When the Ennis family lost their home in August to a fire, the Rappahannock County community rallied and raised money to help them rebuild. Now, Shannon Ennis is finding herself on the other side of a tragedy, helping to raise funds for another local family who experienced a similar disaster.
Shenandoah National Park officials said in a Facebook post last week that they have observed a “concerning” rise in the number of vehicle collisions involving deer in recent years. This year, park officials have recorded 45 deer-vehicle collisions.
A Rappahannock County man died in a motorcycle crash in Culpeper County earlier in September, according to a news release from Virginia State Police. Authorities believe the crash occurred sometime between 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 9:50 a.m. on Sept. 19, but could not say definitively.
A two-vehicle crash involving a car and tractor trailer on U.S. Route 211 near the Town of Washington on Thursday left one person dead and another injured.
Shannon Ennis’ background as a Rappahannock County Fire and Rescue volunteer did not prepare her to see her own home engulfed in flames last week, bringing out volunteers from every fire and rescue company in the county.
Several people sustained injuries and multiple vehicles were damaged Wednesday afternoon by falling debris and rocks after a scheduled blast at a quarry in Front Royal went awry.
Fauquier County sheriff's deputies and Warrenton town police officers closed U.S. 29 Saturday afternoon and successfully coaxed a suicidal person from a bridge.
The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal hang glider crash in Shenandoah County. The crash — the second involving a hang glider in the region this week — happened Thursday (March 3) at 3:07 p.m. about 30 miles southwest of Front Royal near Woodstock.
Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park closed for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon while fire and rescue teams worked to extract a hang glider who became trapped after accidentally flying into a tree.
"Watch out for deer!" — that's the message from Shenandoah National Park, according to a news release Friday: Shenandoah has observed a concerning increase in the number of deer-vehicle collisions over the past two years. So far this season, we've documented 46 deer-vehicle collisions in th…
Virginia’s top transportation official on Sept. 30 declined the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ appeal that he 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 crashe…
A break in the water line along Main Street on Tuesday afternoon has disrupted service for most, if not all, of the Town of Washington.
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.”