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$711 from 7-Eleven to Rappahannock High School

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm

The Warsaw 7-Eleven recently donated $711 to Rappahannock High School. At right, RHS Principal Jesse Boyd receives the donation from 7-Eleven store manager Annette Robinson. With them is Martha Gray, 7-Eleven Sales Associate. The donation will go towards the Raider Strong campaign to buy equipment for the high school’s new weight room.

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  • Ruritan of the Year: Ralph Self honored in surprise ceremony

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:36 am

    A surprise award ceremony for Warsaw’s Ralph Self was the highlight of the Ruritan Club Board of Directors meeting on November 18. Each year, the Ruritan Club of Richmond County chooses a member that has “shined brightly” throughout the year in performing community services, which is the core of the doctrine of the Ruritan Club. Ralph Self, a 32-year member of the Ruritan Club, was the recipient of the 2014

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  • Virginia State Police remind Virginians to drive to save lives this Thanksgiving holiday, especially in inclement weather

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Virginians’ risks of being involved in a serious or deadly traffic crash. As families and friends prepare to gather to give thanks this year, the Virginia State Police reminds motorists to make safety a priority during the holiday weekend. Virginians are reminded to drive to save lives by always buckling up, never driving drunk

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Education

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Rappahannock Community College honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:34 pm

A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on October 22. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, welcomed attendees to the event. She acknowledged members of the College Board and the RCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, then introduced Foundation board representative and long-time friend

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  • Rappahannock Community College honors American veterans

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Veteran of the armed forces, Beal Carter assured RCC students and staff that he considers the role of a soldier to be a worthwhile one.

    As a tribute to the military services whose members put their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, both Rappahannock Community College campuses observed Veterans’ Day with a short ceremony of recognition and commemoration. Members of the junior ROTC groups of King and Queen Central and Rappahannock High Schools presented the colors as RCC’s Sandy Henderson sang the national anthem. RCC dual enrollment recruiter Hutt Williams, the

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  • St. Margaret’s School makes plans for utilization of $140,000 grant from Jessie Ball duPont Fund

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    St. Margaret’s School, an independent girl’s high school in Tappahannock, Virginia, will use a $140,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to capitalize on its riverfront location and develop environmental and sustainability initiatives within the school and the region. The grant was among 15 awards, valued at $1.9 million, made by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund trustees at their fourth quarter meeting. St. Margaret’s sits on a bluff overlooking

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Religion

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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  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Heathsville youth organize ‘Undie Sundie,’ help The Haven

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Kendall Lloyd (left), Hadley Foulk, Mary Lloyd, Ava Foulk and Jetzzabel Vega

    The children and teens of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church organized “Undie Sundie” and asked the congregation to bring new undies, socks, and diapers to give to the kids at The Haven.  The congregation responded by donating even more than the youth expected: 283 undies, 56 socks, and assorted diapers for the children.  11-year-old parishioner Hadley Foulk said, “Undie Sundie was really fun.  I enjoyed thinking about it as you’re getting

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  • Blessing of the Animals in Irvington

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Amy Lewis and her hen with Chaplain Davis Smith. Photo by Karen Reynolds.

    The bond between a person and a pet is like no other relationship because the communication is at its most basic.  According to Kevin E. Mackin, a Franciscan of the Holy Name Province, “the love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, draws us into the larger circle of life.” On October 3 at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury (RWC) in Irvington, there was a large circle of pets with

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Health

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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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