Andy Alexander is Foothills’ new board chair

A new chair for Foothills A constant in the growth of Foothills and its support for local news has been the steady hand of founding board chair Bud Meyer. Now a page is turning as Bud intentionally steps aside, giving way to new chair Andy Alexander, former ombudsman...

Extra! Extra! Read all about Citizen Journalism 101

Ever have the itch to report and write? Want to go from news consumer to news provider? We’re honored that the topnotch leaders of the Rapp Center for Education have accepted our pitch to teach a Lifelong Learning class starting in November for Rappahannock...

Opioids, toxic chemicals, recycling & more

Our joint regional reporting project in the Piedmont got off to a good start Aug. 29 with the publication of Randy Rieland’s reporting on the ripple effects of the nationwide opioid crisis felt here in our own back yard. The series, with interactive graphics and...

Keeping news in Rappahannock alive

It’s been a good week for those engaged in local news in Rappahannock County. There’s nothing like a dose of participation and a little well-deserved recognition. On Thursday, three Foothills Forum directors attended a Washington Post/Knight Foundation...

A Piedmont gentleman’s reality check for journalists

Reading the respectful obituaries of Russell Baker, who died at 93 this week, reminded us that this exemplar of journalism — a wry columnist who both humanized the editorial pages of The New York Times for 36 years and served as gracious host of Masterpiece...