School/Education News

Higher, sooner education

Fourteen-year-old Skyler Owens is taking a great leap forward by skipping the last two years of high school to enroll at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton this fall.

By forgoing the pomp and circumstance of receiving a high school diploma to start college early, she could be getting a bachelor’s degree at an age when others are just starting college. […]


Leggett looks back at years as mayor

Eugene Leggett’s swan song attending a council meeting as mayor of Washington was brief. The June 21 meeting, rescheduled from the week before, lasted only about 25 minutes.

He was kidded “How come you finally figured out how to make it so short,” Leggett said. […]


REC switch inspires dim views

Change doesn’t always come easy as new customers of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) have found. The 51,000 former customers of Allegheny Power, including about 4,700 in Rappahannock County, became customers of the cooperative June 1 […]

Crime & Courts

Rappahannock man shot, suspect held

The suspect charged with the shooting of an 80-year-old Rappahannock County man during a June 10 attempted robbery will have a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 3 in Rappahannock District Court, Washington.

In the meantime, Thomas Lee Hicks, 62, of 13335 Durante’s Curve, Boston, Va., in Culpeper County, remains in custody, held without bond, at the Rappahannock County Jail. […]