Businesses of Rappahannock and the Rappahannock News is co-hosting the 2021 Rappahannock County Candidate Forum this afternoon (Saturday, Oct. 16).
Members find study group unnecessary; public hearing could come as early as December
The Rappahannock County Electoral Board incorrectly moved two voters out of Stonewall-Hawthorne District and into Piedmont District after receiving a tip from somebody outside the organization that seven voters were incorrectly located in Stonewall-Hawthorne.
U.S. Rep. Bob Good on Thursday encouraged a group of Rappahannock County High School students to not wear masks in school, saying during his visit the administration “can’t stop everyone.”
Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority, or the park board, on Thursday unanimously agreed to allow representatives from the nonprofit Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) to help the body manage the requirements necessary to retain the park’s renown dark ski…
At their monthly meeting on Monday, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors approved $65,000 to the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority so they can begin working on improvements and studies to evaluate how parts of the system are operating.
Virginia’s top transportation official on Sept. 30 declined the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ appeal that he reconsider reducing the speed limit on a U.S. Route 211 corridor in Sperryville near an entrance to Shenandoah National Park that’s been home to more than two dozen crashe…
In a critical application to obtain state funding for broadband expansion in Northern Virginia, Rappahannock County will be required to procure the most local funding since its share of federal stimulus dollars is smaller than surrounding counties.
Town of Washington officials are in the process of exploring expanding the town’s corporate limit so that Rush River Commons’ entire lot, which straddles the town and county lines, could be brought under Washington’s jurisdiction.
A resolution regarding the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors's intention not to fund non-governmental entities that imposed COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandates failed due to the lack of a second during a meeting Tuesday.
Rappahannock County School Board candidate Rod Osborne, who is challenging incumbent Larry Grove in the Stonewall-Hawthorne District, apologized Tuesday for vulgar posts made on Facebook last year.
The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider adopting a resolution to cease funding for non-governmental entities that impose COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandates.
Rappahannock County residents who meet certain criteria may now get a COVID-19 booster shot. Details from a news release from the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District:In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Virginia D…
Chair of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Debbie Donehey signed a letter sent to the head of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) last week requesting the agency reconsider reducing the speed limit on a U.S. Route 211 corridor in Sperryville near an entrance to Shenandoah National Park that’s been home to more than two dozen crashes in recent years.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and Broadband Authority have taken monumental steps in ensuring universal broadband coverage for the county, but some public officials and members of the community remain skeptical of the initiative.
The Rappahannock County Planning Commission moved swiftly through five applications for special use permits at its Sept. 15 meeting, deciding to hold public hearings in October on a request to operate a dog kennel and dog training business in Amissville and another to operate a tourist home in Chester Gap.
Last month, Gov. Ralph Northam gave state employees a choice: get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing for COVID-19. Many, it appears, have chosen testing.
The long-awaited opening of the post office in the Town of Washington is expected to take place sometime before this upcoming holiday season following yet another delay, an official with the United States Postal Service said.
At a meet-and-greet last Friday at Sperryville’s Before and After, folks questioned and listened as Piedmont District supervisor candidate Cliff Miller addressed the big issues facing the little village that is the gateway to Shenandoah National Park.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and Broadband Authority voted on Tuesday to continue forward into phase 2 of their agreement with All Points Broadband that could greatly expand internet service in the county. All Points estimates the project to cost $19.5 million, with two proposed routes the county can take with a potential broadband project.
The last American planes flew out of Afghanistan on Monday night, ending the 20-year war, but for many Americans — including some in quiet Rappahannock County — the war lives on for a lifetime as families grapple with the tragic aftermath.
After two failed votes, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved a special exception permit for a third brewery to be built in Sperryville under the condition that the business owner reapply for the permit in three years.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and Broadband Authority could not agree whether or not to continue onto phase 2 of their agreement with All Points Broadband that could greatly expand internet service in the county.
Virginia’s major-party gubernatorial candidates shared starkly different views about the need to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or testing for state employees and students in higher education while speaking during a joint appearance in Northern Virginia on Wednesday.
Washington Town Council on Saturday authorized advertising for a public hearing on the Rush River Commons Special Use Permit to take place at the next regular Town Council meeting.
Rappahannock County Supervisors Debbie Donehey and Keir Whitson attended last week in Richmond the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) County Officials‘ Summit. Pictured from left to right: Supervisor Pam Carter, Augusta County; Karie Walker, VACo; Supervisor Clyde DeLoach, Patrick Count…
The Virginia Department of Health has resumed reporting details of some outbreaks of COVID-19 after pulling the information from its dashboard about two months ago.
In a special meeting on Monday, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors went over potential needs in the county that can be funded by federal COVID-19 relief dollars received from the American Rescue Plan, but no decisions were made on where the money should go.
Commonwealth Attorney Art Goff recommended that the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors repeal an ordinance that controls utility-scale renewable energy generating facilities, which received lukewarm support from the body and was hurried along at a July meeting.
Representatives with the Rush River Commons development are requesting that Rappahannock County and the Town of Washington approve an expansion of the town’s corporate limit so that the lot’s entire nine acres, which straddle the town and county lines, could be brought under Washington’s jurisdiction.
The Rappahannock County Broadband Authority (RCBA) will hear a preliminary proposal from All Points Broadband in a joint meeting with the county Board of Supervisors on Sept. 1, about a month after the RCBA signed a regional agreement with the provider in an effort to secure state funding.
The Washington Town Council on Monday continued its review of the planning commission's recommendation to approve a special use permit application for the Rush River Commons development and an application to extend sewer service for the project.
Masks will be indefinitely mandated inside Rappahannock County Public Schools starting on Friday for students, staff and visitors after the state on Thursday passed down an order requiring them in all K-12 settings.
COVID-19 cases are rising precipitously statewide as the highly infectious delta variant rips through unvaccinated populations, leading public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to recommend that Rappahannock County residents should strongly consider dusting off their masks.
In a split vote Thursday night, the Rappahannock County Broadband Authority (RCBA) signed a regional agreement with All Points Broadband to begin phase 1 of the internet service provider’s proposal, bringing the body one step closer to clinching state funding for broadband initiatives.
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.
(The Center Square) – The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation to revise the state budget and to allocate $4.3 billion worth of federal COVID-19 relief funds on Wednesday and the Senate made some changes to their own version of the bill.
Following months of review, the Washington Planning Commission on Thursday night voted unanimously in recommending that the Town Council approve the application for the proposed Rush River Commons development.
Deciding they needed more information, the members of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission on July 21 tabled a request by Anne and Dennis Williams to amend conditions on the use of their property so they can add a flea market, small live performance theater, and food service at their property at 12625 Lee Highway, Washington. The site currently has a building offering office space, retail, exercise studio and Mountainside Physical Therapy.
The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals voted for the second time last week to continue the public hearing of a company seeking to commercially use a sawmill for harvesting logs on its Harris Hollow Road property.
At a special meeting on Monday, July 19, Rappahannock County supervisors denied a Sperryville rezoning application that sought to change the minimum lot size on a 35-acre Woodward Road property from five acres to two acres. The resolution to deny the application passed 4-1, with Jackson Supervisor voting against it.