Lifestyles

Victor Di Sylvester with Joe Gaines.

Longtime friends reunite, recollect the ‘golden days’ of Wildwood

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

A longtime friend of Richmond County resident and Warsaw native Joseph Gaines paid him a special visit this past week. It was Victor Di Sylvester, the former Mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey and the very same man to whom Gaines had spoken and longed for his beloved city of 40 years. Gaines was able to return this year to Wildwood where he reunited with family and friends. Commissioner Pete Byron

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  • Missing woman described as private, soft-spoken, gentle

    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    A recent picture of Claudine Jaquier Gifford taking a few weeks ago. It was not taken the day that she disappeared.

    People move to the Northern Neck for many reasons. Claudine Jaquier Gifford moved from Orlando, Florida to escape her 17-year marriage. She arrived at a close friend’s home in Burgess last June, in a beat up van, with a pile of clothes and her dog. Gifford, who is turning 44 this month, is a tiny woman at just 112 pounds and 5-foot 4. She has a quiet demeanor and, friends

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  • Warsaw chiropractor and Northumberland educator adjusts to his new clinic

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Dr. Mathieu Sisk, whose chiropractic
influence is B.J. Palmer (in frame).

    It all started with a love for the game of rugby. Inside his newly opened, spacious chiropractic center on Warsaw’s Main Street, Dr. Mathieu W. Sisk, D.C. walked into a room filled with memories of experiences, triumphs and inspirations. Lined atop a row of white cabinets in the room were two rugby game balls next to a collection of buoys from Sisk’s travels; they were adorned with the signatures of

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Travel

Education

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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  • Richmond County supervisors approve schools’ appropriation request 3-2

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    The Richmond County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to pass the Richmond County Public Schools Fund Carry Over Resolution. In favor were supervisors Richard Thomas, Robert Pemberton and Lee Sanders. Opposed were supervisors John Haynes and Jean Harper. Per the resolution, the Richmond County School Board requested from the board of supervisors an appropriation of additional state revenue of $276,638 for the 2013-2014 school year. Superintendent Greg Smith in April

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Religion

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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  • Where love is thicker than genes

    Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

    The Jackson family, above, has found that when it comes to love and fellowship, genetics have no role. Each year the family has grown by at least one  child, with other foster children staying for brief and extended periods of time at their Richmond County residence.

    Tucked away behind an unassuming entry gate and down a wooded drive, a unique family is flourishing in Richmond County. As free-roaming chickens peck at the ground, happy dogs bound across the yard and the sound of construction can be heard in the background, the most prevalent noise is that of the laughter and the constant chatter of children; 11 of them to be exact, with another on the way.

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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

    joshua

    *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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