Politics/Government

New supervisor tells constituents lawsuits against county ‘are a waste of money’

Other issues of concern expressed at the meeting included the preparedness of the BOS before meetings, affordable housing, long-range planning for the county and setting priorities, the need for reliable internet, and parking and traffic issues in Sperryville. […]

Politics/Government

BOS tables controversial zoning changes; repeals emergency response statute

Uncertainty among county residents about how the BOS would vote was tempered by a sense of hope for positive change, due to the presence of two new county officials — newly elected Piedmont supervisor Christine Smith and incoming permanent County Administrator Garrey W. Curry, Jr. […]

Politics/Government

Rappahannock-based congressional candidate predicts a banner year for women 

Rappahannock County’s Leslie Cockburn is confident that 2018 will be the year for women — across the country, on Capitol Hill, and into the sprawling 5th congressional district of Virginia, where the political candidate’s ultimate aim is to unseat Republican Rep. Tom Garrett. […]

Politics/Government

County supervisors fire back at critics, one of whom distributes a ‘Government To Do List’

Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors provided plenty of fodder and a few fireworks, including two supervisors firing back at those who are repeatedly critical of the county government’s management. […]

Politics/Government

Ladies rule: Betty Coates was first woman supervisor of Rapp

Contrary to what was reported in this newspaper following Election Day, Sperryville’s Christine Smith is not the first woman supervisor-elect of Rappahannock County. Diane Bruce was the initial reader weighing in with a history lesson: “Betty Snead Coates was the first female supervisor in Rappahannock County in the early 1970s. […]

Politics/Government

New zoning administrator hails from Page County

Rappahannock County’s new zoning and planning administrator, Michelle Somers, has already settled nicely into her Gay Street office, quickly filling a void created when David Dameron resigned after less than four months in the newly created post. […]