History

Stirring up the hornet’s nest

Judging from the reaction in the major media to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s reinstatement of Confederate History month, the starry cross of the Confederacy remains America’s most controversial icon. […]

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Crime & Courts

Judge replacements on hold

By Alexandra Bogdanovic and staff Former General District Court Judge Charles B. Foley’s position may not be filled for at least two years as a result of a budget amendment included in the spending plan […]

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Agriculture

Your woods, their workshop

Special to the Rappahannock News Woodlots, large or small, are a vital resource for all. They provide myriad benefits, such as carbon sequestration, improved air quality, wildlife habitat, biomass opportunities, recreational outlets, and more. Owners […]

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Accidents/Fires/Floods

The subject is water

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 […]

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Crime & Courts

Lewis not guilty of rape

A jury on Wednesday returned a not-guilty verdict in the Rappahannock Circuit Court trial of Allen Lewis, a sometime Rappahannock resident accused last April of raping a woman friend while driving her home. This allegedly […]