Business

The few. The worried. The 2015 budget.

Slightly less than one person per 10 cents of next year’s proposed property tax rate — 69 cents per $100 of assessed value, should the fiscal year 2015 budget be adopted as is — rose to spoke at Monday night’s board of supervisors budget hearing at Rappahannock County High School. […]

Business

Big changes in Little Washington

Many changes are coming to the town of Washington in the months and years ahead. To the town council after its Election Day next Tuesday (May 6), it’s business as usual, as the second town election in a row has just a single name next to every open position. […]

Economy

Medicaid expansion would cover 25,000 Va. veterans

As Virginia legislators continue to debate whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in the state’s two-year budget, some Medicaid expansion supporters claim more than 25,000 Virginia veterans and their spouses could receive health care coverage if the General Assembly allows expansion. […]

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Economy

Septic system financial help available

Residents in most of Rappahannock County continue to be eligible for reimbursement of 50 percent of the expense of maintaining, repairing or replacing on-lot septic systems. The parts of the county that drain to the Hughes, Hazel, Thornton, Covington and Rush rivers, including all of Battle Run, are eligible. […]

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Business

Tourism up 12 percent

Tourism-related tax revenue is rising throughout Rappahannock County, and the mayor of Washington says it’s also rising dramatically in town, which is also undergoing a significant building boom. […]

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Economy

Town drafts $777,000 budget

Budget seasons continues to move forward, as the Washington Town Council (absent member Patrick O’Connell), unveiled its proposed 2013-2014 budget at its monthly meeting Monday night (April 8) and set a date for the a […]

Books

Life after 50: It works in Rappahannock

For many people, the thought of getting older sparks fears of potential job discrimination, retirement uncertainty, as well as aches and pains. But for three part-time Rappahannock County residents, getting older is an exciting process that opens up many new opportunities. […]