Politics/Government

Parker moves Lesinski case forward

Equating conflict of interest proceedings against Rappahannock Supervisor John Lesinski to being stuck in a “mud patch” with the wheels spinning, Rappahannock County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker has told lawyers on both sides to “get past” demurrers and move the case forward. […]

Agriculture

Where’s the Beef — from?

“We do a lot of lip service to supporting agriculture in the county, and if we could work with our representatives to get this sort of legislation in Virginia I think it would help [boost] sales of local products.” So observed Piedmont District Supervisor Christine Smith, drawing the Rappahannock board’s attention this week to the once popular “COOL” law requiring country-of-origin labels (COOL) for beef and pork. […]

Elections

Whitson throws hat into the BOS ring

Harris Hollow resident Keir Whitson, a former vice chairman of the Rappahannock Water and Sewer Authority, has announced he will seek the Hampton District Board of Supervisors seat being vacated by John Lesinski, who Whitson had previously challenged in the 2015 election. […]

Crime & Courts

Back in court: Latest Lee DWI charge goes to grand jury

Lee’s attorney, Frank Reynolds, explained before court that the two DWI 2nd offenses were in different jurisdictions, and because neither had yet been adjudicated they both stood as second offenses. But that status did not last long. Minutes later, District Court Judge J. Gregory Ashwell signed off on an agreement that sends one of the DWI offenses to the grand jury for indictment as a third offense on March 11. […]

Doing Good Together

On a Mission

Part two of the special report, “Doing Good Together:” As the county’s demographics and economy evolve, nonprofits like Rappahannock Benevolent Fund and the Child Care Learning Center are looking at what that means to their missions and how they can adjust. […]

Politics/Government

Hampton Supervisor John Lesinski not seeking reelection

“At this time, I have chosen to focus my future energies on volunteer opportunities in Rappahannock County and on my board appointed positions with the Commonwealth of Virginia and will not seek re-election this November on the Board of Supervisors as the representative of the Hampton District,” reads Lesinski’s Feb. 24, 2019 letter delivered to the Rappahannock News. […]