Coronavirus cases are going up in Lancaster, Northumberland, Middlesex and across the Three Rivers Health District, and there’s “a lot of worry” about what’s in store over the next few weeks, Kilmarnock Mayor Mae Umphlett said at the September town council meeting.
As more people get vaccinated and herd immunity creeps ever closer, the situation with the Coronavirus has been getting less and less frightening. As Westmoreland County’s schools ease back towards in-person learning, they held an update on the topic at their most recent meeting back in Apri…
After more than a year of reduced operating hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores will return to pre-pandemic operating hours on May 14.
The Virginia Department of Health’s Three Rivers Health District began to vaccinate essential workers in Phase 1c on March 29. TRHD will continue to prioritize vaccination for anyone in Phase 1a and 1b who registers to receive it.
During this time, it’s pretty clear that schedules that had been set in stone just months before COVID-19 have now vanished. This turned out to be the case for Westmoreland County’s public schools at last week’s monthly School Board meeting as well, when a request was given for the start of …
Bay Aging and Bay Transit staff teamed up with the management of Tappahannock Greens Apartments to deliver forty bags of shelf-stable groceries to the residents of the Essex County apartment complex. Tappahannock Greens Apartments provides low income housing to the elderly, age 62 and over,…
Stratford Hall announced the difficult decision to cancel its annual Wine & Oyster Festival, scheduled for September 19 & 20, 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic. Based on current public health information and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the two-day fe…
The Northumberland County Public Schools’ School Board met at the Northumberland County Middle/High School Auditorium for a regular meeting. The meeting was open to the public practicing physical distancing and face covering requirements. The public had access through audio conferencing as a…
Westmoreland County Public Schools’ custodians have begun a series of trainings to prepare themselves and protect school employees and students from spreading the COVID virus. Working within the guidelines and regulations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state requirements, head c…
Monday morning the Virginia Health Department reported 40 cases of Covid-19 in Northumberland County. That was a jump from 37 at the end of the prior week. The county may see even more cases by the end of this week as a result of the first broad testing for the disease in the county which wa…
While the number of COVID-19 cases in Westmoreland County started off slow, they have skyrocketed since July 1. As beaches and parks and other attractions have shown an increase in people the virus numbers have risen nearly 70 percent.
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…
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…
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 …
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 …
Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Sixty-Five and presented the second phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue safely and gradually easing public health restrictions while containing the spread of COVID-19. The Governor also amended Executive Order Sixty-One directi…
Richmond County is expecting to receive $787,222 in coronavirus relief funds around June 1. The allocations were announced Tuesday, May 12, only days before the board of supervisors meeting, so no decisions had been made about what to do with the money.
Richmond, VA - Republican Party of Virginia Chairman, Jack Wilson, issued the following statement in response to Governor Ralph Northam's dictatorial mask mandate:
As of earlier this week, the number of deaths nationally is over 87,595 and rising, with over 1.4 million cases. In Virginia, there are 29,683 cases, 3,724 hospitalizations and 1002 deaths. “In Three Rivers, we have 367 cases with 6 deaths. New cases in the communities, not counting outbreak…
The Coronavirus already made a splash when schools nationwide were forced to close down their buildings (but not their lessons). It turns out that this pandemic will wreak havoc with school summer programs as well. At a livestreamed meeting of Westmoreland County’s School Board, Deputy Super…
Westmoreland State Park is closed to the public until further notice.
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As COVID-19 cases continue to stabilize across the region, Riverside Health System announced it has resumed scheduled, non-urgent surgeries and procedures. Those procedures and surgeries that were initially postponed due to COVID-19 are now also being rescheduled with priority.
After graduating from Lancaster High School in 2013, Shawn Talley began attending Virginia Tech in pursuit of a mechanical engineering degree. As a freshman, Shawn realized it was all a bit too much, too soon. He returned home and began looking at the options available in his familiar environment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted social distancing as a safety measure across the country. How this new normal affects general health care can be seen in the rise of telehealth services, as people are encouraged to use them to limit in-person interactions with medical staff and help preven…
During the month with many residences spending an unusual amount of time at home the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office has received more than 12 calls for service regarding a particular type of telephone/internet scam. Many of the victims have been elderly. Most of these scams involve a…
The closures due to the Coronavirus pandemic have been hard on many organizations including the Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. It has had to close its gift shop and restaurant, cancel major fundraising events and two farmers’ markets so far but “we get the same bills,” Execut…
Gleamers and Blenders have been part of Northumberland County’s non-governmental support system for so long that even its director, Charles Howard, isn’t sure how long the food donating organization has been operating. “First Baptist, Macedonia and Mount Olive churches started it in the 70s,…
Food Lion Feeds awarded $1 million to nearly 600 hunger relief agencies across 10 states to help those organizations purchase food and other critical items needed to meet increasing demand. Bay Aging and Healthy Harvest Food Bank were among the recipients.
A recent addition to the activity packets that accompany Boys & Girls Club food distribution each Thursday was a tiny plastic container holding a pod of peat, a small envelope of cucumber seeds, a saucer, and instructions for helping the seeds sprout to a plant ready to grow. It may hav…
To say the last six weeks have been stifling is an understatement. As hysteria over the Coronavirus reached a fever-pitch, Stay at Home orders shot out from governors all over the country, including here in Virginia. While a daily barrage of projections of doom and gloom fill national news r…
The Riverside Walter Reed Hospital team received a special thank you from Bay Aviation out of Topping, Virginia Sunday, May 2, 2020 when two vintage World War 2-era planes performed a tribute flyover in honor of the health care workers standing on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The…
Mary Washington Healthcare lifted the temporary restrictions on scheduled surgeries and procedures due to the COVID-19 virus. The decision aligns with Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that scheduled medical procedures were allowed to resume May 1. MWHC resumed scheduled surgeries and pr…
- Cabin fever relief
- Volunteers, donors and community partners fuel Bay Aging’s COVID-19 response
- The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and families in crisis
- ‘Improving the quality of life in and around Colonial Beach’
- Early start means early finish
- Keeping curriculum continuity
- Keeping up with the coronavirus
- Over 100 coronavirus cases at prison
- Boys & Girls Club volunteers continue making a difference
- Supporting locally owned restaurants
- Tips on safe grocery shopping from Rob Wittman’s office
- Keeping businesses running with ‘Coronabux’
- Riverside to Host Facebook Live COVID-19 Update
- ‘Helping Neighbors’
- WarsawFest 2020 update
- Interest-free small business loans?
- Learning through a worldwide crisis
- Requests skyrocket
- Rappahannock Community College announces virtual commencement
- Mission of Comfort: Tangier Island native supports nation’s COVID-19 response aboard navy hospital ship
- Business Openings for Warsaw
- Boys & Girls Club responds to Covid-19 challenge
- Westmoreland Supervisors declare local emergency
- Town of Kilmarnock responds to pandemic
- Northumberland Library continues services
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Closures raise concerns for Northumberland
- Pilot program protects pandemic patients
- Ghost town
- Bay Aging helps through pandemic
- Help for struggling, small businesses
- Virginia uses genetic technology to combat COVID-19
- Governor Northam Announces Emergency Funding to Shelter Virginia’s Homeless Population
- St. James Food Pantry
- Coronavirus survivor: ‘In my blood, there may be answers’
- State Fair of Virginia aids in mask-making effort
- Feeding body and mind
- Warsaw launches Hunger Relief Program amid 'uncertain environment’
- Virus impacts small town
- Meal deliveries continue during COVID-19 pandemic
- Stay at Home order in place until June 10
- Ensuring health and help
- American Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as coronavirus outbreak threatens supply
- Virginia banks open for business and ready to assist customers impacted by COVID-19
- School closures could affect projects
- Schools ensure students will not go hungry
- The day sports stopped
- Cancellations, postponements and closures