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Rappahannock Weather

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58°
Cloudy
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Cloud Coverage: 34%
  • Wind: 0 mph
  • UV Index: 9 Very High
  • Sunrise: 05:57:19 AM
  • Sunset: 08:21:18 PM

Today

A mix of clouds and sun. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 80F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. Low 54F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow

Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 90F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

With a $50,000 grant from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, and additional funding from The Musser Family Fund, Sacharuna Foundation and Culpeper Wellness Foundation, the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) rolls out its summer milk and egg donation program this month, beginning the week of July 12. Over the next three months, PEC will purchase 6,000 gallons of liquid milk from the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA Milk), supporting the cooperative’s 18 member dairy farms within PEC’s nine-county region, and about 3,000 dozen eggs from Warrenton’s Whiffletree Farm, all to be donated to food pantries in Clarke, Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Orange, Madison, Greene and Albemarle counties and the city of Charlottesville.

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At the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors August meeting on Monday, the body approved an amendment for a special exception permit from Nick Dowling, owner of Blue Rock Inn, to run an unused home on his property as a tourist residence. This application initially fell before the board in June, receiving opposition from neighbors and some of the board members. In 2006, the previous owners obtained a permit for the home on the condition that it not be used for commercial purposes, and Jackson District Supervisor Ron Frazier had hesitations about overturning the previous board’s decision.

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A sunset last week at Massies Corner owed its unearthly glow to smoke from sprawling wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada. The haze brought poor air quality and reduced visibility. Scientists attribute phenomenon of massive wildfires and their increasing intensity to climate change.

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As of last week, Rappahannock has a new ordinance on the books to control utility-scale renewable energy generating facilities, including wind and solar projects, on county land. After a late-night joint session with the Planning Commission on July 7, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to pass the ordinance, with Piedmont Supervisor Christine Smith and Hampton Supervisor Keir Whitson dissenting.