Health and Healthcare

Letter: Caregivers, together

It’s been a long time coming, but the new caregiver support group for Rappahannock County finally got off to a heartening start last week at The Link. Ten of us came together to sit and […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanks from Ragland Farm

Pam and John Kiser would like to express their great appreciation to Larry Grove, Richie Burke and the Sperryville Fire Department volunteers for their great and gracious help at our Antique & Garden Show this […]


Editorial: Rappahannock’s Super Bowl

Often more memorable than the athletic contest itself are the commercials that punctuate the football game on Super Bowl Sunday. The one that continues to play in many people’s minds goes something like this: “Hey, […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Celebrating a life

On May 24, at the Town Hall, Washington, family and friends celebrated the life of Nona Nielsen Genebach. It was what it was supposed to be, a lighthearted gathering with funny stories and humorous incidents […]


Editorial: Time and place

As the rest of world “globalizes” into one huge fast-food outlet and discount-shopping mall, we here in Rappahannock County can take pride and comfort in our backward ways. And that includes looking backwards. We understand […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Gala thank you

As many in our county know, it takes an incredible amount of effort to organize a successful fundraiser.
A great number of folks and businesses made a difference in this year’s Rappahannock Evening View, sponsored by the Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA). […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Her commitment to help

Like many Rappahannock residents, we first met Ester Settle at the store. It was hard to fill the car with gasoline without also filling the children with snacks. And the vehicle you bought from Settle’s […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Kayaks clarified

Your story on kayaking on local waters was misleading. To read the article, you would think that you could just take the kayak that you used running the rapids on the Rappahannock to floating on […]


Editorial: Kill, baby, kill

Spring and summer mean carnage on Rappahannock roads. Mechanized, so-called civilization in the form of gasoline-powered cars and trucks collides with the very life-force that awakens and propels our still-wild co-inhabitants to get to the […]


The Twain is still running

By the time he was 30 years old, Samuel Langhorne Clemens used his nom de plume of “Mark Twain” every time he went out his front door into the public life. That way, he said, […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Missing Claybert Smoot

Attending Claybert Smoot’s funeral and reading Ben Jones’ letter in last week’s Rappahannock News brought a strong reminder to me that old Rappahannock is passing, especially in the Town of Washington. As I sat in […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you, Rappahannock

The entire family of Ester Settle would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the outpouring of love and support. Thank you for joining us to pay a special tribute and to celebrate […]


Letter: Kudos to the sheriff

Sheriff Connie Smith deserves great accolades for her recent decision to have the inmates put in a garden at the Rappahannock County Jail in Washington. Not only will the garden provide fresh produce for the […]


Editorial: To honor her memory

For those of us not blessed with lifelong, full-time Rappahannock residency, we knew Ester Settle primarily by reputation. And what a reputation it was: “The little woman with the enormous heart,” in the words of […]