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Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Dec. 26

Monday, Dec. 16 6:42 a.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, motor vehicle accident, companies 1 and 2 10:09 a.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, public service, company 1 11:44 a.m. — Castleton Ford Road, Castleton, injury, companies […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Dec. 26

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Nov. 15 through Dec. 5: Hampton Edgar Joseph Orme IV and John Bradford Hitchen to Larry K. Watson […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Dec. 26

The Rappahannock County School Board holds its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the high school band room. To see the agenda, visit or Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Dec. 26)

This week’s headlines include: The year ahead: old bridges, new jail, emergency response costs • A slight adjustment • DNA solves a Rappahannock family puzzle • Gun pointed; deal reached; case dismissed • Jackson’s anti-bank mandate • The Rapp for Dec. 26 • Editorial: O Little Town of . . . Shijiao? • Wild Ideas: Farewell to bugs, and to a loyal friend • 150 Years Ago This Week: Spending the holidays at war • and more […]

Smiths and sisters Debi (left) and Megan reunite, as the folk-singing Smith Sisters, this Sunday at the Birchmere in Alexandra.

The Rapp for Dec. 19

Rappahannock Media packs up and moves, renowned pianist Bill Harris joins Ben Jones’ “RappHappy Holidays Concert,” the RAAC movie season begins again with “MUD,” the folk-singing Smith sisters reunite for the first time in a decade and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Photo Gallery: Reality show

A mock fatal car crash, organized by a service-learning student at Rappahannock County High School to demonstrate the consequences of drunk driving, brings the sheriff’s office, Washington and Sperryville first-responders and about a hundred students out into the RCHS parking lot — and the chilly light of reality. […]

The Inn at Little Washington is decked out with Christmas lights.

Washington column for Dec. 19

Christmas is officially here, as the town holds its annual holiday party, lights and decorations adorn the Inn, the Food Pantry is accepting canned donations, Santa stops by the WVFR and the Living Nativity returns to the library in this week’s Washington column. […]

While northern cardinals, such as the male at the feeder above, are well adapted to finding sufficient food here in Virginia in the winter, this year it may be a bit harder in some areas, according to anecdotal reports.

Wild Ideas: The mysteries of mast

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us may be looking forward to sharing the holidays with friends and families and eating. However, for wildlife, finding food can be tough this time of year, and apparent shortages of some mast crops could add more stress this year. […]