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Sandie Terry and Jean Plymale of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) made a presentation on rural broadband to the Rappahannock County Broadband Committee and some 50 interested citizens on Tuesday at the Washington Fire Hall. The committee took action to work with the CIT to b…

Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue on Saturday morning showed its appreciation to the community by serving a free all-you-can-eat breakfast prepared by top cooks at Company 1, including sausage (and bacon, eggs, pancakes, potatoes, stewed apples and biscuits) chef Jackie Estes, who has ser…

Last Saturday, the Rappahannock Democrats crew responsible for picking up 21 bags of trash and litter along U.S. 211 from Massies Corner to the library included (from left): Jed Duvall, Jill Duvall, Fred Schaefer, Judy DeSarno, Melissa Schooler, Jana Froeling, Ross O’Donoghue and Bruce Sloan…

Eons ago, I volunteered to create a page covering activities of the people of the Marine Corps base at Quantico. In those days, many big newspapers dedicated a section of news to party events — who was seen, and with whom, and how dressed to the nines in the latest fashions they were. I titl…

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