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November News

Friends, We have much to be thankful for here in Rappahannock County, living among caring people in a beautiful natural setting. Housing:  A conversation on solutions The discussion at Foothills’ Nov. 17 virtual housing forum was vigorous, wide-ranging and...

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October News

NewsMatch:  The time is now! We have intentionally held our October newsletter to the last minute to properly announce the start of NewsMatch 2020! For two months --- from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 – donors to Foothills Forum will see their individual contributions, up to...

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September News

“Home Sweet Home?” Housing in Rappahannock is limited and expensive. Rentals are even more limited in supply than houses, and home values are higher than in most neighboring counties and (far above) the national median. These are among the key findings in Home Sweet...

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Margaret Sullivan Discussion

On September 11th, we were delighted to host a discussion between author and columnist Margaret Sullivan and our own Andy Alexander.  Sullivan, Washington Post media columnist and former New York Times public editor, is one of the nation’s leading voices championing...

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Settling in at Rapp News

Rachel Needham, The Rappahannock News Report for America journalist, reflects on the many surprises of life in the county:   “One fateful sunny afternoon I came into the Hillsdale Country Store on 211 in Washington to ask directions. "I'm new to the county," I told...

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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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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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