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Join the staff of the Rappahannock News on Friday, June 25, at 10 a.m. at Off the Grid in Sperryville for our monthly public story conference. Tell us what you like, what you don’t like and what you want to hear more about. Rain or shine, coffee is on us.

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In their new short documentary “High School Interrupted,” the Rapp Center for Education (RappCE) shares a moving glimpse of what it’s been like for Rappahannock County High School students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This June, 59 seniors will graduate from Rappahannock County High School, and 14 graduates — 24 percent of the class — will be buoyed on the college voyage by a Headwaters scholarship. Since its founding in 1997 with the aim of supporting the county’s public schools and the children who learn there, the nonprofit foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in financial aid to pursue higher education.

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After many petitions to the Virginia General Assembly, Madison became a new county in 1792, but it was not until 1833 that petitions, counter petitions and political maneuvering resulted in the creation of Rappahannock County.

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As of this week, T-Mobile is providing cell coverage from the Sperryville Tower, joining Verizon. County Administrator Garrey Curry tells the Rappahannock News that the service is very fast, with possible download speeds of 179 mbps and upload speeds of 31 mbps. 

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In countless ways, the pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone — students perhaps most of all. A little more than a year ago, parents never imagined most children would be thrust into attending school either partially or full-time on a computer.

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Children have been less susceptible to the coronavirus, but for many, a year of social isolation and academic unpredictability has challenged …

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Staff at the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park will resume checking identification for annual park passes starting today, Thursday, April 1. Annual passholders will need to show a form of identification matching their passes when they enter the park.