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Trapped man dies

Fire and rescue volunteers from Washington, Amissville and Sperryville freed Charles Roy, an 88-year-old county resident, from beneath the engine compartment of his truck, which apparently rolled over him as he unloaded trash at Flatwood Recycling Center Wednesday morning (Dec.…
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).
Rush hour

After overnight and early morning downpours, the bridges and roads at Rock Mills — where the Rush and Thornton rivers converge — were completely submerged in a debris-laden torrent for several hours this Monday morning, July 13.

My daughter Ellen and her husband arrived in Kathmandu March 4 on the Turkish Airline flight that skidded off the runway and cracked up on landing. Miraculously, nobody was hurt. They then saw a lot of old friends, and Ellen…
Empty house destroyed

A long empty small frame house on Piedmont Avenue, about a half-mile from Washington’s Main Street, burned to the ground Sunday night in a fire authorities first thought might have been deliberately set but later judged to be accidental.
A damper on the library

After a steam pipe ruptured at Rappahannock County Elementary School’s library last week, flooring, ceiling tiles and an undetermined number of books were damaged by the leaked moisture.
I-66 east reopened

The tractor-trailer crash that closed Interstate 66 eastbound at mile marker 38 has been cleared, VDOT reported 10:45 a.m.
Up in flames

A historic two-story frame house in Slate Mills burned to the ground Monday morning in a fire authorities say was likely caused by an electrical problem.
Saved by a seatbelt

Sheriff Connie C. Smith, who was first on the scene after the driver of a Toyota pickup truck crashed on U.S. 211 near Massies Corner last Thursday afternoon, says the seatbelt worn by the driver probably saved him from more…