Susan Tipton

Dedicated to her community: Reedville’s Susan Tipton remembered

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm

When Susan Tipton was stricken in Fredericksburg last week, her Lancaster Public Library card became the key medical personnel that was used to locate her kin. Tipton, who died soon after suffering a burst brain aneurysm while waiting for a train that would’ve taken her to visit her sister in New York, was unable to tell the doctors who to call. Her home number in Reedville wouldn’t be answered. They

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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The Warsaw Ruritans tour the new wing of the high school from the exterior (from top picture) to the brand new auditorium inside.

New Rappahannock High School addition in Richmond County is coming together

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Classrooms that are 700 square feet in size. An auditorium that seats 600. A brand new gym. Welcome to the 90,000 square foot addition to Rappahannock High School. Dr. Greg Smith, Superintendent of Richmond County Public Schools (RCPS) gave a sneak peek tour of the nearly finished addition to the Richmond County Ruritans on Tuesday, January 20. “I believe the building will be ready within the next two months,” Smith

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  • Virginia Department of Transportation prepared for evening wintry mix, overnight snow

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Motorists are encouraged to consider an early start to their evening commute   Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing today to respond at the onset of wintry weather, forecast to begin around 5 p.m. in the Fredericksburg area. VDOT has 40 trucks loaded and ready to begin applying salt and abrasives on Interstate 95 in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline counties in the

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  • Montross Middle School named a GEAR UP School

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia is one of just ten states recently awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), sixteen school districts in Virginia were selected to participate in the program. Montross Middle School is one of the grant recipients. “Expanding access

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26th Annual Essex County King Celebration

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm

The Twenty-sixth Annual Essex County Community Celebration of the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Angel Visit Baptist Church, Dunnsville, Virginia, the Reverend Dr. Carla E. Lightfoot, Pastor. The Reverend Dr. Steven G. Blunt, Pastor of the First Baptist Church Mahan, Suffolk, Virginia, and President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia, will be

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  • Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Announcement, December 28: ‘Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement’

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    On Sunday, December 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR-VA,) Bob Weekley will present: “Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement.” Our little White Stone UU congregation has partnered with the Walmsey Unitarian Chapel in Bolton, England. Our brothers and sisters at Walmsey represent the worldwide linking of Unitarian and Universalist faiths. And we have more global connections that can energize our spirits. Come and learn about

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  • Warsaw Baptist Church mission trip fund raiser

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Warsaw Baptist Church is getting into the spirit of Christmas by hosting a luminaria night. The church’s first luminaria endeavor will take place on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The tradition of lighting luminaries on Christmas Eve is that the lights will guide the spirit of the Christ child to one’s home. Community members can buy luminaria kits ahead of time and place them around their property and steps for that

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PPE class 4

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital conducted training recently to prepare for any potential Ebola threats in the community.   “Just as we rehearse during our mass casualty drills, practicing for unexpected or unusual situations, we regularly evaluate and update protocols as community health situations or threats arise,” said John Peterman, Vice President and Administrator for Riverside Tappahannock. “We have been paying attention to what has been happening in the rest of the

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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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  • Budget gridlock impacts ’Neck: Local hospital and county budgets on the line after state officials clash

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:15 am

    99th District Del. Ransone (R-VA)

    A deadlock in the state’s budget, centered over Medicare reimbursement expansion, may have far reaching consequences for smaller localities, especially those on the Northern Neck. On Monday, March 24, Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe attempted to open the door to the currently deadlocked commonwealth’s budget negotiations by proposing a health-care system that would include $225M in state savings by the expansion of Medicaid. It was a move that divided the

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