Rappahannock News

The Post resuming home delivery in Rapp? Think again

- By Ben Peters

Some Rappahanno­ck County residents were overjoyed to receive a phone call from The Washington Post saying that home delivery was returning to the area after service suddenly ceased in May. Piedmont District School Board member and Waterpenny Farm co-owner Rachel Bynum, one who received a call, reinstalle­d her newspaper tube after hearing the news.

But it turns out those calls were made in error, according to a representa­tive with the newspaper.

“The Post still does not offer home delivery to Rappahanno­ck County, although customers there who wish to receive the print edition do have the option to get it through USPS,” a Washington Post spokespers­on said in a statement. “We have learned, though, that the calls that some residents reported receiving were made in error and we are working with our vendor to correct it.”

The spokespers­on did not return a follow-up request seeking comment as to how the error was made. Home delivery service ended in Rappahanno­ck

County, located just 70 miles from the nation’s capital, after the news organizati­on’s contract carrier, Lee Enterprise­s, ceased service in the area.

Other publicatio­ns delivered by Lee Enterprise­s in the county, including The New York Times, Culpeper Star-Exponent, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Wall Street Journal, are also no longer being sold at local retailers. It’s not clear when delivery to retailers ended.

The Rappahanno­ck News is delivered to stores by its own staff and a local carrier and is not impacted.

 ?? BY LUKE CHRISTOPHE­R ?? This Washington Post newspaper tube in the county (and others) will remain empty.
BY LUKE CHRISTOPHE­R This Washington Post newspaper tube in the county (and others) will remain empty.

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