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More traffic summons are being issued in Richmond County, Sheriff Stephan Smith revealed this month.

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The River Counties Community Foundation and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education have awarded grants to support the College’s community-based efforts to increase college enrollment among area high school students.

Kinsale’s gracious, genial and efficient departing Postmaster Dwight W. Sorboen has served here since October of 2014. He is retiring as of July 31 and will be greatly missed.

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Freida Austin Johnson joins the A. T. Johnson Museum Leadership Team, bringing her expertise as the retired Assistant Director of the Prototype Project at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.  Johnson and her team were instrumental in designing a space for a variety of innovative p…

The Montross branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will likely be feeling a bit of a chill for the next couple of days even in the midst of the heat wave. Barbara Maines, the chief librarian, has retired after serving at the library for 37 years. Her departure from the library …

Ahh, the speed limit sign, that little white rectangle, telling us how fast we are allowed to take our vehicles down a particular stretch of road. Some see it as law (which it is), while others tend to take it as, Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Barbossa would say, “more like guid…

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The Northern Neck Tourism Commission (NNTC) has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by t…

Back in March, COVID-19 plowed through the country, the disruption from concerns about its possible effects being akin to the typical bull in a china shop, and the school system here in Westmoreland County was no exception. While everybody hunkered down and worked on learning through meeting…

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Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is the proud owner of two new Lucas 3 Chest Compression devices that were funded by generous donations from the community and a 50/50 grant from the Virginia Office of EMS.

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Cadet Mischa A. Turner of Reedville, son of Michelle Turner and Wallace Sorey, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, June 13. Turner graduated from Northumberland High School in 2011 and Rappahannock Community College in 2012.  He graduated from Basic Training at Fort Leonard…

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Despite recent business closings Callao began getting a shot of revitalization Friday as muralist Melanie Van Latum started work on the first of seven murals that will brighten the town.

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Warsaw is making safety moves by installing three security cameras at the corner of Belleville and Main and adding children at play signs to town streets.

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Mason Adams became the first member of the 2020 graduating class from Northumberland High School to officially commit to play college sports. He signed his Letter of Intent to attend and play for Bluefield College in Bluefield.

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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…

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The Heathsville Farmers’ Market on Saturday was hot, but that didn’t stop kids from running around on a scavenger hunt or the Kilmarnock Bagpipe Group from playing even wearing protective masks.

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Bay Transit is investing nearly $37,000 to retrofit its buses as part of The Pledge, an initiative to offer assurance that safeguarding riders and drivers is a top priority.

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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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At the end of last week a rumor was rampant in Northumberland County that MidCounty Rescue Squad would not transport COVID-19 patients. This rumor has proved to be untrue.

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If Virginia puts up $3.9 million, Northumberland, Westmoreland, King George and Richmond County could have 100 percent broadband coverage within the next several years.

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The Westmoreland County School Board and Superintendent are the first school governance team in Virginia to earn the designation of a VSBA Master Board. The Team attended three sessions totaling over 14 hours of professional development beginning in May and ending on July 10. The discussions…

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The case that surrounds Colonial Beach Councilman Stephen Cirbee, who had been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer back in June of 2019, has continued for the better part of a year, and will resume in November.

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There are always lots of reasons to visit Heathsville, but Saturday, July 18 is one of the best days to “Make It a Heathsville Saturday.” The entire community is coming together to offer a variety of fun shopping and things to do in conjunction with the Heathsville Farmers’ Market. 

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Unfortunately, thousands of drunk, speeding and reckless drivers kept Virginia State Police busy and put countless lives at risk during the 2020 July 4th holiday weekend across the Commonwealth. Preliminary reports indicate nine individuals, to include a 4-year-old child, died during the hol…

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“Pay as much as you can as soon as you can,” Jackson Hewitt franchisee Vickie Lemon urges last-minute and late tax filers.

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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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Northern Neck CASA’s presiding President Dennis Sulick presented Tina Powell with a resolution thanking her for her four years on the Board. Tina did a superb job as a contributing member and also served as a vice president, says Betty Wirth, Director. “Tina was the energizing force in the p…

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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.

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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…

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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…