Crime & Courts

Gun pointed; deal reached; case dismissed

A misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm, placed this summer against a 56-year-old Culpeper man who’d claimed he was defending himself and his mother from a possible attack, was dismissed Thursday (Dec. 19) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court. […]

Andrew Jackson, portrayed in 1833 as King Andrew the First, dressed in ermine and trampling under his feet the Judiciary of the United States, the Constitution of the United States, Internal Improvements and the Bank of the United States.
From the Rappahannock News

Jackson’s anti-bank mandate

Part two of Don Audette’s history of the year 1833, as Andrew Jackson wages a one-man war against the Second National Bank of the United States and its proprietor, Nicholas Biddle. […]

Last year’s first-ever Washington Christmas Tree Bonfire made for an inviting and warm evening. This year’s is Friday, Jan. 3.
Business

The Rapp for Dec. 26

The News takes a week off to move, Washington preps another Christmas tree bonfire, Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band returns to the Theatre and the Democrats hold their reorganization caucus in this week’s Rapp column. […]

WCDS third graders used the money they earned doing Chores for Children to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need.
From the Rappahannock News

School & sports news for Dec. 26

Maeve Dale becomes the first Lady Owl to score 1,000 points, Rapp and WCDS sports teams continue their winning ways, Quiz Bowl notches two more wins, Ben Gillis kicks his way to a Coaches’ Award and more in this week’s School & Sports. […]

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Agriculture

Don’t trash your tree, reuse it

Selecting a real Christmas tree over an artificial one is an environmentally friendly decision because of the renewable nature of real trees. But what should families do with the Christmas tree after the holidays have passed? Here are some suggestions. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Holidays and aging relatives

The holidays are here, and for many families, so is the time of year where they see relatives they don’t see on a daily basis. Take advantage of this opportunity to take a closer look at how your aging loved ones are doing at home. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Dec. 26

May 17, 1973 A single car crash near Flint Hill severely injured one man, two collisions occurred involving animals and a minor crash happened in the past week, according to police reports. Saturday night on […]