A record 78 delegates from Rappahannock County have signed up to vote in Virginia’s GOP convention this Saturday, May 8. Delegates will nominate a candidate for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
Veterans who lost their jobs due to the pandemic can apply to the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Virginia will lift its COVID-19 restrictions on June 15 if case numbers continue to decline and vaccination numbers continue to rise, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday.
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.
It’s springtime, 2031. The dogwoods and redbuds are as spectacular as anyone can remember, and the machinery for preparing an annual county budget is churning out the numbers. The March presentation shows a balanced budget — as it must by law — and two months of refinement and horse-trading will yield a final blueprint before the summer humidity sweeps in.
Washington, Virginia — home to the celebrated Inn at Little Washington — is known for meals and memories so beautiful they can’t be forgotten. The difficulty involves the leftovers — wastewater, sludge and a 10-year-old town structure of pipes, tanks and grinders that has proved too expensive and too divisive to manage easily.
The Rappahannock County Planning Commission took up six applications for tourist home permits at its meeting last Wednesday. An application filed by Nick Dowling of Dowling Real Estate, LLC, appeared again on the agenda. Dowling, new owner of the Blue Rock Inn, desires to use an existing home, currently under construction, as a five-bedroom tourist home on the western part of the Blue Rock Inn’s property on Lee Highway.
In February, at a public meeting that included the school board and Superintendent Shannon Grimsley, Hampton Supervisor Keir Whitson raised what he called an “elephant-in-the-room” question. He asked why the county’s cost of funding the public schools doesn’t reflect the district’s dropping enrollment.
At the tender age of seven, Connie Compton was already riding around in a patrol car. Not one of the cruisers you see on the roads of Rappahannock County, but a little blue pedal police car.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday amended Virginia's mask mandate, saying those who are vaccinated don't have to mask up outdoors alone or in small gatherings.Mask use is still required indoors, and outdoors at large crowded events like concerts, sporting events, and graduation ceremonies. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced that sports and entertainment venues in Virginia may begin to operate with expanded capacity, and social gathering limits will increase beginning Saturday, May 15.
On its proposal to raise rates for water and sewer service by 25 percent over the coming year to avoid going broke, the Washington Town Council held a public hearing at its monthly meeting Monday night.
A setback variance application was the lone item on the agenda for Wednesday night’s special session of the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals.
According to the latest numbers from the Virginia Department of Health, 2,768 Rappahannock County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. And that number could start to rise more rapidly now that the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD), which serves Culpeper, F…
Virginia health officials say a woman who died a few weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is among six cases nationwide that prompted a pause in use of the one-dose shots.
Come what may, the Washington Post Office will be open, fingers crossed, on June 1. Officials say the United States Postal Service is putting “a lot of pressure” on the builder to get the structure ready to open by that date.
In March, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed new legislation into law that will strengthen conservation easements and ensure that they prevail in perpetuity. The bipartisan bill was sponsored in the Virginia House of Delegates by Del. Michael Webert, R-18th, who represents Rappahannock County.
(The Center Square) – A person will be able to legally possess small amounts of marijuana within Virginia in less than three months after legislation narrowly passed the General Assembly on Wednesday.
(The Center Square) – Virginia will be investing another $203.6 million of federal money into child care services, Gov. Ralph Northam announced.
County supervisors are looking for a range of new details on the envisioned Black Kettle Commons project in advance of any formal vote to accommodate the mixed-use project by allowing the town of Washington to take in a slice of land now outside its borders
Manassas-based construction company Charles R Wood Builders Inc. will wait until April 14 to hear a determination on their application for a setback variance. After a lengthy debate at their regular meeting last week the members of the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals said they needed more information from the applicants before a conclusion could be reached.
RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam amended legislation to accelerate the legalization of marijuana possession and home cultivation in the state to July as opposed to 2024.
The Rappahannock County Planning Commission at its March 18 meeting moved further toward amending the county’s sign ordinance. A bone of contention for some time, the outdated ordinance has tested county officials for years, the most recent incident being a political sign made of hay bales at Massies Corner before the November presidential election.
In February, the Virginia General Assembly passed the bipartisan Good Samaritan & Drug Overdose Safe Harbor Bill, which extends legal protections to citizens in order to prevent overdose deaths.
Last Friday, seven members of the Virginia General Assembly representing Rappahannock and its neighbors wrote a letter to the Virginia Board for Community Colleges opposing the recent decision to change the name of Lord Fairfax Community College.
The Rappahannock County Circuit Court has dismissed the case of Ron Frazier v. Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County “because no petition for appeal has been filed and the time allowed by law in which to do so has expired.”
The Board of Zoning appeals made no determination last night on an application for a setback variance submitted by Charles R Wood Builders Inc. The Manassas-based company purchased a 0.93-acre L-shaped property off Zachary Taylor Highway (Route 522) “intending to construct a 2,400 square foot dwelling” on it, according to the application.
Virginia is easing some more COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, sporting events and entertainment venues next week, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday.
The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) recently finalized the results of a year-long housing study showing the current and projected need for residences and offering strategies and recommendations for each locality to consider.
The Rappahannock County Broadband Authority unanimously adopted its bylaws on Monday night. The purpose of the authority, made up exclusively of the members of the Board of Supervisors, is “to facilitate the provision of broadband service to the general public in Rappahannock County.”
Cliff Miller IV, owner and operator of the popular Headmaster’s Pub in Sperryville — as well as the Schoolhouse Nine Golf Course and Inn at Mount Vernon Farm — told the News this week that he is entering the race to become a member of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors. Miller will contend with first-term Supervisor Christine Smith in the Piedmont District.
The members of the Rappahannock County Public School Board voted unanimously on Monday night to present the county with a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the tune of almost $13.6 million. The school’s proposal is about $644,359 greater than that of the 2021 budget cycle ending this June 30.
Several of the council’s members, including Joe Whited and Treasurer Gail Swift, who worked together on the rate proposal, made it clear that the town faces exhausting its reserve funds by the end of the year if it doesn’t act soon on increasing revenues.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors last week became the first and only county governing body to denounce the regional college board’s decision to “abandon” the name of Lord Fairfax.
RICHMOND — Information technology experts say a new Virginia consumer data protection law could be more robust, but it will force businesses to rethink how they handle consumer data.
Rappahannock County Administrator Garrey W. Curry presented a budget Wednesday night that shaves spending overall while opening the county purse for key priorities, including an across-the-board five percent raise for all county employees.
The members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, which met Monday in two public sessions, spent the better part of five hours listening. Its actions were sparse and not much related to the usual business of local governance — ordinance amendments, budgeting, planning and the like.
A handful of Rick Thomas’s neighbors on Old Browntown Lane appeared before the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals last Wednesday night to voice their opposition to his application for a setback variance on his 1.4-acre streamfront property. Thomas requested the variance in order to build a “modest one-story dwelling” 26 feet closer to the stream than the current conservation district zoning allows.
At the very end of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday evening, supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a motion reaffirming their “commitment to the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”