June 20, 2018

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Crime & Courts

Smoot bond amended for monitoring device

In light of the fact that Smoot had not violated his bond in the six months since it had been granted, Williams asked that the device be removed. Judge Jeffrey W. Parker ruled in favor Smoot and his SCRAM bracelet has been removed. […]


Approaching six months in office, Curry is rolling Rappahannock in the right direction

“I’m in a good spot,” Curry reflects. “We’re here in the new building. It’s great to have the space that we have to entertain meetings, we’re not on top of each other, and we can be more productive. On the flip side I would rather be in town, close to where the action is happening in the county offices, where I can drop in more easily, be a more visible presence. […]


The Consent Agenda

All board members have a responsibility for making sure that consent agenda items are distributed in enough time to review them prior to the meeting. Each board member also has a responsibility to read and review consent agenda items and address any concerns prior to the meeting. This means Do Your Homework. […]


Broadband in Rappahannock: Where does it go from here?

The seven-member group hasn’t decided what form a restructured committee would take but agreed that transitioning from a formal supervisory committee to something along the lines of a citizen’s committee could allow them more flexibility in devising ways to better connect the county. […]


Hand malted and barley smoked in Sperryville

It was labeling day Tuesday at Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, which dedicates itself to making excellent American spirits that are served around the world. Rick Wasmund, who was fascinated with the aromas of wood smoke since childhood, launched Copper Fox in 2005. […]

Letters to the Editor

Future firefighter Trusten Lee Staubs

Not only did he show us around, but he also let our son get into the fire-truck, the brush-truck, the ambulance, and just about every truck there. He turned the lights on — and even the sirens! We were truly touched by their actions and kid-friendly approach. […]


Godspeed, Father Tuck

St. Peter Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus hosted a well-attended potluck picnic on Sunday in honor of the retiring Father Horace “Tuck” Grinnell, the celebration that featured hot dogs, brats, burgers and assorted tasty potluck dishes. […]

School/Education News

School news for June 14

The school year wraps up with end of year awards; Randolph-Macon Academy cadets recognized for outstanding achievement; and Julia Wood of Woodville named to William & Mary Dean’s List. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday. Thunderstorms.
Wednesday 90%
High 82° / Low 68°
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 82F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 20%
High 82° / Low 65°
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 82F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Free Clinic

    June 20, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rappahannock Health Department, 491 Main St A, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Shiloh Baptist Revival Services

    June 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    15 Red Oak Mountain Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787, USA
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  • Movie TalkBack Series: "The Post" with RAAC

    June 22, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Class Reunion

    June 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Flint Hill Volunteers Fire, 945 Fodderstack Rd, Flint Hill, VA 22627, USA
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  • Class of 1958 Reunion

    June 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Flint Hill Volunteers Fire, 945 Fodderstack Rd, Flint Hill, VA 22627, USA
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  • Bowl for Seniors Fundraiser

    June 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mountain Run Bowling Center, 584 Culpeper Town Square, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • UUBRidge Flower/Pot Luck Brunch Sunday

    June 24, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Red Tent Sisterhood Community Gathering

    June 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    10 River Lane, Spe
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