Part 2 of 3: Foothills Forum and the Rappahannock News look back on 2020 with a focus on COVID-19 as well as several key issues – schools, broadband and cellular, business, housing -- we have reported on throughout the year.
Foothills Forum and the Rappahannock News look back on 2020 with a focus on COVID-19 as well as several key issues – schools, broadband and cellular, business, housing -- we have reported on throughout the year.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go — and Rappahannock County Public Schools are pairing up with Businesses of Rappahannock to help teachers and staff check holiday shopping off their to-do lists.
Front Royal is about to receive a huge economic boost with the creation of 249 jobs that hopefully could be filled by some Rappahannock County residents.
Affordable housing, community center, office space eyed for nine-plus acres; Who’s who of architects, design engineers assembled for site planning
That dollar bill you’ll be carrying around in your wallet come 2021 could be signed by the owner of a farm on Piedmont Avenue in the town of Washington.
The fall has been good to many Rappahannock businesses, all things considered. The weather ushered in visitors eager to dine outside amid resplendent views of the changing leaves. And that made it easier for the county’s food and beverage establishments to make up revenue lost when operations closed or customers dwindled in the spring.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today announced this afternoon that nearby Revalation Vineyards will invest more than $2.3 million to build a new wine production facility, tasting room and event space off of Route 231 between Etlan and Madison.
RICHMOND — Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, D-Woodbridge, said she is no stranger to the struggles of low-paying jobs. Guzmán said she immigrated to the United States from Peru as a single mother and worked multiple minimum wage jobs just to be able to pay rent and care for her daughter.
The apple season isn’t what it used to be in Rappahannock County, but don’t tell that to the droves of people who in the midst of a stubborn pandemic are devouring all Virginia varieties grown here — Granny Smith to Ginger Gold.
Each week, the Rappahannock News will give Republican Bob Good and Democrat Cameron Webb an opportunity to present their views on a single issue. In Part IV, Webb and Good share their approaches to taxes and the economy. Webb and Good responded to identical written questions.
Rapp at Home hosted an Zoom session for its members with speakers from two county wineries Gadino Cellars and Quièvremont Vineyard and Winery.
Roughly 80 Rappahannock businesses and nonprofit organizations have received at least $4.7 million in loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Allan Delmare, distiller (as in hundreds of gallons of hand-sanitizer of late) at Dida’s Distillery at Rappahannock Cellars, announces word this week “about our consortium and our associated charitable fundraising efforts.”
Virginia, likely including the Northern Virginia region, will enter the next phase of reopenings on Wednesday, July 1, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday.
When you open your next Rappahannock Electric Cooperative bill, look for your portion of $13 million in cash back capital credits now that REC’s board of directors voted to return a record amount of money to members due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Some but not all of Rappahannock County’s restaurants are reopening today (Friday, June 5) for indoor dining service, not to surpass 50 percent capacity, as specified under Phase Two of the governor’s effort to reboot the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visitors passing through Rappahannock County often hear the call of nature, yet COVID-19 has made answering that urge extremely difficult, what with the many closed or partially closed businesses.
Faced with a myriad of requirements to combat COVID-19, Rappahannock’s restaurants and wineries continue to move ahead under the first phase of “Forward Virginia,” the state’s plan to re-open the economy.
Country Café Pit Stop is “doing very well,” said Huff, who dealt with his share of financial hardship in the months prior to the pandemic.
Appleton Campbell, owned by Amissville resident Mike Appleton and Scott Wayland, is a recipient of the prestigious President’s Award from Carrier for the sixth year in a row. This award provides recognition for outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) indus…
A sampling of Rappahannock County businesses finds several that will reopen this weekend under relaxed state COVID-19 guidelines — the first phase of the governor’s economic jumpstart plan — while others aren’t in any hurry.
Another 34 residents of Rappahannock County filed for unemployment insurance for the week ending April 25, it was announced today. There had been 84 claims filed by Rappahanock residents the prior two weeks combined, 72 claims for the week ending April 4, and 84 claims filed the previous two weeks.
Virginia hospitals and dental practices can resume non-emergency elective surgeries and other procedures on Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday.
On COVID-19’s frontlines, retail workers keep stores clean and stocked while enforcing social distancing guidelines: They’re known as “essential workers,” the people who continue serving public needs in the midst of a pandemic. But in a place like Rappahannock, where a simple trip to the store can take an hour or more, their jobs are all the more vital.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) charged with guaranteeing bank loans to borrowers for the Paycheck Protection Program announced on its website Thursday that it had run out of funding.
Some Rappahannock businesses are starting to receive funds from loan programs put in place to ease damage inflicted by widespread measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, according to the county’s local banks.
The idea is that people who aren’t patronizing bars and restaurants can still be tipping their servers as they would on a normal night out. Participating businesses, which include Headmaster’s Pub, Griffin Tavern, Three Blacksmiths, Sperryville Trading and Little Washington Winery, say it’s a good way for the community to provide income to workers who may be struggling to pay bills and buy essential items.