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EMT course at RappU is a go

RappU and Associates in Emergency Care are pleased to announce that the hybrid ​EMT BLS course will be offered at RappU (11669 Lee Highway in Sperryville) beginning Tuesday, June 27.
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.
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.
Fire and rescue calls for May 11

Friday, May 5: 11:22 a.m — Laurel Mills Road, Castleton, motor vehicle accident, companies 1, 3 and 5; 11:23 p.m. — Five Forks Road, Woodville, motor vehicle accident, companies 1, 2 and 7.
Fire and rescue calls for May 4

Friday, April 28: 10:45 a.m. — Alta Vista Lane, Castleton, injury, companies 1, 3 and 5. 11:43 p.m. — Lee Highway, Amissville, motor vehicle accident, company 3.
Fire and rescue calls for April 27

Friday, April 21 — 1:57 a.m. — Headwaters Road, Chester Gap, electrical fire, companies 4 and 9; 2:12 a.m. — Whorton Hollow Road, Castleton, 911 open line, companies 1 and 5.
Honoring our firefighters

The Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association held its annual awards banquet on Saturday evening at the Chester Gap fire station. Members of the county's seven volunteer fire and rescue companies were in attendance.
Richie Burke stuns county by resigning

Months of upheaval in the county government worsened Tuesday night when Richie Burke — the county’s “workhorse” who performs as building official, emergency services and emergency 911 coordinator — submitted his resignation effective June 1.
Sperryville firemen get a boost

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department is among 17 nonprofits in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Fauquier counties benefitting from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s (NPCF) new Community Assistance Grant Program.
The Rapp for March 9

PEC's resources for farmland seekers and landowners; the Artisan Trail’s doors are open this Saturday; this Friday at the Library, a former NASA scientist speaks on “How to Age Better and Other Space Stories.”
Fire and rescue calls for Feb. 16

Tuesday, Feb. 7: 4:28 p.m. — Piedmont Avenue, Washington, general illness, companies 1, 4 and 7; 6:21 p.m. — Viewtown Road, Amissville, brush fire, companies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Fire and rescue calls for Feb. 9

Monday, Jan. 30 — 11:52 a.m. — Rudasill Mill Road, Woodville, difficulty breathing, companies 1 and 7, and 1:59 p.m. — Slate Mills Road, Sperryville, motor vehicle accident, companies 1, 2 and 7.