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Lancaster County man James Todd Kessler arrested for malicious wounding

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

James Todd Kessler, 53 of Midlothian and White Stone, was arrested on one charge of aggravated malicious wounding on July 19. Kessler is the man reportedly last seen with Claudine J. Gifford, 44, of Burgess, before she disappeared on July 6. Police say that the charge is unrelated to the Gifford investigation. Kessler was ordered held without bond when he appeared before the magistrate. He made his initial court appearance

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Tappahannock man dies from injuries sustained in automobile accident at Mt. Landing Road

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

On Wednesday July 23 at 4:09 P.M., Virginia State Police Master Trooper A. Allen responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mt. Landing Road at Warings Mill Road in Essex County. A 1986 GMC pickup was traveling east on Mt. Landing Road when it attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway, as the vehicle was turning it was struck at an angle by a 1991 Ford Pickup. The driver

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Northern Neck Rivermen’s Adeola Ogunwenmo busts up the middle to score one of his two touchdowns.

Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Virginia Titans to win 34-31

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:09 am

In their second game of the season, the Northern Neck Rivermen was pushed to the last seconds against the Virginia Titans. The game started rather easily for the Rivermen; their defense put the Titans in a passing situation and linebacker Sid Thompson picked off the short pass over the middle to give them good field position. The offense wasted little time getting into goal to go yardage; Adeola Ogunwenmo burst

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Victor Di Sylvester with Joe Gaines.

Longtime friends reunite, recollect the ‘golden days’ of Wildwood

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

A longtime friend of Richmond County resident and Warsaw native Joseph Gaines paid him a special visit this past week. It was Victor Di Sylvester, the former Mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey and the very same man to whom Gaines had spoken and longed for his beloved city of 40 years. Gaines was able to return this year to Wildwood where he reunited with family and friends. Commissioner Pete Byron

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  • Missing woman described as private, soft-spoken, gentle

    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    A recent picture of Claudine Jaquier Gifford taking a few weeks ago. It was not taken the day that she disappeared.

    People move to the Northern Neck for many reasons. Claudine Jaquier Gifford moved from Orlando, Florida to escape her 17-year marriage. She arrived at a close friend’s home in Burgess last June, in a beat up van, with a pile of clothes and her dog. Gifford, who is turning 44 this month, is a tiny woman at just 112 pounds and 5-foot 4. She has a quiet demeanor and, friends

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  • Warsaw chiropractor and Northumberland educator adjusts to his new clinic

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Dr. Mathieu Sisk, whose chiropractic
influence is B.J. Palmer (in frame).

    It all started with a love for the game of rugby. Inside his newly opened, spacious chiropractic center on Warsaw’s Main Street, Dr. Mathieu W. Sisk, D.C. walked into a room filled with memories of experiences, triumphs and inspirations. Lined atop a row of white cabinets in the room were two rugby game balls next to a collection of buoys from Sisk’s travels; they were adorned with the signatures of

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Tappahannock Farmers’ Market is here again on Saturday July 19th with a full array of vegetable, fruit, flowers, seafood, bread and baked goods, ready to go food, wine garden, crafts and a wide variety of other vendors. Come and enjoy the mid-summer festivities on Cross Street, Courthouse and Fountain Greens starting at 9 am.

Tappahannock Farmers Market July 19

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:07 am

Put the July 19 Tappahannock Farmers’ Market on your calendar, and you’ll experience the abundance and artistic creativity of this beautiful, riverfront community under the shade trees around the courthouse.  This month, you can find the Welcome Tent in front of the wine garden on Cross Street.  Stop by and pick up a program to locate new and returning vendors and ask how you can get involved in supporting the

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  • Art speaks on the Bay 2014

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

    The Bay School Community Arts Center is proud to present Virginia artists in its second annual juried art show at the Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School.  “Art Speaks on the Bay” will run until July 19. The show includes 84 pieces of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists, exhibiting the works of 70 artists from across the state.  120 artists with 328 artworks entered the juried competition, presenting a diverse and

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  • Richmond County Public Library becomes ‘Treasure Island’ on July 8

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Richmond County Public Library Presents: Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads “Treasure Island” Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12-1 PM RCC Warsaw Campus Free event. Open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 804-333-6710

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