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Heroin summit Dec. 3 in Culpeper

A summit on heroin use — “Addressing the Heroin Epidemic as a Community,” is scheduled for Dec. 3 at Germanna Community College in Culpeper. The summit is 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. and will a address the current heroin epidemic…
Former deputy admits destroying evidence

In circuit court Nov. 5, former Rappahannock County Sheriff’s deputy Daniel Stevens pleaded guilty to a charge of destruction of evidence, and was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended.
VDOT exits Middle Street

The Commonwealth Transportation Board discontinues VDOT’s maintenance of the stub end of Middle Street in the town of Washington, and lawyer David Konick appeals a circuit court decision to dismiss his suit against the Inn and the town of Washington…
Sentences in driving offenses

In Rappahannock County District Court last Tuesday (Oct. 20), Nathan Raymond Burke, 43, of Washington, originally charged with a failure to stop after an accident (a felony) and a second incidence of DWI, pleaded guilty to amended sentences of misdemeanor…
Former fire chief sentenced for sexual battery

Eric Alvin Phillips, a 29-year-old Flint Hill resident who last year served as chief of the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, was sentenced in Rappahannock county Juvenile and Domestic Relations court on six charges of misdemeanor sexual battery.
Rangers rooting out ginseng poachers

Shenandoah National Park rangers have cited 28 poachers this year alone, including a number in recent weeks, in a crackdown on those who illegally harvest wild ginseng root, treasured for its medicinal qualities.
Sentence for absconding; grand jury indictments

Cory Carlton Summers, 27, of Fairfax, was sentenced in circuit court Monday (Sept. 14) for violating his probation following a felony charge of eluding police and driving on a revoked or suspended license.
Sentence in felony firearm possession

In a bench trial in Rappahannock County Circuit Court last Thursday (Sept. 3) Judge Jeffrey W. Parker found 43-year-old Clifton resident Paul Wilson Northam guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and sentenced him to probation and…
Letter: Close the gun law loopholes

I have many fond memories of the Smith Mountain Lake A-frame house built by my father and uncle back when the lake first opened in 1966. And I’ve had many fine meals and good times at Bridgewater Plaza — where…
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…
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.
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.