Photo by Shawn Walters
Accidents/Fires/Floods

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.
Accidents/Fires/Floods

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). […]

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Photo: Overturned tanker

Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s 2002 Freightliner tanker is towed from the scene of an early-morning accident Nov. 8 on Viewtown Road at U.S. 211, where the vehicle slid into a ditch and tipped over […]

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Truck’s shortcut cuts power

Detour signs forbidding commercial truck traffic from Sperryville’s Main Street while the U.S. 522 bridge is under construction were missed or ignored early Friday by a tractor trailer operator, whose failed, illegal right turn from Main Street onto eastbound U.S. 211 tied up traffic and turned off power to the village for about an hour and a half. […]

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Editorial: Remembering Agnes

Rappahannock County derives its name, of course, from the eponymous river, whose headwaters arise within our jurisdictional borders. So we should take some stakeholder interest in what happens downstream, particularly to the Chesapeake Bay, into which the Rappahannock’s waters ultimately empty. […]

Wednesday wreck on U.S. 211
Accidents/Fires/Floods

Photo: Wreck on 211

An injured occupant of one of three cars involved in an accident Wednesday (June 20) on U.S. 211 at Gid Brown Hollow Road is carried into a Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue ambulance early Wednesday afternoon. […]