Washington column for March 26

The Free Clinic’s new sign A sign for the Rappahannock Free Clinic was installed by Scott Schlosser on the county health department building last week. Schlosser is a career and technology teacher at Rappahannock County […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for March 26

June 19, 1975 Charles Moore has been assigned to Rappahannock County as a trooper with the Virginia Department of State Police. His assignment followed the retirement June 1 of W. A. Buntin. Moore is a native […]

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Building Permits

Courthouse Row for March 26

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office March 14-20: Jackson William O. Schmieder and Karen F. Schmieder, husband and wife, to Angus Cross LLC, […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (March 26)

This week’s headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

On Common Ground: Tempests in Paradise

Whether your family has been here for generations or just arrived, we all have a sense of being connected to this place. Let’s stop defining what is and is not “authentic” Rappahannock, and welcome the diversity that helps define us. […]

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Empty house destroyed

A long empty small frame house on Piedmont Avenue, about a half-mile from Washington’s Main Street, burned to the ground Sunday night in a fire authorities first thought might have been deliberately set but later judged to be accidental. […]


More early election notes

One of three candidates for the Hampton district seat on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors has changed her mind this week, and another school board member announced her intention to seek reelection Nov. 3. […]

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A damper on the library

After a steam pipe ruptured at Rappahannock County Elementary School’s library last week, flooring, ceiling tiles and an undetermined number of books were damaged by the leaked moisture. […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Town complies with FOIA request

The lawyer and self-described watchdog who’s been pursuing a Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) request from the town of Washington said this week the town has complied, or is in the process of complying, with all his requests. […]