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Meetings and notices for July 21

The Town of Washington Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday (July 25) at town hall to continue the comprehensive plan review. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals’ July meeting is cancelled, as there are no applications. NAACP Culpeper Branch meets…
Town drops the matter

David Konick agreement ignored by the Washington Town Council and "Airbnb" tourist-home case postponed until next council meeting.
My choice for president is . . .

Over the July Fourth weekend, a group of friends gathered over barbecue and lemonade to celebrate our nation. As the sun set behind Old Rag, we read the Declaration of Independence aloud. Hearing those inspiring words reminded us of the…
Why is it suddenly a novel idea?

Last week Rappahannock citizens along with the rest of the nation celebrated and commemorated the birth of the nation on the Fourth of July. Hopefully, almost everyone knew what we were actually commemorating. You hear the mantra, “No taxation without…
Avon Hall: Sold

After more than a decade of promising to do so, the Washington Town Council sold off its Avon Hall estate to a D.C. couple who plan on restoring and living in the property.
BZA approves family apartment

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals approved two special use applications — one for a family apartment, the other to convert a residence into a tourist home.
Events move Inn-Konick case toward settlement

More steps were taken this week toward the likely end of legal battles between the Inn at Little Washington and local attorney David Konick, who last year filed a series of legal challenges against the Inn, the town of Washington…
Avon Hall pre-sale changes OK’d

After the briefest of public hearings, the Washington Town Council this week approved a subdivision and changes to its zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan that will allow the prospective buyers of the town’s long-disused Avon Hall estate to move closer…
Big changes in . . . oh, nevermind

Page through the last few decades of local history and you'll note a theme: Rappahannock citizens, both old and new, do not take kindly to makeovers. And yet this place has been made over, some would say drastically, since the…