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A fundraiser benefiting Leslie Cockburn, Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, was hosted by Cliff and Lucile Miller Saturday evening in the historic barn of their Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville. “We’re going to win!” declared the Rappahannock County resident, telli…

It’s difficult enough campaigning for office in the outrageously configured 5th district of Virginia, and this past week’s string of rainy days didn’t help the political stumping. Democratic congressional candidate and Rappahannock resident Leslie Cockburn sent us this photograph snapped of …

A reminder that the filing deadline to become a candidate for the office of Mayor, Town Council, and Treasurer in the Town of Washington is Tuesday, June 12. Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan announced earlier this month that he will not seek reelection to a third term.

Incumbent freshman Rep. Tom Garrett has earned the Republican Party’s nomination in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Rappahannock County. As the only candidate to file with the 5th District Republican Committee before the February 28 deadline, the congressman has secured…

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Today

Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow

Sunshine and some clouds. Hot. High around 95F. Winds light and variable.