Recent Stories

Darcy Canton is a force of nature, especially when it comes to all things senior related. She runs the Senior Center on Scrabble Road in the old Scrabble Schoolhouse in Castleton. Her monthly calendar of events ensures seniors a broad spectrum of activities including wildly popular bingo, wh…

New projects and initiatives, including encouraging more Rappahannock residents to reduce outdoor lighting and designating a “dark sky park” in the county for interpretive events, were announced at the annual meeting of the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) on Saturday …

What, I asked the roomful of young people gathered one recent Saturday morning at the Washington Baptist Church, would they remember in 50 years? That big algebra test next week? The fun date Saturday night? The newest smartphone app? A President’s unpresidential tweets?

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
Partly Cloudy
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Cloud Coverage:%
  • Wind: 8 mph
  • UV Index: 3 Moderate
  • Sunrise: 06:52:37 AM
  • Sunset: 05:00:57 PM


Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 39F. Winds light and variable.


Partly cloudy skies. Low near 20F. Winds light and variable.


Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 47F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.