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Richie Burke retirement send-off

Rappahannock County Administrator Debbie Keyser is inviting the public to a fitting send-off next Wednesday, May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., honoring longtime county “workhorse” Richie Burke.
Town of Washington balances its budget

At Monday's regular monthly session the Washington Town Council passed all resolutions with little to no debate; and Mayor John Sullivan announced the town’s fiscal year 2018 budget is balanced.
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.
Taylor tourist home approved

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals approved an application for a special use permit to allow Charlotte Taylor to operate her residence on On the Edge Lane in Washington as a tourist home.
The Town of Washington looks to the future

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission this week released a rough draft of a reconstructed comprehensive plan, setting forth what the historic county seat should look like in next 20 to 50 years.
Rappahannock planner dares to confront the future

In a wide-ranging Q&A with the Rappahannock News, Henry shared his thoughts on current and future land use and zoning realating to an updated comprehensive plan, increasing revenue, agriculture renewal, tourism and more.