Land Use/Zoning

It’s official: After 215 years in county seat, Washington Post Office moving to highway

Now it’s official that a new post office will be built off Highway 211 on what is “Lot 5 of the Rappahannock Commons Professional Center,” two miles from Washington and four miles from Sperryville. The property is owned by longtime Harris Hollow resident Jimmy DeBergh, a sixth-generation Rappahannock resident. […]

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Fighting to keep our Post Office

As mayor and former mayor, we strongly urge residents and businesses of the Town and the County to express their concerns about moving the Post Office outside of Town for the first time in 215 years. If you should agree with us please write or call either or both of the following: […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 31

Dec. 31, 1981

By late spring, sedentary secretaries, lawyers, clerks and other office workers in the town of Washington will be able to chin-up, push-up, squat, jump and jog their way through lunch hour on the new one kilometer fitness trail that will be part of the county’s first park. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Jan. 31

Rappahannock residents surrounding Flint Hill and Huntly should benefit from a 145-foot monopole tower tentatively approved near Hume to provide broadband and cellular service; and Tuskegee Airman event at Scrabble School scheduled for this Saturday postponed to Feb. 23. […]

School/Education News

School news for Jan. 31

Panthers Scholastic Bowl ended their VHSL season last Saturday, taking 3rd place out of 8 teams in the Regional tournament in Danville; and RECS students and staff ended the school day on Wednesday with a fun, energizing pep rally to kick off the PTO’s Boosterthon Fun Run festivities. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 31

For the month of January, CCLC Children-in-Nature have been watching winter wildlife! In addition to looking for wildlife footprints in the mud and snow, they’ve looked for other signs of mammals. Pre-K students followed their noses. Skunk scent led them straight to a rotted log. They discovered the skunk had torn the log apart in search of insects. […]

Politics/Government

Supervisor Smith becomes vice chair of Planning Commission

Piedmont District Supervisor Christine Smith, BOS representative to the County Planning Commission, has been elected the commission’s vice chair. The planners re-elected Gary Light as commission chair. Smith replaces Al Henry, who has served as vice chair for several terms. […]

Crime & Courts

Four indicted for booze, meth, guns and larceny

According to the criminal complaint filed Sept. 7, 2018, Virginia State Trooper C. C Burgoon saw two vehicles on Route 522 traveling at 35 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. The vehicles seemed to be traveling together. When he activated his lights and siren, the two vehicles pulled into the Hillsdale Country Store on Route 211. […]

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Webert welcomes Lesinski

Republican Delegate Michael J. Webert of Virginia’s 18th welcomed the Joint Leadership Council of Veteran Services Organizations to the Capitol, including County Supervisor John Lesinski, who was appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to two state positions overseeing veterans’ affairs. […]

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Patent pending

“My new invention — individual feeding cups!” writes Kaye Kohler of Amissville. “I was squeezing oranges for juice and decided to line the halves up on the railing and fill with seeds. The birds loved it! They didn’t have to wait their turn at the feeder. One bird was so tiny he had to stand on the edge of the orange!” […]