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Since 1970, Rappahannock Community College has been breaking down barriers to education throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. RCC graduates form the backbone of the local economy—healthcare providers, bankers, lawyers, small business owners and trades-people.

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Montross Middle School does not just celebrate Black History Month for a month. Its innovative teachers and administration have found a way to make students aware of diversity issues and studies throughout the year. Their hard work culminated in the virtual visit on February 18, to Montross …

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As the pandemic continues to restrict many of the places you are able or inclined to go, finding ways to stay active is important for keeping the body and mind healthy and happy. Here are some ideas for new hobbies to try.

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Bay Transit, the public transportation division of Bay Aging, is all about safety.  Bay Transit’s newest Safety Manager, James Wininger, intends to build on the unwavering commitment to safety that his predecessor, Allen Slade, brought to the job in 2018. When Slade retires in March, Wininge…

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St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, located at 108 Fairport Road in Lillian, will reopen to customers on Friday, March 5, and resume accepting donations on Monday, March 8. “We are thankful to our loyal customers and generous donors for their patience and are looking forward to welcoming them back” said…

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“Education First and Foremost: The History and Legacy of the Rappahannock Industrial Academy” is the title of a public program that will be conducted by Zoom on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 3 p.m. Presented by the Rappahannock Industrial Academy Alumni Association (RIAAA), the program will …

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Since 1986, the Virginia Associations of Secondary School and Elementary School Principals have requested an annual proclamation from the state’s Governor to recognize their members. This year, Governor Ralph Northam, declared the week of January 24-30, as a week to “recognize the hard work …

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Washington & Lee High School senior, Kylee Rose, has a three-year work experience that most students of her age only dream of. Rose has been working part-time at the Westmoreland State Park in a number of duties. Recently promoted to assistant office manager, she was carrying out a myria…

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A recent survey by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) showed that most counselors stated that their biggest obstacles this year were getting access to students in a virtual environment and providing counseling while the Coronavirus has proven to be “challenging” or “extremely c…

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Frances Hurst, of Burgess, Virginia, turned 103 on Wednesday, February 17. She is a life long member of Fairfields UMC and was a teacher in the Northumberland County School District for over 30 years. She continues to live in her own home with excellent caregivers. Her son and daughter-in-la…

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During Lent,  the forty-day season that mirrors Jesus’ forty days fasting in the desert, a group  at St. Stephen’s is going to take the spiritual journey of reconciliation, described in  Christ Walk Crushed: A 40-day Journey Toward Reconciliation, by Anna Fitch Courie and David W. Peters. Th…

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Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club pressed on with its Valentine’s Day Dinner despite the winter weather event which paralyzed much of the area. The Club staff arrived to work on Sunday to find the clubhouse without water due to a local outage, but with the return of water by lunch, the clu…

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Enjoy a “Take-out BBQ Dinner” on Sunday, February 28, courtesy of Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. Tavern BBQ master Sid Mace is making his famous lip-smacking pulled pork, BBQ sauce and “Jack Daniels” baked beans. The meal also comes with Tavern-made potato salad and coleslaw,…

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As an extra-special treat, Bay Aging Meals on Wheels recipients will be receiving handmade cards and well wishes such as “Enjoy your LOVEly meal!” “The people who receive home-delivered meals feel a special sense of value and appreciation for the cards and all the good wishes,” said Kathy Ve…

A scholarship fund has been established by William B. Clopton to benefit graduates of Rappahannock High School who are permanent residents of Richmond County, Virginia.  The scholarship fund will be administered by the Episcopal Church Women of St. John’s Church, Warsaw, Virginia.

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The Essex County Commissioner of the Revenue in partnership between the Commissioners of the Revenue Association and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks are battling hunger one can at a time. From February 1- 15, the annual food and fund drive has expanded statewide to support the communit…

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What started as 15 days to slow the spread of the Coronavirus has turned into day 300 of a lockdown in many places. Some schools in parts of the county have shut their doors and gone on remote learning, while others have a hybrid model in place, and yet others have decided that they can teac…

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Enjoy a “Take-out BBQ Dinner” on Sunday, February 28, courtesy of Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. Tavern BBQ master Sid Mace is making his famous lip-smacking pulled pork, BBQ sauce and “Jack Daniels” baked beans. The meal also comes with Tavern-made potato salad and coleslaw,…

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 Bay Transit, the public transportation division of Bay Aging, has been in operation across the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula for almost 25 years. Jane Wyatt, who started working for Bay Transit in July of 2004, remembers those early days well. “My daughter came home from church saying …

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Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) recently learned that several students were winners in a national literary competition. Ilona Duncan of Heathsville, Sarah Collins Honenberger and Shari Dwyer both of Tappahannock, were named winners in the …

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The public is invited to a Valentine’s Shopping Open House on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 11 to 13 at the “Heritage Arts Center” Gift Shoppe and Tavern Café, located inside Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. This special shopping event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Nancy Lawson, founder of Humane Gardener, author, habitat consultant, national speaker on garden ecology, naturalist and certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, will be a featured speaker at the 27th Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar. 

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It’s been said quite a few times that one should always remember where they’ve come from so they have an idea of where they are going. Through all of the town hall meetings to discuss what the name for the new high school was going to be, there was one thing everybody agreed on: the history …

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The debate is over and the decision is reached. The School Board, after many months of meetings with the public and much spirited debates, along with countless e-mails, letters and discussions, finally decided that the new high school under construction would not carry the old building’s nam…

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During the January 25, meeting, the Westmoreland County Public Schools School Board held their annual organization of the board session. By unanimous vote, Ralph Fallin was reelected to lead the Board for the 2021 term. Iris Lane was elected to the vice-chairman position. Other members were …

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Virginia Area Council has recognized the contributions of Suzanne Novak and Phillip Mumford to youth development and safety in the Northern Neck.  

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Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville is pleased to announce the arrival of two new artisans at their “Heritage Arts Center” Gift Shoppe. Meet them in person this Saturday, February 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Garfield’s Rescue Inc., rescues and fosters homeless cats/community cats on the Northern Neck. Since its inception in March of 2020 through the end of the year, GRI has rescued and fostered 313 cats! Caring citizens and NN Animal Control Officers found 61% of the cats and kittens that were t…

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If the funding comes through, Warsaw is likely to get a farmers’ market.

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Rappahannock Community College (RCC) continues to offer free tuition and training for residents whose employment status has been affected by COVID-19. The state’s Re-employing Virginians (REV) Initiative program has now been extended through 2021, and RCC navigators are available to walk res…

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On 30 December 2020, the Richard Henry Lee (RHL) Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) presented a Flag Certificate of Commendation to the Boat Club in White Stone.

The Virginia Northern Neck Alumnae Chapter (VANNAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. didn’t allow the current pandemic to prevent them from serving and engaging their community. Creative thinking allowed the chapter to focus on the needs, of the community, while still adhering to COVID-19…

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Abigail (Abby) Cook is 8-years-old and she is in the third grade at Lancaster Primary School. She and three of her siblings have been attending the Boys & Girls Club for over one year. Math is her favorite subject, and she also loves to draw. Her favorite color is pink and when she grows…