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The Richmond County Anti-Litter Committee and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a joint litter pickup on Wednesday, November 18 along a half-mile stretch of Route 630 (Wellfords Wharf Road) in Richmond County. A pickup load of trash was collected in just one hour.  

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One of the biggest problems when the schools all went to virtual learning over concerns over the Coronavirus, aside from the inherent difficulties of learning through a computer screen, was internet access to begin with. To alleviate the problem in Westmoreland County, the School Board had a…

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The Coronavirus may have caused a lot of people to shut things down, only to tentatively reopen, but fortunately for Westmoreland County, the same has not happened for the construction crew from Branch Builds over at the new high school. And it has gotten to where the beams, blocks, and reba…

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Delegate Margaret Ransone presented House Joint Resolution 141 to Elnora Tompkins as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration and gratitude for Mrs. Tompkins’ dedication to students in the Northern Neck from her time as an educator and her positive contributions to communities thro…

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Shop Tappahannock Farmers’ Market for all things fresh and local on Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Tappahannock. This will be the last market of the 2020 season and a great opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind, locally made holiday gifts and seasonal decor. Celebrat…

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The RCC/ Richmond County Public Library Friends of the Library group has once again come through, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with a large donation to the public library that has enabled the library to  provide free paperback books to every child at Richmond County Elementary and Intermed…

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Dr. Bernard “Trey” S. Davis, III has been appointed the next superintendent of Richmond County Public Schools at the recent school board meeting. His new position will be effective February 1, 2021. Dr. Davis is a native of the Northern Neck and was a 1988 graduate of Northumberland High Sch…

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While the primary focus to most people who pass through eastern Montross is likely going to be the rapidly growing new high school, the recreational center just behind grows ever closer to completion as well. A primary focus for the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors at this month’s me…

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Rebecca Tebbs Nunn, Kilmarnock native, was one of nine finalists in the Ms. Senior World Pageant held in Biloxi, MS, on November 9 and 10. The pageant lasted for 4 days with publicity tours, limo rides, luncheons, dinners, and a queens’ ball with each contestant interviewed by three judges. …

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On November 10, Superintendent of Northumberland County Public Schools, Dr. Holly Wargo took to Facebook to announce that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, two more staff members have tested positive, resulting in the cancellation of in-person learning from Novembe…

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About 80 percent of Richmond County students are now enrolled in the hybrid program, which provides in-person learning for half the student body one week and the other half the next week. And the success seen so far is making RCPS something of a model.

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Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is offering free tuition and training for residents whose employment status has been affected by COVID-19. Residents must act by December 14, 2020 to take advantage of this exciting opportunity that is funded through the state’s new Re-employing Virginian…

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As November rolls around and Thanksgiving draws closer, there are plenty that struggle to get food on the table. Fortunately, there are places like the Healthy Harvest Food Bank to help. Based in Warsaw, the food bank serves nearly 1,800 people each month in Westmoreland County through half …

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Every year as part of “Golden Village Christmas” at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville, children are invited to do their own special gift shopping for $1 a gift. In response to COVID-19 health concerns, this year’s children’s shopping will be by appointment only.

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The Artists’ Alliance Gallery at Jarrett Thor Fine Arts, in Colonial Beach, has installed a new show to honor the Fall season. They have both a group display by their members, as well as fall-themed art integrated into the artists’ individual spaces.  They are now open Saturday and Sunday, f…

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The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society recently announced the release of a new book, The Lees of White Stone, Lancaster County, Virginia, 1650-1900, by Lois Crane Williams with Tom Kinney. The book traces the history of a property on James Wharf Road southwest of White Stone, historically…

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At the end of a fun-filled Friday afternoon at the club’s Dream Fields site, BGCNN’s youngest members followed staff member Timika Croxton, dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, along a yellow-brick road to a trunk of treats.

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Virginians voted Tuesday to establish a bipartisan and citizen-led redistricting commission, thwarting the practice of politicians picking their constituents.  

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The Grants Committee of the Garden Club of the Northern Neck (GCNN) is currently accepting applications for their 2021 grants. GCNN has made grants available each year since 1999 to support projects in the Northern Neck counties of Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster.  

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Another month has passed, and the Westmoreland County School Board has held another meeting with regards to picking a name for the new high school currently under construction. Back in September, the guests had been local pastors. October’s meeting, meanwhile, was current and former teachers…

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Anti-Bullying Awareness Week runs from the 11-15 of November. In this article, Need2Know Books looks at the effects that social distancing and lockdown measures have had on children as social media dependency and online screen time increases, creating more opportunities for cyberbullying. Fo…

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The Middlesex Water Authority had their groundbreaking ceremony, October 21, at Rosegill Farm in Saluda, to celebrate the Eastern Middlesex Water System. Installation is scheduled to begin in November 2020, bringing good, clean drinking water to Middlesex County. From left to right: Gordon W…

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Caregivers provide regular care or assistance to a friend or family member that has a health problem or a disability. According to the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 5 adults in Virginia are caregiv…

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The Antique Appraisal sponsored by Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock at the Town Centre Park Pavillion was a great success with Henry Lane Hull, Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals sharing his seemingly unlimited expertise.  Items ranged from amazing historical documents, valuable pa…

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Education across the country was thrown into a tailspin when the Coronavirus pandemic got into full swing. With an incomplete picture as to how the virus behaved, almost the entire nation went into lockdown in an effort to slow the spread. 

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Halloween represents an exciting and fun time of the year for children and adults alike, but the current Halloween season may look different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dr. Michael D. Perry, Superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools, proudly presented his school board members with a plaque and certificates for being named a VSBA (Virginia School Boards Association) Master Board at the October 19, school board meeting. The first school governance …

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Residents in rural parts of Virginia could gain access to broadband internet critical for jobs, healthcare and education under three pilot projects proposed by Dominion Energy Virginia.  

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October 3 was a cool morning but promised to warm as the sun rose high in a cloudless sky. Unfettered by the chilling temperatures, seventeen members of the Northern Neck Region, AACA gathered at the appointed time and place in Tappahannock in anticipation of the Fall Sojourn Cruise-In to Po…

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COVID-19 new cases across the United States are increasing rapidly; the 7-day moving average is about 60,000, and over half the states are reporting higher case rates. There have been over 8.1 million cases in the United States, and over 220,000 deaths.

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The Bay Aging Foundation Board of Directors has elected new officers who will serve for the next two years. William E. “Bill” Doyle, Jr. has been elected to Chair the Bay Aging Foundation Board of Directors, James “Jim” Dudley has been elected Vice-Chair, Stanley Clarke as Treasurer, and Ron…

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The Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Margaret Socey and LaTasha Yerby-Lee have been selected to receive the 2020 William H. Knull, Jr. Award for their service to the Northern Neck community through their decades-long dedication to the youth of Lancaster an…

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Thirteen members of the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club worked very hard on October 6 to clean up the gardens at Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and Festival Hall. Debbie Gillispie organized the work party. The gardens required a lot of work because of the spring quarantine and this summer’s extreme…

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Doctor Richard Williams, the Director of the Three Rivers Health District, shapes a large amount of the Coronavirus-related projects in the area. In August, his findings and projections were a large part of what led to the sudden change from a hybrid learning model to an all-online program a…

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Starting in November, the Westmoreland Lion’s Club is holding their annual fresh (never frozen) shrimp primary fundraising sale. Shrimp are headless, fresh from Savannah, Georgia, iced 2 days out of the Atlantic Ocean, large size (21-25 count, none smaller than 26-30). Order by November 13 a…

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The Richmond County Public Library at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw has recently digitized and published several local history books that are now available to all for free online, even without a library card. Links to each book can be found on the library’s web site at https://rcp…

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Recently, Lancaster and Northumberland County 4-H received 1700 new books to distribute to youth thanks to Virginia 4-H and The Molina Foundation. Books ranged from bathtub books for infants to fantasy novels for middle and high school students.  

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From an endowment fund to be used for special benevolences, the elders of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church have contributed $5,000 to help support the Boys & Girls Club’s effort to provide Academic Support Centers at four sites in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties. Upon presenting the…

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The final Heathsville Farmers’ Market of the season will take place on Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. This event is part of  “Make It a Heathsville Saturday,” a local initiative that brings the entire Heathsville community together to offer fun sho…

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Each October, schools throughout Virginia and nationwide promote awareness of school bullying. According to the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) students who experience bullying are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement and dropp…

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Northern Neck Insurance is helping to fund Academic Support Centers at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck. These services, in partnership with Lancaster County Public Schools and Northumberland County Public Schools, provide support to those who need additional educational guidan…

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The School Board moved to offer in-person learning to students in grades PreK-12 on a hybrid schedule of two days a week. The goal is that the “Green” group will begin on October 22, and the “Gold” group will begin on October 26. The board will continue to monitor COVID-19 and its impact on …

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There are always lots of reasons to visit Heathsville, but Saturday, October 17  is one of the best days to “Make It a Heathsville Saturday.” The entire community is coming together to offer a variety of fun shopping and things to do in conjunction with the Heathsville Farmers Market.