Inside this week’s News (Sept. 17)

This week’s headlines: Hampton supervisor, school, sheriff hopefuls sound off • Movie studio will open at Washington school • ‘Dark skies’ idea to be aired next month • The Rapp: Rough Ride, big weekend • Harris and company bring that swing • Bound and discarnate: diverse artists on 2015 tour • Wild Ideas: Species that light up late summer • and more. […]


Emergency services, taxes top candidates’ discussion

The future of Rappahannock County’s emergency services — and the economic future and sustainability of the county in general — were among the topics covered last week at the Friends of Liberty’s first of two candidates forums. […]

By E. Raymond Boc

Inside this week’s News (Sept. 10)

This week’s headlines: Emergency services, taxes top candidates’ discussion • Schools partner with Valley Health to provide part-time trainer • The Rapp: Royals on Main, park history in Sperryville • Artists of Rappahannock 11th tour is Nov. 7-8 • Macedonia Baptist turns 150, celebrates pastor’s 15th year • Graniteware: marbled, mottled or plain • Aging Together’s local resources and programs to help seniors • and more […]

Land Use/Zoning

GIS: An upgrade for Rappahannock’s maps?

As Rappahannock County explores digitizing the county’s tax and property maps, Culpeper County GIS coordinator Pam Schiermeyer gave a presentation at last month’s Planning Commission meeting on her county’s geographic information system. […]

Foothills Forum

Foothills Forum marks first anniversary

Foothills Forum supporters gathered at the Slate Mills home of Bev Jones and Andy Alexander for the organization’s first annual meeting. The nonprofit is working to enhance the Rappahannock News’ coverage of Rappahannock County’s most pressing issues. […]


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). […]