Cell permit OK’d; comp plan, tourist cabin continued

After hearing more citizens’ comments in the five-year review of the county’s comprehensive plan, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission last Wednesday voted to recommend approval to the supervisors for T-Mobile’s application to add an cellular antenna array to an existing silo near Washington, and (after a long discussion) tabling a permit for a tourist home in Gid Brown Hollow. […]

Awards and Honors

Citizen of the Year: Nominees?

The Rappahannock News Citizen of the Year will be published this year in our Dec. 24 edition. We are already considering several, but readers are most welcome (by Dec. 11) to nominate candidates for the 2015 Citizen of the Year. […]


Habitat for Humanity to build in Huntly

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity (FHFH) was recently awarded $12,000 from the Richard Lykes Foundation that FHFH Executive Director Brenda Drerenberger says will go toward the approximately $80,000 needed to fund a new house to be built in Huntly. […]

By Ruthie Windsor-Mann


At Trinity Episcopal Church’s sixth annual pre-Thanksgiving Sing-Along last Sunday, 115 singers of all ages showed up and opened their lungs (and their wallets, contributing nearly $3,000 to benefit the Food Pantry). […]


Wild Ideas: On the big-tree hunt

Pam Owen joined the Second Sunday nature walk, hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, this month to hunt for “Big Trees” in Page County, in this week’s Wild Ideas. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Nov. 26

July 3, 1980 The cosmetic surgery is finished, the bandages have come off and the operation leaving Washington with a new look for its town square is an unqualified success. Dr. Werner Krebser supervised the […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Nov. 26

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Offices, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper, For more information, call 540-829-7450. Thanksgiving closings: All Rappahannock County government […]

Washington Column

Washington: A day for thanks

It’s Thanksgiving, and for most of us this holiday conjures up memories or anticipation of such traditions as the huge Thanksgiving dinner with dressing, cranberry sauce, famous pumpkin pie and someone carving the turkey. It’s […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Nov. 25

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Nov. 13-19 Jackson Barbara Gannon to David Gerald Vesey, parcels of land, $310,000, deed bargain sale, general […]