Land Use/Zoning

BZA to BOS: Fix zoning ordinance!

Each decision was preceded by vigorous discussion about deficiencies in the county’s zoning ordinance that some feel render the code out of date and ambiguous. This was especially true concerning two applications for tourist homes. […]

Parks and Recreation

The Fodderstack Classic 10K at 40

This year, as in the past 39, all proceeds from the race will go to benefit the Rappahannock County Park. Among the planned improvements are to make the park entrance ADA-compliant, improving the accessibility for people with disabilities. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Gid Brown couple wins BZA appeal for rental home

In a four to one vote, the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals overturned a November 2017 ruling and affirmed a January 2016 ruling allowing Heidi and Desmond Dodd to consider their house on Gid Brown Hollow Road a rental property rather than a tourist home. […]


BOS fireworks: Supervisor labels colleagues ‘cowardly’ for voting against Junk

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting this week was marked by raised voices, contentious debate, and split votes on important issues facing the county. Each time, Jackson supervisor Ron Frazier and newly elected Piedmont supervisor Christine Smith formed a bloc. […]


Fight on Fogg Mountain 

Now the homeowners of one of these hilltop access points are suing Piedmont Broadband (PBB) for exceeding the terms of its lease. Ron Maxwell and his wife Karen Hochstetter, who live at the top of Fogg Mountain off Ben Venue Road, filed a complaint in January, charging Piedmont and its owner. […]


Supervisors approve fire and rescue agreement; Konick nomination to Planning Commission hits a snag

The fire/EMS agreement signed by all seven fire and rescue companies in the county, states that it is “intended to further enhance the partnership that exists between the County, the Association, and the individual Volunteer Fire and Rescue Companies…” […]


Despite single protest, Konick nominated to become BZA’s rep to Planning Commission

at this past week’s meeting, Konick was nominated to take Bird’s place among the planners.

Bird indicated he was open to rotating off the Planning Commission, but during the BZA vote to send Konick’s nomination to the Board of Supervisors for approval, Bird voted no. […]