Council sets budget, comp plan dates

There are three comprehensive plan-specific meetings at which public input would be most welcome: the regular monthly meeting on March 27; on April 8 at town hall; and an April 17 joint work session with the town council.
Judge weighs decision in Bragg v. supervisors

Retired Circuit Court Judge Alfred D. Swersky heard arguments Wednesday for and against dismissal of a lawsuit by Sperryville llama farmer against the RCBS for alleged violations of Virginia’s FOIA last summer and fall.
Council signs up Kuhn, signs off on permit

The Washington Town Council elected council member Mary Ann Kuhn as the town’s new vice mayor at Monday night’s (Jan. 9) regular monthly session, during which it also heard an update on the Inn at Little Washington’s Middle Street stub…
Plea agreement reached in Graves DUI case

Rappahannock County Commonwealth’s Attorney Art Goff says he has reached a plea agreement with the driver of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into Sperryville resident Virginie Audrain’s car last January.
Open on Mondays

Flatwood Refuse and Recycling Center’s new hours of operation start next Monday (Jan. 9) with one significant (and much-requested) change: The center is now open Mondays.
Town council briefly bites, shakes hand

The Washington Town Council’s monthly meeting was short and sparsely populated, on both sides of the head table, and still failed to provide a dull moment. Tourist rentals deregulation and the farmers market's identity being the hot topics.
Board says yes to memorial, no to heavy equipment

This month, the board’s actions eventually reflected what the citizens who stood up said they wanted — with the possible exception of those who stood mostly to tell the board that they were untrustworthy and/or headed for disaster.
Lykes grants of $58K go to local groups  

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation last week awarded $57,943 from the Richard Lykes Community Fund to nonprofits serving Rappahannock County. Recipients include Food Pantry, Lions, RappU and Nature Camp.
24 Crows: Heading into the sunset

Heidi Morf and Vinnie Deluise, proprietors of the unique art gallery/gourmet lunch counter/coffee shop known as 24 Crows, are retiring. This Sunday (Nov. 20) is the shop’s last day of operation.