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Lowes truck runs sedan off of road

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:08 am

A Lowes truck sideswiped a white sedan at roughly 10 a.m. on Tuesday 11/24/14. Police Chief Chris Spare said the Lowes truck was in the left lane of State Route 360 travelling west while the white sedan was in the right lane. The Lowes truck attempted to change lanes and hit the white sedan running it off the road. The driver of the truck has been charged with unsafe lane

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Warsaw United Methodist Church sees record numbers at November distribution day; community food pantry running low

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

Vehicles lined up and down the sides of Main Street near Warsaw United Methodist Church. More cars took up parking along Ridgeway Road. People formed an extensive line before the church entrance, waiting for the door to open at 8 a.m. This was distribution day. But this time, it was different. On Friday, Nov. 7, Warsaw United Methodist Church gave food to a record-setting 574 individuals. That tally exceeded the

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  • St. Margaret’s School makes plans for utilization of $140,000 grant from Jessie Ball duPont Fund

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    St. Margaret’s School, an independent girl’s high school in Tappahannock, Virginia, will use a $140,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to capitalize on its riverfront location and develop environmental and sustainability initiatives within the school and the region. The grant was among 15 awards, valued at $1.9 million, made by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund trustees at their fourth quarter meeting. St. Margaret’s sits on a bluff overlooking

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  • Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    PPE class 4

    Riverside Tappahannock Hospital conducted training recently to prepare for any potential Ebola threats in the community.   “Just as we rehearse during our mass casualty drills, practicing for unexpected or unusual situations, we regularly evaluate and update protocols as community health situations or threats arise,” said John Peterman, Vice President and Administrator for Riverside Tappahannock. “We have been paying attention to what has been happening in the rest of the

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Sports

No. 1 Essex football beats No. 9 Rappahannock 21-7 in Region 1A East Playoffs Second Round

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm

In a turnover-plagued, defensively dominated matchup, Essex came away with the victory over crosstown rival Rappahannock, 21-7. Essex will advance to the next round to face off against Colonial Beach. Essex was playing for the most part without first-team all-conference player Leo Gaskins on offense. Gaskins went out after his first or second carry when he sprained his ankle. Essex head coach John Fulks said they had to take what

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  • Conference 43 football honors

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    CONFERENCE 43 Offensive player of the year: Marcus Byrd (Rappahannock) Offensive lineman of the year: Anthony Darby (Rappahannock) Defense MVP: Sterling Hammond (Essex) Defensive lineman of the year: Nick Graves (Colonial Beach) Defensive back of the year: Sterling Hammond (Essex) Coach of the year: Scott Foster (Colonial Beach) First-team offense: C Sr. Darin Jones (CB); OG—Sr. Robert Umphlette (E), Jr. Jovan Gillis (Ra); OT—Jr. Anthony Darby (Ra), Sr. Kenny Ashdown (Washington and Lee); TE Sr.

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  • Rappahannock’s Eamonn Collins signs letter of intent to attend Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Eamonn Collins (right) with his dad and Rappahannock baseball assistant coach Shawn Collins.

    Surrounded by family, coaches and school faculty, Rappahannock High School senior Eamonn Collins signed his letter of intent to play baseball and attend classes at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee next fall. “One of my main goals from when I was little was always to help my parents out as much as I could with college,” Collins said. “[Tusculum College] offered me the most money, and their facilities are extremely

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Rappahannock Community College honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:34 pm

A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on October 22. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, welcomed attendees to the event. She acknowledged members of the College Board and the RCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, then introduced Foundation board representative and long-time friend

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  • Daughters of the American Revolution honor Veterans Day

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    The Virginia State Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution, Virginia Storage is at podium; Middy Morris is seated.

    “Chantilly Chapter, NSDAR, held their Annual Joint Chapters Luncheon on November 11, 2014 at Stratford Hall Plantation Dining Hall.  It was a beautiful autumn day and 81 DAR ladies from 12 chapters attended. Guest speaker VA State Regent, DAR, Virginia Storage from Fredericksburg gave an informative historical account of strong women’s role in the military beginning with the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Desert Storm, the

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  • Rappahannock Community College honors American veterans

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Veteran of the armed forces, Beal Carter assured RCC students and staff that he considers the role of a soldier to be a worthwhile one.

    As a tribute to the military services whose members put their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, both Rappahannock Community College campuses observed Veterans’ Day with a short ceremony of recognition and commemoration. Members of the junior ROTC groups of King and Queen Central and Rappahannock High Schools presented the colors as RCC’s Sandy Henderson sang the national anthem. RCC dual enrollment recruiter Hutt Williams, the

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Entertainment

Kilmarnock Holiday Lighting Contest Returns

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    The Town of Kilmarnock announces that the Holiday Lighting Contest is back again this year and is open to all residents and commercial businesses within the Town of Kilmarnock.  For business participants, judging on Sunday, November 23rd, beginning at 7:00 PM. Winners will be chosen from within Steptoe’s District and from those outside of Steptoe’s and will be announced on Tuesday, November 25 during the Illumination Party beginning

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  • Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek in Reedville, VA December 13-14, 2014

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek is always the highlight of the year for Reedville and the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. Reedville was established in 1867 and is still one of the most active fishing ports in America. Reedville residents are proud of their town and its fishing and farming heritage. Thus, they are pleased to open their beautifully decorated homes to the public and to share beautiful tablescapes and unique crafts and

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  • Holiday House Tour

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Sponsored by the Westmoreland County Museum in Montross and Murphy’s Seed in Mt. Holly, our 5th annual “Holiday House Tour,” scheduled for Sunday, December 7th from 2 PM until 6 PM, will highlight Hague homes this year.  Seeing these houses -decorated for the Holidays- will get you in the spirit to start your own decorating, shopping and celebrating with family and friends! Tickets are now on sale for the 2014

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