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Area public school closings and delays for Friday, February 27

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Colonial Beach Public Schools opening 2 hours late Essex County Public Schools closed Lancaster County Public Schools closed (12-month employees report at 10 a.m.) Northumberland County Public Schools closed Richmond County Public Schools opening 2 hours late Westmoreland County Public Schools opening 2 hours late Rappahannock Community College opening at 11 a.m.

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  • Richmond County School Board members help defeat state legislation, talk upcoming grand opening entertainment for new school facilities

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Members from the Richmond County School Board recently traveled to the Virginia general assembly to help defeat House Bill 1383. According to Richmond County Public Schools Superintendent Greg Smith, the bill would have allowed the Richmond County Board of Supervisors or the governing body to remove appointed individuals from committees or other appointments at the leisure of the board. Richmond County includes one of the few school boards in Virginia

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  • Rappahannock Community College students visit Virginia legislature

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:34 pm


    On Wednesday, January 28, several Rappahannock Community College students traveled to Richmond to observe the General Assembly at work. Students making the trip were Donna Alexander and Sterling Foster, both of Mathews County; and Clayton Hogge, Jerry Peters, and Chris Sheppard, all of Middlesex County. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, and Dr. Donna Alexander, its vice president of instruction and student development, accompanied the group. Each year Dr. Crowther invites

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  • Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce hosts ‘appreciation breakfast’

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm


    In order to celebrate its many and valued partnerships with Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula businesses and organizations, Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce and Community Development Office co-hosted a breakfast at Rappahannock-Westminster Canterbury (RWC) in Irvington, in cooperation with the Chesapeake Bank, on February 3. In addition to those representing the two sponsors, attendees came from Deltaville Boatyard, Northern Neck Food Bank, Bank of Lancaster, Nestlé Purina, Release Reels, the King

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  • February 23 is Rappahannock Community College scholarship deadline

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Each year Rappahannock Community College distributes nearly 300 scholarship awards, totaling over $300,000, for both entering and returning students. “We want all students  interested in attending RCC in the upcoming Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters to take advantage of the many scholarships available through RCC’s Educational Foundation,” says college advancement dean Cherie Carl.  “The deadline to apply is February 23.” Applicants must be registered RCC students, so if you

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  • Rappahannock Music Study Club Announces Music Scholarships and Music Education Grants

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    The Rappahannock Music Study Club announces their annual opportunity for college scholarships along with a new opportunity for music education grants open to high school students who reside in the Northern Neck. College scholarships are available to students who plan to pursue music studies in college. High school seniors are eligible to compete for a first prize of $2,000 towards music studies. The award is renewable for four years. Scholarships

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  • Technology dean joins Rappahannock Community College

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Dr. Virginia Jones

    Rappahannock Community College’s new dean of technology and learning resources, Dr. Virginia Jones, brings a wealth of experience to her position as well as a sound grasp of its responsibilities. “I hope to continue the excellent integration of technology and academic values at the college by keeping a highly skilled technical team, and using the best technologies to advance student learning and engagement,” she says. “My primary function is to

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