From contributed reports Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has restored service to all members who lost power as a result of this week’s snowstorm. “We appreciate the patience and the many expressions of thanks from our member-owners as employees worked to…
Photos: Fire at the welding shop

Fire crews from Washington, Flint Hill, Sperryville, Amissville, Chester Gap and Castleton fight a blaze at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rick’s Custom Welding, on U.S. 211 next door to the Hillsdale Grocery just east of Washington. Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Maj.…
Planners OK two more cell towers

The county’s board of supervisors will consider at its next meeting on Feb. 7 AT&T’s applications to build two more 199-foot cellular-service monopoles in the county. Both were recommended for approval by county planners last week.
The Rapp for Jan. 27

A musical sendoff for James D. Russell, students at Hearthstone and Mountain Laurel schools remember Martin Luther King, the Friday movie Feb. 4 is "The Social Network" and lots more.
Easements down, but totals add up

The numbers are now in: 296 acres were recorded as conservation easements in Rappahannock County in 2010. These were fewer acres than in previous years, but nonetheless bring the total amount of land protected by conservation easements here to more…
Letter: Tower at school — give it an F

As a parent with young children about to enter Rappahannock schools, I’m deeply concerned that our planning commission has approved the proposed 199-foot cell tower less than 100 feet from the high school. It is also very troubling that the…
Letter: ‘Frustrating’ cell tower meeting

The Jan. 17 Rappahannock County Planning Commission meeting was exceedingly frustrating to witness. We recognize that outcomes will not always be in our favor. We do, however, expect that the process will be fair and thorough; both of which we…
Letter: Appellations and oranges

An example of what Winston S. Churchill called a “terminological inexactitude” appears on page 1 of your Jan. 20 edition. Under the headline “Funds for schools urged,” the writer refers to the “Rappahannock County Board of Education.” But the Constitution…
RAWL Dogs: George

My name is George. I have one blue and one brown eye. I’m only 2 years old, part husky and part St. Bernard, and I love everybody. All dogs, and all humans. That includes the mistress who left me out…
Crime & Courts for Jan. 27

Sheriff’s Report No information was available this week from the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office. Martin sentenced for brandishing firearm William David Martin, 35, of Sperryville, was sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of brandishing a firearm by Rappahannock…