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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders seized the NND championship on Friday, February 21 at Lancaster High School versus the Lancaster Lady Red Devils. The Lady Raiders began the tournament at home against the Westmoreland Lady Eagles on Wednesday, February 19. They came out the locker room en fuego…

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Maggie Lane, who works for the town, discussed the palm tree sponsorship program at the Colonial Beach Town Council meeting. Twenty palm trees have been ordered for the 2020 season with four of them sponsored at this point. Trees cost $260 each. A plaque will be placed, with sponsors names o…

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The Westmoreland Players current production, “Night Watch” isn’t a “whodunit.” It’s more of a “whodunwhat?” that kept a full house of theater-goers puzzling throughout its opening night Saturday.

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The Colonial Beach Drifters Varsity Basketball team became regular season Northern Neck District Champions Friday night against Lancaster High School at Lancaster. The low-scoring game, 40-37, brought the Drifters home to ride the point with a police escort as well as a large number of cars.

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At 6:37 p.m. last night, the Virginia State Police responded to a three vehicle crash with two confirmed fatalities and another victim transported with life threatening injuries at the 2000 block of Longfield Road.  

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As a Montross resident of six years, I am wondering why there is not more concern and action taken regarding our unsightly roadside trash? When people ask me how I like living in the Northern Neck, my reply is that I love everything about it, except the roadside trash.

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To say that several areas along the Northern Neck benefit tremendously from tourism is a colossal understatement. And yet, at the same time, it’s difficult to classify any of those attractions as tourist traps. This is thanks in – no small part – to the rich history and natural beauty that c…

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For the Northumberland High School indoor track team it all began in November with practice. It led to last Thursday’s  trip to Richmond, the Arthur Ashe Center and participation in the Region 1A/2A championships and an eventual trip to next weekend’s Virginia State 1A/2A championships in Sa…

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Mayor Randall Phelps presented the Northern Neck Planning District Commission with a key to the town of Warsaw, noting that he is “humbled” to have such a partner.

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Thirty-eight students from Montross Middle School were the surprised recipients of the Chris Long Foundation’s “First Quarter for Literacy Week” on Valentine’s Day. Allison Ondovcik, MMS Writing Coach, had applied for a $500 grant from the Chris Long Foundation and received word that she had…

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On Dunbrooke Road, not far from the Sunnyside intersection, you will find Mt Zion Baptist Church. It stands in the vicinity of the original wooden structure known as the Piscataway Baptist Church which was organized by Elder John Waller, in 1774, with eleven charter members. The first known …

When no public hearings are scheduled and the parking lot at the new courthouse in Heathsville is full before meetings of the Board of Supervisors, it’s a safe bet that something has folks stirred up. That was the case Thursday at the board’s monthly meeting.

The dredging project over at Currioman Landing to repair the boat landing has hit a rather large snag. The update on the situation was given at this week’s Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting by County Administrator Norm Risavi during the County Administrator Comments period. It…

There was a little bit more to the story from last week involving power lines being put under the ground in Westmoreland County. Brought up at the town meeting in Montross last month, it was mentioned that several streets in the town would get their power lines put underground to help reduce…

Richmond County’s board of supervisors will open the floor for citizens to weigh in on regulations for vault privies at a public hearing on March 12.

One of the oldest duties of the Federal government is to conduct a census of the country’s population every 10 years. The requirement is in the first article of the Constitution. Censuses come and censuses go usually without much notice. This year’s census is different, particularly for rura…

By this time, it’s very likely that folks from Dominion Energy will have been or will be about to pay a visit to Montross. The reason? Well there are certain parts of the town that the power company would like to place underground. The subject came up during last month’s meeting of the Montr…

The United States Postal Service is planning to open a post office at the far end of Rt. 222 in the Village of Weems on a residential lot, in a residential zone, and claims Lancaster County’s consent isn’t necessary. 

It goes without saying that guns and loud arguments are best kept separate, especially when emotions are high. Unfortunately for three people in a house near Flat Iron last week, things took a turn for the worse after a dispute started and a revolver was added to the equation of a heated arg…

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At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, the Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department and Callao Volunteer Fire Department received a call from dispatch about a fire at a marina in Harry Hogan. While en route, the crews noticed a thick, black column of smoke rising from the Ophelia area. It was th…

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Art students from Rappahannock High School are offering a taste of the Harlem Renaissance at Northumberland Public Library, and local alumni and students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities have contributed a collection of photographs, creating an exhibit titled “The Faces of Ren…

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The February meeting of the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) is Thursday, February 20, at noon at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jesse Ball Dupont Hwy. (Route 200) in Wicomico Church and is free and open to the public.  

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Several times a year, Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office is faced with locating a person who is reported missing and has wandered on foot. Because of this and the extended response time from search and rescue units scattered all over the state, in late 2019 the Northumberland County Sher…

It’s a rather upsetting that someone should be killed by an ambulance that is on its way with a patient to a hospital. Unfortunately, that’s precisely what happened to Margaretta Davis, a King George county resident, when an ambulance driven by William Watson blasted into the intersection sh…

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On Saturday, February 8, Northern Neck locals got to learn and share their knowledge of Virginia, and more specifically, the Northern Neck’s Black history. Susan Hellman, an independent researcher on the Green Book, shared her knowledge of Virginia’s Green Book locations, and also learned fr…

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The $3.1 million aquatic center at the Northern Neck Family YMCA in Kilmarnock is proving to be a draw and helping the organization expand its bonds with the community.

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Anyone passing down Route 3 will have noticed the field that had been purchased by the County from F.F. Chandler to be the site for the new high school has finally had some things happening on it, most notably with a chain link fence popping up around the location. It’s a project many years …

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Under the vibrant vista the newly-completed fire department mural, more than 120 firefighters, their families, and guests socialized while enjoying seafood appetizers. 

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Northumberland Preservation Inc. elected Alice Imbur and Camille Grabb to its board on January 15. NPI is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the history of Northumberland County with a focus on the 1884 and 1906 one-room Shiloh Schools. “We are delighted to have Alice and Cam…

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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 19-25, 2020 as a week to “recognize the hard…

A Northumberland County grand jury indicted Jason Roberts on a charge of premediated first degree murder, last Tuesday.

At the end of last week, Virginia’s menhaden industry was drawing closer to being managed by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission rather than the General Assembly. Two bills, SB 791, “Menhaden; management of the fishery” introduced by Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr., passed by the Senate Agri…

The $3.1 million aquatic center at the Northern Neck Family YMCA in Kilmarnock is proving to be a draw and helping the organization expand its bonds with the community.

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Darren and Lisa Hall worked for months to get their business, Hallmark Tattoo Company, open. 

Police officers put their lives on the line every day they show up for work. But in spite of the sacrifices officers routinely make, their contributions often go unnoticed. Police officers’ jobs might be thankless, but that does not mean people cannot express their gratitude to the men and w…

Omega Protein is one of the Northern Neck’s largest employers, having a facility that employs over 200 people; it’s also one of the oldest, having operated since 1878. Its facility is located in Northumberland County, but during this month’s Board of Supervisors meeting in Westmoreland Count…

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Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant has “one of the worst kitchens I’ve seen in my career,” Gordon Ramsay said during the episode of 24 Hours to Hell and Back that featured the restaurant. Ramsay’s list of complaints included that the oysters were sour and the crab meat wasn’t fresh. Footage showed …

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At its January 23 meeting, the Northumberland County Lions Club awarded prizes for its Peace Poster contest. Northumberland Middle School students were judged to be First, Second, Third, and Honorable mention. In addition to cash prizes for their outstanding Peace Posters, students were trea…

As the news of Strata Solar’s application to develop a solar farm in Richmond and Lancaster County has spread, many locals are researching what the development would exactly entail and are also voicing their concerns about the development. Strata Solar’s representatives have spoken their cas…

This month the Warsaw Town Council and town staff were scheduled to hold a special work session to discuss two new potential attractions that could appeal to local resident and tourists.

Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant has “one of the worst kitchens I’ve seen in my career,” Gordon Ramsay said during the episode of 24 Hours to Hell and Back that featured the restaurant.

Omega Protein is one of the Northern Neck’s largest employers, having a facility that employs over 200 people; it’s also one of the oldest, having operated since 1878. Its facility is located in Northumberland County, but during this month’s Board of Supervisors meeting in Westmoreland Count…

Police officers put their lives on the line every day they show up for work. But in spite of the sacrifices officers routinely make, their contributions often go unnoticed.

Among the many things to crop up at the lengthy Westmoreland Board of Supervisors meeting, ironically after the VDOT representatives had left, was a proposal aimed at getting VDOT to help fund a project that could tremendously improve the safety of an intersection near Oak Grove.

Omega Protein is one of the Northern Neck’s largest employers, having a facility that employs over 200 people; it’s also one of the oldest, having operated since 1878. Its facility is located in Northumberland County, but during this month’s Board of Supervisors meeting in Westmoreland Count…

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Saturday night, January 25, as nearly 100 friends and family looked on, four past Cople District VFD chiefs —  Hiram and Johnny King, Robert Bailey and Tommy Lewis – received a well-deserved salute for their service which is part of a family tradition stretching back to fathers and down to c…

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When Ebbie Hynson was 89 then Colonial Beach Mayor, Fred Rummage, promised her fireworks for her 100th birthday. Mayors following him, Mike Ham and Eddie Blunt, both promised her that they would also honor that agreement, and on Sunday, JarrettThor Gallery and the Artists’ Alliance hosted Hy…

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Police officers put their lives on the line every day they show up for work. But in spite of the sacrifices officers routinely make, their contributions often go unnoticed.