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Beloved local businessman loses fight with cancer: Bryan Chandler of Chandler Chevrolet fame remembered

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

September 23, 2014 was a sad day for many in the local area as Tappahannock and Northern Neck citizens received word of the passing of Bryan Chandler. Chandler, a longtime businessman in the Northern Neck and Essex County, founded the auto dealership Chandler Chevrolet, located just outside of Tappahannock on Route 360, in 1990 after selling his car lot in Montross to Northern Neck Chevrolet. Janine Robertson of Montross bought

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Maryland court ends prosecution against Cowart Seafood driver in undersized oyster case

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  When a Tappahannock driver for a Lottsburg seafood company was arrested in January for transporting undersized oysters across state lines, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources called the arrest and subsequent seizure “one of the largest oyster cases in recent years.” Less than six months later, a Maryland court ruled that the state’s evidence could not be used to prosecute the driver. On Jan. 15 of this year, 17

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  • Richmond County Public Schools among 22 fully accredited school divisions in Virginia for 2014-2015 school year

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

    It’s an ever-shrinking list. The number of school systems in the state that have met all benchmarks for full accreditation are becoming fewer and fewer. But Richmond County Public Schools is on that list. And they were the only division in the Northern Neck to make it. “We’re thrilled we were able to achieve this standard once again and feel that it once again reflects the rigor of the instructional

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  • Longtime Northern Neck businessman passes away

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

    The Northern Neck News has received word that Bryan Chandler, of Chandler Chevrolet, has passed away after his longtime battle with cancer. Chandler was a businessman in the Northern Neck for many years. He was respected and beloved by many throughout the community. We extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Chandler family during this time.

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Sports

Hannah Gross leaps up for a kill.

Lady Trojans best Lady Indians, 3-2

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:27 pm

The Lady Trojans volleyball team was at home versus the Lady Indians on Tuesday September 30. Having seen both teams I thought this would be a very good game. The Lady Trojans took the first game in extra points, 26-24. They fell behind, 7-4 then 10-5 before Alexis Packett put together five good service points to pull her team even. Britney Owens served four points to give them a three

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  • Essex Trojans win Conference 43 Golf Championship

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Carter Morgan drives the ball within six feet on a par 3.

    After securing the regular season title, the Trojans golf team set their sights on the Conference Championship that was held on Monday September 29 at Hobbs Hole Golf Course. In order to play in the Regional tournament the Trojans would have to finish in the top two of four players combined totals as a team, or be one of the next six lowest individual scores. The Trojans completed the course

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  • Rappahannock High School golfers moving on to Regionals

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Brandan Whaley, Adam Campbell and Lance Wheeler

    The Conference 43 Golf Championship was held on Monday September 29 at Hobbs Hole Golf Course. Four schools from the conference participated Essex Trojans, Lancaster Red Devils, Northumberland Indians, and Rappahannock Raiders. The top two teams with the lowest combined score of four of their players along with the next six lowest scores will move on to the Regional Tournament held in Farmville. The Raiders finished with a combined score

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Lifestyles

The Junior Girl Scout Troop 813 of Tappahannock delivering the Get-Well baskets to Riverside.

Getting well with help from Girl Scouts

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Girl Scout troops have been around since 1912, when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low first held a meeting with 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia.  She wanted girls to have the opportunity to develop mentally, physically, and spiritually by participating in community services under the guidance of trained and supportive adults. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA have over 3.2 million members and another 59 million are Girl Scout alumnae. Junior Girl

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  • Operation InAsMuch kickoff approaches

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Volunteers assist with various projects at several locations throughout the region via Operation InAsMuch.

    Back in 1995, the members of a Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC decided that talk was fine, but actions spoke louder than words.  The Snyder Memorial Baptist Church started with the objective of taking one day a year in which volunteers would take on as many community service projects as possible. Their community had people in need of help for a variety of reasons.  The congregation shared their time and

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  • The Warsaw-Richmond County Triad and its goal and purpose

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The Warsaw-Richmond County Triad, officially signed in by the Attorney General in 2012, is a partnership between the local Law Enforcement and the community’s seniors and senior service providers who agree to work together. The state triad is coordinated through the Attorney General’s Office. The goal of the triad is to educate and inform seniors of potential scams and crimes in order to help prevent seniors from becoming victims. We

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Entertainment

This weekend: Good Shepherd Lutheran’s Pizza and Movie Party and return of Family Worship Services

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

  Pizza and Movie Party Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao will host a ‘Pizza & Movie Party’ on Saturday, Oct 4, 1:00PM to celebrate a new season of activities. The movie “God’s Not Dead” is a story of a college freshman and devout Christian who finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class. The class begins with the students being told they must

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  • University of Mary Washington events open to the public, September – December 2014

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Friday, September 26   Workshop, Preschool Palette: Monsters Love Colors, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10-11 a.m.; $10 or $8 for members of Friends of Belmont; classes limited to 12 children; (540) 654-1851.   Sunday, September 28   Event, Fredericksburg Jazz Collective, presentation of  The Art of Playing Together, illustrating how jazz musicians

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  • Crowds pack park for second annual Oktoberfest in Warsaw

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Working the grill are Brian Lloyd (left) and Greg Smith.

    The Rotary Club of Warsaw held its second annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 20 in the Warsaw town park from 5 to 11 p.m.  With the perfect weather and the support from the local communities and area visitors, the event was successful in raising money to support the goals of the Rotary Club. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others and advance goodwill and peace through

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