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Last month, while applauding the progress and potential of driverless cars, Elaine Chao, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation herself, pointed out that rural America shouldn’t be left behind when it comes to taking advantage of the revolutionary technology. “Not everyone lives d…

Like every locality in Virginia, Rappahannock County has a Comprehensive Plan. State law requires it. The plan, first approved by county officials in the early 1980s, is supposed to be reviewed every five years, and in fast-growing communities, plans can be amended many times a year. In Rapp…

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Rappahannock Weather

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  • Humidity: 49%
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  • Wind: 2 mph
  • UV Index: 9 Very High
  • Sunrise: 06:28:49 AM
  • Sunset: 08:03:17 PM


Sun and clouds mixed. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 93F. Winds light and variable.


Partly cloudy skies. Low 71F. Winds light and variable.


Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. Hot. High near 95F. Winds light and variable.