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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. […]

Opinion

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. […]

Transportation/Traffic

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/Sports

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. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for August 17

Take the Lord Fairfax CC criteria survey for their new president; Gay St. Gallery hosts artist reception on Saturday for new exhibit: and countdown begins for Tuesday’s solar eclipse phenomenon. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices

Water and Sewer Authority meets on Thursday, at the Town Hall. Agenda includes: Election of officers; lien process and collection procedure; permit renewal update; road repair and renovation project. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

Aug. 26, 1998: This September will mark another major event in the town’s history — its bicentennial celebration. The festival and history parade will take place in Woodville on Saturday, Sept. 26. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row

Building Permits: The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: David Gangel, Washington, pole shed, $1,500; John and Tracy Schwab, Castleton, remodel, $15,000. […]

A Troubling Diagnosis

No opioid deaths here yet

In this region, some communities have been hit hard. Fauquier County set a disturbing record in 2016, with 22 deaths tied to drug overdoses. So far, Rappahannock County has been able to avoid the grim statistics. […]

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