School/Education News

Paul Larner quells storm enveloping Wakefield Country Day

Days before the school’s prior board of trustees had sent a surprising two-page letter to the WCDS community stating that unless a tremendous amount of money could be raised in a few weeks’ time the school would likely have to shut its doors at the close of this academic year. To say everyone was caught off guard is an understatement. […]

Crime & Courts

Potential defendant in county probe retains counsel

The investigation was touched off by a letter from Rappahannock County Treasurer Debbie Knick to the county’s Board of Supervisors in February 2017. In the letter, Knick accused her own county government of mismanagement, including failure to follow proper expense and payroll procedures and lack of oversight of budgeting and spending. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Crossing the line

The driver of this large delivery truck belonging to Merchants Grocery Company told an emergency responder from VDOT that he liked to hug the white shoulder line while driving. Only this afternoon while heading east […]

Politics/Government

County’s FY20 budget process approaches finish line

Schools, Electoral Board make final push for salary hikes, social worker position: At one of its few remaining budget meetings Monday night, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors reviewed current department requests in excess of the county’s advertised proposed FY20 budget, in doing so taking no final action. […]