Lifestyles

Piano Dedication

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

After the sudden death of Ann Bowen in May, wife of Pastor Don Bowen of the Cobham Park  Baptist Church of Warsaw, a memorial fund was established.  At the time, no one knew what to expect by way of response. When gifts from church members, friends in the community, along with friends far and wide, exceeded $10,000, the family asked that the funds be used for the purchase of a

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  • Young trio builds tree house

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    In no particular order: Connor France and Hunter and Evan Yeatman.

    The grandchildren  of longtime, well-known 76-year-old builder Woody Yeatman are taking a page from Yeatman’s construction book and are nearly finished in building a custom-made tree fort. But this is not their grandfather’s tree fort. The parents of Connor France, Nathan and Beth, drove a golf cart along a path into the woods to meet the youngsters who designed and constructed the fort. Connor France is the cousin of brothers

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  • Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    August 11 – 15 was another busy week at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville. Twenty-seven young men from around the Northern Neck were busy learning new things at Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness). The camp directors Rev. Kevin Elmore and Mr. Bill Hines involved the young men in exciting hands on learning activities, group discussions and much more. The goal of the camp is to instill essential life skills,

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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

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Seventh Annual Girls Empowerment Camp, Macedonia Baptist Church

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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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  • Church takes first steps towards new home in Warsaw

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Starting soon, ground will be breaking for a new site of worship in Warsaw. After recent town council meetings and a public comment session, Rappahannock Church of Christ is awaiting the final approval to move to their 38-acre property on the corner of Scott Town Road and the Rte. 3 bypass in town The popular church, which has a weekly attending average of over 400 parishioners who can choose between

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  • Posted on March 5, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Elder John Schenkel of Heathsville, VA, works to stop the clock for March 9 Sunday worship.  Worship with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Callao, VA, Sunday, March 9, at 9 am “slow time” and keep the extra hour’s sleep!

    Worship on “Slow Time,” March 9, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Callao Worship on “Slow Time” with Good Shepherd Church, Callao, VA, Sunday, March 9, and keep the extra hour’s sleep!  Daylight Savings Time begins Saturday night, March 8th.  DON’T change your clocks Saturday night.  DO keep the extra sleep, worship with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Callao, at 9 am “Slow Time,” after which we will all change to Daylight

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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

    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

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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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