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NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.

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In the midst of a crisis, it may be useful to know that there’s a company based in Kilmarnock with crisis management expertise. It’s called ERUdyne. And now that it has successfully petitioned Lancaster’s leaders to designate the county a drone-friendly zone, ERUdyne plans to take its busine…

Election day is coming, and people invariably may have plans that take them away from their voter precinct on that day. Enter the absentee ballot. In Westmoreland County, the central precinct for those ballots used to be the George D. English Building, but as of last month’s meeting, they ar…

EMS can have a tricky job in rural counties like Westmoreland, owing to distance between fire houses and rescue squads. At the start of last month, the Board of Supervisors in Westmoreland County had a public hearing on their agenda to update the list of agencies that were designated as part…

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Like the rest of the state, Northumberland County’s schools are closed due to the threat of coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean the schools’ staffs are loafing.

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Richmond County is trying a new route to expand internet access by participating in a pilot project that’s supposed to deliver broadband to 100 percent of unserved households in the Northern Neck.

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Flattening the curve only works if people follow the guidelines. As COVID-19 rips through the world it has now claimed the lives of nearly 2,500 Americans as of Monday morning.

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Bay Aging continues to safely maintain, and in some cases bolster, most of its services to help the communities we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are enrolling people of all ages in Bay Aging’s Meals on Wheels program and arranging special meal deliveries to seniors in some of our a…

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescin…

A combination of warming weather trends and forest greenery are stirring more than the bachelor flocks of wild turkeys. The motivation of gobblers to break up their gatherings and start to stake out their territories for pursing hen turkeys is an indication that spring is upon us.  Another h…

Did you get out over the weekend or one evening and do any fishing? With schools being closed, I got to go out with my grandson Bentley and do some much needed fun fishing. We got out out for some good laughs on St. Patick’s Day, but caught no fish. The wind made casting a little tricky, but…

At this month’s Northumberland County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Supervisors spent time discussing a $700 addition to the cost of the Emergency Squad vehicles garage being built. The expense was due to Dominion Power being unable to connect to the building by the route originally expe…

While the Coronavirus  continues to spread, blood drives are being canceled causing a desperate need for donors. “We are in a severe need for blood due to the Coronavirus causing countless blood drive cancellations,” said Kaleigh Leal Account Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Blood Service…

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The Tappahannock Police Department has arrested a local man with multiple felonies following a search warrant.  According to Captain J.H. Siddons, Darrell L. Cosby, 51, of Tappahannock was charged with multiple drug and firearm related felonies after officers discovered the items during the …

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Organizations ranging from banks to the Federal Trade Commission are sounding alarms urging the public to beware of scams related to the coronavirus.

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COVID-19 is expected to ravage the global economy. Governments and businesses are bracing for negative effects that will shower down through the U.S. economy to the household level, causing financial struggles for millions of people.

Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19, Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement today, March 23, that all Virginia schools will remain closed through the academic year.

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Since 1983, when Alan Voorhees opened Westmoreland Berry Farm, people have come from far and wide to pick berries, hike trails, feed goats, and enjoy the surroundings. Sadly, this is coming to an end. In an announcement on Facebook at the end of last week, current owners of the farm, Susan V…

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After eight months, Savion Epps and Amara Saunders were finally able to share their accounts of what happened to them on July 20, 2019. The two were hospitalized that day after receiving multiple gun shot wounds. The shooter had been involved in an argument that took place at the 7-11 on Ric…

In a precedent setting move, Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam announced that all Virginia schools would be closed for a two-week period beginning March 16th and ending March 27th, 2020. With that news, Westmoreland County Public Schools was plunged with hundreds of other schools into unchar…

Northumberland County’s schools were busy last week and then Governor Ralph Notham, reacting to coronavirus shut them down, until at least the end of the month. The shut down could affect a number of things.

Lancaster County hopes to add muscle in its fight against the United States Postal Service by drawing Virginia Department of Transportation into the battle.

Students in Richmond County Public Schools won’t have to worry about missing out on school meals during the mandatory closure. On Wednesday, RCPS will begin distributing food throughout the community.

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The spread of the Coronavirus (corvid-19) pandemic has influenced the sports world like the US involvement in WWII. The US professional teams began suspending games and postponing opening day on Wednesday night, March 11, 2020. The NBA was first to suspend its season followed by the NHL on T…

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“People spend time at work or at school and at home. But they need a third place to gather, to make new friends and be part of a community… The YMCA is that third place,” said Tom Tingle, CVO of YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas. YMCAs are the center of their communities, he noted, and the Ric…

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More than 60 people attended a climate change information program hosted by the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship on Saturday, February 29, in the Fellowship Hall at Heathsville United Methodist Church, reported Gena McKinley, NAPS Communications Director.

Anthony and Domenick Cipollone, both residents of New York, filed a lawsuit in Richmond County claiming the people involved in Virginia True’s acquisition of Fones Cliffs conspired to aggressively obtain their money through fraud.

Out of an abundance of caution and with guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, Bay Aging and Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital are canceling the March 17th Coronavirus Public Meeting.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH) and VCU Health System announced they have entered into an agreement for VCU Health System to acquire Riverside’s medical services in the Northern Neck region of Virginia. 

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce lost four members of its Board of Directors and both employees this past week. The six members which included Executive Director Susan Mack, Events Coordinator Sally Adams and board members, Bryce Hall, Karen Grisevich, Cathy Cavendar and Eric Nelson resign…

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Westmoreland County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Michael Perry was not in attendance at last month’s School Board meeting, but he left Deputy Superintendent, Cathy Rice, in charge of updating the board. One of the last things on the agenda was a facility update, which held a report abo…

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The small community theater, Colonial Beach Playhouse, delighted with their latest show “Nunsense.” Last August, the playhouse memorized the audience with their rendition of "Charolette's Web." Now, the first musical for the Colonial Beach Performing Arts Association opened Saturday night at…