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Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

Working towards compliance: The Warsaw Town Council held a special meeting last night to discuss matters related to the Warsaw Town Park on Main Street. Prior to the meeting, Town Manager John Slusser said the town needed to take actions to bring the park into compliance with the Bay Act. The outcome of the special meeting remains unknown as of press time.   Rezoning request: Warsaw Town Council agreed to

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  • Missing Callao woman found, passes away

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This past Wednesday, October 8, local citizens helped the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office spread a bulletin regarding the disappearance of Callao resident Sandra Jean Rose. According to the sheriff’s office, Rose was seen leaving the Callao area on a red Schwinn bike at 9:30 a.m. on October 6. Sheriff Chuck Wilkins said, “She had a habit of doing some riding, so her family [was] not too alarmed at first.”  The

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  • Former Kinsale Marina manager David Chambers passes away

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The late David Chambers (right) with his wife Mary Jane.

    Former Port Kinsale Marina Manager David Chambers passed away Monday, October 6, after a long illness, surrounded by his family, his wife Mary Jane Chambers announced today. David was 78. David was born in Washington, DC where he graduated from Good Counsel High School.  He later moved to Maryland where he graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in Business Management.  During his career he served as Senior

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  • Colonial Beach School Board officials ordered to raze burned building

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Nine months after the old Colonial Beach High School was devastated by the hands of an arsonist, town code compliance official Teresa Davis issued an order for the School Board to demolish the building within 30 days. The letter was dated Sept. 26, but was not seen until Oct. 1 when Superintendent Kevin Newman returned from a three day trip. Newman then reportedly shared the letter with school board chair

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  • Virginia Department of Corrections program training Haynesville inmates for wastewater treatment jobs

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    A new Virginia Department of Corrections program allows incarcerated offenders to become trained and certified in the field of wastewater treatment.  The yearlong program offers classroom and computer course work sanctioned by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR).  Much of the learning is a combination of book study and on-the-job training. To train the offenders, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) requires that applicants must make it

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  • Maryland court ends prosecution against Cowart Seafood driver in undersized oyster case

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      When a Tappahannock driver for a Lottsburg seafood company was arrested in January for transporting undersized oysters across state lines, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources called the arrest and subsequent seizure “one of the largest oyster cases in recent years.” Less than six months later, a Maryland court ruled that the state’s evidence could not be used to prosecute the driver. On Jan. 15 of this year, 17

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  • Beloved local businessman loses fight with cancer: Bryan Chandler of Chandler Chevrolet fame remembered

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Bryan Chandler

    September 23, 2014 was a sad day for many in the local area as Tappahannock and Northern Neck citizens received word of the passing of Bryan Chandler. Chandler, a longtime businessman in the Northern Neck and Essex County, founded the auto dealership Chandler Chevrolet, located just outside of Tappahannock on Route 360, in 1990 after selling his car lot in Montross to Northern Neck Chevrolet. Janine Robertson of Montross bought

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  • Richmond County Public Schools among 22 fully accredited school divisions in Virginia for 2014-2015 school year

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

    It’s an ever-shrinking list. The number of school systems in the state that have met all benchmarks for full accreditation are becoming fewer and fewer. But Richmond County Public Schools is on that list. And they were the only division in the Northern Neck to make it. “We’re thrilled we were able to achieve this standard once again and feel that it once again reflects the rigor of the instructional

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  • Longtime Northern Neck businessman passes away

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

    The Northern Neck News has received word that Bryan Chandler, of Chandler Chevrolet, has passed away after his longtime battle with cancer. Chandler was a businessman in the Northern Neck for many years. He was respected and beloved by many throughout the community. We extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Chandler family during this time.

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