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Tupper, Day receive Williams Fund scholarships

The committee administering the MaryBeth Williams Memorial Fund has announced the recipients of its 2010 scholarship. Natalie Tupper received $1,000. Natalie will attend James Madison University. Carly Day was awarded $2,000. Carly will attend Virginia […]

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Wakefield opening summer camps

Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill is offering a number of summer academic camps. Each camper will need to complete an application form and a medical form to enroll. Forms are available from Kathi […]

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Home . . . scholarship

Sitting in the boys’ living room with their mother and hearing about the scholarships and honors Austin and Tyler Burdick will be taking with them to the University of Virginia in the fall, a less intrepid reporter might wonder just where these Flint Hill kids went to high school.

The answer to such a dumb question, of course, would be: right here. […]

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Survey warns of alcohol, drug use

At a “Teen Summit” last month at the high school, school and community prevention officials released the results of a survey of sixth- through 12th-graders last spring that indicated that alcohol and drug use in […]

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Mexican standout

Parents of Rappahannock High seniors attending last weekend’s Senior Banquet — a dinner and local tradition at the school paid for and served by teachers and staff, with decorations handled by parents — pretty much […]

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Harris named new athletic director

Rappahannock public schools yesterday offered the job of athletics/activities director to Jamie Harris, a physical education teacher who made an impressive debut in his first year coaching varsity wrestling and softball teams at the high […]

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RCHS track team finishes with flourish

After a lengthy season that began in mid-March, the RCHS coed varsity track team earned plenty of bragging rights.
The team’s final meet of the season was on May 12 at George Mason High School. Several Panthers came away with accolades and awards on Mustang turf. […]

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RCHS’ baseball season ends with losses

In a disappointing trio of games, Rappahannock County High School’s varsity baseball team lost last Thursday to Manassas Park, Friday to Clarke County and again to Manassas Park in the first District playoff on Monday. […]


The catch

On Friday after school, 12- year-old Hunter Settle of Culpeper decided to go fishing with his grandfather Ray Coffey of Castleton in the Thornton River near Laurel Mills Store. Hunter was only catching little ones and was about to call it an evening when suddenly he got a nibble on his line and caught this 25-inch sea lamprey – a seagoing fish that, like the salmon, returns to inland rivers to breed. Hunter’s grandfather and grandmother Barbara were very proud of him. Hunter is the son of Andy and Patricia Settle of Culpeper. […]


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Rapp students win $60K in scholarships

When Janet Jenkins stepped up to receive her Rappahannock County Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship on May 13, loud applause in the Rappahannock High School auditorium greeted her accomplishment.

She plans to pursue a career in teaching at Lord Fairfax Community College where she will join students less than half her age.

Jenkins’ education was interrupted by a few decades. She’s held many jobs at both the county elementary and high schools while raising two children who are currently enrolled in the schools. Her dream of going to college is one of many made possible by the generosity of Rappahannock County citizens. This year, local donors awarded more than $60,0000 to 23 graduating seniors and to Jenkins.