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RappU and me: A match made in heaven

When my husband and I bought a weekend home in Rappahannock County, I wondered how we would get the opportunity to meet new people. When RappU published a list of course offerings, I decided to see if there was anything…
RCHS’ music programs worthy of support

On May 5, I attended a concert at Rappahannock County High School that featured the RCHS Jazz Ensemble and the RCHS Panther Concert Band. Both ensembles presented programs of musical diversity and dexterity much to the enjoyment of the audience.…
Many thanks, from Kid Pan Alley

Kid Pan Alley wants to thank everyone who participated in the Give Local Piedmont event held May 3-4. The true dedication and passion of this community was visible as the donations continued to rise into the second day of the…
Reflections on Rappahannock…

In the interest of community-sharing and in the second of an occasional series, Rappahannock News’ Walter Nicklin does a Q&A with Bill Fletcher of Sperryville.
Save the farm, save the Bay

The five-year court battle is over. The Supreme Court of the United States, by declining to hear the case, has affirmed two lower courts’ decisions that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not overstep its bounds by setting total maximum…
Opinion: ‘The voice of the people’

The Foothills Forum survey's headlines: We love this place. We value our privacy. We like our services. We’re more disposed to change than you might have heard. And with nearly 1,400 households responding, a rate more than doubling expectations, all…
Letter: On March 1, don’t be left out

On Tuesday, March 1, the voters of Rappahannock County will have the opportunity to vote in a dual presidential primary. What this means is that Democrats and Republicans can go to their polling places and cast ballots that will decide…
Letter: Protect Virginia’s ‘COPN’ law

To cut to the primary issue: COPN serves the public need in health care in efficient and cost-effective means. It supports access to care, prevents unnecessary over-expansion, helps control costs, and offsets charity care the hospitals provide.
Letter: Thanks, Lions!

The wonderful volunteers in the Lions Club are people who loyally contribute their support to help others. In partnership with the Culpeper Lions Club, Rappahannock Lions Club arranged a visit to our preschool for the second year in a row…