Foothills Forum

Video: Rural Health Care — What’s Next?

Video of the community discussion co-sponsored Oct. 8 at the Washington fire hall by the Rappahannock News, Foothills Forum, Aging Together and Rapp at Home to assess the findings of “A Troubling Diagnosis,” the recent three-part explanatory journalism series published in the Rappahannock News. […]

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. […]