Lawsuits consuming county’s time, energy and money

Despite several members of the public asking for civility of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors in the New Year, this past Monday’s meeting was marked with disagreement, aggression and raised voices — supplied mostly by Jackson Supervisor Ron Frazier, who erupted several times during the meeting, mostly around the topic of ongoing taxpayer-funded litigation in defense of the county government. […]

Sperryville Column

‘Rappa Hang On’ to flicking corn kernels

Rappahannock residents Lois Snead and Carolyn Tholand Thornton took their audience back in time during Rapp at Home’s popular Local Voice Series. Carolyn is the widow of Philip Lee Thornton, of the original Thorntons of Thornton Gap, and an always welcoming face volunteering at the Food Pantry. Lois is a 95-year-old Rappahannock Force of Nature, also filled with stories of local lore. […]


Shutdown persists, Rapp feels the bite

The partial U.S. government shutdown that began Dec. 22 and has left 420,000 working without pay continues to be felt in Rappahannock County. Despite beautiful weather this past weekend Shenandoah’s hiking trails, popular Skyline Drive and even Route 211 adjacent to the Thornton Gap entrance (seen here last Saturday) were virtually empty. […]

School/Education News

School news for Jan. 10

Commit to Be Fit was honored to be invited as speakers at an international academic forum in Honolulu, Hawaii; Panther Scholastic Bowl team on the march; Wakefield CDS earn prizes in creative writing and results from their pursuit to send an Owl to the annual National Geographic Bee Championship. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 10

Many subscribers received their papers late last week. We apologize for the delay; Library opening; Want to farm?; Woods and wildlife; Go back in time; and experience crisp clear sparkling days and starry sparkling nights on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail in January. Find and enjoy the special sparkle of Second Saturday this weekend. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 3

Gay Street Gallery announces an opening for Saturday, Jan. 12, featuring work by Catherine White, Warren Frederick, claywork; encaustic paintings by Giselle Gautreau, and New York by Kevin H. Adams; and RAAC Community Theatre will hold auditions this weekend, Jan. 5 and 6, for two plays this spring. […]