We started without a bias or a presumption of what the biggest issues are facing Rappahannock County. We have no agenda.

The county’s citizens used the Foothills Forum Survey to share their concerns for the future. The survey gathered original evidence based on what residents actually think.

This part of the website features information relevant to the top issues revealed by the survey results, starting with Issues #1 and #2: Broadband internet and cell coverage.

A three-part series on those topics by local veteran researcher/reporter Randy Rieland appeared in The Rappahannock News in July and August.

Here’s a link to where the News archived the series:


We are gathering secondary research from new and existing sources – what else should we know?

The research provides a baseline. We think this will be useful to our elected officials, our nonprofit organizations, our businesses, the arts, families, seniors.

Have something to share? Send it along to Don’t forget the hyphen!

C-19 Daily Update

Sign up: Rappahannock News/Foothills Forum C-19 Daily Update Email Newsletter

Every day in your email inbox to keep you abreast of local developments on the coronavirus front in Rappahannock County.

You have Successfully Subscribed!