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The war between the statutes

The big question that came out of last week’s regular and two continued Board of Supervisors’ meetings was not “Did we get anything done?” But “Did we violate Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?”
Town of Washington balances its budget

At Monday's regular monthly session the Washington Town Council passed all resolutions with little to no debate; and Mayor John Sullivan announced the town’s fiscal year 2018 budget is balanced.
Rappahannock among America’s most endangered rivers

The Rappahannock River, which begins as a trickle outside Chester Gap and empties wide and deep into the Chesapeake Bay, was named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, because of the threat fracking could pose to clean drinking water.
Rt. 655 bridge to close for rehab

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 655 (Short Road) bridge over Beaverdam Creek in Rappahannock County for approximately four weeks for rehabilitation beginning April 17.
No questions asked

Sheriff Connie Compton shows off the new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit in the public lobby of the sheriff’s office. Encouraging residents to safely or discreetly dispose over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Wanna go for a ride? FAMS will show you how

Part of a joint venture between Rapp Rapidan Community Services, Rapp Rapidan Commuter Services, Aging Together and other non-profits, FAMS is a call center that will help residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rapp counties find transportation.
High crash area

Virginia State Trooper B.R. Johnson investigates a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon on a notoriously sharp curve of U.S. 211 inside Shenandoah National Park.
New superintendent of RSW Regional Jail

The RSW Regional Jail Authority Board voted last Friday to appoint Gilkison as superintendent of the regional jail, which holds County prisoners and others in the region who wind up on the wrong side of the law.