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About the Rappahannock Record

Welcome to the online version of the Rappahannock Record, an independently-owned weekly newspaper published in Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, Virginia. Kilmarnock is a trading center for the Northern Neck, a peninsula in Virginia bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers.

One of four newspapers on the Northern Neck, the Record is the largest in both size and circulation. Founded in 1916, it features 24 to 40 pages each week with a press run of approximately 8,500 and a readership of about 20,000.

Much like this online version, the paper is divided into various news segments. The front page, Local Life, Sports and The Northern Neck Marketplace lead off the section fronts. Other pages are devoted to a calendar of events for the week, stories about upcoming events, opinions, and news about government, schools, businesses and churches.

The Record's coverage area includes all of Lancaster County (11,466 population) and parts of neighboring Northumberland, Richmond and Middlesex counties. Approximately 5,500 papers are distributed in Lancaster County alone. Subscriptions are sent via second class mail and the paper is available on many local newsstands.

The Record is a member of the Virginia Press Association and the National Newspaper Association.

You can subscribe to the Record from any of our online pages. You will receive a statement by mail, or call 804-435-1701 to order by credit card.

About our area:
Lancaster County is a haven for tourists and boasts a large retirement community. Other prime industries are agriculture, forestry and seafood. A U.S Census report for 2010 lists 5,265 households in the county and the per capita personal income in 2013 was $52,504, 10th among Virginia's 105 counties. Taxable retail sales for 2013 totaled $154,084,299.

How to contact us:
By mail: Rappahannock Record, PO Box 400, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
By physical address: 27 North Main St., Kilmarnock, VA 22482
By telephone: 804-435-1701
or (from Virginia interchanges only) 1-800-435-1701.
By facsimile: 804-435-2632.
By electronic mail:
News articles, news photos, other news: editor@rapprecord.com
Print subscriptions and renewals: circulation@rapprecord.com
Advertising, online subscriptions and other messages: mail@rapprecord.com

To reach members of the staff, dial the main phone number, 804-435-1701, and then the employee's extension when prompted, or use the e-mail address.

Newsroom Staff:
Robert D. Mason Jr., editor, extension 25, editor@rapprecord.com
Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi, reporter, extension 23, lisa@rapprecord.com
Audrey Thomasson, reporter, extension 22, athomasson@rapprecord.com
Madison Franks, reporter, extension 28, madison@rapprecord.com

Advertising Staff:
Sara Amiss, manager, extension 13, sara@rapprecord.com
K.C. Troise, ad sales, IT and webmaster, extension 19, kc@rapprecord.com
Marilyn Bryant, ad sales, extension 11, marilyn@rapprecord.com
Jessica Michels-Mancini, ad sales, extension 15, jessica@rapprecord.com

Production Staff:
Susan Simmons, publications director, extension 18, susan@rapprecord.com
Stephanie Feria, ad & page compositor, extension 26, Stephanie@rapprecord.com
Sarah Bowis, ad & page compositor, extension 17, sarah@rapprecord.com
Gloria Bosher, classified compositor, extension 17, gloria@rapprecord.com
Doreen Hamblet, proofreader, extension 24, proofreader@rapprecord.com

Publishing/Business Staff:
Frederick A. Gaskins, president, extension 20, fred@rapprecord.com
Bettie Lee Gaskins, treasurer, extension 21, blgaskins@ssentinel.com
Kate Oliver, CPA, business manager, extension 21, kate@rapprecord.com
Susan Robertson, classifieds accounts manager, extension 12, susanrobertson@rapprecord.com
Lindsay Bishoff, display accounts manager, extension 14, lindsay@rapprecord.com

Michelle Smith, circulation manager, extension 16, circulation@rapprecord.com

Supplemental Publications:
Along with weekly papers, the Record and the Southside Sentinel (ssentinel.com) in Urbanna, Virginia, jointly publish The Rivah Visitor's Guide. This tabloid contains regional information of interest to tourists and is published monthly, May through October. Up to 20,000 copies are distributed free through over 500 outlets such as hotels, motels, restaurants, convenience stores, etc. Some online content is available through this website.

Other tabloids, also produced jointly with the Sentinel, are inserted as part of the Record with extra copies distributed through advertisers. They include Bay HealthStyles (healthy living and senior life-styles) in February, Windows on the Bay (real estate and home improvement) in March, Wheels (winter car care) in October, and The Perfect Gift (a Christmas gift catalog) in November.

In addition, we publish special interest pages during the year related to local festivals and events such as graduations, wedding planning, the football season preview, etc. Please contact our advertising department for more information.

Display advertising must be submitted to the Record by 5 p.m. Monday to be included in the Thursday paper. Check with us about online advertising opportunities.

Camera ready ads should be in PDF format. (Steps to eliminate PDF Gremlins and How to Create a PDF file)

Classified ads must be received by noon on Tuesday. You can submit a classified ad directly from our online classified page. All classifieds are also included in the online version.

News items must be received by noon Tuesdays. All news items submitted via e-mail must be addressed to: editor@rrecord.com. Be sure to include phone numbers where you can be reached day and night.

For issues in weeks with a holiday, deadlines are moved ahead one day.

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