Photos: Pole down in Little Washington

Joanie Ballard sent these photos along, taken this morning at Main Street and Warren Avenue in Little Washington, of a power pole leaning precariously over the roadway. At 10 a.m., Joanie said there hadn’t yet been any loss of power.
18th district Republican primary today

All of Rappahannock’s voting district polling places are open today until 7 p.m. for voting in the Republican primary race to choose the party’s candidate for the General Assembly seat in the 18th District, which includes all of Rappahannock, most…
Studio and Gallery Tour video

This video was done for the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC) by video artist Forrest Marquisee to help spread the word about RAAC’s annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour, which is Nov. 5-6 this…

Sperryville’s Cafe Indigo has hired as its new chef former Inn at Little Washington sous chef Anthony Ahrens. The 26-year-old Ahrens is the second sous chef in as many months to leave the renowned Washington restaurant not for one chef…
Peyton Farms manhunt

Read the complete story here, in our eEdition. Though the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office has made no public statements yet about the case, deputies — assisted by at least one helicopter — were searching early Saturday for one or more…

In an effort to expand high-speed Internet access across the state, Rappahannock County is working with Virginia Tech’s eCorridors program on Accelerate Virginia, a new broadband mapping project. One small action, one big difference By sparing just a few minutes…

The Rappahannock County Farm Tour’s “All Things Rappahannock Market” at The Link is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25. Space is available for vendors to sell produce, plants, food items, textiles, soap, crafts, etc. or to provide information regarding…
Bridge work in Harris Hollow

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be replacing the bridge on Route 624 (Sunnyside Orchard Road) over the Rush River, a project that will require the closing of the roadway at this location from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on…
The ‘Dukes’ reunion returns to its roots

Though “Catherine Bach” never quite became the household name that “Daisy Duke” did – Daisy being the character Bach played for six years CBS-TV’s “Dukes of Hazzard” sitcom from 1975 to 1985 – households are still something dear to the…
Rabies cases on the rise

While rabies cases involving animals have risen about 15 percent statewide in the first seven months of 2011 (compared to the same period in 2010), Rappahannock County authorities have reported just one case of confirmed rabies so far this summer.…
Bull in a . . . tractor shop?

The hazards are different than the better-known dangers involving china shops, as this bull discovered when he wandered overnight into Bill Fletcher’s farm shop near Sperryville last week and apparently fell into the repair pit, where he remained until farm…
Wild Ideas: A young opossum rescue

Driving out of my hollow recently on a brutally hot, humid morning, I saw a woman with her dog at the side of the road and an opossum dead in the middle of it. The woman seemed distressed, so I…
RCSSA comes up $25,000 light

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors paid the bills as part of its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon at the courthouse, but one of them — for roughly $25,000 — came as a surprise. Three years ago, the Rappahannock County…
Stone walls: definitely not a dry subject

When some people see an old stone wall snaking through a pasture, they view it as much a part of the property as a house or a great oak tree, a testimony to the labors of a long-ago resident and…