From contributed reports Preliminary numbers provided by Virginia State Police indicate that 10 people died in nine crashes during the 2012 Fourth of July holiday weekend. In 2011, 14 people were killed in traffic crashes […]
Crews are now focused on mop up around the entire perimeter of the Neighbor Mountain Fire within Shenandoah National Park in Page County, a fire estimated at 2,138 acres as of 4 p.m. Thursday, July 5. […]
Though surely neighbors aided neighbors throughout the huge swath of mid-Atlantic infrastructure that had its plug pulled Friday, the stories of what happened in Rappahannock County during and after the storm prove that coping is one of this county’s top local industries. […]
Detour signs forbidding commercial truck traffic from Sperryville’s Main Street while the U.S. 522 bridge is under construction were missed or ignored early Friday by a tractor trailer operator, whose failed, illegal right turn from Main Street onto eastbound U.S. 211 tied up traffic and turned off power to the village for about an hour and a half. […]
Rappahannock County derives its name, of course, from the eponymous river, whose headwaters arise within our jurisdictional borders. So we should take some stakeholder interest in what happens downstream, particularly to the Chesapeake Bay, into which the Rappahannock’s waters ultimately empty. […]
An injured occupant of one of three cars involved in an accident Wednesday (June 20) on U.S. 211 at Gid Brown Hollow Road is carried into a Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue ambulance early Wednesday afternoon. […]
Two young men extracted by rescuers from a car with Maryland license plates were airlifted to area medical centers just after 6 p.m. Monday, where both were reported Tuesday to be in critical but stable […]
Robert Fountain (right), 18, says he swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel running across Sharp Rock Road and slid on loose gravel into a tree — yes, that tree — first thing Monday morning just south of Sperryville. Neither he nor passenger Justin Kim (left), 17, remembers seeing the tree fall. “It was like a dream,” Kim said about the crash about a mile east of F.T. Valley Road. The two, seniors at Woodson High School in Fairfax, were on their way to hike Old Rag (in background) on the first day of their spring break week. Neither was injured; the squirrel apparently got away; a sheriff’s deputy charged Fountain with failure to maintain control; Settle’s came and towed the car; VDOT cut up the tree. Another day in Rappahannock. […]
We would like to send special thanks to our coworkers and everyone else for their phone calls, cards, food and visits since the automobile accident. Sharon is recovering nicely and Brenda has quite a ways […]
A Huntly man died Dec. 29 after a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 522 in northern Rappahannock County.
Jerry Lee Gray Sr., 51, died of his injuries while being transported to a hospital in Warren County, according to Sgt. Les Tyler of the Virginia State Police.
Statewide, on the extended Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends before and after the fatal crash on 522, Virginia State Police said 14 people died in 12 traffic crashes on Virginia’s highways. […]
Monday’s post-storm flood waters, which caused a slew of temporary closings throughout the county but no serious injuries, may have been great for kayaks, but were not good — never are — for cars and […]