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The Town of Warsaw is pleased to announce that two 2020 Dodge Durango’s have now been entered into service within the Warsaw Police Department. The vehicles are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and protective equipment. The vehicles represent an ongoing effort by the Town Coun…

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On a recent sunny Saturday, a small group of Washington & Lee High School students gathered around their battalion leaders and began their drills. Dressed smartly in their green and tan camouflage uniforms, the members of the W&L Virginia Defense Force Eagle Corp were back together a…

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Governor Ralph Northam visited the Elizabeth River Project’s Learning Barge where he celebrated the restoration of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River and announced $10 million in new funding to support future oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. This spending commitment marks the…

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For many Virginians, Thanksgiving is going to look different than in previous years, with social distancing and outdoor meals. But, the rules of the road have not changed - slow down, wear a seatbelt and don’t drive distracted. Whether traveling to the grocery store or to grandma’s house, th…

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Two years, to the day, since fire destroyed its clubhouse on Main Street in Kilmarnock, the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck has begun moving into its new building. Over the next few days, staff will continue moving out of their administrative offices at the Medical Arts Building i…

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Richmond and Lancaster counties made advancements on trail projects that they believe will enhance the community. 

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In October, Virginia allocated $30 million in CARES Act money for broadband in underserved communities, and Lancaster has been approved to tap it for two internet projects.

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Richmond County’s superintendent was surprised, shocked, and touched to discover that the high school auditorium has been named in his honor.

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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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A woman from Chester, came before Warsaw Town Council to plead for help for her son, an inmate at Northern Neck Regional Jail who, she claims, is being “treated worse than an animal.” 

The local representatives for the Virginia Department of Transportation have been particularly active lately, having been present for several Board of Supervisors meetings in Westmoreland County to give updates and put problem areas on their list. This month was no exception as George Bowman…

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On November 5, a new day dawned for Westmoreland County Public School educators and students. A roll-out of a dual way of learning, a hybrid system, was unveiled. Students who were assigned to a Blue cohort arrived at school on Thursday, November 5 and they would also come on Friday, Novembe…

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Last year, the state legislature  passed a number of bills that would allow counties to implement certain taxes. One of the taxes in particular that is being looked at by Westmoreland, King George, Northumberland, Lancaster and Richmond counties, along with the town of Montross, is a tax on …

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Northumberland Sheriff Johnny Beauchamp is proud to announce two recent promotions at the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

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Governor Ralph Northam announced that he will introduce and support legislation to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The announcement comes as the Northam Administration prepares to release a report on the impact of legalizing adult-use marijuana, which was compiled with ro…

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Six years ago, Warsaw set out on a mission to install and replace sidewalks in the heart of town. And although over $1.6 million in federal funds is waiting to pay for the bulk of that project, no ground has been broken. 

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Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Senior & Junior squads and Support Team are asking the community for donations of supplies for two upcoming service projects.  

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Every so often, a stretch of road is rendered all but untraveled, whether it’s due to a newer route that shaves off precious minutes or is just plain safer, or just the simple fact of the matter that very few people use the road in the first place. In any event, a tiny stretch of road is set…

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Attracting businesses, residents, and funding to a county is probably among one of the most important things a county’s Board of Supervisors can do. More residents and businesses means more money flowing in, which in turn allows the county to better fund various things like new schools, new …

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Robin Schick has officially won the race for mayor, making her the first female in Colonial Beach history to hold that title. Schick, who has served on the Town Council as Vice Mayor of Colonial Beach for the last two years, has a lot of political history in the town. From 2010 through 2019 …

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Members of the Lancaster County Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy recently enjoyed a program by special guest speaker Charles Belfield. Belfield is well known for his participation in area genealogical and historical societies but interestingly, mentioned he only became interested…

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The team of Delaney Belle Bowman and her Quarter Horse mare, Pocos Ebony Essence, or Minx as she is called around the ranch, won first place in the 12 and under age division of the Battlefield Equestrian Society Fall judged pleasure ride. One-hundred and seven horses and riders competed in a…

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It takes just three little parts and a few practiced twists and turns of the hand to create a perfect “Buddy”® Poppy. But this mighty little flower improves the lives of many veterans and their families. In a modest building on the periphery of Fort Dodge in Dodge City, Kansas, a small but d…

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Governor Ralph Northam announced that Rebuild VA, a grant program to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will expand eligibility criteria and increase the amount of grant money businesses receive.

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COVID-19 new cases across the United States continue to increase rapidly; the 7-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 population is at an all-time high (over 87,000) and over 30 states are reporting higher case rates. There have been over 9.2 million cases in the United States, and ove…

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Sterling N. Ransone Jr., M.D., FAAFP, a family physician at Riverside’s Fishing Bay Family Practice in Deltaville, Virginia, has been elected president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians, becoming the first Virginian to serve in this role.

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Funds remain available for the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission-administered Back to Business grant program, but business owners must apply for them by the November 15 deadline.

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The saga of the town of Montross’ quest for a new water system entered a new chapter last month. On the final week of October, the Montross Town Council met for its monthly meeting, during which Town Manager, Patricia Lewis, gave an update on the state of progress in getting the town’s outda…

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Mary Washington Healthcare is pleased to welcome a new practice to the Mary Washington Medical Group family. On November 1, Rappahannock Family Physicians joined Mary Washington Primary Care. Patients of the practice will continue to receive the same quality care and medical expertise from t…

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The Westmoreland County Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia on May 19.

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Virginians may have been grinched out of traditional Halloween and other celebrations due to concerns about the Coronavirus, but it seems there may still be a bit of Christmas cheer in the cards this upcoming December. In the case of the town of Montross, that would be the tree lighting fest…

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Fas Mart has been in Virginia for over 40 years, and “it’s going to be there forever.” But it’s parent company, GPM Investments, is involved in some major deals that are paving the way for changes, explained Arie Kotler, CEO of GPM.

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John G. Kines, Jr. of Prince George County and Northumberland County native was reappointed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to a second four-year term on the Virginia Board of Social Services in October 2020. Kines previously served 11 years as a member of the Virginia Commission on Local…

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On October 28, Gilman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing made a generous donation of $3,000 to the Bay Aging Foundation. The donation was presented by Andrew Hancock, Gilman’s Vice President, and Brian Dooley, Gilman’s Sales Manager, to Michael Norvell, Bay Aging’s Vice President of Marketing.

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Northumberland County has recently installed a secure 24-hour drop box for taxpayers’ convenience. The Commissioner of the Revenue and the Treasurer will share the box. “Citizens can be assured that anything they place in the box will be totally confidential,” said Treasurer Ellen Booker Kir…

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 Terrific news for Catholics, and all others who choose to worship the Lord, all across the Northern Neck of Virginia. After over 17 years of negotiations with the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, the once charming little Catholic Mission church in Hague, which was destroyed in the ‘80’s will…

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The town of Tappahannock has a new musical addition that is sure to bring local music listeners and artists together. 

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The Board of Directors of Stratford Hall announced that after a nationwide search, Karen L. Daly, executive director of Dumbarton Hall, will succeed John Bacon as president of the 18th-century historic home and property of the Lee family of Virginia. Stratford Hall is home to four generation…

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The 2020 Fall Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection for Northumberland County will take place Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northumberland County Middle School parking lot. This collection will use social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines f…

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The Town of Kilmarnock will distribute a second round of grants to small businesses that have experienced business interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $40,000 in funds is available through the town’s Kilmarnock Strong Small Business Grant Program.

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Governor Ralph Northam announced he has signed 16 new laws and proposed changes to five bills that will support the Commonwealth’s ongoing COVID-19 response and advance criminal justice reform.

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Two investigators of paranormal activities recently visited Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville.

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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month draws to an end, the reality is that the violence will continue throughout the eleven other months. Ending such violence is another part of The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc.’s mission, and they have been gradually building a Community Resilience Team (…

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The Town Council of Colonial Beach has approved the sale of 12 real estate parcels to Dodson Development for $2.7 million. The Richmond-based development firm, which is an established name in the Virginia capital for residential and commercial property management and real estate development,…