Crime & Courts

Four months for credit card fraud

In criminal court proceedings Oct. 2 in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, Rudy Gomez-Santoyo was sentenced to four months in jail on two felony counts — of credit card fraud and using a credit card without the card owner’s permission. […]

Students wait their turn to sign up for PRIDE Clubs early in August. Photo by Matt Wingfield.
From the Rappahannock News

At RCHS, connection is spelled P-R-I-D-E 

Rappahannock County High School has deployed a new program this fall that is not designed to raise math and reading test scores, at least not directly. It is meant to ensure every student feels connected — both to a teacher and to fellow students with similar interests. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Grant will help Rapp schools upgrade security

Rappahannock was one of 373 Virginia schools that received a security grant from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office last Thursday (Sept. 25). McAuliffe awarded $6 million total, of which Rappahannock County Public Schools received $13,488. […]


News briefs for Oct. 2

The RSW Regional Jail Authority appoints a new superintendent; the planners and BZA approve a family apartment; the town ARB accepts Rare Finds’ and Ray Gooch’s projects; and three rabies cases were reported in Rappahannock last year. […]

The cast of “Salt & Pepper,” posing for a photo at Sunday’s cast party, included (seated, from left) Mimi Forbes, Petrina Huston, Judy Podlesney (also stage manager), Gary Grossman and (standing, from left) Barbara Black, John Lesinski, Brendan Martyn, Donna Chabot, Patty Hardee (director) and Geoff Gowen.

‘Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal

Anyone who believes they have to travel to that other Washington for quality drama clearly hasn’t been to one of the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community’s (RAAC) off-off-Broadway performances — the latest of which was Robert Benjamin’s “Salt & Pepper.” […]

From the Rappahannock News

Rapp schools fully accredited

New state accreditation standards were released Tuesday (Sept. 16) by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and report that RCES, “accredited with warning” last year, is fully accredited this year. […]


Bee health remains fragile

Honey bees are dying at an alarming rate throughout Virginia, according to a Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) survey that found between last October and this April nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies perished. […]

The titular Rangers take a break from protecting Andrasil to pose for a picture.
From the Rappahannock News

‘The Rangers’ rove into Rappahannock

To many visitors, Rappahannock’s rolling hills and fields already seem like a fantasy realm. But last week, they became an actual fantasy realm — doubling as Andrasil, the setting of director Ron Newcomb’s upcoming fantasy web series, “The Rangers.” […]

From the Rappahannock News

Comp plan revision postponed for deputy’s arrival

At the request of County/Zoning Administrator John McCarthy, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission agreed to halt its routine five-year revision of the county comprehensive plan until 2015, when the county expects to have a deputy administrator. […]