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Fire and Rescue

Photo: Burned out

Volunteer firefighters from Castleton and Amissville were able to quickly extinguish a fire that started in the kitchen of a home before it spread to the rest of the structure last Saturday morning (April 12). […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Better safe than sorry

I wanted to take a moment to thank RCPS employees and the sheriff’s office for the prompt response and cautiousness during the lockdown procedure on April 8. While it didn’t yield a person found or an […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you for your support

The Rappahannock Historical Society wishes to thank guest musician Madeline MacNeil for her fine concert on Sunday afternoon featuring tunes about the Blue Ridge seasons. Maddie’s voice, combined with her virtuoso accompaniments on mountain and […]

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Better policies will grow better stream-side buffers

Wooded buffers along stream banks are a most effective way to reduce polluted agricultural runoff. Robert Whitescarver, a retired NRCS district conservationist, says if we want to grow more of them, we need to reform conservation policy. Whitescarver writes from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where he consults on conservation issues. […]

Spotted salamander egg masses, about six inches long each, appeared recently in a former concrete trout tank near where the author lives. The clarity or cloudiness of the jelly surrounding the eggs comes from genetic variations among the salamanders.

Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport

Spring may have gotten a late and fitful start, but by the first week in April amphibian eggs started appearing in pools where Pam Owen lives on Oventop Mountain. Being on the morning side of the mountain, spring typically comes a week or two later up there. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for April 17

Sept. 27, 1973 Stone House Hollow, the cozy stone house owned by Dr. and Mrs. R.B. Allen near Flint Hill, will be opened for the annual fall house tour and dried arrangement sale Oct. 20-21. This […]

150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: Controversy at Fort Pillow

Heavy spring rains fell on most of Virginia at the end of the second week of April, 1864, washing out or damaging a number of bridges and keeping military operations at bay. Farther southwest, in Louisiana, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks pulled his Union forces on the Red River back towards Grand Ecore. […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for April 17

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office from April 4-10: Town of Washington Cannon and Sharp LLC to Deborah Winsor, half acre, $435,000, general […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for April 17

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 23) at the county courthouse. Agenda includes election of officers and Loock family apartment. The RRRC Board/Staff Retreat begins at 11 a.m. April 23 […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (April 17)

This week’s headlines include: Four-cent tax increase proposed • Town’s rising visitor revenue . . . submerged? • Technical ed scores higher, board hears • The Rapp for April 17 • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform • Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport • and more. […]

From the Rappahannock News

County wants less salt

County roads took center stage at the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Monday meeting (April 7), as the board amended its six-year road plan and considered the impact of road salt on the local watershed. […]