Economy

The Land, a Plan, a Future.

Part one of a Rappahannock News – Foothills Forum Special Report: As the county prepares to adopt minor changes to its Comprehensive Plan, major challenges remain to the delicate balance that keeps Rappahannock unique. […]

Foothills Forum

A land use glossary

25-acre zoning: A defining feature of Rappahannock, this unusually restrictive zoning outside of the county’s villages has effectively blocked the development of suburban subdivisions spreading over farmland. […]

Broadband/Internet

Embrace change? No. Adapt to it? Possibly.  

PART 3 OF 3: In such communities as Rappahannock, where broadband infrastructure is complicated by hilly, wooded terrain, the onus is now largely on local governments to make it happen, but there remains a wariness here about anything that could be associated with change. […]

Foothills Forum

Supervisors’ marathon Monday

The five members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors seated themselves in the courthouse at 2 p.m. Monday and, with the exception of one dinner break and another 10-minute restroom break, did not rise again until 9 p.m. […]

Dennis Brack
Agriculture

Foothills Forum Survey, Part Three: Frozen in time?

Folks who’ve never stepped foot in Rappahannock may have seen it. In nighttime photos taken from space, the county is one of those few, conspicuous dark spots amid a blaze of yellow lights illuminating the East Coast from Miami to Maine. Just about everyone wants to keep it that way. […]