Politics/Government

BOS to weigh reprimand of BZA member David Konick

Weeks after Rappahannock Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker expressed his “concerns” about the personal behavior of Board of Zoning Appeals member David L. Konick, three county supervisors have directed Rappahannock County Attorney Art Goff to draft a letter of rebuke of Konick that if approved would be forwarded to the judge. […]

Art

‘Mastodon’ among us, but framing on

Perhaps the title “artistic woodworker” would be a better fit for Waller, although the thousands of working artists and everyday people who have flocked to the framer’s traveling workshops over the last half century — from his original studio in Foggy Bottom to Mount Gilead, The Plains, Middleburg and now Hume. […]

Politics/Government

Council reroutes stub street to planners

The Washington Town Council met at town hall Monday night for nearly two hours, discussing at length an uncontested application by adjacent property owners at the north end of Gay Street asking that the invisible stub of that street be abandoned by the town. The council made no decision, other than to refer the matter to the planning commission. […]

School/Education News

Head Start gets jump start by CCLC

The district is calling the program “First Step,” and the memo includes the stipulation that CCLC seek alternative funding for future years — most likely from People Inc., the county’s designated community action organization, which funds Head Start-like programs in other Virginia jurisdictions. […]

Photos

New town dump

Whoever dumped a large load of garbage in the town of Washington, including additional bags of refuse not seen in this photo, brazenly did so within sight of the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office, just feet away from the county’s maintenance building. […]

Letters to the Editor

Adopt a code of conduct

One of us is a Republican, one a Democrat. We disagree on many things, but one thing we see eye to eye on is the need to embrace civility in our debates and discourse. To do otherwise does a great disservice to political debate and to the entire political process. […]

Letters to the Editor

A challenge to naysayers

Why should the families of this county be forced to travel to Front Royal, Warrenton, Culpeper or Luray to enjoy the simple pleasure of teaching kids to ride a bike in a SAFE environment free from traffic? Take a look at what the counties I mentioned have done — they have created beautiful paths where a real sense of community exists. […]

School/Education News

School news for Sept. 13

Last week, the assembly audience enjoyed a few “WCDS Courtesies” on stage, in fine hyperbolic fashion; and this past week, Rappahannock County High School students gathered in the gymnasium to select and sign-up for PRIDE (Positive Relationships Inspire a Drive for Excellence) Clubs. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Sept. 13

The jury is out on how much Hurricane Florence will impact Rappahannock County, but nobody is taking any chances. The annual Rough Ride is cancelled and Saturday’s Kid Pan Alley “FunRaiser” is postponed, as well as numerous county government proceedings. Please check with the organizers for updates. […]