Perhaps it’s not surprising that Rappahannock County has more cattle than people, with a count of 10,800 cattle and calves and 6,200 beef cows, according to the state figures, not including dairy cow production.
“It’s a different world,” County Interim Superintendent Dr. Blair put it plainly. Change has come so drastically that Blair said school officials have even debated whether to allow students to bring backpacks into the classrooms during school hours.
The Rapp BOS tackled a lengthy agenda, approving a school's budget, announcing three new zoning administrator job finalists, stressing the urgency for building renovations, and debating the continued public use of an increasingly security-minded county courthouse.
Boutique local winery DuCard Vineyards officially has released “Shenandoah,” a new wine created specifically to support the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
Potential tragedy has been averted at Rappahannock County High School with the arrest of a 17-year-old male student who allegedly boasted of “coming in and shooting up the school.”
Feeling reassured by what he’d been told, Blair by Monday afternoon “felt I had no reason not to have school. The sheriff’s office was decisive and detailed. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of Sheriff Compton’s investigation.”
Mention “Eldon Farms” and residents of Rappahannock County will tell you everything they know — or more likely don’t — about one of the last contiguous land tracts of its kind in the eastern United States — 7,100 acres.
The Rappahannock River, which begins as a trickle outside Chester Gap and empties wide and deep into the Chesapeake Bay, was named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, because of the threat fracking could pose to clean drinking water.
Bottom line: most if not all of the county’s historic 19th century brick structures are in need of considerable updating and repair, if not extensive restoration.
More than 3,500 slaves worked farms here prior to Civil War: One year before the start of the American Civil War, Rappahannock County’s white population barely outnumbered its tremendous number of slaves.
Dorothy Carter Butler impacted many lives in her 91 years on this earth, most of them right here in Rappahannock County. Consider that 40 of her former students showed up for her memorial service last Thursday.
See "Decanted," all about the trials and tribulations to [successfully] make it in Napa Valley, as the Film Festival at Little Washington begins.
The 2017 Canadian Film Fest's Best Director and Best Costume Design awards both went recently to "Badsville," which makes its East Coast premiere Friday, April 7 at the Film Festival at Little Washington.
Rappahannock County supervisors have their work cut out for them in filling three government posts that for decades have been handled by one dedicated official, Richie Burke.
RappU’s new nurse aide training lab: an entire classroom equipped with three hospital beds, life-like manikins, and extensive array of medical devices. If you didn’t know better you’d swear you were standing in a hospital ward.
The highly talented brotherly partnership of Rob and Ben Clyde, with a high addiction to film and TV, left their native Virginia for Los Angeles — where they have made quite the name for themselves.