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Virginia Marine Resources Commission has decided to reduce the cost of recreational saltwater fishing licenses, effective April 1

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm

“Now is the time of year when saltwater anglers dust off their fishing gear and tune up their boats, and I’m pleased to announce the cost of a saltwater fishing license is going down,’’ said Commissioner John M.R. Bull. “Anglers may want to wait a week  to buy their licenses for the year, when the new, lower license fee goes in effect. This will save them at least $5 each.”

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  • New Student Enrichment Program for Richmond County

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

    The phrase “We are our brother’s keeper” was used frequently at a recent meeting in Warsaw concerning the new Student Enrichment Program in Richmond County. Plans were being solidified by those involved to establish a way to assist young people with opportunities that otherwise might have been missed. Included in the meeting were Patricia Means, Director of Student Services and Valentina Veney, Human Resource Manager, both of Richmond County Schools, 

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  • Richmond County Crime Stoppers seeking public’s help in locating Marcus Delonte Hundley and Shawn Rameek Sorrell

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Shawn Rameek Sorrell

    The Richmond County Crimestoppers is seeking information on the following subjects. On March 5, 2015, Marcus Delonte Hundley strangled a female on the 1100 block on Finch’s Hill Rd., Warsaw after a domestic altercation.  It is believed he is staying in the Tappahannock area.  He is wanted on one felony and one misdemeanor charge. Also wanted for Failure to Appear is Shawn Rameek Sorrell.  Last known address was the 1200

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  • Thomas Davies Official Cause of Death

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    The following was released by the Northern Neck Regional Jail: The Administration of Northern Neck Regional Jail has received an official cause of death report from the Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for decedent, Thomas Davies, who at the time of death was a local inmate from Westmoreland County. The Medical Examiner has determined Mr. Davies’ manner of death to be natural, caused by an acute myocardial infarction due

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  • Richmond County authorities warn of ongoing scams

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

    “Unfortunately it’s a new fraud every year,” sighed Captain of the Richmond County Sheriff’s office, Steve Smith. “They’re filing taxes online under other peoples name and information. They’re accessing their previous tax records through, what we have been told by the IRS, TurboTax and Intuit.” Smith said the scammers are filing taxes under their names and getting the refund sent to them. “So when the individual goes to file their

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  • Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney to special prosecute murder case

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Lancaster County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Cunningham had a press conference regarding the charges against James Todd Kessler on Monday. Cunningham reiterated that Kessler has been charged with the first degree murder of Claudine Jaquier Gifford and the felonious concealment of her body, which has yet to be found. The charges were leveled with indictments by the area’s multi-jurisdictional grand jury Cunningham said. Cunningham said his office was fortunate to have

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  • Ice causes issues for Northern Neck, Chesapeake Bay watermen

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    An example of the oyster cages that went missing.

      Locally, the ice and cold weather have caused significant issues for the remainder of the 2014-2015 oyster season as boats cannot cut through the ice for catch. Lake Cowart, owner of Cowart Seafood in Callao, reports he only sent his oyster boats out for a few days in the last two weeks because the thick layer of ice on area rivers prevents commerce and the thick ice can damage

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  • Essex County man arrested following pursuit in Richmond County

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Authorities on February 28 arrested an Essex County man for multiple charges following a driving and on-foot pursuit in Richmond County. Captain Steve Smith of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reported that, at approximately 1 p.m., Richmond County deputies along with a Tappahannock Police officer were in a pursuit involving a white Toyota Camry. The vehicle traveled on Newland Road and turned onto Chestnut Hill Road. The vehicle lost control

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  • No critical violations for three Richmond County restaurants

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:05 am

    The mission of the health department in conducting inspections of food service establishments is to protect the health of all food service customers.  If deficiencies are observed during a routine inspection, they are described in an inspection report.  Such deficiencies are classified as “critical” or “non-critical.” Critical deficiencies are ones that pose a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served.  Examples of a critical deficiency

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