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New home in Warsaw for shows and events

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

Event-based activity could increase at the former “Source Mall” venue in Warsaw. Town council approved a conditional use permit for Billy Herbert to operate an assembly hall in the building, which is located in the Times Square Shopping Center. The site was host to plenty of foot traffic a little over two weeks ago when Bay River Realty owner Jason Patton produced and coordinated the first-ever Bay River Home &

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  • Man sentenced to 360 days in Lancaster assault case

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Stanley O’Neal Palmer, 48, of Heathsville, VA was sentenced to 360 days incarceration for Assault and Battery in Lancaster County General District Court on March 11, 2015. In January 2015, Lancaster County Sherriff’s office responded to a 911 call where the complainant informed officers that Stanley Palmer had cut him with a knife in an altercation at a residence off of Twin Branch Road. No knife was found. Commonwealth’s Attorney

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  • Sunny Bank Ferry returns to service Friday, April 17

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Service on the Sunny Bank Ferry in Northumberland County will resume on Friday, April 17. The ferry was taken out of service in January 2015 for planned maintenance work. The vessel was removed from the water for painting and rehabilitation. A new vehicle ramp was installed, making it easier to adjust the ramp height at low and high tide. Sunny Bank Ferry is located on Route 644 in Northumberland County,

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  • Explosive situation avoided: volunteer fire department extinguishes vehicular fire at Revere Gas in Warsaw

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Volunteer firefighters put out the fire inside the truck's engine compartment.

    A flaming truck careened into the parking lot of Revere Gas off of RT 360 last Wednesday. Officer Charles Bowles of the Warsaw Police Department responded to the motor vehicle fire. “There were no injuries,” Bowles said. “It appeared that the fire was due to something essentially mechanical in nature.” Emergency services responded quickly, but Bowles said the Richmond County volunteer fire department already had it under control by the

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  • Virginia Department of Transportation: Expect delays for Downing Bridge Inspection, April 20-24

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Beginning Monday, April 20, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin an annual inspection of the Downing Bridge. Route 360 will be reduced to a single lane on the bridge from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday next week. Traffic will be directed by a flagging crew. The Downing Bridge crosses the Rappahannock River and connects Richmond and Essex counties. To check real-time traffic and work zone information,

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  • Near-death beating ends in guilty verdict for Essex County man

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

    An Essex County man nearly beat another Essex man to death last year over an argument about chicken and liquor. The jury found the former guilty and recommended the maximum sentence. Troy Lamont Burrell was found guilty of unlawful wounding for an assault that took place July 3, 2014. Burrell had been released from prison in 2012 after serving 13 years of a 15-year sentence for burglary and abduction. Burrell

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  • Richmond County will need new voting equipment for 2015 November General Election

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 7:39 am

    State Board of Elections decertifies WINVote voting equipment The State Board of Elections (SBE) decertified the AVS WINVote equipment at its public meeting Tuesday, April 14. The WINVote system is currently used in 30 localities, totaling more than 560 precincts around the state. This decision was reached after careful review of the serious security concerns identified in this system, feedback from election officials across the Commonwealth, and public comments from

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  • Richmond County Budget Proposals for Fiscal Year 2016

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    The following consists of the Balanced Budget with no real estate tax increase for next year and separate proposals from county supervisors in Richmond County. Balanced Budget with no real estate tax increase - Leave real estate tax rate unchanged – $0.67/$100 - $0.20/$100 personal property tax increase – $3.70/$100 - FY16 Recommended School Budget- $13,406,690 ($150,000 cut to local funding)* - FY16 Budget with no real estate tax increase- $13,349,690

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  • Man sentenced for shooting at car in Lancaster

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Luther S. Chinn Jr., 23, of Heathsville, VA was sentenced for Felony Malicious Shooting At An Occupied Vehicle in Lancaster County Circuit Court on April 10, 2015. The Court sentenced Chinn to ten years incarceration with nine years three months suspended, leaving an active jail sentence of nine months to serve which exceeded the Sentencing Guidelines in the case. In June 2014, residents of White Chapel Road observed Chinn firing

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