Public Safety

Rapp floodplain maps updated

FEMA representatives will meet with county officials in September to discuss the revised flood hazard information, ordinance adoption, and other frequently asked questions and concerns. After that, citizens will have several months to review the updated maps and appeal any information they feel is inaccurate. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 16

Locally crafted scarves will be on display at some of the market days hosted by the Inn at Little Washington on Saturdays throughout the fall; the Rappahannock Clergy Association hosted its 2018 Teacher Appreciation Lunch Rappahannock County teachers and staff. RCA members. […]


Meet Rapp Maintenance Asst. Shaad Hughes

Hughes, who was born in Connecticut and moved to Culpeper County at the age of 13, filled the county’s newly created post of maintenance assistant on April 1st, working under county maintenance manager Ricky Jenkins. “I learn something new under Ricky every day, he’s a great teacher,” says Hughes. […]

Letters to the Editor

Staying on top of REC

For years I have been irritated that their board meetings are closed to the public and that even their minutes are not available for review. Apparently the three men leading Repower REC have even more issues with the way REC is run. I hope you will stay on top of this story. It is an issue that all of us can be affected by. […]

Letters to the Editor

Foothills series identifies issues

I just want to say that I very much enjoy reading the Foothills Forum articles recently published, and I trust sooner or later there will also be some discussion of the potential impact on Rappahannock affairs that RAAC [Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community] efforts, including especially the annual Studio and Gallery tour, have had in promoting local tourism. […]


Meet Pumpkin, your new best friend

You can call me Pun’kin if you want to. The RAWL staff tell me I’m a Chihuahua mix but I’m tellin’ ya there’s got to be terrier in there somewhere. Anyway I’m pretty teensy, weighing in at about 5 pounds. I’m a youngster — 3 years old, and a happy and outgoing ball of energy. […]