Recent Stories

  • Updated

The Rappahannock County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned 17 true bills of indictment to four individuals on Monday, May 10. The bulk of the indictments went to Keith Allen Alther, 40, of Rixeyville, who faces charges of assault on law enforcement, attempted malicious wounding of law enforcement, resisting arrest with force and disorderly conduct. Alther was arrested last November after wielding a knife and attacking a Rappahannock County sheriff’s deputy at Quickie Mart on Lee Highway. Alther sliced the officer’s pants.

  • Updated

Rappahannock County is blessed with one of the lowest serious crime rates in Virginia. So what worries Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie Compton? “When you ask about crime in the county, one of my biggest concerns is drugs,” Compton said. “You know, 20 years ago, probably the biggest drug you had to worry about was marijuana. But now you have heroin and meth. And they are more and more potent. 

  • Updated

Audry Nicole Rhodes, 21, of Castleton, faced her review hearing for a probation violation at Rappahannock County Circuit Court on Monday. Rhodes’ court-appointed supervisor, Warrenton-based Probation Officer Myra Fields, testified that Rhodes, a mother of two, admitted to using substances, failed to report, and was charged again in Alexandria when her second child was born with methamphetamine and opiates in its system. 

  • Updated

According to Superintendent Russell Gilkison, roughly a third of the staff at Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail have elected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But those 400 or so inmates are still waiting. “We’re working with the local health department and Warren County’s emergency manager to figure out how the vaccinations are going to occur and when they’re going to occur,” Gilkison said. “Unfortunately I think there’s some accessibility [issues] to deal with.” 

  • Updated

The Rappahannock County Grand Jury on Monday handed down true bills of indictment for five defendants with a total of 24 charges among them. Leading the pack was Lawrence “Junior” Wood Jr., of Amissville, with 19 charges of larceny by check, forging checks, uttering—another form of forgery — obtaining money falsely, committing construction fraud, and passing bad checks.

  • Updated

 On May 24, 2019, Kavanagh and his father, long time Washington resident Edmund Kavanagh, entered the Rural King in Front Royal with the intention to buy a gun. Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Investigator Jim Jones told the Rappahannock News during a court recess on Tuesday that Thighe had completed the gun purchase application, but his father purchased the gun.

DAILY NEWSLETTER

DAILY NEWSLETTER

Rapp News and Foothills Forum are continuously covering the impact of COVID-19 on our community. Sign up to have the C-19 Daily Update delivered to your inbox every morning.
Click here to sign up...

In-Depth Reporting

In-Depth Reporting

Community support for the nonprofit, nonpartisan Foothills Forum provides research and reporting about Rappahannock County matters, in collaboration with the Rappahannock News.
Here's our work so far...

Rappahannock Weather

Right Now
71°
Clear
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Cloud Coverage:16%
  • Wind: 0 mph
  • UV Index: 9 Very High
  • Sunrise: 06:10:39 AM
  • Sunset: 08:26:39 PM

Today

Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. Hot. High 92F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. A few clouds. Low 67F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow

Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.