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. […]


Town council briefly bites, shakes hand

The Washington Town Council’s monthly meeting was short and sparsely populated, on both sides of the head table, and still failed to provide a dull moment. Tourist rentals deregulation and the farmers market’s identity being the hot topics. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Budget, stances adopted

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, eventually and unanimously, adopted a $22.2 million fiscal 2017 budget Monday afternoon at the courthouse, but not before a few voices were raised in anger and frustration. […]


A last, fast budget hearing

At their final public hearing on Rappahannock County’s fiscal year 2017 budget Monday night at the courthouse, the supervisors heard relatively little but did informally resolve a couple of nagging issues raised by the small group of citizens who showed up. […]

Foothills Forum

Supervisors’ marathon Monday

The five members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors seated themselves in the courthouse at 2 p.m. Monday and, with the exception of one dinner break and another 10-minute restroom break, did not rise again until 9 p.m. […]


Who’s getting more money?

Rappahannock County Deputy Administrator Debbie Keyser recommended to the Board of Supervisors Monday that it start saving money for what many believe is inevitable: the county’s first paid emergency responder. […]


Property reassessments: No great change

For Rappahannock County’s every-six-years general real estate reassessment, with the appraisals done and notices delivered, it appears the overall value of property in the county will remain flat — unlike in 2010, when a marked jump in assessments went into effect. […]