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Union of bankers and community

Local Union Bank & Trust officials Mike Leake and Jason Brady welcome the Virginia bank’s new president John C. Asbury to the Rappahannock Cellars Barrel Room last Thursday.
Big interest in broadband

Sandie Terry and Jean Plymale of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) made a presentation on rural broadband to the Broadband Committee and some 50 interested citizens at the Washington Fire Hall.
Coffee and conversation

There was spirited discussion of key local issues — and how they are reported by the Rappahannock News — at last week’s Fourth Estate Friday at the Country Cafe.
Lurking in the night

This coyote was captured one recent night by a wildlife camera on Route 647 Crest Hill Road, just outside Flint Hill. Found statewide, coyotes are relative newcomers to the Commonwealth.
‘Arguing with God’ on tour

The Stone Hill Theatrical Foundation of Flint Hill recently staged a performance of "Arguing with God" at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Flint Hill's Hugh Hill not only played Moses but also directed the performance.
Rough landing

A two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle occurred around 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Highways 211 and 522 in Sperryville. The rider on the Harley-Davidson was medevaced by helicopter, which touched down at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department.
Three cheers for Boots ‘n Beer

“Done,” now writes Garrick Giebel of the Warrenton-based Boots ‘n Beer Hiking club, which descended on the trash heap on President’s Day. The Park provided trash bags, equipment and a truck to pick it all up.”
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature

This week’s April-like temperatures have certainly confused Mother Nature. Kathy McNitt of Castleton was enjoying a leisurely winter stroll earlier this week and came upon this beautiful budding wild rose.
You call this February?

A balmy President’s Day holiday weekend brought larger-than-normal crowds to Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, where a long line of vehicles crept through just one lane of the Thornton Gap Entrance.
A real crowd turns out for fake news

Just as (real) news was breaking in Big Washington last Friday evening that ultimately led to the National Security Adviser's resignation days later, Cockburn spoke before a packed house at the Little Washington Theatre.
To the slopes, Scouts

Troop 316 of Sperryville, Troop 36 of Washington and Scouting Venture Crew 1313 of Winchester participated in an annual joint ski trip at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, Pa., last Saturday (Feb. 11).
Meet Will King

Will King dropped by the Rappahannock News this past week to explain why he wants to be the next delegate representing Virginia’s House District 18.
Shenandoah Park eyesore

This unsightly dump — 10 tires and other assorted garbage — is found next to the headwaters of the Thornton River, adjacent to the Pass Mountain Trail parking area on Route 211.
The march goes on

So many Rappahannock women — and men — turned out early Saturday morning for a post-Women’s March on Washington organizational meeting scheduled for the County Library that the event had to be moved to the RACC Theatre.
Time to get her toes wet

It was a “Margarittaville” theme at Candy Wroth’s retirement party at Headmaster’s Pub last Friday evening. She spent 30 years with the county, 19 of them in the administrator’s office. Her immediate plans take her to Key West, Fla.
Raising a toast to Burns

Scotland’s national poet and lyricist Robert Burns was honored with haggis and toasts Friday evening at Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville. Some locals were spotted in kilts.