Practice makes perfect

Virginia State Police co-hosted an interactive traffic safety event for the Rappahannock County High School student body on Monday, just ahead of the annual prom. Accompanied by a state police trooper, students among other events and activities had the opportunity to maneuver a customized state police vehicle through an obstacle course of orange cones, while at the same time being exposed to a variety of distractions.


Meet Rapp Maintenance Asst. Shaad Hughes

Hughes, who was born in Connecticut and moved to Culpeper County at the age of 13, filled the county’s newly created post of maintenance assistant on April 1st, working under county maintenance manager Ricky Jenkins. “I learn something new under Ricky every day, he’s a great teacher,” says Hughes. […]


A welcome, and a thank you

The Rappahannock News has a new editor, esteemed longtime journalist (and more recent restauranteur) John McCaslin, who succeeds Roger Piantadosi who, after trying once before, is retiring from the “weekly miracle.” […]


Sperryville column for Jan. 5

According to southern tradition, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to usher in prosperity. Mary Frances Fannon introduced the tradition to Laurel Mills more than a quarter-century ago. […]


Farm Bureau delegates

Mike Cannon and David Thornhill were Rappahannock County’s representatives earlier this month among the 275 delegates who helped formulate legislative policies during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 annual convention in Hot Springs. […]


Help for the Food Pantry

The NAACP’s Unit 7058 (serving Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties) recently presented the Rappahannock Food Pantry with a donation in recognition of the service the Food Pantry provides to the community. […]


‘Don’t kill the golden goose’

Asked what he considers to be the greatest threats to the future of Shenandoah National Park, retiring Superintendent Jim Northup points to his faded copy of the National Park Service Organic Act, establishing the National Park Service and the National Park Service System in 1916. […]