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Letter: Preventable tragedies

I was shocked, disheartened and deeply saddened to read about the circumstances surrounding Richard  Brown’s tragic death, as reported in last week’s edition of the Rappahannock News. If there had been adequate cell phone service, […]

By Roger Piantadosi/Rappahannock News
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Photo: Crossed paths

Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington. […]

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Mower-truck crash victim flown to U.Va. hospital

A pickup truck driven collided with a zero-turn mower operated by Floyd Grigsby on Long Mountain Road near Ridge View Tuesday afternoon, after which the victim was flown by medical helicopter to University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
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Fire and rescue calls for May 1

Monday, April 21 10:41 a.m. — Hackleys Mill Road, Amissville, public service, company 2 10:37 p.m. — Culpeper County, mutual aid, company 5 Tuesday, April 22 3:20 p.m. — River Lane, Sperryville, alarm activation, companies […]

Photo by Shawn Walters
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Faulty furnace, but no fire

Sperryville Volunteer Fire Company crew respond to a report of heavy smoke inside Woodville Baptist Church Wednesday morning. There was no fire; the smoke was coming from the furnace, which was shut down before any damage was done. […]

Firefighters aim high to knock down the fire in Peola Mills Sunday. Photo by Kathy Krometis.
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Lightning strikes twice

Two Rappahannock County homes were struck by lightning and damaged by ensuing four- to six-alarm fires within an hour of each other by thunderstorms that passed through the region Sunday afternoon (July 21). […]