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JROTC students receive awards and congratulations from Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong and Superintendent Greg Smith.

First JROTC awards ceremony held at Rappahannock High School

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

Parents, students and staff gathered at Rappahannock High School to witness the first annual JROTC awards ceremony. The event began with the long procession of cadets filing in as parents watched and captured the moment in pictures. The evening began with the military tradition of the presentation of colors, which led into the national anthem and invocation. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong, RHS Senior Army Instructor, opened with a speech;

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  • RivahFest in Tappahannock around the corner

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Children enjoy the Bungee Trampoline at Rivahfest in Tappahannock.

    The anticipation rises as RivahFest nears, especially for those of us who enjoy spending time with family on a beautiful day outdoors.  While traveling the festival streets on Saturday, June 20, 2015, be sure to swing by two of RivahFest’s most popular event areas: the Maritime Display Area and the Children’s Area. There would be no RivahFest without the “rivah” and thanks to the Maritime Displays, festival attendees can peruse

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  • Love storms the stage in Farnham at former Julia G. Page School

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Margie Sumiel (at right), who played the part of Claire. with her actual life husband, Troy Sumiel, who played the part of Dave in “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Ann Veney, the writer, director and producer, looks on in the background at far left.

    The Richmond County Community Services Association (RCCSA) hosted the third performance of Ann Veney’s latest play entitled “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” on May 16. Veney’s play was performed at two different venues in the Northern Neck before its final show at the former Julia G. Page School in Farnham. Built in 1953, the original purpose of the Julia G. Page School was to consolidate the schools located

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JROTC students receive awards and congratulations from Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong and Superintendent Greg Smith.

First JROTC awards ceremony held at Rappahannock High School

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

Parents, students and staff gathered at Rappahannock High School to witness the first annual JROTC awards ceremony. The event began with the long procession of cadets filing in as parents watched and captured the moment in pictures. The evening began with the military tradition of the presentation of colors, which led into the national anthem and invocation. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong, RHS Senior Army Instructor, opened with a speech;

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  • Rappahannock ranks 39th in Virginia, 1551st in nation on U.S. News and World Report list

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

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    Rappahannock High School has done it again. At a recent Richmond County School Board meeting, it was announced that, for the second consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report had awarded the school a silver medal. RHS ranked 39 out of 315 high schools in Virginia and 1,551 out of nearly 22,000 high schools in the country. Superintendent Greg Smith and school board members applauded the staff for the

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  • Richmond County schools exceeding in Niche

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

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    Richmond County Superintendent Greg Smith said he is proud of an exceptional ranking that his school district recently earned. A national school system ranking website known as Niche.com gave Richmond County Public Schools the highest ranking among public school systems in the Northern Neck. Niche.com, which was originally developed to rank colleges, has evolved to rank K-12 school systems as well as entire communities.  Part of Niche.com’s mission statement is

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Religion

Church event – Annual Ushers Day, Siloam Baptist Church, Montross

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

The Ushers of Siloam Baptist Church in Montross will celebrate their Annual Ushers Day, Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Guest minister will be Apostle Russell B. Smith of Macedonia Baptist Church, Center Cross, Va.

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  • Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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  • Free Lasagna dinner in Oak Grove on Friday

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Free Lasagna dinner, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove 224-7309. Friday February 27 5:30 – 7:00. Everyone is welcome!

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Health

Nurse Hoge presents Rappahannock General Hospital’s new robot, Rita P. Vita, controlled by Kim Warren of Bon Secours.

Medical innovation from iRobot showcased at Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

“I can truly see your eye reacting to the light there in the cafeteria,” the robot said as she zoomed in on a man’s eye.  “I can do the same thing to your other eye to make sure they are reacting the same way. That’s one of the big pieces of a neurologic exam.” The robot was in the Rappahannock General Hospital cafeteria in Kilmarnock. It had a screen and

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  • Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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    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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