The Rapp for Jan. 13

About 50 Rappahannock residents attended a town hall meeting hosted by Virginia Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-26th) Saturday at the Rappahannock County Library. Obenshain discussed several issues he is working on, including an amendment to the state constitution to eliminate eminent domain for economic development and the privatization of the sale of alcohol. […]


Letter: A dim view of cell tower

With much appreciation for the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors and the tremendous responsibilities of both groups, I respectfully disagree with their collective decision to approve the first installation of AT&T’s proposed cell tower […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A height disadvantage

While supporting cell phone service in Rappahannock County, my wife and I were taken aback by the recent balloon test on the Jones property just off Woodward Road. The cell phone tower application states that: […]


Letter: Too tall an order

There is nothing subtle about them. The height of the AT&T 199-foot cell monopoles proposed in Sperryville and at the high school are a jarring contrast to Rappahannock’s rolling hillside and mountain vistas. The 3-foot […]

No Picture

Air, water, soil projects get boost

Federal funds are available for projects that improve the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, promote good land management practices and reduce greenhouse gases. The separate programs have their own filing requirements […]


Huntly man dies in 522 accident

A Huntly man died Dec. 29 after a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 522 in northern Rappahannock County.
Jerry Lee Gray Sr., 51, died of his injuries while being transported to a hospital in Warren County, according to Sgt. Les Tyler of the Virginia State Police.

Statewide, on the extended Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends before and after the fatal crash on 522, Virginia State Police said 14 people died in 12 traffic crashes on Virginia’s highways. […]

Crime & Courts

Crime and Courts for Jan. 6

Circuit Court Charvez Ray Robinson, 22, of Lignum, Va., was sentenced last week to a seven-year jail term, convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Judge Thomas D. Horn suspended all but seven […]