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Melquan Collier

Suspect in New York City homicide arrested in Richmond County

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Captain Steve Smith with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 18, 2015 they arrested Melquan D. Collier.  Collier was wanted for a violation of probation and homicide in the City of New York. This agency received information from the United States Marshal Service that Collier was possibly in the Richmond County area and was wanted for a homicide that occurred in New York City in 2013. Monday

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Tri-County Task Force / Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office drug bust nets 11 arrests

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Task Force pursued an intensive investigation known as “Double Tap”— strike a target twice in rapid succession for ultimate effect—and netted 11 arrests. To date, 24 people have been arrested in two Task Force sweeps beginning April 16 of this year. At 4 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, members from the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, King George County, Caroline County, the Virginia State

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  • Injuries in two-car accident at Route 360 / Totuskey Church Road intersection in Richmond County

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm


    A high-speed collision involving a Mustang and Infiniti occurred on Route 360 at approximately 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13. Each vehicle had one occupant. The Mustang was travelling eastbound on Route 360 and was attempting to turn onto Totuskey Church Road when it collided with the Infiniti travelling westbound on 360. Deputy Nicholas Goodwyn of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, who was first on the scene, said that the

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  • Angelo’s Pizza owner’s name cleared

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Bryan Oliff, Angelo's

    It was a long time coming, but Bryan Oliff finally had his day in court. And even though his malicious prosecution suit against Westmoreland County Deputy Anthony Darby was dismissed, no evidence or testimony stating that Oliff had knowledge or participated in the sale or use of cocaine was ever submitted before the court. Oliff, owner of Angelo’s Pizza in Montross, has claimed his innocence since his arrest on May

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In memory of a star athlete

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

A ceremony was recently held in Essex County for Arthur Bundy, a former student athlete who passed away this past summer.  Arthur’s family was presented with the #20 baseball jersey to serve as recognition for Arthur’s contributions to the 1999 Essex High School state championship  baseball team. A plaque was also hung on the baseball pressbox to serve as a memorial of his pitching experiences at Essex High School from

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  • Rappahannock defeats Northumberland and Essex, improves to 15-2

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Rappahannock’s Kaleb Self connects with the pitch.

    The Rappahannock varsity baseball team wrote a 15-win season into the books this past Thursday, May 14, when they closed the door on Northumberland to win 5-3. “This was probably our best defensive effort of the year,” Rappahannock head coach Jim Bieger said Friday. “Our outfield was awesome.” The Raiders’ outfield’s play was highlighted by a diving catch along the fence by Brennan King. Eamonn Collins pitched a complete game

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  • Rappahannock prevents Northumberland comeback, wins 3-2

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Jenna Whelan crosses home plate for the first score of the game.

    A no-hitter was in the making. Rappahannock’s Kathryn Morris and the Raiders defense prevented the Northumberland varsity softball team from getting on base for six straight innings. Eighteen batters came up, and 18 were sat down. The next three quickly shifted the game’s tone. Micaela Wilson reeled off a hit to put herself on base; Jillian Jett connected and allowed Wilson to race home; Macey Augst smashed a double to

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Margie Sumiel (at right), who played the part of Claire. with her actual life husband, Troy Sumiel, who played the part of Dave in “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Ann Veney, the writer, director and producer, looks on in the background at far left.

Love storms the stage in Farnham at former Julia G. Page School

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

The Richmond County Community Services Association (RCCSA) hosted the third performance of Ann Veney’s latest play entitled “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” on May 16. Veney’s play was performed at two different venues in the Northern Neck before its final show at the former Julia G. Page School in Farnham. Built in 1953, the original purpose of the Julia G. Page School was to consolidate the schools located

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  • Richmond County schools exceeding in Niche

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:20 am


    Richmond County Superintendent Greg Smith said he is proud of an exceptional ranking that his school district recently earned. A national school system ranking website known as gave Richmond County Public Schools the highest ranking among public school systems in the Northern Neck., which was originally developed to rank colleges, has evolved to rank K-12 school systems as well as entire communities.  Part of’s mission statement is

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  • Tenth grader from Rappahannock High School joins Rappahannock Community College honor society

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:27 am

    John Lee Grindstaff receives congratulations from The Honorable Mike McKenney.

    At the tender age of four, John Lee Grindstaff informed his mother that raccoons were nocturnal animals and explained the difference between nocturnal and diurnal mammals.  At the age of seven, he volunteered to help Bonnie at her week-end job at an auction house.  When he was paid ten dollars for his services, he donated the money to a fundraiser that his mother was working on at the time. John

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Memorial Day Weekend dinner from Kinsale

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Friday, May 22. Cople District VFD’s Coles Point substation (corner of Coles Point Road and Tucker Hill Road) will be the scene of pick-up (5-7 p.m.) for the Kinsale Firemen’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Friday totally delicious grilled chicken dinners. This is all take-out. Home delivery is also available at 5 p.m. by calling IN ADVANCE to Lynn King (804-214-0955) with name, address, number of dinners.

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  • Bay School Community Arts Center Ceramics Open House to be held May 16

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    The Bay School Community Arts Center is hosting its second Ceramics Open House on Saturday, May 16, from 10-4.  Local potters and ceramic artists will display their functional and decorative artwork in the Bay School’s classroom while demonstrating their craft in the pottery studio.  Susan Hill, Bobbie Skerrett, Linda Brent and others will demonstrate wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques and offer visitors a chance to try it themselves.  This is a relaxed time

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  • Moonshine tales to take spotlight at Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    The Annual Meeting of the Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library will be held Thursday, May 21, at 5 p.m. in Wellford Hall at St. John’s Church in Warsaw. Guest speaker, Robert “Bobby” Watkins, will describe some of his incredible moonshine stories from the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck which are included in his book, Not Necessarily in Them Thar Hills. Watkins served as a Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control

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