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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…

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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.

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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…

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…

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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.

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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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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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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While the town of Colonial Beach has called for social distancing to remain in place, even going as far as posting signs on the town’s boardwalk, it seemed to be a thing of the past this weekend.

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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.  

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Twenty-six members of the Northern Neck Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America completed a “Sojourn” throughout parts of the Northern Neck on Saturday, May 2. The Sojourn was created by members Gene and Shirley Langlinais and consisted of inviting members to join them driving roads…

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Westmoreland County’s public schools will be opening next school year in August instead of September. The matter came up during the School Board’s monthly meeting, which was conducted online in an effort to keep members from risking potential contact with COVID-19. The plans were laid out la…

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As the state continues its shutdown over the Coronavirus, Westmoreland County’s School Board held another online meeting this month. With many places closed, there’s been a fair bit of confusion regarding school itself. At the recent meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michael Perry gave a presentat…

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As to be expected, the commonwealth is now over one month into a virus-related lockdown and businesses are bearing the brunt. One of the big questions at Warsaw’s Chamber of Commerce meeting was “What can we do?” a question that many around the country are facing at this point.

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Haynesville Correctional Center has more coronavirus cases than any other Virginia prison, and the number is steadily rising. As of  Monday, there were 107 inmate infections and five confirmed employee cases. 

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“Our volunteers always step up when our kids need them the most,” says Boys & Girls Club Operations Director Jonathan Putt. “Just in the past couple of weeks, as we’ve been thinking of multiple ways to reach our kids in their homes, five wonderful people have offered to read books online…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting small businesses across the county, including local restaurants which are either experiencing full shutdowns or are trying to survive by providing carry-out or curb-side pick-up.  To encourage community support by residents for these important businesses, t…

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To say the Coronavirus has been brutal for business is an understatement. Covid-19 was the dominating topic at the meeting of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, especially with regards of how to help local businesses pull through the ordeal. According to the folks at the Warsaw Richmond County …

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