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Main Street Program focused on beautification, new events

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:52 am

From hanging lush, green plants along a central roadway in town to holding innovative events at Warsaw Town Park,  the Warsaw-Richmond County Main Street Program continues to make strides towards meeting its goal of attracting more families and businesses to the community that they call the heart of the Northern Neck. Following the visible success of Warsaw’s new playground in the park and an annual Main Street Program meeting that,

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Emergency workers transport Terry Sprouse to the emergency helicopter.

Woman airlifted from single-car crash on Newland Road

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:26 am

Emergency services and state troopers responded to a single motor vehicle accident on Friday near 6890 Newland Rd. in Richmond County. The driver was transported via helicopter to Mary Washington Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries, emergency workers said. According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper O.B. Moody, 48-year-old Terry Lynn Sprouse, of Oak Grove Road, was navigating her dark blue 2002 Mitsubishi convertible to the left when

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  • Essex looking to combine rescue squads

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Essex County could soon be bidding farewell to the long-standing non-profit Tappahannock Volunteer Rescue Squad as a standalone organization. The board of supervisors is considering a merger that would later this year combine the volunteer agency and Essex County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into one EMS agency serving all Essex County citizens. County Administrator Reese Peck indicated that the Tappahannock rescue squad was part of a nationwide trend of volunteer

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  • Westmoreland community rallies against mass transfer of school employees

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:57 am

    a surprise notification signed by Assistant Superintendent James Cook that they were being transferred to other schools in the county for the next school year. Those being transferred, as well as members of the community, are yearning for an explanation.  Secretaries, nurses, physical education teachers and other unconfirmed positions are among those being transferred. School Board Chairman Iris Lane explained that transfers are made based on needs; those needs could

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Mitchell Hale delivers a fastball against the Cavaliers

Rappahannock rebounds with win over Cavaliers

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:46 am

After a frustrating week in which the team endured a rainout against West Point and a frustrating loss to Lancaster, the Rappahannock Varsity Baseball team rebounded with a 4-3 spring break win over King William to bring the team’s record to 6 wins and 1 losses. Following the West Point rainout, the team road into Lancaster with high expectations. “We were not ready to play,” stated head coach Larry Barker.

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  • Softball squad narrowly loses 2-1 to Lady Cavaliers

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Makenzie Hall anchors the Lady Raiders defense.

    The Varsity Lady Raiders softball team played a make-up game against the King William Lady Cavaliers on Thursday April 17. These teams have outstanding pitchers backed-up by stingy defenses. Hallie Berger was in the circle for the home team; she has a range of pitches with an overpowering fastball that accounted for nine strikeouts. The Lady Raiders jumped out to a one run lead in the first inning, and held

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  • Raiders tennis team victorious over New Kent Trojans

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Rappahannock’s  Bradley Hedges serves up an ace.

    The Rappahannock Raiders boys’ tennis team was matched against the New Kent Trojans on Tuesday April 8. The top six players on the Raiders played the top six on the Trojans; one versus one in single matches and so on. Bradley Hedges, Paul France, Evan France, Jacob Gozka, Riley Knight, Landon Rock all won their sets rather easily. Bradley Hedges didn’t allow his opponent to score a point in seven

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Pictured are Nathan Parker (from right) and Izaak Hagy with their winning wind turbine from the Virginia Beach KidWind Challenge.

Onto the 2014 National KidWind Challenge!

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

Not long ago, Northumberland Middle School students Izaak Hagy and Nathan Parker proved perhaps an unspoken hypothesis: Legos can have a practical use. And a competition-winning practical use at that. That was the case  when Legos were the building blocks for Parker and Hagy’s unique wind turbine that they entered into the KidWind Challenge in Virginia Beach last month. When the turbine was tested in the wind tunnel with a

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  • A growing organization with a healthy mission

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Warsaw town officials presented a check in the amount of $500 to the Northern Neck Food Bank at their Open House last Wednesday. From left are Mayor Mark Milstead, NNFB Executive Director Lance Barton and Councilman Ralph Self.

    Lance Barton recalled a Christmas party from some time ago when someone asked him to tell a story about his best Christmas ever. “Frankly, I said ‘You know what? The best is yet to come.’” And that’s what Barton, the executive director of the Northern Neck Food Bank (NNFB), is saying about his Warsaw-based organization. “We’re still growing, expanding and perfecting and making this program more efficient and making it

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  • A cake of thanks for Union Bank

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

    The Friends of the Library presenting their cake to Union First Market Bank as a show of thanks for allowing the Friends use of one of their facilities.

    The Friends of the Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County Public Library recently expressed their thanks to the management and employees of the Union First Market Bank in Warsaw for the free use of one of their buildings on Main Street. A cake beautifully decorated with the library’s logo symbolized the Friends’ gratitude for the bank’s generous accommodation. The Friends have operated their ongoing Used Book Sale for the past three years

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Children from the Richmond  County Family Development Center, pictured above,  will take center stage at the annual Praise Sing on April 5.

Children to raise their voices in Praise

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

We are singing up a storm at the Family Development Center as children practice songs for the annual Praise Sing.   The children (ages 2-13) have worked so hard to learn “He’s Got the Whole World”, “The B-I-B-L-E” and “Jesus Loves Me”.  This year’s event includes a variety of local talent, many items in our silent auction and of course the wonderful children of Family Development Center.  The Praise Sing will

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  • Richmond County shows its private side during upcoming garden tour

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:48 am

    “Wouldn’t it be fun to have an opportunity to see some private gardens in the Northern Neck?”  The question was posed by Mary Lloyd Lay to three of her gardening friends in the summer of 2000.  The ‘fun’ that ensued became an annual fundraising event known as ‘Just Gardens.’ The gardeners that were a part of the first tour and also part of the original team of organizers were Mary

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  • A garden celebration over 80-years in the making

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 am

    In April,  the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week celebrates 81 years of preserving Virginia’s heritage.  As a part of this celebration, the Garden Club of the Northern Neck will host its tour on Wednesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Visitors to homes in Richmond County will enjoy a mix of historic, waterfront, and restored homes.  Four of the six homes on the tour are occupied

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