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County hires assistant administrator

Debbie Keyser in 2012, when she was appointed  Jefferson County, W. Va. county administrator.

Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
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Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces the Williamsburg distillery project; Copper Fox's Rick Wasmund is at left.

As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
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Santa chat

Photo by Shealah Craighead

Gift-Rapp’d for Christmas  


Little Washington’s big Christmas


School and sports news for Dec. 11

Winter sports are in full swing, and several Rappahannock sports teams have already begun to rack up the wins.
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The telling bell

Courtesy photo

Eagle, eyed

By David Batchelder

Thanksgiving crash

RCSO photo

May all your Thanksgivings be…

By Gary Anthes

Page turners

By E. Raymond Boc

Giving Thanksgiving

Photo by Bruce Geisert

Your Next Best Friend: Allie

Dec. 4
I'm Allie. Meet me at RAWL.

A ‘Tree-o of Owlets’

By Denise Machado

Not the greatest travel day

Nov. 27
courtesy photo

Rapp music

Photo by Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Fall freeze

Castleton resident and photographer Gary Anthes said last week was the earliest in the season he’d ever seen his farm pond freeze over.

Your Next Best Friend: Jay


Planners delay affordable housing permit

Nov. 20
A People Inc. spokesman describes the community action organization's Sperryville project Wednesday night.

People Inc.’s application to build a 28-unit affordable housing complex at the site of the vacant Sperryville Emporium was tabled until January by the Rappahannock County Planning Commission Wednesday night.
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150 Years Ago This Week: March to the sea, and eloquence misplaced

Alexander Hay Ritchie engraving via U.S. Library of Congress

On Monday, Nov. 14, 1864, Maj. Gen. William Sherman and his 62,000 men were in and around Atlanta, preparing to depart for the Atlantic coast, while the cavalry was already on the move.
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New roots in Sperryville

Nov. 13
By Cathie Shiff

In memorium

Nov. 13
By Cathie Shiff

Orchard outlook

Nov. 13
By Cathie Shiff

Gallery central

Photo by E. Raymond Boc

Off-street treats

Photo by Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Salsa Halloween

Photo by E. Raymond Boc

Turkey run?

Photo by E. Raymond Boc

Faith, charity . . . pantry

Photo by Kathy Eggers

Photos: Burning . . . Mask

By Joy Lorien

Photos: The fields of fall

Oct. 30
By Roger Piantadosi/Rappahannock News

Photo: It’s a wrap

Courtesy photo

Your next best friend: Mickey


I’m Mickey, and I’m a “feist,” a breed developed in the U.S. to hunt squirrels. I love to play, especially to fetch stuff, and get along well with other dogs and cats. I’ve given up hunting, and RAWL is looking for a good home for me.
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522 reopens after early morning tanker crash

After a tanker crashed on U.S. 522, steam rises from a spilled asphalt compound in the Boston area of Rappahannock Monday morning.

Authorities reopened U.S. 522 in the Boston area of Rappahannock County at about noon today, after a tanker overturned early this morning, causing a spill of emulsified asphalt and closing the two-lane highway between Sperryville and Culpeper for close to six hours.
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Photo: Sperryville ace

Courtesy photo

Your Next Best Friend: Winnie


My name’s Winnie, and I’m a German short-haired pointer mix, about a year old.
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Photo: Amissville spread

By Tom Woolman

Photo: Familiar scene

Photo by Bill Williams

Photo: The war on drug demand

Courtesy photo

Photo: Trail wags dog

Photo by Patricia Want

Photos: Life on the hill

Photo by Roger Piantadosi

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