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Fire and Rescue

Washington column for Feb. 7

The winners of the Daughters of the Confederacy’s annual essay contest, Mardis Gras at the Theatre, a schedule of the local Lenten services and special birthday and anniversary wishes in this week’s Washington column. […]

A gray squirrel lounges in Lafayette Park, in Washington, D.C., possibly taking a break from a long day of raiding bird feeders. Photo by Sebastian Wallroth via Wikimedia.

Wild Ideas: The squirrel wars

Let’s face it, squirrels are cocky little so-and-sos. And nothing brings humans closer to all-out warfare against squirrels than when these rodents plunder bird feeders. Attempts to outwit them can turn otherwise sane, peaceful, wildlife-loving people into irrational, obsessive and even ruthless adversaries. […]


RAWL Dog: Charlie

I’m a move-right-in, no-drama beagle/Corgi mix and very easygoing type o’ guy. Charlie, the perfect gentleman, they say around here. I’m good with all people and dogs and most likely won’t chase cats because it’s […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 31

May 4, 1972 Mr. and Mrs. Sung Pil Han of Woodville became citizens of the United States in naturalization  proceedings Monday in U.S. district court in Roanoke. The Han family, who are Koreans, have been in […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Feb. 7

At 5:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Feb. 7), the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. The Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Feb. […]

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Capital News Service

Adopt school safety ideas, governor tells assembly

Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging state legislators to approve recommendations from his School and Campus Safety Task Force that would increase sentences for illegally buying guns, require mandatory lockdown drills at schools and establish more comprehensive suicide prevention programs. […]

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Capital News Service

Superintendents criticize school grading plan

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is helping promote Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan to rate Virginia’s schools on an A-through-F grading scale. Bush joined McDonnell in a conference call on Friday to praise the Virginia chief executive’s K-12 education reform agenda. […]