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On March 10, the home of Harry George Prassenos II was raided by the FBI and multiple devices were taken to be investigated. On March 11 Prassenos was arrested at his Stoney Knoll Road home in Westmoreland County. 

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After a tough winter, Reedville’s Omega Protein finally has some good news. Despite concern from several environmental groups, the international Marine Stewardship Council recently decided to allow Omega to keep putting its “sustainability” labels on its products.

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Colonial Beach Mayor Eddie Blunt ordered all beaches and parks in the town closed until the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic passes.

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On April 3, Colonial Beach Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence on Second Street in reference to a Welfare Check. The officers were initially denied entry into the residence and later returned to the residence with a Search Warrant.

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As residents across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck confront the COVID-19 pandemic, heartwarming stories about Bay Aging’s volunteers are emerging. Social distancing is the new normal, exacerbating feelings of isolation that everyone, but especially homebound seniors, can experience. …

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In the midst of a crisis, it may be useful to know that there’s a company based in Kilmarnock with crisis management expertise. It’s called ERUdyne. And now that it has successfully petitioned Lancaster’s leaders to designate the county a drone-friendly zone, ERUdyne plans to take its busine…

Election day is coming, and people invariably may have plans that take them away from their voter precinct on that day. Enter the absentee ballot. In Westmoreland County, the central precinct for those ballots used to be the George D. English Building, but as of last month’s meeting, they ar…

EMS can have a tricky job in rural counties like Westmoreland, owing to distance between fire houses and rescue squads. At the start of last month, the Board of Supervisors in Westmoreland County had a public hearing on their agenda to update the list of agencies that were designated as part…

Richmond County is trying a new route to expand internet access by participating in a pilot project that’s supposed to deliver broadband to 100 percent of unserved households in the Northern Neck.

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Flattening the curve only works if people follow the guidelines. As COVID-19 rips through the world it has now claimed the lives of nearly 2,500 Americans as of Monday morning.

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Bay Aging continues to safely maintain, and in some cases bolster, most of its services to help the communities we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are enrolling people of all ages in Bay Aging’s Meals on Wheels program and arranging special meal deliveries to seniors in some of our a…

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescin…

At this month’s Northumberland County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Supervisors spent time discussing a $700 addition to the cost of the Emergency Squad vehicles garage being built. The expense was due to Dominion Power being unable to connect to the building by the route originally expe…

While the Coronavirus  continues to spread, blood drives are being canceled causing a desperate need for donors. “We are in a severe need for blood due to the Coronavirus causing countless blood drive cancellations,” said Kaleigh Leal Account Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Blood Service…

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The Tappahannock Police Department has arrested a local man with multiple felonies following a search warrant.  According to Captain J.H. Siddons, Darrell L. Cosby, 51, of Tappahannock was charged with multiple drug and firearm related felonies after officers discovered the items during the …

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Organizations ranging from banks to the Federal Trade Commission are sounding alarms urging the public to beware of scams related to the coronavirus.

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COVID-19 is expected to ravage the global economy. Governments and businesses are bracing for negative effects that will shower down through the U.S. economy to the household level, causing financial struggles for millions of people.

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Since 1983, when Alan Voorhees opened Westmoreland Berry Farm, people have come from far and wide to pick berries, hike trails, feed goats, and enjoy the surroundings. Sadly, this is coming to an end. In an announcement on Facebook at the end of last week, current owners of the farm, Susan V…

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After eight months, Savion Epps and Amara Saunders were finally able to share their accounts of what happened to them on July 20, 2019. The two were hospitalized that day after receiving multiple gun shot wounds. The shooter had been involved in an argument that took place at the 7-11 on Ric…

Lancaster County hopes to add muscle in its fight against the United States Postal Service by drawing Virginia Department of Transportation into the battle.

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The spread of the Coronavirus (corvid-19) pandemic has influenced the sports world like the US involvement in WWII. The US professional teams began suspending games and postponing opening day on Wednesday night, March 11, 2020. The NBA was first to suspend its season followed by the NHL on T…

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“People spend time at work or at school and at home. But they need a third place to gather, to make new friends and be part of a community… The YMCA is that third place,” said Tom Tingle, CVO of YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas. YMCAs are the center of their communities, he noted, and the Ric…

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More than 60 people attended a climate change information program hosted by the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship on Saturday, February 29, in the Fellowship Hall at Heathsville United Methodist Church, reported Gena McKinley, NAPS Communications Director.

Anthony and Domenick Cipollone, both residents of New York, filed a lawsuit in Richmond County claiming the people involved in Virginia True’s acquisition of Fones Cliffs conspired to aggressively obtain their money through fraud.

Out of an abundance of caution and with guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, Bay Aging and Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital are canceling the March 17th Coronavirus Public Meeting.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH) and VCU Health System announced they have entered into an agreement for VCU Health System to acquire Riverside’s medical services in the Northern Neck region of Virginia. 

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce lost four members of its Board of Directors and both employees this past week. The six members which included Executive Director Susan Mack, Events Coordinator Sally Adams and board members, Bryce Hall, Karen Grisevich, Cathy Cavendar and Eric Nelson resign…

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Westmoreland County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Michael Perry was not in attendance at last month’s School Board meeting, but he left Deputy Superintendent, Cathy Rice, in charge of updating the board. One of the last things on the agenda was a facility update, which held a report abo…

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The small community theater, Colonial Beach Playhouse, delighted with their latest show “Nunsense.” Last August, the playhouse memorized the audience with their rendition of "Charolette's Web." Now, the first musical for the Colonial Beach Performing Arts Association opened Saturday night at…

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Chartered on April 29. 1953, the Northumberland Lions Club has been in existence for 67 years. During that time, the organization, affiliated with Lions International, has worked hard to help everyone have a better life in Northumberland County. The Lions have provided eyeglasses to thousand…

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Construction of the new Fitnasium at the Richmond County YMCA is now underway. Serving the community since 1996, the Richmond County Family YMCA began with a commitment to deliver safe, healthy, and fun programs for young people. Over the years, it has expanded to provide programs and servic…

Nearly three years after Virginia True was formed for the Fones Cliffs development project, the land remains undeveloped and the prospects have dimmed. In addition to being mired in debt and bankruptcy, the company and its principles are facing lawsuits alleging misconduct and fraud.

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When some folks hear the word lecture, it typically conjures the image of a giant snoozefest, with people desperately attempting to find something else to focus on while the speaker drones on and on, seemingly trying to reenact the myth of Hermes and Argus the Watchman by boring the attendan…

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In an incredible game that the Drifters dominated the Colonial Beach Drifters devastated Mathews Yellow Jackets 78-61. From the start of the Saturday night game the black and gold took over the floor and ran the game.

The defendants involved in the 2018 murder of Pamplin woman, Megan Metzger will finally have to answer for their crimes. On February 24 in Spotsylvania Circuit Court, Robert Keating, Juan Benavidez III and Keelyn Codynah finally received their prison sentences.

Reedville was at the epicenter of the menhaden industry for almost 100 years but, since the 1970’s it has seemed an outpost to Texas corporations. Now, it’s moved back into the center. Omega Protein has relocated its corporate headquarters from Houston to Reedville.

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It had been a long time since there was a funeral procession with a horse-drawn hearse in Northumberland County, but there was one Wednesday, as Deloris Walker was laid to rest at First Baptist Church near Heathsville.

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As the lights lowered and the students hushed, a journey of the “Evolution of a Black Girl” began to unfold as students were transported to the wedding day of an African woman in the 1400s, and the instant the character’s whole life changed due to the shooting of her finance in the mist of b…

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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team used the win and advanced mentally to run off three victories versus the Chincoteague Lady Ponies, the West Point Lady Pointers, and the Lancaster Lady Red Devils to win the class 1 Region A Championship at Lancaster High School on Friday…