Crime & Courts

Assault charge dropped against Rappahannock judge

The sales associate had told the responding Stafford County Sheriff’s deputy that Judge Parker had squeezed her hand to the extent that it was painful. The deputy eventually placed the judge under arrest — even though it was Parker himself who called 911. […]


PATH Foundation opens 2018 grants cycle

 The charitable PATH Foundation has opened its Annual Program and Planning Grants cycle, with a total of $750,000. Those Rappahannock County organizations that plan to apply for grants must submit a preliminary application — known as a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) — no later than Friday, Nov. 3. […]


Courthouse fire could have been a lot worse

“There were flames going up the wall,” said court clerk Patricia Davis, who pointed out it was a good thing last week’s electrical fire broke out on a weekday afternoon when employees were at work, or else “who knows” what the result could have been. […]


Hardly the ‘Town of Washington’ anymore

The newly revised Town of Washington Comprehensive Plan, which was approved by the Town Council on Monday evening, points out that when established as a “town” by the General Assembly in 1796, Washington had the “necessary population of 200 persons.” […]