Accidents/Fires/Floods

VSP investigating fatal Warren County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper B.S.B. Williams is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Warren County, according to a VSP spokesperson. The crash occurred at 7:47 a.m. Saturday (June 4) on U.S. 522 at Route 1050. A tractor-trailer […]

Roger Piantadosi
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Search continues for missing 80-year-old Sperryville man

About a hundred law enforcement and search-and-rescue personnel continued Monday to scour the rocky, heavily wooded slopes leading up to Oventop Mountain in Sperryville, where an 80-year-old resident who hasn’t been heard from since Tuesday is believed to have gone hiking last week. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Commonwealth’s Attorney involved in distracted driving accident

Commonwealth’s Attorney Art Goff was charged with failure to stay right of center after he swerved on Rudasill Mill Road last Wednesday (Feb. 10) and hit an oncoming car driven by Daphne Hutchinson of Washington. He apparently dropped something inside his pickup truck, leaned over to retrieve it, and crossed over the centerline of the two-lane road. […]

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Wakeup call: The volunteer system is aging

The current county volunteer fire and rescue system may be in peril. There is serious concern among local authorities that the increasingly rigorous training demands from the state, coupled with an aging fire and rescue volunteer population, are challenging the viability of the system — and that means we could have to pay first responders, just like everyone else in the region. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Trapped man dies

Fire and rescue volunteers from Washington, Amissville and Sperryville freed Charles Roy, an 88-year-old county resident, from beneath the engine compartment of his truck, which apparently rolled over him as he unloaded trash at Flatwood Recycling Center Wednesday morning (Dec. 16). Roy later died. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Chase, crash injures two

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when they crashed and were thrown from the bike at the end of what was apparently a 15-mile high speed chase from Clevenger’s Corner to the town of Washington last Wednesday morning (Aug. 19). […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Rush hour

After overnight and early morning downpours, the bridges and roads at Rock Mills — where the Rush and Thornton rivers converge — were completely submerged in a debris-laden torrent for several hours this Monday morning, July 13. […]

Photo courtesy of RCSO
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Empty house destroyed

A long empty small frame house on Piedmont Avenue, about a half-mile from Washington’s Main Street, burned to the ground Sunday night in a fire authorities first thought might have been deliberately set but later judged to be accidental. […]

Photo by Vickie Miller
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A damper on the library

After a steam pipe ruptured at Rappahannock County Elementary School’s library last week, flooring, ceiling tiles and an undetermined number of books were damaged by the leaked moisture. […]