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The Richmond County Board of Supervisors, Richmond County Industrial Development Authority and the Warsaw Town Council are excited to announce the implementation of the Richmond County and Town of Warsaw COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Program (ESBRP), for the benefit of Richmond Co…

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The age of St. Johns Street has created another unforeseen issue in the midst of Warsaw’s stormwater project, but town manager Joseph Quesenberry thinks the town will be able to avert the six-figure price tag to resolve it.

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Colonial Beach Town Council came to a consensus to remove the playground equipment at CastleWood Park. This happened during the latest work session as they discussed parking at the far end of the Point area in town.

While the annual Medicare enrollment period does not begin until October 15, Lisa Walker, Bay Aging’s Vice President of Advocacy Resources, says this is a great time to speak with one of Bay Aging’s Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program (VICAP) counselors. “Now is a really g…

Over the last several years, there has been quite the boom in various plans for solar power facilities at various spots all along the Northern Neck, most notably with the plant cooked up by Dominion a couple of years back just outside of Montross, across from the A.T. Johnson building. Last …

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Mike Baughan didn’t start organizing a Fourth of July parade until July 2 when he realized the pandemic had most celebrations severely curtailed.

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While COVID-19 took away the senior season for high school baseball players across the country, a community effort made one final Senior Night possible for seniors across the region, last Tuesday night at Deltaville Ballpark.

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“We’re going to make Colonial Beach that one great unity town,” said Steve Swope the 24th at the unity vigil he spearheaded on town hill.

Shawanna Harcum, a native of Northumberland County is resigning from Northumberland County Circuit Court as Master Chief Deputy Clerk. She has been employed with the Circuit Court for 13 years after being hired in 2007. She graduated with honors in 2002 from Northumberland High School then a…

Governor Ralph Northam today ceremonially signed landmark offshore wind legislation and led a delegation of legislators, industry members, and stakeholders to tour the ongoing construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind demonstration project located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia …

Back at the start of the year, those in the Northern Neck received the sad news of the passing of their resident VDOT engineer, Mr. McKeever, during the Holiday season. For a bit of the time after, Alvin Balderson took over until a permanent replacement could be found. Once March rolled arou…

Although declining real estate assessments will mean less income from taxes in the coming fiscal year, Northumberland County’s Board of Supervisors adopted a budget that will increase spending by $172,661 over the current year’s expenditures.

The saga of the new water system for Montross has been a long one. Over the course of the last year, the focus had been on getting enough surveys turned in so that the town could qualify for extra-low-interest loans and grants.

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Despite the pandemic and restrictions on recreational boating, Smith Point Sea Rescue reports crews have responded to the following calls for assistance:

It’s been a recurring theme through the year ever since the Coronavirus paid us a visit: various functions and get-togethers get cancelled over concerns about the virus. At the June Montross Town Council meeting, the Fall Festival was up for an update from the town manager, Patricia Lewis.

In the June 23 primary elections, Vangie Williams carried 14 of 21 localities in Virginia’s First District but still lost to Qasim Rashid for the party’s nomination for election to the House of Representatives in November. She carried Northumberland handily, 456 to 238 although problems with…

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Just outside Warsaw down a road named for it sits Menokin, the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee and his wife Rebecca Tayloe. Lee, who was born in Westmoreland County at Stratford Hall, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as well as the Leedstown Resolves.

Kilmarnock residents ousted every town council member running for reelection this year, replacing half of the six-person body. Ahead of the transition, incumbent and newly elected town officials have gone on record airing their emotions and making clarifications aiming to address what’s true…

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On Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. in front of the old courthouse in Northumberland County, a group of individuals from different churches and organizations gathered for prayer and reflection. Rev. Carl Perez reached out to all the churches in the county and asked for volunteers to speak, share a …

Governor Ralph Northam proclaimed June 19, as Juneteenth Freedom Day, calling all Virginians to observance and encouraging them to join in commemorative events throughout the Commonwealth. Earlier this week, performing artist and Virginia native Pharrell Williams joined the Governor as he an…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal for budgets everywhere, and Westmoreland County’s public schools were no exception. Unfortunately, there was a bit more information on the already dwindling school budgets at this month’s School Board meeting. Deputy Superintendent Cathy Rice was on hand…

Back when fears about the COVID-19 were at their fever pitch, just about everything ground to a halt. The quest for a return to normalcy has been long and arduous, and many nagging questions remain, one of the biggest of which is if schools will reopen for the next school year. This was a bi…

Thanks to new sources of support, Bay Aging can continue offering free hot dinners from local restaurants to seniors and people with underlying health conditions —at least for now.

In the midst of the turmoil in the United States, some came closer to home last week in Colonial Beach. 

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Washington & Lee High School recognizes students at graduation for their achievement in classes with honor cords. Teachers select students for a variety of reasons. Honored students can lead a class in participation, grade achievement, exceptional effort, or improvement. The class of 202…

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The number of vehicles in the Northern Neck Slow Roll swelled from 70 to at least about 120 as the procession made its way from King George to Tappahannock. And people who missed the ride for solidarity, gathered at the final destination to stand for the cause.

The Central Virginian – Governor Ralph Northam has set next Wednesday, July 1 as the date for Phase III of reopening to begin.

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As protests continue throughout the United States and the rest of the world in response to the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and others, a diverse group of residents from Essex County and the Northern Neck came together to organize a protest of their own.

By now, everyone in the country knows the name George Floyd, as well as the circumstances of his death. Not surprisingly, the revulsion to what happened has been universal across the country; Westmoreland County was no exception. 

As worldwide conversations and rallies confront racism head-on, the small town of Colonial Beach is lending its voice to the choir.

With the precautions against Covid-19 in place campaigning for nominations to run for the Senate and House of Representatives has been so low key and all but under the radar. Even so, the Democratic and Republican parties are having primary elections June 23.

At the end of March, Healthy Harvest Food Bank was already seeing an increase in demand of about 20 percent. Since then, they  have witnessed further rises ranging from 15 percent to 25 percent. “We’re seeing an extra 1,200 to 2,200-person increase every month,” said president and CEO Mark K…

Richmond County administrator Morgan Quicke unveiled a breakdown of how the $787,000 in CARES Act funding will be spent. But he noted that the numbers are “probably fluid” as they’re based on guesses of what local needs will be as it’s unclear what conditions will be in the fall when health …

In-person voting for the June 23 primary election will look different for many Richmond County citizens as their polling place and the people staffing it will change.

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Big changes have been underway at the Richmond County Family YMCA. With a focus on being safe, clean and healthy, on June 5 the YMCA reopened to members and the community. But that is not the only change. Earlier in the year, during the COVID-19 closure, the project leadership team consistin…

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A pictorial parade of smiling seniors was strategically located at the entrance to Washington & Lee High School in Montross to welcome family and friends to a memorable academic achievement. Graduation week officially started with Gage Anderson walking across the stage on June 8 and culm…

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond’s mayor said Tuesday that he has asked for and accepted the resignation of the city’s police chief, saying Virginia’s capital needs “a new approach” to public safety after repeated violent clashes between police and protesters. 

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Thanks to a love for health care workers and a passion for dancing, Riverside is delighted to announce it was the recipient of over 5,000 face coverings from Advis, Inc. made by ballroom gown seamstresses. The face coverings were distributed to the health system’s lifelong health facilities …

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Armed with nothing but a blank sheet of paper and a creative mind, over 100 students from Montross Middle School’s 8th grade English classes created this year’s Poetry Quilt book. Students in Mr. Jacob Spears and Mrs. Monica Weldon’s classes worked for over two months on this project. The st…

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Northumberland County’s Sheriff, Johnny Beauchamp, met with about 50 people Sunday to talk about his department and how it deals with the public. The meeting was arranged by a group of local people concerned about the current state of policing in the country, particularly with regard to poli…

Mayor Mae Umphlett announced that Kilmarnock moved into Phase Two as of Friday, June 5. “We are excited to take this next step as we move to the ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Three Rivers Health District in conjunction with Essex County government, the Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Essex County Emergency Services, and the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, is holding a drive-thru testing event to test for COVID…

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In the midst of a pandemic, it’s a challenge to organize the “usual.” For children, it’s important to work around the strange new world of constant hand-washing, masks, and stressed out adults to provide some normalcy and fun. With that in mind, Northumberland Public Library along with the N…

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There’s no telling how common it is, but circuit court judge Mike McKenney thinks Northumberland High School might be the only one in Virginia with two graduates serving as judges in the same circuit at the same time. McKenney graduated from Northumberland and, when Marcel Jones, Class of 19…