There are three comprehensive plan-specific meetings at which public input would be most welcome: the regular monthly meeting on March 27; on April 8 at town hall; and an April 17 joint work session with the town council.
In the coming weeks, research will be conducted through online and phone surveys, as well as focus groups with community health leaders, to assess opinions on our area’s significant health needs.
While neighboring counties to the north and east have grown in population, Rappahannock County since 2010 has seen its number of residents decline, according to a new study by the Weldon Cooper Center at UVA.
Like every locality in Virginia, Rappahannock County has a Comprehensive Plan. State law requires it. The plan, first approved by county officials in the early 1980s, is supposed to be reviewed every five years.
Drunk- and drugged-driving arrests in Rappahannock County increased 60 percent in 2013-2015 over the previous seven years. Why?
Due to recent unusual bear activity, Shenandoah National Park has established two sets of closures in the South District of the park.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage.
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…
Unspoiled Rappahannock confronts spotty cellphones, an aging population, fire and rescue services, taxes
An unprecedented survey mailed to every household in Rappahannock County found that respondents treasure the beauty that surrounds them, the privacy they enjoy in one of Virginia’s least populated and unspoiled places, and the spirit of volunteerism that has neighbor…
Our country is deeply divided. Our county is not. Given today’s national news, this in itself is big news.
Whatever folks make of the Foothills Forum survey, one fact is irrefutable: a lot of residents filled it out.
The good folks involved with Foothills Forum got an early Christmas present this week from none other than the Internal Revenue Service. In a letter dated Dec. 17, the IRS let us know they’ve determined Foothills Forum qualifies once again…
For all you procrastinators and deadline junkies: Time’s just about up! The first phase of the Foothills Forum Survey wraps up at the end of this week. Friday is the last day you can make your voice heard by filling…
Guests at my Christmas party are routinely invited to give to Shop With a Deputy. I’ve done Angel Tree gifts every year for years. I was a volunteer officer of Company 4 (Flint Hill Fire & Rescue) practically since the…
Anecdotes and observations compiled over two weeks after the Foothills Forum Survey landed in the mailboxes and post office boxes of the people of Rappahannock County.