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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 26

Dec. 13, 1973 The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Priest at Amissville was destroyed by fire a year ago in November and all of their furnishings and possessions were consumed in the inferno. This November, […]

150 Years Ago This Week

150 Years Ago This Week: CSS Alabama sunk

By June 18, Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant realized that the Union assaults against Petersburg were accomplishing very little besides losing large numbers of soldiers in the fighting. He came to a decision: Petersburg could not be taken by assault. The siege was on. […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for June 26

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office June 13-18: Hampton Virginia Property Group II LLC to Johannes Zutt and Donatella Lorch, husband and wife, […]

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for June 26

Monday, June 16 6:01 a.m. — Castleton View Road, Castleton, general illness, companies 3 and 5 2:53 p.m. — South Poes Road, Amissville, general illness, companies 3 and 4 Tuesday, June 17 3:32 a.m — […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for June 26

Rappahannock Aging Together Team meets at  2:30 p.m. today (Thursday, June 26) at the county library to discuss the Virginia Wounded Warrior program. Area veterans and area citizens are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (June 26)

This week’s headlines include: Pulse taken • Crime is down; jail is closed; budget unchanged • The Rapp for June 26 • Planners OK Narmamda expansion • Berry gets 52 months for sex crimes • Editorial: In the role of ombudsman . . . • Wild Ideas: Life goes on • and more. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Sperryville sewer rates to rise July 1

After two hours of presentations and heartfelt public comments, the Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority voted to raise wastewater treatment rates for its 200-plus customers in the village of Sperryville by 18-percent, effective July 1. […]

Crime & Courts

Bail bondsman’s story doesn’t convince jury

In a rare appellate-court trial for a misdemeanor assault, it took a seven-person Rappahannock County Circuit Court jury less than 20 minutes last Wednesday (June 11) to deliver a “not guilty” verdict in favor of an Amissville man accused of assault and battery last August. […]

Little Eldon Farm is the site of CCLC’s Summer Solstice Garden Party fundraiser this Saturday.
Art

The Rapp for June 19

Castleton and Sperryville’s 4th of July celebrations, the Virginia Equine Artists Association’s new RDA exhibit, CCLC’s summer solstice party, RLEP’s house and garden tour, Artifacts-on-Main’s opening and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]

The proposed pipeline.
Editorials

Editorial: Landowners, beware!

“Just a good old country lawyer” is out and about in Rappahannock County, knocking on residents’ doors, clutching some innocuous-sounding legal documents he’s graciously soliciting for signatures. Don’t sign! Or, at the very least, please don’t sign in haste. […]

School/Education News

School & sports news for June 19

Rapp Sports’ 2014 spring season is finally in the record books, but preparations are well underway for the coming fall programs, with a plethora of open gyms and conditioning programs filling up our calendar. […]