Bragg v BOS dismissed for second time

Once again Judge Alfred D. Swersky denied Marian Bragg’s petition to the Circuit Court to declare that certain actions taken by the Board of Supervisors violated Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Washington column for April 20

Washington Baptist Church is having their Grandma’s Attic yard sale April 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church; The Inn's "Norman House" is undergoing a transformation; and some Easter memories.
Wild Ideas: Nature sets the stage for Earth Day 

With the frequent unseasonable warm spells, spring is changing the natural landscape overnight and setting the stage for Earth Day and other celebrations of nature and science coming up this weekend and next.
Potential school shooting thwarted

Potential tragedy has been averted at Rappahannock County High School with the arrest of a 17-year-old male student who allegedly boasted of “coming in and shooting up the school.”
The difficult decision to resume classes

Feeling reassured by what he’d been told, Blair by Monday afternoon “felt I had no reason not to have school. The sheriff’s office was decisive and detailed. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of Sheriff Compton’s investigation.”
Hat tricks for WCDS

Wakefield County Day School's score some hat tricks; updates on their soccer and lacrosse teams. Rapp’s public school's are on spring break but their teams are still training.
The war between the statutes

The big question that came out of last week’s regular and two continued Board of Supervisors’ meetings was not “Did we get anything done?” But “Did we violate Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?”
Rappahannock among America’s most endangered rivers

The Rappahannock River, which begins as a trickle outside Chester Gap and empties wide and deep into the Chesapeake Bay, was named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, because of the threat fracking could pose to clean drinking water.