All Stories

RUOnline, Virginia?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new initiative called RUOnlineVA. Led by the Center for Innovative Technology, the initiative asks Virginia citizens and businesses whether they have broadband service and, if so, what kind of service. The goal is…
Foothills Forum Survey: Life in the Jewel of Virginia

An unprecedented survey mailed to every household in Rappahannock County found that respondents treasure the beauty that surrounds them, the privacy they enjoy in one of Virginia’s least populated and unspoiled places, and the spirit of volunteerism that has neighbor…
Letter: Radiating Rappahannock

AT&T is coming back into this county to experiment with their wireless broadband project (microwave radiation project), previously threatened at Chester Gap (many did not want it) and withdrawn. This is a bad idea for this county and needs to…
Cell permit OK’d; comp plan, tourist cabin continued

After hearing more citizens’ comments in the five-year review of the county’s comprehensive plan, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission last Wednesday voted to recommend approval to the supervisors for T-Mobile's application to add an cellular antenna array to an existing…
Comp plan forum, T-Mobile antenna on county’s radar

Public comment on the ongoing review and revision of Rappahannock County’s Comprehensive Plan, underway now for more than a year, is invited yet again at 7 p.m. next Wednesday (Nov. 18), a half hour before the scheduled start of the…
Letter: The elephant in the room

In my opinion, the most important candidate issues in these election forums were not discussed — those dealing with technology and those dealing with our Constitution. On technology: It has been an assumption, among some of the sponsors of these…
Hampton supervisor, school, sheriff hopefuls sound off

Change happens at a different pace in Rappahannock County than in neighboring counties, if not the world, but it was nonetheless the topic of the day at last week’s well-attended forum at Washington Town Hall for Hampton district candidates for…
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…
Broadband Forum: a chance to set goals

Those involved in next week’s Broadband Forum — 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, July 8 at the Rappahannock County High School auditorium — see the public discussion as the community’s opportunity to lay out its goals for broadband internet access. The…
Some snow, some salt, more brine

Rappahannock's supervisors are told that VDOT studied the alternatives to rock salt — as a resolution passed by the supervisors in April had requested — but that no major change to snow and ice removal policies is planned.