Politics/Government

Supervisors open on Monday

Flatwood recycling center may or may not be open in the future on Mondays, but this coming Monday (Oct. 17), Rappahannock County’s supervisors will be.

The supervisors will meet at the Washington fire hall at 7 p.m. Monday. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Suit offends, board defends

At their regular October session, Rappahannock County’s supervisors took four hours Monday afternoon to deal with the county’s business. This included adopting several measures meant to defend the board, its elected members and county staff in court. […]

Land Use/Zoning

The agenda bender

The supervisors convened at 7 p.m. for a public “work session” Sept. 19 kicking off the board’s new policy to hold a second meeting later in the month whenever it was deemed necessary. This one was evidently necessary; they didn’t get home until about 11:30 p.m. […]

Business

Rappahannock County 101

In light of recent confusion, the county considers creating a “Rappahannock 101” course for citizens. And here, for the same reasons, is a brief brief primer on how local government works, or is meant to work, in the areas of planning, zoning and building. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Fellow volunteers start fundraiser for Jenkins

The Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has begun a fundraising effort for one of its own, Gary Jenkins Jr., a 19-year-old volunteer who sustained serious injuries when his truck skidded off the road as he responded to a late-night ambulance call on July 12. […]

Housing

Avon Hall: Sold

After more than a decade of promising to do so, the Washington Town Council sold off its Avon Hall estate to a D.C. couple who plan on restoring and living in the property. […]

Awards and Honors

Mr. McCarthy has left the building

More than 200 of retiring Rappahannock County Administrator John W. McCarthy’s friends, family and colleagues gather for a private party at the Castleton Festival Theatre to mark McCarthy’s extraordinary 30-year tenure. […]