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Courthouse fire could have been a lot worse

“There were flames going up the wall,” said court clerk Patricia Davis, who pointed out it was a good thing last week’s electrical fire broke out on a weekday afternoon when employees were at work, or else “who knows” what the result could have been. […]

A Troubling Diagnosis

Rural health care discussion exposes challenges

A discussion of Rural Healthcare: What’s Next? drew more than three dozen people from across the county to the Washington Fire House last Sunday afternoon, spurring ideas for finding solutions to a range of healthcare issues experienced by local and regional residents. […]


A drifter’s life

Numerous residents of Rappahannock County have caught sight of a certain homeless man, 68-year-old Richard Harrell, who when not walking upright has rolled himself in and around the town of Washington in a wheelchair. […]


Inspector Cornell

Richard Cornell, Rappahannock County’s new building inspector, had his first day on the job Tuesday. He was a building inspector in Warren County, and had spent the previous 10 years in Prince William County in the public school system’s maintenance division. […]


Pamper Me Pink in Culpeper

Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center will co-host its 12th annual Pamper Me Pink event with Pepperberries on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Created by Sharon Welch Clark, owner of Pepperberries, after she saw a need in the community to heighten awareness and raise money for breast cancer, while also enjoying some pampering. […]


To the firehouse

It’s tradition that the kindergarten class of RCES make an annual field trip to Washington VFD. Apart from hands-on demonstrations, each of the children, including those seen here were delighted to try on the firefighters’ weighty fireproof jackets. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Oct. 12

A dream team of chefs, Patrick O’Connell of The Inn, Pineapple and Pearl’s Aaron Silverman, and Minibar’s José Andrés create a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at the Oct. 17 Michelin Guide’s 2018 ratings for Washington DC-area restaurants. Proceeds to benefit Puerto Rico disaster relief. […]

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