Inside this week’s News (Sept. 3)

This week’s headlines: GIS: An upgrade for Rappahannock’s maps? • BZA approves Chester Gap tourist home • Foothills Forum marks first anniversary • Who’s hot at the Theatre this fall • The Rapp: Drumming, dancing and a quartet of compelling image-makers • Wild Ideas: Weather again dampens this year’s butterfly count • and more […]

Crime & Courts

Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker rejected lawyer David Konick’s suit against the Town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington last Thursday, ruling for a second and final time that Konick hadn’t the standing to challenge the legality of the town and Inn’s 2013 “Town Square Beautification” project.


Straw poll stroll

As part of an ongoing effort this summer to walk all of the Main Streets in Virginia’s vast 5th Congressional District, Rep. Robert Hurt (R) spent an hour or so on Washington’s Main Street last Wednesday afternoon. […]


Chase, crash injures two

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when they crashed and were thrown from the bike at the end of what was apparently a 15-mile high speed chase from Clevenger’s Corner to the town of Washington last Wednesday morning (Aug. 19). […]


Inside this week’s News (Aug. 27)

This week’s headlines: Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn • Chester Gap tourist home approved • Town weighs utility rate increase • Straw poll stroll • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday, supermoon Saturday • Wild Ideas: A tiny, elegant orb weaver shines in the sunlight • and more. […]

By Roger Piantadosi/Rappahannock News
Crime & Courts

Upgraded post office will stay in town

The Inn at Little Washington has extended its lease of street-level Krebser Building space to the U.S. Postal Service through November, and an Inn spokesman says a long-term lease (“at least 10 years”) is in the works. […]


Boundary issues

Last week’s informational meeting about a proposal to designate Ben Venue Road as the county’s first official rural historic district began as a celebration of Rappahannock County’s rich history — and ended in a shouting match, colored by a bit of antigovernment fervor and fueled by property records that remain (as they do in many rural areas) incomplete and hard to decipher. […]


The Rapp for Aug. 20

Amrit’s excellent earthquake-relief adventure, PEC’s sustainable landscaping workshop and plant sale, and an all-woman jazz orchestra opens the Castleton in Performance fall-winter season, in this week’s The Rapp. […]


Inside this week’s News (Aug. 20)

This week’s headlines: Upgraded post office will stay in town • Boundary issues at a historic district meeting • Meet the candidates at the RappNews forums Sept. 21 and 28 • The Rapp: Amrit’s earthquake-relief adventure • Wild Ideas: Wildlife rehabilitators needed; passion required • and more. […]

By E. Raymond Boc
Land Use/Zoning

Town moves to boost its Avon Hall options

After a presentation and a vigorous discussion among Washington Town Council members and the 15 or so citizens attending its monthly meeting Monday night, the council voted to hire a surveyor to define more precisely what could be done with its 9-acre Avon Hall estate — besides, that is, trying to sell it as a 9-acre estate. […]

By Larry Sherertz

Apple packer

The photographer says this 300-pound frequent visitor to Gid Brown Hollow likes golden and red delicious apples, and doesn’t appear open to discussing his diet choices. […]

150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: It is finished

When CSS Shenandoah set sail for Liverpool on Aug. 2, 1865 after the crew learned from the British ship Barracouta that the war had ended months earlier and that the Confederacy had collapsed, the North and South were still settling into a somewhat uneasy peace. […]


Inside this week’s News (Aug. 13)

This week’s headlines: Town moves to boost its Avon Hall options • Students — and teachers — get back to school • Motion to suppress evidence denied in firearms case • The Rapp: Tula’s and the Kramer building sold • Wild Ideas: A matter of perspective • and more. […]