Today's Top Story

From left: Sgt. Davis, 1st Sgt. Kaplan, Sgt. Smith, and Mrs. Bonnie Slaw, Area 2 Office Secretary Senior. Mrs. Slaw, a Richmond County native and resident, has served as the Area secretary since 1992.

Northern Neck welcomes new Virginia State Police Area 2 commander

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:12 am

For 1st Sgt. Jeremy S. Kaplan, moving to the Northern Neck was kind of like coming home. Kaplan, of Mechanicsville, grew up visiting Westmoreland County with his family for long weekends on the river. “I’ve always enjoyed the rural beauty and laid-back, friendly nature of the Northern Neck,” said Kaplan, the new Virginia State Police Area 2 Office commander in Warsaw. “So, when this position became available, I immediately submitted

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News

Congressman Rob Wittman to guest host The John Fredericks Morning Radio Show

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm

It’s The Rob Wittman Show. Round three. Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) will guest host The John Fredericks Morning Radio Show for the third time on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Wittman last commanded the microphone as a guest host for Fredericks in April 2014.The John Fredericks Morning Show is heard on WHKT AM 1650 in Hampton Roads and WNTW AM “The Answer” in Richmond and throughout Central Virginia. The

Read Full Story
  • Man sentenced to 17 years in Weems home invasion

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Rajaeh Jeffarries Smith, 20, of White Stone, VA was sentenced to 17 years active jail time for Breaking and Entering, Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Grand Larceny, Abduction, and Use Of A Firearm In Commission Of A Felony in Lancaster County Circuit Court on January 9, 2015. In December 2013 law enforcement responded to a forced entry to a residence in Weems, VA. The victim was found in her home and had

    Read Full Story
  • Northern Neck’s Virginia delegate addresses governor’s address, seeks governor’s help on behalf of state’s watermen

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

    The Northern Neck’s Delegate Margaret Ransone was front and center when the General Assembly convened last week. The House of Delegates’ Republican leadership picked her to respond to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s State of the Commonwealth address. She was joined in the rebuttal by State Sen. Jeffrey McWaters of Virginia Beach. Ransone, who was the first Northern Neck delegate ever asked to respond to a State of the Commonwealth address,

    Read Full Story


Pictured are Rappahannock’s Brennan King, Evan Shipman, Nick Jett and Enrique Oceguera answering a team question in the first round of the tournament.

Rappahannock finishes runner-up to Rappahannock County in Conference 43 Scholastic Bowl Tournament

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:20 am

In the Conference 43 Scholastic Bowl tournament at Colonial Beach High School, Rappahannock High School finished runner-up for the second consecutive year to Rappahannock County. En route to taking second place in the final round of the tournament, Rappahannock had defeated Colonial Beach, defeated Essex, lost to Rappahannock County and defeated Essex again. Rappahannock High School’s Nick Jett was named to first team all-conference and was also named the Tournament

Read Full Story
  • Regional, state, Fred Pittman award winners from Rappahannock High School

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Fred Pittman Award winners Marcus Byrd and Devin Sumiel

    Regional and State Awards Four athletes from Rappahannock High School’s 2014 varsity football squad made the Region 1A East all-region teams. Andre Brown earned First Team Defensive Lineman; Anthony “AJ” Darby earned First Team Offensive Tackle; Marcus Byrd earned First Team Offensive Running Back and Second Team Defensive Back; and Javon Gillis earned Second Team Offensive Guard and Second Team Defensive Lineman. In addition to earning all-region status, A.J. Darby

    Read Full Story
  • Rappahannock girls basketball team improves to 10-2, to take on Colonial Beach this coming week

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    A big game is around the corner for the Lady Raiders. Rappahannock High School’s varsity girls basketball squad played only one game this week as their matchup against Lancaster originally scheduled for Thursday, January 15, was pushed back to a later date due to weather. Their lone game this week ended in a 67-43 victory for the Raiders over the Essex Trojans on Tuesday, January 13. Rappahannock led the way

    Read Full Story



Calvin Haile, Jeff Jones are winners of fastpitch softball team’s raffle

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Virginia TNT girls fastpitch softball team held a raffle to raise funds for upcoming tournaments and equipment. Congratulations to Calvin Haile, winner of the Benelli Shotgun from Rednex Sporting Goods and Jeff Jones, winner of a pair of workboots from VA Shoe Clinic. Be on the lookout for raffle for the ladies this spring!

Read Full Story
  • Heritage Action Regional Coordinator to speak on keeping elected officials accountable

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Melody Clarke

    Melody H. Clarke, Middle Atlantic Regional Coordinator for Heritage Action, will speak at 7 p.m. at the Ruritan Club, 3989 Whitechapel Road, Lively on Tuesday January 27. The meeting is open to the public and hosted by the 99th District Tea Party. Many are concerned about the direction in which the country has gone and want to know what they can do to turn public policy issues around to better

    Read Full Story
  • Presentation on Affordable Care Act overview at Rappahannock Community College

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

          On Monday, January 26 at 7PM, Rappahannock Community College will host Karen Cameron, director of Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare, presenting an overview of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). She will detail the benefits that the Act makes available to consumers, with specific advice as to how Virginians can take advantage of these benefits Cameron’s presentation will be held from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in RCC’s Warsaw Campus Lecture Hall. Before and

    Read Full Story


Northern Neck Resource Fair at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

A Northern Neck Resource Fair will be held in Warsaw at Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw Campus on Wednesday, March 4th, from 10AM-3PM.  The goal of the Resource Fair is to bring together small businesses, entrepreneurs, and job-seekers with organizations and agencies that can provide information, and assistance.   The Resource Fair is free, and open to the public. The Resource Fair is organized by the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, the

Read Full Story
  • Seeing the Northern Neck through artists’ eyes

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Photo from Kathryn Murray: Red Sunset with Trails

    Interpretations of the Northern Neck’s scenic beauty may be seen at the art exhibit at the Northumberland County Library running through the end of January. Sisters Bonnie and Kathryn Murray display their artistic skill in oil paintings, collagraphs (form of print making–all hand pulled) and photography. This collaboration between the two, one in St. Louis and the other at Naylors Beach (near Warsaw) has brought about many works that capture

    Read Full Story
  • Festival Halle Show Case – Open House in Northumberland

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Festival Halle

    On Sunday, January 25, from 2 to 5 pm,  the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will host the first Festival Halle Show Case. This is a free open house featuring the newly renovated Festival Halle. Whether you have an event coming in the future or would just like to see all the improvements, please stop on by. We will be happy to answer all your questions. The building is the former Reedville

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day