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Welcome Andy!

Andy McLeod joins Foothills as executive director Washington, Va. (May 15, 2020) – Andy McLeod, who has served in an array of nonprofit and public leadership positions, has been named the executive director of Foothills Forum. “We’re quite fortunate – tickled – to...

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We’re here.

Here's the new game plan:  provide resources to the Rappahannock News to help it serve as our community’s 24/7 reliable news outlet during the COVID-19 situation.  Sara Schonhardt is reporting for the paper on a daily basis and her articles are being posted on...

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A job. On deadline.

Deadlines are no biggie for journalists, right? Now’s the time to get your name in the running to fill a full-time Report for America reporting position at The Rappahannock News. Only twist: Applications are open through Jan. 31. Technically, tomorrow. Deadline,...

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Giving NEWSDAY

Foothills Forum family: We’ve got big news to share, an ongoing opportunity for community supporters, a peek ahead and a warm reminder of our county’s generosity of holiday spirit. More reporting on Rappahannock’s future The Rappahannock News will host a full-time...

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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...

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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 Live event at...

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Looking for what matters to Rappahannock

I showed up on a rainy Monday from Ohio to spend the summer here in Rappahannock as a Foothills Forum fellow and special reporter for the Rapp News. I am in every way an outsider. But a curious one hoping to find the stories that matter to residents of this county and the voices that we don’t often hear.

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