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Callao has had a difficult spring. The supermarket closed and the post office was wrecked when a car ran into it; all that in the midst of the coronavirus shutdown. Even so, the town hasn’t forgotten those who deserve thanks in such a stressful time. Last week, it festooned its main road wit…

During the early morning of Monday, May 11, a traffic stop initiated by a deputy with the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office in the 1600 Block of Kings Highway led to the arrest of two individuals who are facing multiple charges.

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“As we move forward through COVID-19,” began Westmoreland County Sheriff, C.O. Balderson, “I wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, to thank those who have and continuously check on Sheriff’s Office personnel.” He continued thanking the public …

Virginia moved into Phase One of the “Forward Virginia” plan on Friday, May 15, with the exception of certain localities in Northern Virginia. The announcement comes as Virginia has seen a 14-day decline in the percent of positive cases. While this represents progress, it does not mean that …

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A group of Riverside volunteers have been working diligently at Riverside Regional Medical Center to repair 54,000 N95 masks that were donated to the health system from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Omega Protein is no longer threatened with a moratorium on its menhaden fishing operations. Thursday, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission notified the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that Virginia is now in compliance with the menhaden catch limits set by the commission and exceeded b…

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Bay Aging’s Helping Neighbors initiative is now in its third week and enrollment in the free hot-meal delivery service continues to increase. Volunteers across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck are delivering over 14,000 hot meals a week prepared by seventeen local restaurants to area s…

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Sheriff Stephan Smith has had enough of the illegal animal dumping in Richmond County. He’s going to set up a special hotline and offer rewards for tips that lead to arrests.  

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The Richmond County Family YMCA believes that its building renovation and fitnasium construction is essential to the health of the community. This principle has inspired it to continue moving forward with the project throughout the pandemic.

Richard “Mike” Cabrey announced his candidacy for Colonial Beach Town Council last week. While Cabrey is fairly new to full-time life in Colonial Beach – having retired in June of 2019 to move full-time there – he has become involved with the community.

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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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,…

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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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There are sick children with wishes and there’s an organization that makes them come true. But doing so requires wish granter volunteers to connect the two parties. And there’s a significant need for those volunteers locally.

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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…

Between new laws and anti-coronavirus isolation, Northumberland County needed a new registrar’s office. The current office, in the basement of a wing of the old courthouse is closed to the public as a precaution against the virus and is too small to accommodate the large number of early vote…

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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It has been delayed over and over again for nearly five years. During that time, everyone that went over the bridge in or out of Montross, saw nothing but a nearly-dry bed of soil. But, at long last, Montross finally has, as Darryl Fisher put it, “Water under the bridge.” The Chandler’s Mill…

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…

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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…

The Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD) has recently received numerous reports of stolen golf carts and boat trailers. “We are asking the public to please secure your golf carts, boat trailers and any other personal property to include your residence, vehicles, out-buildings, etc.,” said…

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When she was five-years-old the music bug hit Jadyn McGinniss of Colonial Beach. The young rhythm and blues singer who released her first single earlier this year began her love of music in church.

In January, Morgan Quicke thought he was working on the easiest budget he’s ever had to do, but over the past several months, the FY21 budget “turned to a steep decline and has become very difficult,” said the county administrator.

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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The Richmond County Public Library at Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw campus announces that Edward Ricks, age 4, has become the tenth child at the library to complete the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Edward is the son of William and Aleah Ricks of Warsaw and they, along wi…

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…

Mary Washington Healthcare will host its third virtual community town hall, convening a panel of experts to discuss the serious public health issue of COVID-19. As the nation continues to navigate in an unprecedented pandemic, it is the responsibility of our local healthcare leadership to pr…

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The Eastern Shore, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, with the assistance of the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, have issued a video and companion storymap highlighting local marine and seafood businesses across the three regions.

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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In an effort to support seniors, and those with underlying health conditions, to stay in their homes and be safe throughout the Coronavirus outbreak, Bay Aging is launching their “Helping Neighbors” initiative throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.  “Beginning next week, we will …

The Coronavirus has disrupted scheduled events and gatherings for the last several months, and now, it looks like it could be doing the same to some later in the year. At the monthly meeting of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce (done via Zoom), the matter of WarsawFest came up. Every year, on t…

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On March 31, the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck began distributing meals and educational activity packets to its members, ages six to 18. During the first week, a total of 53 children were served at three separate locations in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties. Beginning on A…

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In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Rappahannock Community College will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony “virtually” on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The virtual ceremony will recognize all RCC students and celebrate their achievements.

Due to the devastating effects of COVID-19, numerous localities have been declaring states of emergency, and last week, at a livestreamed meeting, Westmoreland County’s Board of Supervisors joined in the chorus.