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
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
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: email@example.com
Print subscriptions and renewals: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising, online subscriptions and other messages:
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.
Robert D. Mason Jr., editor, extension 25,
Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi, reporter, extension 23, email@example.com
Audrey Thomasson, reporter, extension 22, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Franks, reporter, extension 28, email@example.com
Sara Amiss, manager, extension 13,
K.C. Troise, ad sales, IT and webmaster, extension 19, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Bryant, ad sales, extension 11, email@example.com
Jessica Michels-Mancini, ad sales, extension 15, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Simmons, publications director, extension
Stephanie Feria, ad & page compositor, extension 26,
Sarah Bowis, ad & page compositor, extension 17,
Gloria Bosher, classified compositor, extension 17,
Doreen Hamblet, proofreader, extension 24, email@example.com
Frederick A. Gaskins, president, extension 20,
Bettie Lee Gaskins, treasurer, extension 21, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Oliver, CPA, business manager, extension 21, email@example.com
Susan Robertson, classifieds accounts manager, extension 12,
Lindsay Bishoff, display accounts manager, extension 14,
Michelle Smith, circulation manager, extension
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.