Crime & Courts

Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker rejected lawyer David Konick’s suit against the Town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington last Thursday, ruling for a second and final time that Konick hadn’t the standing to challenge the legality of the town and Inn’s 2013 “Town Square Beautification” project.


Straw poll stroll

As part of an ongoing effort this summer to walk all of the Main Streets in Virginia’s vast 5th Congressional District, Rep. Robert Hurt (R) spent an hour or so on Washington’s Main Street last Wednesday afternoon. […]


Town weighs utility rate increase

Members of the Washington Town Council, meeting Monday night in a joint work session with planning commission members, appeared to agree that town water rates need to go up. […]


Chase, crash injures two

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when they crashed and were thrown from the bike at the end of what was apparently a 15-mile high speed chase from Clevenger’s Corner to the town of Washington last Wednesday morning (Aug. 19). […]

By E. Raymond Boc
Fire and Rescue

Memorial to the firefighters

George Swett, a Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad member and firefighter specifically charged with fighting fires in our forests and Shenandoah National Park, set up a memorial this week to three fallen firefighters in Washington state. […]


Letter: UUBRidge welcomes diversity

Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge had a wonderful Sunday service last week about the importance of making sure our congregation welcomes families with love, respect and inclusiveness, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. […]


Washington column for Aug. 27

Diane DeBergh Moore retires after 37 years as an adult probation and parole officer, Washington Baptist Church features music by Judy Reidinger at its Aug. 30 morning service, the Dems have a yard sale, and Sperryville resident Randolph Clater passes away, in this week’s Washington column. […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Aug. 27

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug. 17-20: Wakefield Shirley Ann Foster to James P. Wood, 29.5316 acres, $180,000, general warranty, deed of […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Aug. 27

Jan. 13, 1977 Misty Hitt of Woodville and a group of friends were sleigh riding last weekend when they discovered a snake lying in the snow nearby. They excitedly summoned Mr. Corker, father of one […]