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Foothills Forum Special Reports

Community support for the nonprofit, nonpartisan Foothills Forum provides research and reporting about Rappahannock County matters, in partnership with the Rappahannock News. Here’s our work so far… […]

Washington Column

Washington column for August 17

Plenty is happening in September, like a Second Friday series talk by former White House National Coordinator for Security, Richard A. Clarke; the Rappahannock Historical Society annual meeting; and the Retired Teachers Association meets, followed by a tour of the Jones farm. […]

Letters to the Editor

Tourist homes: Part of the plan or a privilege for some?

My property and tourist home application have been in the news recently. I hope the board of supervisors (BoS) will take notice, and fix what is clearly a discriminatory zoning ordinance and flawed permitting process. In line with its comprehensive plan, this county should encourage tourist homes. […]


Thrust onto the national stage

The violent-turned-deadly clashes at the white nationalist rally “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville hit close to home, evoking emotions from Rappahannock elected officials, political candidates, and residents alike. Here is some of the reaction. […]


Rare traffic holdups

Route 522 paving in Rappahannock will be complete next week (weather permitting), and pavement markings painted soon thereafter. Route 522 cost: about $917,000. […]


School news for August 17

This Friday, Aug. 18, Athletic Director Brandon Burley and the Rapp Athletic Department is hosting a Meet the Teams night at Panther Stadium, an opportunity to see all of the fall season’s student athletes in one place. Gates open at 6 p.m. […]

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Bowen reunion

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