Cuccinelli raises hopes (and $50K) in Huntly

Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli swept into Rappahannock County Saturday night with a strong conservative message that delighted a Republican crowd in Huntly as he swiftly added over $50,000 to his campaign for governor of Virginia.
Allen, in key Senate race, visits April 4

Virginia will be the focus of one of the nation’s most tightly contested U.S. Senate races in November’s election, as former governor and U.S. Senator George Allen tries to recapture the Senate seat that he lost in 2006 to Democrat…

Rappahannock County Public Schools have been ordered by the food bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., to change what they are serving in the school cafeteria. Like all U.S. public schools under the thumb of the “we know better” federal education overseers,…

The Rappahannock Voice was started as an experiment in local online journalism in the fall of 2006. It has served the community with local news and commentary for nearly four years. Thanks to those of you who tuned in. At…
A low-volume budget hearing

A public hearing held Monday evening on the proposed budgets of Rappahannock County and its school system was a mostly polite affair without fireworks, but with an undercurrent of deep division over how much influence the Board of Supervisors should…
From ECow to Tree-Cow?

Greg Williams of Flint Hill easily won unanimous approval of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission to move his tree and landscaping business from his home property on Ben Venue Road to the former site of gourmet food vendor ECow on…

Rappahannock County’s draft budget for the fiscal year starting in July proposes no property tax increase and fully funds the requested $11.6 million schools budget, but leaves open a big question: How to finance about $1 million in repairs and…

The idea of splitting county property tax bills into two semi-annual installments died a quiet death Monday after a discussion at the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ monthly meeting. The same fate befell a suggestion that county teachers — but…

In an editorial published in his March 18 issue, the new publisher of the Rappahannock News, Walter Nicklin, asked readers what issues are most important to this county and which should be the focus of the weekly newspaper’s news coverage…

Virginia’s state budget crisis is filtering down to the local level, posing threats to Rappahannock County in diverse ways ranging from school funding to plans for a new regional jail and the potential loss of popular 4H youth programs. All…