At a work session on Monday night the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors agreed to remove the highly controversial village maps from the comprehensive plan.
Shortly after midnight on Nov. 4, from his campaign headquarters overlooking Liberty University’s football stadium in Lynchburg, Republican Bob Good delivered his victory speech. The votes were tallied and the people of Virginia’s sprawling Fifth District had spoken. The former LU associate athletics director would become their next congressman.
The two parts of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday could not have been more different. During the afternoon session, the courthouse was packed with citizens showing support for the county administrator in the wake of an incident involving “leaked” county emails a…
“Can I just get a show of hands about how many people are here for this particular item on the agenda?” asked Board Chair Christine Smith shortly after the comment period had already begun. Close to half of attendees raised their hands.
RICHMOND — Virginia localities are taking a number of precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at polling places even though masks will not be required.
Eight Rappahannock County properties previously owned by delinquent taxpayers were sold at a public auction on Friday, Oct. 23, earning the county enough revenue to cover the decades-overdue taxes and the expenses of the auction to boot.
Three Rappahannock supervisors on Tuesday rushed to defend Rappahannock County Administrator Garrey W. Curry after Board of Supervisors’ Chair Christine Smith proposed the BOS go into “closed session” at its next regular meeting purportedly to discuss Curry’s performance in office.
At an unusual Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors work session Monday night, the public had another chance to comment on the latest iteration of the county’s comprehensive plan.
Coonce’s career eventually carried her to work for the credit reporting agency TransUnion, managing their Department of Defense and Intelligence program. I do more than sell credit reports and it’s really cool and really fun and that’s all I can say,” she said with a smile.
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.
“Busy — the turnout has been astounding!” McKiernan tells the Rappahannock News. “We’ve had over 500 in-person [voting] so far [through Monday]. And we’ve mailed out around 1,400 ballots. And we [the county] only have 6,000 registered voters as of last week.”
In an email to the Planning Commission on Friday, Chair David Konick informed his colleagues that “due to a failure to comply with FOIA notice requirements,” the special meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19 “has to be cancelled.”
Wingate Appraisal Service is under contract to carry out this project. Wingate staff members are now compiling market data from different areas of the county, verifying existing information and collecting additional data, as needed.
Since the publication of an article in the Washington Post claiming that the “Farmers for Trump” campaign sign is “dividing” Rappahannock County, debates over the hay-bales have made their way into social media groups, letters to the editor of this newspaper, and even a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.
This is the third in a series of conversations with the 2020 Fifth district congressional candidates. Each week, the Rappahannock News will give Republican Bob Good and Democrat Cameron Webb an opportunity to present their views on a single issue. In a continuation of Part III from last week, Webb and Good share their approaches to the concerns of rural voters.
RICHMOND — A recent poll finds Virginia voters strongly support police reform and nearly half of respondents say Joe Biden would handle the pandemic better than President Donald Trump.
“Please continue to help push out the message of how easy it is to complete the census by telephone or internet,” Rappahannock County Administrator Garrey W. Curry, Jr., appealed to the Rappahannock News late Friday afternoon.
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.
A construction site contractor, as predicted two weeks ago by Washington Mayor Fred Catlin, appeared along the length of Leggett Lane this morning to map out the future location of a much-anticipated post office for the town and county seat, construction of which has been held up by several …
Treasurer Debra Knick said this week, it is safe to assume the county has already paid $50,000-plus in outside attorneys’ fees to defend itself in the FOIA-related case.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors met for a special session at the high school on Friday night to allocate its second round of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
A behind-the-scenes showdown between County Administrator Garrey Curry and Planning Commission Chair David Konick headed off what could have been an illegal process to amend the comprehensive plan approved for Board of Supervisors’ consideration at the planners August 19 meeting.
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.