Volunteer service and sacrifice

Fifty volunteers of the several outstanding Rappahannock County fire and rescue companies, as well as their guests, gathered at the Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company to celebrate service and achievements during 2017. […]


Hot and windy to cold and snowy

A special weather statement issued last Friday warned of an enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires due to low humidity values, strong gusty winds, and hot and dry conditions. Sure enough, this several acre brush fire broke out around 3 p.m. behind the large horse barn at Whitemud Crossing Farm in Castleton. […]


Ava had a little lamb, and another, and . . .

Ava Genho of Woodville says she has a new appreciation for Friday the 13th. After all, twin lambs arrived that morning to join her small flock. And given it’s spring, Ava has since welcomed six additional little lambs — eight babies in five days, including three sets of twins. […]


Quite the welcome

“Hopefully the village pride is well received!” Sperryville resident Robert Archer says of his new “Welcome to Sperryville, Main Street, Est.1820” mural recently painted on the side of the soon-to-open Happy Camper Equipment Co. on Main Street. […]


‘Out Princing’ Prince

Hearthstone School’s annual auction this Saturday, April 21st, at 4 p.m. will feature a truly amazing item: a unique copy of a letter from Jimi Hendrix to his father, sent from New York City’s Hotel America in 1965. The original of this rare letter resides with Richard Prince […]


Road hog

For the second time in as many weeks a somewhat porky pig found her way out of the pen and into the county seat of Washington. Albeit attracting her share of curious stares from passersby, the friendly pig for the most part was granted free rein of the historic town. […]


Clearing trails, tooth by tooth

Literally thousands of trees in the park were toppled by the hurricane force winds that pummeled the region five weeks ago. “It’s fun,” the bearded Gray said of the laborious chore. “I say that not with a hint of sarcasm — it is sarcasm!” […]

Food and Drink

Huge turnout for ‘Yeaster’ feaster

Several thousand festival-goers emerging from winter hibernation into bright sunshine descended on Sperryville last Saturday for spectacular Yeaster celebration offerings of roasted lamb and oysters, grilled veggies and breads, spicy brats and fermentables — and of course barrels of craft beer and other libations. […]


Angels usher in Easter

“Those clouds are angels’ robes,” observed 19th century clergyman Charles Kingsley, which would mean God’s messengers were floating everywhere in Rappahannock County on Easter Sunday. Sunrise (through the clouds) services were held from Gid Brown Hollow to Red Oak Mountain, followed by parish breakfasts and Easter egg hunts […]


Duckie distribution

Yellow rubber ducks, numbered 1 to 250, can now be purchased for $10 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Sperryville beautification, in partnership with Businesses of Rappahannock and Sperryville Business Owners. The duck race will commence on Saturday, April 28th. […]


Give Local Piedmont 2018

This is the fifth year that the Piedmont region joined this national 24-hour online day of giving. The previous four events have raised more than $2.7 million dollars, benefiting more than 150 nonprofits. […]


Dollhouse shuts door

Rappahannock County Administration (aka the “Administrator’s Office”) has moved out of the tiny wooden “dollhouse” along Courthouse Row on Gay Street onto the upper floor of the Rappahannock County Visitor Center at 3 Library Road. […]


Woodville to Germany

“It’s being shipped all the way to Germany. These Airstreams are hot right now — this is the second one I’ve picked up recently,” remarked the driver who pulled his long trailer into Rappahannock County on Friday morning to haul away an antique Airstream sold by Susannah Cadwalader of Hawlin Farm in Woodville. […]


History exposed

Established circa 1840-50, owner Craig Batchelor has recently taken down the pegboard behind the store’s old checkout counter, and then below that removed a layer of paneling, only to reveal the old building’s original inch-thick beadboard. […]


March for Our Lives

The entire busload of Rappahannock County residents disembarked the charter upon arrival in Washington, D.C., joining several-hundred thousand demonstrators — including many more from Rappahannock — for last Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally. […]


A hiking Scouts will go

Last Saturday’s annual Rappahannock County Friends of Scouting Breakfast, hosted by Scout Troops 36 and 316 and Venture Crew 36, featured a presentation by John McCaslin, editor of the Rappahannock News. […]


Steeped in history

The 12-day adventure included touring cathedrals, castles, landscapes, galleries, quaint villages, and historic homes. There was even a medieval banquet replete with a sword fighting demonstration. As Youngquist described the experience, “memories that will last a lifetime.” […]


Capitol rolls out red carpet for RCES

Forty-three 7th graders from Rappahannock County Elementary School recently participated in the Rappahannock 4-H State Capitol Day Field Trip to Richmond, where they were treated to a meeting with Delegate Michael Webert, who represents Rappahannock County. […]