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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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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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Friday Night at the Movies

On Friday, June 22 we're excited to cohost with our friends at RAAC a cool RAAC TalkBack "twin bill": "The Post," the Academy Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The 2017 film delves into the Washington Post's (and New York Times') high stakes...

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What we follow (and why)

When we got the email this week from the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) sharing the richly detailed case study on the growth of VT Digger – Vermont’s nonprofit news success – it triggered several reactions. The first was to learn more about the remarkable founder,...

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Best in Show indeed

The Rappahannock News once again firmly established its presence in Short Pump last weekend at the annual conference of the Virginia Press Association (VPA). For the second year in a row, the News was recognized with a prestigious "Best in Show" honor -- this time for...

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