Rock Mills Road now closed until Sept. 2

The Rock Mills Road bridge over the Covington River, originally meant to reopen July 28 after its deck was replaced, will now be closed into the first week of September, four weeks after schools go back into session.
We’re not in Kansas, but . . .

As seen from the driveway of the Maeyer farm on U.S. 211 between Washington and Sperryville, the storm that arrived Monday afternoon from the west looks plenty threatening.
The Rapp for July 21

Your online vote can be worth lots to Heritage Hollow Farms; Middle Street hits the road; PATH awards 50K to RappatHome; Rapp News' monthly meet is July 29 and more in this week's The Rapp.
Your Next Best Friend: Kasey

The people here at RAWL call me a “low rider.” Okay, my legs are shorter than the average bear’s (okay, hound’s) because I’ve got a lot of basset hound blood, but also some beagle relatives somewhere. Name’s Kasey and I’m…
Meetings and notices for July 21

The Town of Washington Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday (July 25) at town hall to continue the comprehensive plan review. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals’ July meeting is cancelled, as there are no applications. NAACP Culpeper Branch meets…
Thanks for ‘packing the bus’ — twice

On behalf of the Rappahannock County Public Schools, I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to the community for their response to the “Pack the Bus” donation drive for victims of the recent West Virginia flooding. With short…
This is not the time for overreacting

Several months ago I was caught speeding going east on U.S. 211 near my exit to Flint Hill. Yup. I was doing 69 mph. Guilty. I was pulled over by a state trooper. The first thing you need if you…
Emergency responder injured in crash

One of the county’s young first responders was injured Tuesday night as the truck he was driving, responding to a call for the Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, left the road and slid into the woods on Hunters Road.
The Rapp for July 14

A volunteer-related community lunch in Sperryville, a WW II glider program at the park, and two fellowships for local musician Paul Reisler in this week's The Rapp.
In support of accommodating Cooter’s

I am writing in support of Ben Jones, Alma Viator and the McNear family and their request for county approval of changes to accommodate activities at Cooter’s. While recognizing the need for rules, they also need to be flexible. I…
My choice for president is . . .

Over the July Fourth weekend, a group of friends gathered over barbecue and lemonade to celebrate our nation. As the sun set behind Old Rag, we read the Declaration of Independence aloud. Hearing those inspiring words reminded us of the…