Richie Burke retirement send-off

Rappahannock County Administrator Debbie Keyser is inviting the public to a fitting send-off next Wednesday, May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., honoring longtime county “workhorse” Richie Burke.
School News for May 18

RCHS' varsity track takes the headlines again on the strength of their outstanding performances at last week’s Bull Run District Track Championship; and updates on softball, baseball and soccer teams. WCDS wins grant to build an in-school film studio.
The Rapp for May 18

Saturday: dedication day for displaced mountain people memorial; Relay for Life Bus Pull at the elementary school; “Kids to Parks Day” at Shenandoah. Sunday: Italian pianist Rimoldi at Castleton and a free Mozart performance at at Little Washington Theatre.
Meetings and notices for May 18

The Rappahannock County School Board will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the School Board Office; Foothills Forum Board meets May 25, at the 4-H Conference Room.
Down Memory Lane for May 18

Nov. 15, 1995: Frances W. Eldred, the Chief Magistrate for the 20th Judicial Circuit for the past 10 years, has resigned her position effective Nov. 30. Prior to that she served as a magistrate in Rappahannock County starting in 1976.
Courthouse Row for May 18

The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: William Magee, Amissville, dwelling, $220,000 — Derek Capizzi, Castleton, in-ground pool, $75,000.
Fire and rescue calls for May 18

Friday, May 12: 7:23 a.m. — Mount Marshall Road, Washington, structure fire, companies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7. 8:44 a.m. — Aaron Mountain Road, Castleton, difficulty breathing, companies 3 and 5.