The historic Sperryville home that houses coffee shop Before and After was struck on Thursday evening, Sept. 3, after a vehicle being towed by a truck came loose and ran off the road.
To the dismay of local officials, business leaders and residents, a study conducted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) concluded that a high-traffic corridor on State Route 211 in Sperryville near Shenandoah National Park that was the site of nearly 30 recent crashes shouldn’t have its speed limit reduced.
If you can't drive, Rappahannock County can be a difficult place to live. If you use a wheelchair, it is even harder since commercial wheelchair transport is practically non-existent.
These are the school bus routes for the school year that starts Wednesday, August 11,2021. Students are urged to be at their pickup points at least 15 minutes early the first day of school. Some bus numbers and route descriptions have been altered from last year, so please be alert for those changes.
Not long ago, Lola Walker received a call from a woman who needed a ride to Charlottesville for a medical test. The caller wanted to avoid asking her daughter or granddaughter to take her because they would have had to take time off from work.
At their monthly meeting Monday, members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors unanimously declined, at least for now, to thwart the intentions of their predecessors — who, in 2006, allowed the then-owner of the Blue Rock Inn property to build a three-bedroom residence there on the condition that it would never be used for commercial purposes.
Gas outages across the eastern U.S. peaked last Thursday, May 13 and have steadily been declining, says Patrick De Haan, an oil and refined products analyst with the data-tracking website GasBuddy. As of Wednesday, only 21 percent of fueling stations in the state reported outages, compared with 52 percent that were out of fuel on May 13.
In light of fuel shortages across the state, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) urged Virginians on Thursday afternoon to stop unnecessary travel and to avoid hoarding gasoline. Curtis Brown, director of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, said his department…
Colonial Pipeline restarted operations at 5 p.m. Wednesday as panic-induced gas shortages swept across the East Coast and Gulf coast states.
Gov. Ralph Northam has issued a state of emergency to address gasoline supply disruptions in Virginia following a rise in gas prices and some panic buying after a temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies much of the fuel for the East Coast.
As of 5 p.m. Sunday, routes 211 and 522 in Rappahannock were mainly clear of snow and ice, with highway crews turning their attention to many of the county’s secondary roads.
VDOT says motorists can expect to encounter the following road work and construction this coming week, Jan. 11-15, in Rappahannock County:
The Virginia Department of Transportation will offset the left-turn lanes in both directions on Route 211 (Lee Highway) at Route 229 (Rixeyville Road) in Culpeper County starting next week.
“Sixty-four percent — 16 of 25 cases… of the speed tickets — have been given to non-local drivers, drivers who are residents of the zip codes of at least 30 miles away from this location..."
VDOT has finally made it official — signs posted on Routes 211 and 522 warn that large tractor-trailer trucks are now prohibited from using narrow Ben Venue Road unless they have a local purpose. Residents reached out to VDOT in 2018, complaining about the number of large trucks using the wi…
Late Monday afternoon, County Administrator Garrey Curry received official word that the Commissioner of Highways, Stephen C. Brich, had approved the Board of Supervisors’ request that Ben Venue Road be restricted to through trucks.
Word just in: The pipe replacement project on Route 647 (Crest Hill Road) in Rappahannock County will continue this next week of March 4, meaning the road will be closed again.
Due to anticipated winter weather, the pipe project on Route 647 (Crest Hill Road) in Rappahannock County has now been postponed until the week of Feb. 25, VDOT has advised the Rappahannock News.
The bridge at the Whiteoak Canyon parking area, which was severely damaged during recent heavy rains and flooding, remains closed.
Four local airports will receive federal funding boosts to improve airport infrastructure through the joint Department of Transportation-Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program.
Three-dozen Rappahannock community leaders and residents attended last Sunday’s Foothills Forum community discussion surrounding rural transportation challenges. The forum, held at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville, followed reporter Randy Rieland’s two-part special report — “G…
Any motorist in Rappahannock County knows our highways and byways are being paved and repaved in earnest as we speak. While steering in single file past all the road construction you might have noticed Tom Golliday of Augusta, W.V., seen here on his asphalt sweeper near Woodville. Golliday a…