Last Thursday was International Museum Day, and it was a very lucrative occasion for the Kilmarnock Museum, which took in over $4,200.
A 74-year-old man was killed in his home at 78 Lara Ridge Rd. on Saturday, May 13.
Education is expensive. Getting good tools for a career is also rather expensive. Fortunately, there are people who are willing to give students looking to pursue a technical career a bit of a leg up, such as the Northern Neck Region Antique Auto Club of America (NNRAACA).
Gregory Packett’s development company, Warsaw LLC., is requesting to rezone portions of a 63.5-acre land package and get approval for the conceptual layout of a new housing development to go on it.
Given the abundance of stories that obsess over police having to take a life in the line of duty, last week’s Town Council meeting in Colonial Beach was a pleasant surprise as there was some well-earned recognition for Officer Barrow. CBPD Chief Gregory Deaver addressed the Council speaking …
In February, members of Richmond County Jr. BETA Club went to the state convention, and came home with a top-3 position in eight categories. Those students qualify for the National Beta Convention in Louisville, KY, and 14 students committed to going.
Given the constant calls from people looking at doing business in King George, the County needs to consider a second industrial park, Nick Miner, the director of economic development and tourism told the Board of Supervisors last fall.
Warsaw Town Council officially opposed VDOT’s Rt. 360 road diet last week and made a list of requests.
To those wishing for water under the bridge near Hurt Field in Montross, the continuing saga of the Chandler’s Mill Pond has been a source of annoyance and frustration.
Pressed by homeowners in subdivisions with R-3, Restricted Residential lots, Northumberland Supervisors approved a Zoning Ordinance change that will require a conditional use permit (CUP) for vacation home rentals, like Airbnb and Vrbo, in those zones.
Virginia State Police are searching for the driver of a light-colored Jeep that reportedly hit a flagger in Westmoreland on May 9 at about 10:35 p.m. and fled the scene.
The Richmond County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on May 25 at 1 p.m. to vote on whether to submit a Community Development Block Grant application to improve housing on Scott Town Road.
Preliminary engineering work for the Norris Bridge replacement is underway, and additional activities are set to begin this summer. But despite hopes and appeals to speed up the flow of money so construction can start sooner, as it stands, the building phase remains in the distant future.
People tracking the progress of the County Bridge Road project may have noticed what appears to be a standstill. Work has been suspended and won’t resume until July due to environmental restrictions that bar VDOT from creating disturbance in Cat Point Creek.
Last week, before the public hearing on the Secondary Six-Year Plan for Westmoreland, Carter White, VDOT assistant residency administrator, gave a recap on the background of the program, as well as the Rural Rustic Roads program, which is designed to get gravel roadways that don’t see a whol…
Last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting in Westmoreland, marked one of the rare occasions when there’s a request to change the name of a road. The reasoning behind it was simple enough as there were already multiple roads with similar names that could cause some navigational nightmares.
LHS Varsity Basketball Team not only claimed the Class 1 State Championship title with a 62-40 win over George Wythe, but they did it amid an undefeated season.
Seventy-five years is quite a lot of time to spend doing anything. So, imagine a group of people that have been jumping into the jaws of death at any time of the day to save a life, and who have done so for nothing. Last Saturday, the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department celebrated a full…
Patrick Banker of St. Stephens Church and Jose Rivas of Tappahannock are believed to be responsible for a string of burglaries across multiple jurisdictions.
The DAW Theatre in Tappahannock served its community from 1939 until its closing in 1997, but a local foundation is raising funds to possibly reopen the theatre by 2025.
Warsaw LLC is proposing another housing development and has submitted a rezoning application that developer Gregory Packett is expected to make a presentation on at the Town Council meeting this week.
Last month, during the public meeting on the Rt. 360 road diet, which proposes to reduce the number of lanes running through Warsaw, VDOT staff explained why residents haven’t seen some of the changes that many have requested.
There’s been a lot of speculation that Governor Glenn Youngkin was going to jump into the 2024 presidential race. To many, it appeared he cleared that up last week with remarks made at a Milken Institute conference.
A $500 cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a person who reportedly stole a product from Rhino Tobacco & Vapes in Warsaw.
The start of May has been surprisingly busy for Stratford Hall. What was expected to be a modest fundraiser, instead, shattered expectations.
May 7 – 13 marks the 40th annual National Travel and Tourism Week. For the occasion, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced over $3.2 million in marketing funds for tourism programs across the state.
With May, comes the arrival of Montross First Fridays.
Every public comment on Richmond County’s proposed FY 24 budget was related to funding for the schools.
Davonta Hill, a 28-year-old former Essex County Schools employee, will have to face charges for indecent liberties with a child under 15, using an electronic device to solicit or proposition a minor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Last week, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld the ruling in a case that strikes close to home for some Northumberland County parents, particularly those who went to a February 2022 School Board meeting only to find that they had to watch it on TV.
When the final note of the song “We are the World” was sung at Cople’s recent Spring Concert, one of the young soloist burst into tears. Going quickly to her side, Adraine Bibbens took it all in stride. She, too, looked misty-eyed across the large crowd as the cheers and accolades roared acr…
There are a number of projects inching their way to completion In Montross.
Over the past year or so, the Town of Montross has been working to make full use of the federal ARPA funds it has received. These projects have taken on three key forms: the park, the plans for a pickleball court, and a new paved municipal parking lot next to the Blue Ridge Bank on the west …
Last month, King George Supervisors approved the purchase of a 3.15-acre lot in Dahlgren for a new station for Fire and Rescue Company 2.
A 32-year-old wanted Westmoreland man was found and arrested in Stafford at Motel 6 because another man in the room wouldn’t stop making prank telephone calls.
The Harding family of Northumberland has received the 17th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. They were nominated for the award by Rappahannock Community College (RCC).
At last week’s meeting of the Montross Town Council, Town Manager Fran Taylor and Mayor Terry Cosgrove both had plenty to say on the subject of the park.
Recipients of the 2023 Bay Transit – Rappahannock Community College (RCC) Scholarships were announced last month.
Another Northern Neck man has pled guilty to federal dogfighting charges.
Warsaw Town Council appears ready for the proposed $4,232,112 budget for FY 24 to be opened up for public comment.
Waste Management’s trash compactor at Indian Field Convenience Center has been malfunctioning for about two months due to electrical issues, which has forced Waste Management to increase its monthly number of solid waste hauls from the site to the Waste Management Landfill in Saluda.
At the last budget work session, Lancaster Supervisors agreed to increase the Board of Supervisors pay, noting that there hasn’t been an increase in over two decades. But they didn’t address the pay for other boards and commissions that serve the County, which haven’t been increased since 20…
“We don’t want it.” That straight-to-the-point comment, which one Warsaw man shouted multiple times, was the key overall takeaway from locals at VDOT’s public hearing for the Rt. 360 road diet.
Celebrating its fifth annual celebration of the river hawk, Colonial Beach had its Osprey Fest.
An early morning fire on April 19, 2022 ravaged an entire block of Irvington Rd. and claimed the life of Stacey Lee Kellum. A year later, his family gathered around the Memorial Garden at the Kilmarnock Museum as Stacey Kellum Jr. placed his father’s plaque in the ground, making him an unfor…
The Northumberland County Board of Supervisors voted this month to repeal a county code section that prohibited citizens from carrying loaded shotguns or rifles in vehicles while driving on public roadways. The board voted 4-1 to repeal §72-4, which can be found in Chapter 72 of the County Code.
“Dear Lord… we especially thank you for the continued healing that allows our colleague to join us here this evening,” King George Supervisor Ann Cupka said in a prayer, opening the Board of Supervisors meeting last Tuesday.
Ocean Harvesters, the menhaden fishing operation that supplies Omega Protein’s Reedville factory announced an MOU with the State that imposes guideline restrictions for how the company operates.
Given things that have happened recently, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office wants to go to a use of force curriculum that provides officers with options other than deadly force. Therefore, LCSO requested approximately $45,000 for 10 new Tasers.
Back in the midst of the pandemic, the Westmoreland County School Board made a point of having regular updates from Dr. Richard Williams, the director of the Three Rivers Health District, on what was happening with the virus. As the level of concerns started to wane, Dr. Williams appeared le…
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