Crime & Courts

Student who allegedly threatened to ‘blow this place to pieces’ on Columbine anniversary appears in court

Under tight security and a blanket of privacy, a 17-year-old former student of Rappahannock County High School — charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm on the property of the high school — appeared in Rappahannock County Juvenile Court yesterday. […]


No questions asked

Sheriff Connie Compton shows off the new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit in the public lobby of the sheriff’s office. Encouraging residents to safely or discreetly dispose over-the-counter and prescription medications. […]


Richie Burke: Citizen of the Year

In public safety, if you’re doing your job right you’re probably going unnoticed. Perhaps that’s why it has taken this long to recognize lifelong county resident Richie Burke as the Rappahannock News Citizen of the Year. […]