Businesses of Rappahannock and the Rappahannock News will co-host the 2021 Rappahannock County Candidate Forum on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium of the Rappahannock County High School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The format will be an orderly, objective exploration of the issues that face the…
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.
Larry Gove, a two-term Stonewall-Hawthorne District Rappahannock County School Board member, is seeking reelection to the body at a time when decisions surrounding schools are under great public scrutiny as they grapple with how to confront the pandemic while still ensuring that classes remain in session.
Rod Osborne, 56 of Castleton, is challenging incumbent Rappahannock County School Board member Larry Grove to represent the Stonewall-Hawthorne District. Osborne retired from his position as a major at the Prince William-Manassas Adult Detention Center after serving in public safety for 35 years. He also served on the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Board of Prince William County, the advisory board of East Coast Polytechnic Institute University and the Prince William Adult Basic Education Board.
A last-minute write-in challenger has emerged to face first-term incumbent Rachel Bynum in the Rappahannock County School Board Piedmont District race that was previously uncontested.
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.
A new breed of news van was parked in the Headmaster’s Pub lot on Friday night — no satellite dish on top or channel markings on the side. Inside, a TV studio, with a single seat, lights, camera and mobile cellular transmitter, the kind that comes in handy for Fox News pundits Matt and Mercedes Schlapp, who have a weekend home just over the county line in Madison.
Hardly an hour went by on Tuesday night before Terry McAuliffe was called as the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor in Virginia, as predicted. The former governor will run against Republican Glenn Youngkin in the general election in November to win back his old job.
McLean resident and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe won a resounding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday to run for the state’s top office again.
Already 151 Rappahannock voters have cast their early or mail-in ballots for the state-run primary election on June 8, according to the county voter registrar. The primary will determine the Democratic nominees to become the commonwealth’s next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
The Democratic race for governor: Meet the candidates, hear their views The winner of Tuesday's primary will face Republican Glenn Youngkin in the fall general election.
Candidates for Rappahannock County’s Board of Supervisors gave their debut addresses last Saturday morning to a crowd gathered at an event organized by the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee. The bluegrass brunch and art auction was one of the first political gatherings in the county in more than a year.
Congressman Bob Good is among seven Republicans to receive a slap on the wrist for removing his mask on the House floor on Tuesday, in violation of a rule imposed by congressional leadership.
Glenn Youngkin, former co-chief executive of a global private equity firm and a self-described “political outsider,” clinched the Republican nomination for Virginia governor with 54.7 percent of the vote in last weekend’s convention.
Great Falls businessman Glenn Youngkin is leading a field of seven contenders for the Republican nomination for governor through the first three rounds of counting ballots that were cast at Saturday's drive-through unassembled convention.
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.
Editor’s note: The following responses have been edited for brevity and clarity as most candidates responded to questions in real time over the phone. The words of Glenn Youngkin have not been edited as the candidate preferred to provide answers via email in response to written questions. Th…
RICHMOND — The 13 candidates running for the Virginia executive mansion raised a total of over $11 million in three months, according to recently released finance reports.
Bob Good, the congressman representing Rappahannock County and Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, is among 12 Republican lawmakers who voted against a resolution to honor the U.S. Capitol Police for protecting members of Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Rappahannock County resident Doug Ward announced this week that he will run against Delegate Michael Webert for the 18th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate killed a House proposal to expand access to the commonwealth’s new redistricting commission and help make the process more transparent and democratic.
The Rappahannock News will report in Thursday’s print edition — and in its online “e-edition” available this (Wednesday) evening — that Rappahannock Supervisor Chris Parrish will not seek a fourth term representing the Stonewall-Hawthorne district. In making the announcement, Parrish is end…
That would be the same John M. Dowd who almost 40 years ago was hired as chief defense lawyer in one of Rappahannock County’s most sensational murder trials ever. “Dowd is one of my scariest memories,” 95-year-old Rappahannock landowner Patricia “Pat” Saltonstall recalled this week.
Newly elected Republican Rep. Bob Good hasn’t even found his way around the hallowed halls of Congress and already one of the largest newspapers in Virginia’s 5th congressional district is demanding his resignation for helping to “strike the matches” that ignited last week’s insurrection against the United States.
Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, told the Rappahannock News on Friday, Jan. 15 that his personal Facebook account was suspended last week in advance of the organization’s peaceful annual Lobby Day in Richmond.
On Wednesday night Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, told his mailing list that Mailchimp had suspended his organization’s account “claiming possible policy violation.”
Days after a southern Virginia newspaper called for the resignation of newly-elected Republican Rep. Bob Good, accusing the lawmaker of helping to ignite last week’s insurrection against the United States, comes word that his district director, Sandy Adams, as well as her husband — Melvin Ad…
Freshman Republican Rep. Bob Good, newly elected to represent Rappahannock County in the U.S. Congress, said he is “proud” to have joined a minority of lawmakers in both the House and Senate who hours after a mob of President Trump’s loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol stood their ground to v…
He’s not been sworn into office yet and already Rappahannock County’s 5th District Republican Congressman-elect Bob Good is making waves on Capitol Hill after calling the COVID-19 pandemic “phony” and mask-wearing a “hoax.”
RICHMOND — More than half a dozen legislators have been named to a bipartisan redistricting commission which seeks to fairly draw congressional and state legislative districts.
As a result, another public censure has been leveled against the lame duck Riggleman, who lost his freshman seat on Capitol Hill to a more conservative Congressman-elect Bob Good.
The enormous two-tiered “Farmers for Trump, Keep America Great” hay bale sign on Route 211 at Massies Corner, a creation of Rappahannock cattle farmer Mike Massie, is moving forward in a patriotic way.
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.
That dollar bill you’ll be carrying around in your wallet come 2021 could be signed by the owner of a farm on Piedmont Avenue in the town of Washington.
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…
Social media users may have more questions than answers about elections results after seeing some of the information being shared on Facebook and other platforms. The Rappahannock News asked University of Virginia School of Law Professor Dan Ortiz to help us answer your questions. Ortiz is a…
While Republican Seventh Congressional candidate Nick Freitas jumped out to an early and large lead on Election Day in his race against incumbent Democrat Abigail Spanberger, the tides changed as nearly 50,000 absentee ballots were reported from Henrico and Spotsylvania counties.
With 329 of 330 precincts reporting unofficial polling results in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District just after midnight on Wednesday morning, Democratic candidate Cameron Webb conceded the election to Republican challenger Bob Good.
• Cameron Webb performing poorly against Bob Good in the 5th congressional district, but some absentee votes remain to outstanding