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People come from all around to see Sperryville resident Tom Lewis’ annual display of Christmas lights and ornamentation, but only his lucky friends and neighbors ever see his summer display of beautiful fruits and vegetables. Lewis harvested 18 bushels of potatoes last week and promptly repl…

The Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show took place in Culpeper July 11-15, where regional 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Program members, including several seen here from Rappahannock County.

Cattle ranchers from around the world met in Culpeper this past week for the Red Devon USA Mini Congress. As part of the Red Devon Association, cattlemen from the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Canada and Mexico began their tour at the Lakota Ranch Farm, which is set on 72…

Everyone is invited to visit a variety of producers on this weekend’s eighth annual Rappahannock Farm Tour. Caledonia Farm (Stop No. 3) will feature 20 environmentally responsible agricultural practices plus host tables and presentations by these related organizations: RLEP, Independent Sola…

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Sun and clouds mixed. High 39F. Winds light and variable.


Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Areas of freezing rain possible late. Low 26F. Winds light and variable.


Freezing rain early...changing to rain in the afternoon. Precipitation will be light. High 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 70%.