Town moves to boost its Avon Hall options

After a presentation and a vigorous discussion among Washington Town Council members and the 15 or so citizens attending its monthly meeting Monday night, the council voted to hire a surveyor to define more precisely what could be done with…
Route 231 closed two nights Aug. 10-11

Route 231 (FT Valley Road) in Rappahannock County will be closed overnight Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11 for drainage pipe replacement work. Nethers Road will also be closed for a separate repair project.
An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties

County Administrator John McCarthy apologized this week in an email to Washington town officials and others for not taking a closer look at the permit application for a private July 18 fireworks display on Inn at Little Washington property. He…
County will consider a finance committee

In response to a request by Jackson district supervisor Ron Frazier earlier this month, Rappahannock County’s supervisors will consider at their Aug. 3 meeting the creation of a finance committee to analyze county expenses and plan for future annual budgets.
Maj. Settle goes to Richmond

The Virginia State Police last week promoted Rappahannock County native and Culpeper division criminal-investigations head Gary Settle to deputy director of VSP’s statewide Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in Richmond.
Boom town

An Inn at Little Washington regular, apparently celebrating his wife’s birthday and his own successful fight against cancer, briefly but memorably changed the character of a quiet night in town last Saturday night.
Town resident joins Konick suit

Though the Washington Town Council conducted its business Monday night in another just-under-an-hour-long monthly meeting at town hall, most of the news from town again came from the other end of Gay Street — at the Circuit Court clerk’s office.
The Rapp for July 16

Castleton's solid weekend (and another one coming up), learn to make mosaic pet portraits, start decluttering now for the Dog Days Yard Sale, and save Sept. 12 for the Taste, in this week's The Rapp.
County: No cell provider, no lease

After a closed session following its regular monthly public meeting Monday afternoon, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors decided to require the cell-tower company with which it’s been negotiating a potential lease of county-owned land to have at least one…
Making music until the cows come home

The Castleton Festival launches its seventh season — its first without founder Lorin Maazel — with a gala dinner, the premiere of a top-notch “Roméo et Juliette” and fond family stories of how Maazel could look at a cow pasture…