An emergency services funding split between Warren County and Rappahannock County for the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department, to cover personnel loss replacement and coverage issues related to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a topic of discussion at the most recent Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Along with many other gatherings this year, the annual Pamper Me Pink breast cancer awareness event could not be held in-person. So founder Sharon Welch Clark decided the show must go on virtually.
In an email to Rappahannock County High School teachers, Principal Jimmy Swindler called for an all-hands-on-deck effort to “as legitimately as we can reduce the number of failing grades.”
In a survey sent out to both parents and teachers, respondents were asked to weigh in on the decision. The majority of both parents and teachers favored the return to in-person lessons. Dr. Grimsley shared comments from teachers as well as parents.
At their regular meeting on Tuesday night, the Rappahannock County School Board unanimously decided to move forward with a plan to resume in-person classes, which for some lower grades would begin on Jan. 5.
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.
It’s been exactly six months since the first resident of Rappahannock County, an unidentified man in his 40s experiencing mild symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19.
During his visit last Thursday, US Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan applauded Rappahannock County Public Schools for being “probably the northernmost schools in the state of Virginia that are reopened in a traditional model.”
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors met for a special session at the high school on Friday, Sept. 18 to allocate its second round of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
RICHMOND — There are no dodgeball games, cookouts or other rushing events at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Richmond, but fraternities and sororities are still recruiting new brothers and sisters.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a spike in methamphetamine, alcohol, cocaine and opioid-related overdose deaths in Maryland, according to a state health department report released Tuesday.
RICHMOND — An effort to require Virginia school districts provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic is most likely dead.
The soaking rain let up just in time for the start of this afternoon’s (Saturday’s) Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point at Ben Venue, one of the biggest events held every year in Rappahannock County, this meet rescheduled from its traditional April date due to COVID-19. Just two Virginia poin…
RICHMOND — Though the federal government is asking states to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine within months, some Virginians differ on whether the vaccine should be mandatory when it becomes available.
It didn’t take long for Rappahannock County Public School officials to confirm the first case of COVID-19 at the high school.
RICHMOND — Virginia college students returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been equipped with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Now, many also have coronavirus testing data available at their fingertips.
At two private schools in Rappahannock County, faculty and staff are preparing themselves to teach classes five days a week starting Wednesday, Aug. 26.
With school about to reopen, many parents are in need of child care for the days when their children are remote learning and then, if they’re able to find it, needing to scrape together the money to pay for an expense they hadn’t planned for.
It may be impossible to predict the future while mired in a raging pandemic, but Rappahannock County Public Schools (RCPS) has prepared protocols for virtually every COVID-19-related scenario it can imagine in advance of a looming August 24 reopening.
In the shade under a picnic shelter at the Rappahannock County park, nine-year-old Lucas Morey holds up his still-wet painting of a farmer and a pig in a green field. “The pig’s got mud running down his face,” he says, gesturing to a squiggly brown line. Lucas says art has been his favorite part of summer camp so far.
Rappahannock County has been notified by the state government that it will receive an additional $643,000 in the second and final allocation of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act), matching the previous amount earmarked for the county.
“We are so fortunate that during these difficult times amidst polarization and divisiveness plaguing the state and nation as a whole that we live in a community that truly does come together to do what is right, especially for our most vulnerable populations,”
Last month, I wrote about Rappahannock County’s predominantly African American churches’ reopening plans to in-person worship services.