School/Education News

Few voices at county budget hearing

“Thirty-four minutes and 52 seconds,” said Circuit Court Clerk Peggy Ralph, after Board of Supervisors Chairman Roger Welch adjourned the public hearing for the 2011-12 Rappahannock County budget Monday evening (April 25) at Rappahannock County […]


Road funds go from $179K to ‘nothing’

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has allotted Rappahannock County $28,188 for road projects during fiscal year 2011-12. At this month’s board of supervisors meeting, County Administrator John McCarthy described this amount as “nothing.” Furthermore, […]


Washed out

Residents and visitors faced unexpected challenges traveling in Rappahannock County this past weekend as torrents of rain flooded roads, stranded travelers and carved new potholes and gullies. […]

School/Education News

New athletic director brings energy, enthusiasm

If you’re the parent of a high school student who doesn’t play sports, you may well receive a personal invitation from Jimmy Swindler to bring your teen to team tryouts.

In the April 12 regular monthly meeting of the Rappahannock County School Board, chairman Wesley Mills announced the appointment of James E. Swindler II to be athletic director for Rappahannock schools, starting July 1. […]

Fire and Rescue

The call of the siren

Now hiring! Must be willing to work with no prior notice at any hour of the day or night, and outdoors in extreme weather. Work can be hazardous, even life-threatening. Must purchase own equipment. Training and uniform provided. No pay.

Though not a real want ad, this is about as true-to-life as you might get in the never-ending search for volunteers to become firefighters, emergency medical technicians or drivers in Rappahannock County. […]