Lifestyles

Essex Inn gains new innkeepers

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

September, 3, 2014-The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. “We come from the world of 300-room hotels with astounding amenities, but virtually no guest interaction.  We checked in hundreds of people every day

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Education

Pictured standing: Cleveland Winfield. In background from left are School Board Vice-Chairman Brenda Pemberton, Chairman John Brown and Superintendent Greg Smith.

2013-2014 Teacher of the Year to serve as Faculty Athletics Representative at Rappahannock High School

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

Cleveland Winfield, who was last year’s Teacher of the Year for Richmond County Public Schools, will take on the role of Faculty Athletics Representative for Rappahannock High School. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Greg Smith credited Winfield and RHS principal Jesse Boyd for coming up with the position, which will be implemented for the first time this school year. “We were seeing some unsatisfactory results from our student athletes

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  • New principal for Essex High School, citizens relay concerns to school board

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Essex County School Board appointed Andrew Hipple as its new high school principal during a closed session at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night. Hipple was principal for one year for the middle and high schools in Colonial Beach before resigning in June. Before that Hipple was principal and assistant principal for Rappahannock County Public Elementary and Middle Schools. As a teacher he worked in Virginia and Pennsylvania 

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  • New principal for Essex High School, citizens relay concerns to school board in mass meeting

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    The Essex County School Board appointed Andrew Hipple as its new high school principal during a closed session at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night. Hipple was principal for one year for the middle and high schools in Colonial Beach before resigning in June. Before that Hipple was principal and assistant principal for Rappahannock County Public Elementary and Middle Schools. Meanwhile, a science teacher resigned Monday, adding to a

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Religion

Ice cream social in Kilmarnock, September 19

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

Living Water Lutheran Church and Stevie’s Ice Cream in Kilmarnock  will host an ice cream social that will include music, and opportunities for conversation and fellowship.  The community is invited to enjoy ice cream at Stevie’s Ice Cream in Kilmarnock from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 19.  Music will be provided by the contemporary Christian worship band “One Day Remains”, from the Rappahannock Church of Christ in Warsaw.  Only

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  • Learn more about ‘spice’ this Friday at Lively Hope Baptist Church in Callao

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Do you know what Molly, K2 or Spice is? If your answer is no to just one of these, then you need to be at Lively Hope Baptist Church on Friday, September 19 at 6 p.m. This is a call to all youth, parents and the entire community to come together for a drug awareness wakeup call. Pastor Michael Taylor will be educating us on all the drugs that have

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  • Seventh Annual Girls Empowerment Camp, Macedonia Baptist Church

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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    On July 31st thirty seven very excited and bright young girls from the Northern Neck and ten equally excited chaperones boarded a charter bus and traveled to New York City. This trip was the highlight of the two week 7th Annual Girls Empowerment Camp held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville where the Rev. Kenneth Rioland, Jr. is pastor. Empowering our young girls, helping them to believe in themselves and

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Health

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

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    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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  • Chimerix approves experimental drug to young child after nation pleads for his life

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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    *Update: Chimerix has approved their drug for administration to young Josh Hundreds of miles away from her hometown of Warsaw, a mother is battling for her grievously ill child, praying for a miracle. She is not alone, however, as the nation watches the fate of young Joshua Hardy, a 7 year old first grader who has survived cancer only to become stricken with a virus that may take his life.

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