Washed out

Residents and visitors faced unexpected challenges traveling in Rappahannock County this past weekend as torrents of rain flooded roads, stranded travelers and carved new potholes and gullies. […]


Photo: Change of plans

Robert Fountain (right), 18, says he swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel running across Sharp Rock Road and slid on loose gravel into a tree — yes, that tree — first thing Monday morning just south of Sperryville. Neither he nor passenger Justin Kim (left), 17, remembers seeing the tree fall. “It was like a dream,” Kim said about the crash about a mile east of F.T. Valley Road. The two, seniors at Woodson High School in Fairfax, were on their way to hike Old Rag (in background) on the first day of their spring break week. Neither was injured; the squirrel apparently got away; a sheriff’s deputy charged Fountain with failure to maintain control; Settle’s came and towed the car; VDOT cut up the tree. Another day in Rappahannock. […]


Letter: Our sincere appreciation

We would like to send special thanks to our coworkers and everyone else for their phone calls, cards, food and visits since the automobile accident. Sharon is recovering nicely and Brenda has quite a ways […]


Huntly man dies in 522 accident

A Huntly man died Dec. 29 after a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 522 in northern Rappahannock County.
Jerry Lee Gray Sr., 51, died of his injuries while being transported to a hospital in Warren County, according to Sgt. Les Tyler of the Virginia State Police.

Statewide, on the extended Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends before and after the fatal crash on 522, Virginia State Police said 14 people died in 12 traffic crashes on Virginia’s highways. […]

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The subject is water

Monday’s post-storm flood waters, which caused a slew of temporary closings throughout the county but no serious injuries, may have been great for kayaks, but were not good — never are — for cars and […]