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Inside this week’s News (Aug. 27)

This week's headlines: Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn • Chester Gap tourist home approved • Town weighs utility rate increase • Straw poll stroll • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday, supermoon Saturday • Wild Ideas: A tiny, elegant…
Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker rejected lawyer David Konick’s suit against the Town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington last Thursday, ruling for a second and final time that Konick hadn’t the standing to challenge the legality…
Straw poll stroll

As part of an ongoing effort this summer to walk all of the Main Streets in Virginia’s vast 5th Congressional District, Rep. Robert Hurt (R) spent an hour or so on Washington’s Main Street last Wednesday afternoon.
Chase, crash injures two

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when they crashed and were thrown from the bike at the end of what was apparently a 15-mile high speed chase from Clevenger’s Corner to the town of Washington last Wednesday morning (Aug. 19).
Lottery tampering earns community service

In circuit court, a Culpeper resident was sentenced to community service for lottery tampering at Hillsdale Country Store. Other cases involved speeding and reckless driving, probation violation and indecent exposure.
Courthouse Row for Aug. 27

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug. 17-20: Wakefield Shirley Ann Foster to James P. Wood, 29.5316 acres, $180,000, general warranty, deed of bargain sale, tax map, portion…
Down Memory Lane for Aug. 27

Jan. 13, 1977 Misty Hitt of Woodville and a group of friends were sleigh riding last weekend when they discovered a snake lying in the snow nearby. They excitedly summoned Mr. Corker, father of one of the youngsters, who could…
Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 27

Tuesday, Aug. 18 5:13 p.m. — Oden Avenue, Washington, cardiac arrest, companies 1 and 4 6:34 p.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, smoke investigation, company 1 8:15 p.m. — Barney’s View Lane, Flint Hill, injury, companies 1, 3, 4 and 9…
Upgraded post office will stay in town

The Inn at Little Washington has extended its lease of street-level Krebser Building space to the U.S. Postal Service through November, and an Inn spokesman says a long-term lease (“at least 10 years”) is in the works.
Boundary issues

Last week’s informational meeting about a proposal to designate Ben Venue Road as the county’s first official rural historic district began as a celebration of Rappahannock County’s rich history — and ended in a shouting match, colored by a bit…
Meet the candidates

The Rappahannock News has scheduled candidate forums in the last two weeks of September, at which all the candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot have been invited to speak and take your questions.
The Rapp for Aug. 20

Amrit's excellent earthquake-relief adventure, PEC's sustainable landscaping workshop and plant sale, and an all-woman jazz orchestra opens the Castleton in Performance fall-winter season, in this week's The Rapp.
Fantastic, again

Kaye Kohler, left, serves a child salad at Rappahannock Night at Camp Fantastic Tuesday in Front Royal. Kohler was among scores of local volunteers — Rappahannock Lions, sheriff’s deputies, Sperryville Fire volunteers and many others — who participate in the…