Broadband/Internet

Schools, library plan major internet upgrade

In addition to the library, elementary school, high school and school district’s administration building, the enhanced broadband service will also be provided to the Visitors Center, next door to the library. The building’s second floor is now home to the county administrator’s office. […]

Going Nowhere

Gary Ford, wheelman

Almost all the drivers who provide rides to Rappahannock residents do so in their own cars. Gary Ford takes a different approach. He does the driving, but he uses his passengers’ cars. In fact, he’s turned it into a business […]

Going Nowhere

What about driverless cars?

The state of Virginia has tried to ensure that it doesn’t miss the AV wave by designating Virginia Automated Corridors — roads open for autonomous test drives. But these are major highways, such as I-66 and I-95 […]

Going Nowhere

Country roads

Slightly fewer than three-quarters of the 851 students at the county’s two schools ride the buses. Just under 40 percent are picked up by six buses serving Chester Gap and Amissville. So, 10 buses are needed to transport kids in the rest of the county. […]

A Troubling Diagnosis

No opioid deaths here yet

In this region, some communities have been hit hard. Fauquier County set a disturbing record in 2016, with 22 deaths tied to drug overdoses. So far, Rappahannock County has been able to avoid the grim statistics. […]

Economy

The Land, a Plan, a Future.

Part one of a Rappahannock News – Foothills Forum Special Report: As the county prepares to adopt minor changes to its Comprehensive Plan, major challenges remain to the delicate balance that keeps Rappahannock unique. […]

Broadband/Internet

Embrace change? No. Adapt to it? Possibly.  

PART 3 OF 3: In such communities as Rappahannock, where broadband infrastructure is complicated by hilly, wooded terrain, the onus is now largely on local governments to make it happen, but there remains a wariness here about anything that could be associated with change. […]