Land Use/Zoning

GIS: An upgrade for Rappahannock’s maps?

As Rappahannock County explores digitizing the county’s tax and property maps, Culpeper County GIS coordinator Pam Schiermeyer gave a presentation at last month’s Planning Commission meeting on her county’s geographic information system. […]

Foothills Forum

Foothills Forum marks first anniversary

Foothills Forum supporters gathered at the Slate Mills home of Bev Jones and Andy Alexander for the organization’s first annual meeting. The nonprofit is working to enhance the Rappahannock News’ coverage of Rappahannock County’s most pressing issues. […]

Land Use/Zoning

BZA approves Chester Gap tourist home

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals last Wednesday (Aug. 26) approved an application from Pete Pazmino and Sheila Lamb for a tourist home in Chester Gap, contingent on Pazmino and Lamb getting a signed sales contract from the current owners. […]

Crime & Courts

Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker rejected lawyer David Konick’s suit against the Town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington last Thursday, ruling for a second and final time that Konick hadn’t the standing to challenge the legality of the town and Inn’s 2013 “Town Square Beautification” project.


Boundary issues

Last week’s informational meeting about a proposal to designate Ben Venue Road as the county’s first official rural historic district began as a celebration of Rappahannock County’s rich history — and ended in a shouting match, colored by a bit of antigovernment fervor and fueled by property records that remain (as they do in many rural areas) incomplete and hard to decipher. […]

Crime & Courts

Abduction, eluding charges face defendants

Actions in Rappahannock County District Court this Tuesday (Aug.4) included arraignments on charges ranging from abduction to DWI to eluding police. Meanwhile, dates are set in Konick vs. Town of Washington and Spethmann civil cases in circuit court. […]

Crime & Courts

Grand larceny case goes to grand jury

In Rappahannock County District Court Tuesday (July 7), the case of Christopher W. Sutphin, 22, of Culpeper, charged with grand larceny, was certified to the grand jury. Sutphin and Garth Q. Lotane, 26, also of […]

Crime & Courts

High-profile cases end in prison time

Michael Raymond Doyle was sentenced to 13 months in prison for eluding police and damaging a dwelling in December, and Amissville 19-year-old’s drug conviction brings three years and four months in the state penitentiary. […]

Crime & Courts

Lottery tampering case goes to grand jury

Three felony counts of tampering with Virginia Lottery scratch-off tickets while she was employed at Hillsdale Country Store near Washington were certified to the grand jury in the case against 30-year-old Shamaila Tanweer of Culpeper. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Rappahannock at Home: neighbors helping neighbors 

The senior population of Rappahannock County, as in many other communities around the country, is growing. Community activist Hal Hunter, inspired by working village organizations around the country, has been working on an organization called Rappahannock at Home to help seniors age in place. […]

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Crime & Courts

Marijuana, false ID charges bring jail time

In district court April 21, 23-year-old Cory Patrick Rinker of Bristow was found guilty by Judge J. Gregory Ashwell of possessing marijuana and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 24 days suspended and the rest to be served weekends. […]