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Video: Explaining the CDC's new mask guidance

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the CDC's updated guidance that recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with "subst… Read more


M.J. Gager is a world champion — and she’s only nine years old

Nine-year-old M.J. Gager, of Jeffersonton, has made disc golf her own part-time job, practicing an average of 15 hours a week. Her dedication paid off — she is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic as a world disc golf champion, with sponsorships to boot. Read more


Special Town meeting to name planning, architectural board members

There will be a special Washington Town Council meeting on Tuesday to appoint new members's of the town's Planning Commission and Architect… Read more



Three new broadband proposals on the table

Three internet service providers responded to the Rappahannock County Broadband Authority’s official request for information (RFI) last week, bringing the county one small step closer to procuring broadband for unserved areas.  Read more


New store manager at Williams Tree Service gives store a fresh face

Together with Robbie Critzer, who recently became the store manager, Williams decided to expand the store’s retail offerings and restore the space to its glory days as a market. Read more


Listen: Rappahannock wineries gone ‘gangbuster’ in pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Rappahannock Cellars in March 2020, owner John Delmare initially thought the worst.  Read more



Down Memory Lane July 22

Aug. 8, 1974: Tom Lee and his brother John Lee are still raising sheep in Rappahannock, and have one of the largest flocks in the county. Tom agreed that sheep farmers are getting scarcer and he wasn’t sure why, but he was ready to talk about raising sheep, to take a little time off from picking peaches. Read more


The Rapp for July 22

Join the Sperryville Community Alliance and Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community for the next show in Sperryville’s summer concert series today, Thursday, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bobby G and Friends will be back on the stage at Sperryville’s River District next to Copper Fox Antiques and Copper Fox Distillery.  Read more


Washington column for July 22

This Friday, July 23, from 1 p.m.to 5 p.m. the Book Barn at 4 Library Road, Washington, will host an open house in honor of Lois Snead. Lois helped found the Book Barn. Read more



Commentary: ‘Culpeper Creep’: You can have it

Wow, a lot has changed since I put in my two cents on the Rappahannock growth debate. That was only two years ago, but sure enough, the winds of change Ms. Sheila Gresinger waxes about (“Adjust your sails,” June 3) have ushered in the Trojan horses Mr. Ron Maxwell warns about (“Akre’s Trojan Horse,” June 3). Read more


Commentary: ‘To our community’

CRT is an academic framework that examines the impact of systemic racism on American society. It is not taught in K-12 schools because it is used in fields of professional and academic research. Read more


Commentary: Rethinking opportunities in our corner of paradise

What a journey, from blowing up beaver dams to erecting BDAs, presumably until returning beavers could do the job themselves! This conversation reminded me that, in life, nothing is immutable. Read more

Upcoming Events

Acoustic jam circle in Rappahannock

Come on over and sit out on the deck with us on Sunday,May 9. We hope for this to be a recurring ev… Read more


Weather Today

Mostly clear


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Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.

Cloud Coverage:16%
Wind:NNW at 4 mph
Chance of Rain:24%
UV Index:9 Very High
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Sunset:08:26:39 PM

This Week's Forecast

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