Land Use/Zoning

Taylor tourist home approved

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals approved an application for a special use permit to allow Charlotte Taylor to operate her residence on On the Edge Lane in Washington as a tourist home. […]

Crime & Courts

Graves pleads guilty to drugged driving and maiming

In a brief but emotional court appearance, 29-year-old Bryan Daniel Graves pleaded guilty in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Monday (Jan. 9) to both charges against him: driving while intoxicated and causing maiming, a felony; and a second-time DWI offense, a misdemeanor. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Speeding brings five days in jail

Speeding one too many times can earn you jail time and a suspended driver’s license, a consequence discovered Tuesday by an Amissville resident who was found guilty in a bench trial of reckless driving by speeding. […]

Crime & Courts

Injured resident sues Inn for $1 million

Washington resident Bette Mahoney filed a $1 million lawsuit in County Circuit Court against the Inn at Little Washington, claiming negligence and failure to maintain premises by the Inn that created “a dangerous and hazardous condition.” […]

Hiking

Multi-use trail starts out uphill

In Rappahannock, where residents fiercely defend the county’s rural and scenic nature, who could possibly object to a trail connecting the county’s villages, schools and recreation area? But several attending the Oct. 19 planning commission meeting did. […]

Land Use/Zoning

BZA permits, limits Coonce tourist home

Perseverance paid off for Bob and Julie Coonce. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals, at their regular Sept. 28 meeting, approved a special use permit for the Coonces to run their property as a tourist home when they are not using it. […]