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The Route 360 water tower in Warsaw

Town officials explore security options for Route 360 water tower in Warsaw

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm

When a man looked to potentially jump from the Route 360 water tower in Warsaw—and was subsequently stopped by town police officer Charles Bowles—the incident raised the question of security at the site. The man was able to directly access the tower as there was no fence around the perimeter to block it off from the public. And, while it was “very difficult” according to Warsaw Police Chief and Acting

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U.S. Senatorial Candidate Robert Sarvis

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis hosted by 99th District Tea Party in Lancaster County

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Featured speaker and U.S. Senatorial candidate Robert Sarvis shared the following joke from his software development days with the 99th District Tea Party in Lively Tuesday evening: “When you see a problem in society and you create a huge government program to deal with it, now you have two problems.” “I think that in every area of our public policy, that’s exactly what’s happening,” Sarvis said as he shared how

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  • Fatal motorcycle crash in Lancaster County

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

    From the Virginia State Police Virginia State Police Trooper E. D. Haynie responded to a single vehicle crash September 16, 2014 at 10:27 A.M. The crash occurred at Route 646 (Ocran Road) 500 feet west of Fig Lane in Lancaster County. A 2005 BMW motorcycle was traveling west on Ocran Road when it crossed the center line, ran off road to the left and struck a culvert, the driver was

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  • Fatality in two-vehicle crash in Essex County

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    From the Virginia State Police: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper D. Compton responded to a two-vehicle crash September 15, 2014 at 4:45 P.M. The crash occurred at Sunnyside Road, 30 feet west of Lewis Level Road in Essex County. A 2006 Pontiac was traveling west on Sunnyside Road, when a 1999 Chevrolet pickup traveling east attempted to turn onto Lewis Level Road striking the Pontiac head-on. The driver of the

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Rappahannock Raiders varsity football team defeats Middlesex Chargers

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

The Varsity Raiders football team was on the road Friday, September 12 to play the Middlesex Chargers. The Raiders ran up 252 yards of total offense with 221 coming on the ground. They were led by Marcus Byrd, whom had 139 yards on 8 carries with two touchdowns. Quarterback Ken Pierson and running back Jaquan Thompson found the end zone for the other two offensive scores. They were stingy on

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  • Essex Trojans steamroll King William Cavaliers, 35-0

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Malik Martin rolls in for his second touchdown of the night as Essex, defeated King William, 35-0, Friday night in Central Garage.

    On Friday night, Essex Coach John Fulks came off the field praising his team’s efforts in a hard-fought contest.  “We were able to finish a game tonight,” he said. It sounded almost like the game was close. It wasn’t. Essex traveled to King William and shut out the Cavaliers, 35-0, to notch the team’s first win of the season. The victory was a stark contrast to the finish two weeks earlier,

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Big Red

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    The offensive line paved the way for another victory.

    The Northern Neck Rivermen was on the road Saturday, Sept. 13 versus the Arbutus Big Red. With a win the Rivermen would clinch the North Division and host the first round of the playoffs. The Rivermen hit the ground running with a 2 yard touchdown run by Daniel Barnes in the first quarter. In the second quarter, quarterback Walt Covington connected with Tim Short for a 75 yard touchdown pass.

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Lifestyles

Essex Inn gains new innkeepers

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

September, 3, 2014-The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. “We come from the world of 300-room hotels with astounding amenities, but virtually no guest interaction.  We checked in hundreds of people every day

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University of Mary Washington’s calendar of cultural and community events

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

The following events are open to the public on the campus of the University of Mary Washington (1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401). Thursday, September 4 – Sunday, October 5   Exhibition, The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas with Arthur Hash; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.   Thursday, September 4 – Sunday, October

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  • Andy Vaughan and the Driveline return to Richmond County Fair

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Andy Vaughan and the Driveline

    Country artist Andy Vaughan used to watch a lot of Western movies when he was a kid. The Richmond native noticed how, in the older films, “everything was really black and white” when the good guys wore the white hats and the bad guys wore the black hats, and “you knew exactly who was who.” But then came the newer, “Spaghetti Western” moves in which many shades of gray emerged

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  • Northumberland YMCA to kick off First Annual ‘Guns and Hoses Bowl’ September 6

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    The day before the first NFL Sunday of 2014, local residents can get their fill of football excitement with the first-ever Guns and Hoses Bowl hosted by the Northumberland Family YMCA! The Northumberland and Richmond County sheriff’s offices will team up with Virginia State Police to square off against the Fairfields and Callao Volunteer Fire Departments in a game of flag football. The inaugural event, organized and coordinated by Northumberland

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