virginia that does not operate or publicly fund a cat shelter. In 2007, to help address the need, RappCats was formed as a private, non-profit organization that rescues, cares for, and finds homes for abandoned, injured, abused, neglected, and homeless cats and kittens throughout our County. We depend entirely on private donations and on our volunteers. […]

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Viewing the world from Woodville

My husband, Scott, and I shop in Culpeper once a week. The drive back home is pretty ho-hum until we leave Woodville and follow the gently rolling road that leads into Sperryville. In all seasons, and at any time of day or evening, the view is one I would put against any in the world: The valley opening up and displaying its full glory to the lucky traveler. […]

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Make a choice, make a difference

If you want to do your part to keep democracy alive, then you will have your chance in the Democratic primary election this Tuesday, June 11, when Rappahannock voters can go to polls and pick either Tristan Shields or Laura Galante to face off against the Republican incumbent in November. […]

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Letter to the BOS

Accordingly, UCOR recommends that the Board of Supervisors temporarily fund assistance for the Planning Commission. First, we believe that an experienced facilitator should be retained to prepare for and conduct public sessions to garner meaningful public input. […]