Anna Snedden reacting as she is announced the Homecoming Queen with her brother Andrew happily looking on.

‘Unbelievable courage:’ Anna Snedden’s battle with Leukemia from childhood through high school

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:13 am

  Anna Snedden was a typical 10 year old girl who loved to draw and paint, loved school and enjoyed playing with her younger brother, Andrew. Right before Thanksgiving in 2007,  she complained to her mother that her hip hurt. After a few days, the pain was still present.  Concerned for her daughter’s well-being, Debbie Snedden, took her to see her pediatrician. At first, her doctor thought it could be

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  • Innovation in style at longtime Warsaw staple

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Celia Winfield with one of her custom-made dresses.

    “Innovative Designs” for all occasions fill the room and line the walls in a bustling business on Main Street in Warsaw. “Amisha’s Fashions,” a long-standing specialized clothing store in town, first opened its doors in 1995.  It is one of the few businesses that have “stood the test of time” by having satisfied customers  again and again according to owner, Celia Winfield, and by “word of mouth,” which has attested

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  • Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tony Booth

    The Chantilly Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public and  veterans to this special occasion on Saturday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Montross. Refreshments will be served. Guest speaker will be Mr. Tony Booth, President of Millenium Marketing in Richmond, and also a radio broadcaster on station 107.3. Mr. Booth has spoken over the years on his military position as

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Colonial Beach School Board officials ordered to raze burned building

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

Nine months after the old Colonial Beach High School was devastated by the hands of an arsonist, town code compliance official Teresa Davis issued an order for the School Board to demolish the building within 30 days. The letter was dated Sept. 26, but was not seen until Oct. 1 when Superintendent Kevin Newman returned from a three day trip. Newman then reportedly shared the letter with school board chair

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

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

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

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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  • This weekend: Good Shepherd Lutheran’s Pizza and Movie Party and return of Family Worship Services

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Pizza and Movie Party Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao will host a ‘Pizza & Movie Party’ on Saturday, Oct 4, 1:00PM to celebrate a new season of activities. The movie “God’s Not Dead” is a story of a college freshman and devout Christian who finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class. The class begins with the students being told they must

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

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm


    *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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