Tanker crash closes down 522

Police are investigating the cause of a tractor-trailer crash and spill early Monday morning that closed both lanes of Sperryville Pike (U.S. 522) in Boston for about six hours.

A 24-year-old Front Royal man was sentenced to two years’ probation in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Tuesday (Oct. 28) for possession of synthetic LSD, and Flint Hill resident Eric Alvin Phillips will spend a month in jail, possibly on work release,…
Inside this week’s News (Oct. 30)

This week's headlines include: Theatre gets a new, like-minded owner • Tanker crash closes down 522 • Tuesday is Election Day • 50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend's tour • The Rapp for Oct. 30 • The most important election . .…
Election Day is Tuesday

Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional…
The Rapp for Oct. 30

Fourth (Estate) Friday is at the Country Cafe, the movie “Chef” and a classical recital are coming to the Theatre in Washington, plus a whiskey-paired dinner at Skyland, an Aging Together Expo in Culpeper and more in this week’s The…

With hunters getting ready to hit Rappahannock’s fields and forests in pursuit of deer, I wanted to encourage everyone to consider replacing their lead bullets with copper ones. Getting the lead out of gasoline and paint are universally considered milestone…

On election day, the voters of Rappahannock should not hesitate in sending Mark Warner back to the United States Senate for a second term, because you don’t fire a guy who is willing to do the heavy lifting. By heavy…
Editorial: Of time, elections and roadkill

At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2, daylight savings time ends — and deer will again be appearing in commuters' headlights across the land. So be mindful, and be pragmatic — and, publisher Walter Nicklin writes, consider doing the same…

Readers of this column know that I do not often write about political issues. Those same readers would be mistaken, however, if they thought that this results from my lack of conviction or opinion about the political world that buffets our every…