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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…
Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase

Police chased a man in a pickup truck this morning from Flint Hill into the center of the county's commercial area, where the driver veered across the median, crossed two more lanes and continued across a lawn and straight into…
Thanksgiving crash

A single car ran off Main Street south of Harris Hollow Road just after 7 p.m. last Thursday, Thanksgiving day, snapping a utility pole in half.
Crashed-cab driver pleads guilty to eluding

Last December, 24-year-old Allante Tobias Strother of Culpeper crashed a taxicab after he was chased at high speed by a deputy. This December he'll be in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to felony eluding of a police officer.