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Foothills Forum, a community news nonprofit, produces original, in-depth, and independent reporting on our county in conjunction with the Rappahannock News. Local news is more important than ever. Foothills and the Rappahannock News have consistently won top honors for journalistic excellence from the Virginia Press Association. Among dozens of stories this past year, we’ve written about the villages of Rappahnnock, including Chester Gap, Rappahannock’s somewhat remote mountain “village”, deciphered the public schools' budget, covered how area vineyards and orchards are bracing for an invasion of the destructive spotted lanternfly, highlighted a program to save threatened Kestrels, examined what’s caused a dramatic local increase in tick-borne illness, and reported exclusively on major expansion plans for the famed Inn at Little Washington, the county’s largest private employer.
Why? Because Foothills supports independent local news and because a more informed and engaged Rappahannock makes better decisions for its citizens.