Land Use/Zoning

‘We are walking on a slippery slope’

I challenge the board of supervisors and the county administrator to fight the effort in Richmond to strip us of our rights and authority to protect our county and way of life. I also challenge the supervisors and administrator to set guidelines for tourist homes that mirror the intent of the county’s Comprehensive Plan. […]

Adult Education

The Rapp for Sept. 8

An artists’ tour, Stone Hill theater and how the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society found its way to Little Washington 25 years ago (and regularly ever since, including this coming Sunday). […]


Your Next Best Friend: Rogen

Hey, apologies for us RAWL dogs not getting our advertisements written for the last two weeks. It’s not like there weren’t any candidates — me, for instance. I’m Rogen, a rather grand 3-year-old Old English bulldog mix. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Sept. 8

The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority (RCWSA) meets 5:30 p.m. today (Sept. 8) at the Rappahannock County Courthouse. The Washington Town Council meets 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 12) at Town Hall. Agenda includes a public […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Sept. 8

May 10, 1984 All of Amissville, most of Castleton and Viewtown and delegates from the rest of Rappahannock County came Saturday to wish Dorothy and Graham Hackley a happy 50th anniversary. Hundreds of bobbing red, yellow […]


Hat trick

Xavier Todd, 7, son of Zach and Katherine Todd, was a lad of many hats at the Democrats Yard Sale fundraiser Saturday. He poses here with sister Trinity Todd, 4, and friend Jason Streagle, 7, […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Sept. 8

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug.26-30: Jackson Susan Eicher Thomas, now known as Susan Payne Eicher, to 230 Seven Ponds Road LLC, Lot […]


Zoning board postpones Airbnb permit

About 45 minutes into the meeting, during a public-comment session, Keir Whitson of Hampton district seemed to sum up eloquently and forcefully the worries of many as he addressed the BZA about “what I think is a huge potential threat to Rappahannock County.” […]