Chair of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Debbie Donehey signed a letter sent to the head of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) last week requesting the agency reconsider reducing the speed limit on a U.S. Route 211 corridor in Sperryville near an entrance to Shenandoah National Park that’s been home to more than two dozen crashes in recent years.
The historic Sperryville home that houses coffee shop Before and After was struck on Thursday evening, Sept. 3, after a vehicle being towed by a truck came loose and ran off the road.
On Saturday, July 24, a Shenandoah National Park search-and-rescue team discovered a female body believed to be that of Julia Christine Devlin, a Virginia woman who had been missing for several days.Devlin, 55, was last seen on Wednesday, July 14 in Charlottesville. Park officials say securi…
Update (6:45 p.m., July 20): Nothing new to report this evening, according to an update from Shenandoah National Park. "The cooperating agencies will continue to investigate," according to the park's statement.
The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline caused long lines at gas stations across the region on Tuesday. The artery which supplies oil to many states in the eastern U.S. purportedly shut down on Friday because of a ransomware cyberattack by the Russian group Darkside.
On Sunday, the Culpeper Police Department says a man was "yelling suicidal statements" as he climbed the 250-foot-tall Verizon cell phone tower off Old Brandy Road. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and the man was safely returned to the ground and transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation and treatment of self-inflicted injuries.
On Monday afternoon, search and rescue teams in the Shenandoah National Park discovered the body of a male believed to be Ty Sauer, a teenager from New Jersey who had been missing for several days.
The search continues on Monday for Ty Sauer, the New Jersey teenager who has been missing in the Shenandoah National Park since Thursday night. Sauer, 18, was last seen at mile marker 35 on Skyline Drive, according to National Park Service officials.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is reporting icy patches on most of Rappahannock County’s roadways this morning, but primary and secondary roads are in good condition overall as of 6:00 a.m. Motorists should expect snow and ice in village areas and across bridges.
An elderly Rappahannock County woman was killed and her husband suffered burns after a fire broke out in their Keyser Run Road home at 11 a.m. Monday.
No injuries were reported Wednesday afternoon after a Greg Williams Tree Service truck traveling west on Lee Highway collided with a Ford 350 pickup truck pulling out of the median crossover between Tiger Valley Road and Mount Salem Avenue near Washington. The impact of the collision caused …
Townsfolk, family and friends paid tribute Sunday afternoon to the late Ray Gooch, 82, longtime Town Council member and one of the town’s beloved residents, in a memorial carriage walk through the streets he walked daily and so loved. Led by a bagpiper and horse-drawn carriage, mourners walk…
Shenandoah National Park rangers this past weekend responded to “several accidents with injuries” and conducted a successful late-night search for an overdue group of hikers.
The tragic death last week of Raymond L. Gooch, an 82-year-old former Washington town councilman who was involved in a serious two-vehicle crash with a Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was responding to an emergency call last month.
Highway 211 in the Rappahannock County portion of Shenandoah National Park was shut down in both directions shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon after a motorcycle and vehicle apparently collided on a sharp curve several hundred yards above the Pass Mountain trailhead.
Raymond L. Gooch, an 82-year-old former Washington town councilman who was involved in a serious two-vehicle crash on Oct. 18 in Flint Hill, died Tuesday evening while remaining hospitalized as a result of his injuries.
Careless first-time visitors to Shenandoah are described as wearing ‘flip flops’ and carrying bottles of ‘DASANI water’
The serious accident in Flint Hill on Sunday that involved a Rappahannock County Sheriff’s deputy has resulted in charges being filed by the Virginia State Police against the other driver
“This picture was taken about 8 a.m. Saturday [see above]. We assumed she had been an early-morning hiker like us, but someone in the parking lot later said she had been injured on Friday evening and spent the night on the mountain until the weather permitted helo flight.”
A sport utility-type vehicle pulling out of Settle’s Grocery & Garage in Flint Hill at approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon crashed head-on into a Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office cruiser being driven by a female deputy. Both drivers suffered injuries, although they did not appear to be life threatening.
The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department reported that at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday, during the height of an electrical storm that blew with a fury into Rappahannock County, a Sperryville area home on Rolling Road was consumed by flames.
An unidentified 35-year-old Boston man escaped serious injury in a tragic accident that shut down Route 28 in Fauquier County for several hours on Wednesday afternoon.
“It seeks to improve pedestrian safety in Sperryville as well as calm traffic in the village,” explains Sperryville business owner and alliance member Kerry Sutten. “Supervisor Smith has suggested the board consider the resolution at its July 6th board meeting.”
Shortly before 6 p.m. on this holiday evening a Tennessee motorist traveling east on Route 211 between Sperryville and Washington lost control of his four-door sedan and crashed head-on into one of several U.S. flag adorned antique Farmall tractors displayed every Fourth of July by Rappahann…
One woman even got out of her car and ended up telling Susan to ‘get over it, that it was just a damn dog.’ I arrived moments later, and too late.