Weather/Climate

Happy anniversary, so to speak

The powerful Virginia quake, which marked the first time a fault zone in the eastern United States produced a magnitude 5 or higher, was felt by more people than any other quake in U.S. history. And since that memorable day it led to the discovery of a new East Coast fault zone. […]

Public Safety

Rappahannock floodplain maps updated

FEMA representatives will meet with county officials in September to discuss the revised flood hazard information, ordinance adoption, and other frequently asked questions and concerns. After that, citizens will have several months to review the updated maps and appeal any information they feel is inaccurate. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Bird flips on Courthouse Row

About 3-hours and 30-minutes into the most recent Rappahannock County Planning Commission meeting, an extraordinary thing happened: Hampton planner Al Henry interrupted the discussion to accuse an attendee of giving him the middle finger salute. […]

Elections

Confirmed Bigfoot sighting (for adults only)

While the tome’s subject matter was non-erotic, the suggested cover art created by one of his friends, along with an accompanying risque description by Riggleman, were posted by the Republican on his personal Instagram site (yes kids, what you share on social media can and will come back to haunt you) focusing on Sasquatch’s genitalia. […]

Crime & Courts

Judge Parker assumes Bragg cases, professes confusion

But, said Judge Parker, “There is no allegation of [Garton’s] willfulness in the pleading.” Instead, he said, “You’re suggesting the failure to comply was inadvertent, therefore it couldn’t be willful.” Konick, sitting at the lawyer’s table, although Frazier was representing himself, tried to interrupt several times to make Frazier’s case. […]

Transportation/Traffic

Thornton River detour

VDOT will close the Route 626 (Whorton Hollow Road) bridge over the Thornton River in Rappahannock County for rehabilitation. The timber deck bridge, located near Route 622 (Rock Mills Road), will be closed to through traffic for about six weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 6. […]

Politics/Government

BOS denies additional legal help with suit

In a three-to-two vote at its July 2 meeting, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors rejected authorizing additional funds for legal help for County Attorney Art Goff. But the board subsequently voted to allow Goff to “feel out” what settling one of several lawsuits against the county would entail. […]