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Washington column for May 23

First Lady Pamela Northam paid a visit to the Child Care and Learning Center earlier this month to meet childcare staff taking part in the state’s Pre-School Development Grant; and the CCLC will hold its 6th Annual Garden Party at Mount Prospect in Little Washington on Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. and the public is invited!. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 23

Dec. 25, 2003: When the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that al Qaeda operatives may be plotting attacks in the United States in major cities, it also cited remote areas such as Rappahannock County as a target of terrorists. The story went on to say that “pieces of intelligence cite such obscure locales as Rappahannock, a rural Virginia county with several government facilities” as a target. […]

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Washington column for May 16

RappU provided an amazing beginning to Nurse’s Week (May 6-12), when they hosted their Open House where they held a pinning ceremony for its past students of the medical workforce training programs; and Gay Street Gallery’s new exhibition opens on Saturday, June 8. Beverages and refreshments will be served during the reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 16

March 28, 1974Bomb threats Sunday night and early Monday morning kept several hundred Aileen Inc. employes away from their jobs at Flint Hill. Sheriff John Walker Jenkins and chief deputy Everett Estes checked the plant after being notified that an Aileen employee had received a call Sunday night. […]

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Washington column for May 9

R. H. Ballard shop is having their Annual Spring Sale of 20 percent off on all designs of French tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats and towels. And all jewelry is 15 percent off through Mother’s Day; and Charles Jameson, an African-American and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, will talk about these nearly forgotten patriots on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 9

May 23, 2001: At a meeting of the Sperryville Gateway Committee last week, committee members approved a resolution recommending that the Board of Supervisors “approve and authorize the Pedestrian Bridge and Gateway Sidewalk Improvements Construction Project for final engineering, bidding, and construction.” […]

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Washington column for May 2

The General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Office has a new deputy clerk — Lauren Bustle, 27, of Castleton; and from Chester Gap to the Chesapeake Bay, the River’s History, Natural History, and Contemporary Appreciation with Walter Nicklin. As in a RappU course title. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 2

Feb. 14, 1980: In response to threats of legal action made six months ago by the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the Rappahannock supervisors finally took steps at last Thursday’s board meeting to provide a building inspector as required by state law. […]

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Washington column for April 25

I hope that everyone had a nice Easter Sunday. The day was gorgeous. One could not have asked for a more beautiful day.For about 30 years, it’s been the tradition that Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue organizes and hosts an Easter egg hunt, free of charge, for all county children. And so it was again this year! […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 25

Jan. 21, 1960: Sunny skies Sunday lured 14 hikers out to tackle the Devil’s Stairs, a rocky gorge in Harris Hollow, which defies description. The steep climb was a test of endurance as hikers scrambled over the hugs boulders. Many times the winding trail crossed a stream that was completely underground in several places and came gushing to the surface in others. […]

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Washington column for April 18

The Easter holiday is upon us. Amissville United Methodist Church members have already placed their well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Check for listings for the holy activities this weekend. […]

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Washington column for April 11

The Child Care and Learning Center received a $15,000 Community Assistance Grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF); Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association Ministers’ & Deacons’ Union recognized Sister Charlotte Johnson at its 5th Sunday session; A reminder that the Rappahannock Historical Society will be having their Antiques Appraisal this Saturday. […]