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This month marks 30 years for Washington's Country Cafe and its closing date this month looms. Searches for a new location have proven unworkable so far, but hopes (and faith) remain high. Rumor has it that any of several buildings in Washington, currently for sale but priced out of the Cafe…

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I support Keir Whitson for Hampton supervisor because he is very approachable, kind, and eager to have information and ideas shared with him. I think that is what the Hampton District needs. I have found it easy to discuss almost any concern with him… something rare in politics. I think he w…

Asking the wrong questions gets only wrong answers. Not surprising then that the most recent marathon meeting of the Planning Commission was spent in interminable answers about height restrictions, lattice vs. monopole, painting colors, megahertz levels, set-backs, balloons, waivers and othe…

We write in strong support of Keir Whitson for Hampton District Supervisor.  Keir has lived near us for sixteen years and we know him and his family. He is a person dedicated to Rappahannock County. He is a great family man and a hard-working professional. He did not move to Rappahannock Cou…

I understand there were some objections after my sermon title, “White Supremacy,” was published in this newspaper last week, along with a few words about what I planned to say. One person told me she had heard it suggested that I preach instead about “Black Supremacy.”

Arriving in Rappahannock County with the dawn of the 21st Century I found a unique place in America that goes back to much earlier times, neighbors respecting neighbors. Consequently, when Keir Whitson discovered that his opponent for Board of Supervisors Audrey Regnery missed the requiremen…

Our internet and telephone were out for six days this past week. Life slowed down to a tip toe. We no longer could reach across the county and across the world, read online, or research our pressing concerns. We could not listen to the radio station in Wheeling, W.V., where my husband grew u…

The Rappahannock Clergy Association has a long history of promoting the work of the Food Pantry. When we learned about the One Rappahannock Campaign to build a permanent home for the Food Pantry last spring, we immediately knew we wanted to be as supportive as possible.

The 22nd Taste of Rappahannock was held on Saturday, September 7th at the Miller Barn. The event funds two-thirds of all of the educational programs that Headwaters offers to local students and contributes to its scholarship fund. The event was led off with a speech by Virginia Wyatt, the 20…

There seems to be a serious mindset that has crept into our county that is poisoning the well-being many are striving to maintain. Most people in Rappahannock County agree about how important our Fire and Rescue volunteers are in their selfless serving of our citizens in critical times of ne…

I did not attend the last Planning Commission Meeting because I had no idea the first preliminary review of the cell tower applications would escalate into calling for a hearing at their next meeting . . . before the two applications had been carefully evaluated for completeness and accuracy…

For almost thirty years, the Country Cafe has served the people of our local community; it is an important piece of our community fabric. Many of us in the community are distressed with the fact that the Country Cafe may be closing its doors soon at its current location in Little Washington.…

[If] you have the book Images of America, Rappahannock County, which is a book of photographs of the County put together by Kathryn Lynch, I am sure that the cover photograph is your Rappahannock News building in an earlier incarnation. (The photograph wraps around the spine and part of the …

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