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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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  • Burgess woman’s disappearance “still under active investigation” by Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm

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

        Sheriff R.D. Crockett reports that the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford is still under active investigation. Tips and information continue to be received and all such information is being followed up by the Criminal Investigative Division, led by Lt. E.T. Self. At this time the office is waiting for laboratory and other reports from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science on evidence that was submitted to the lab

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  • New Warsaw business in need of community support

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Lori Stokes with an assortment of costumer and craft supplies at her new store Memory Lane in Warsaw.

    Whether you’re throwing a party, getting ready for that upcoming wedding or looking for painting, crocheting or scrapbooking supplies, there’s a new one-stop shop in Warsaw striving to take care of a wide range of party and crafting needs. But without the community’s support, the upstart business may unfortunately close as soon as this coming Monday. Memory Lane Craft & Party Supplies in Warsaw had opened in August.  Lori Stokes, owner

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  • Scam alert from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

    From the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office: SCAM Alert! This office received information regarding a current scam in the area. Residents have received calls from a subject claiming to be Investigator Bailey with the Thomas Law Group of Atlanta, Georgia. He then tells the resident that he is calling to collect on unpaid debits and they must pay the debit now, or he will turn the case over to the district attorney

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  • Town officials explore security options for Route 360 water tower in Warsaw

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    The Route 360 water tower in Warsaw

    When a man looked to potentially jump from the Route 360 water tower in Warsaw—and was subsequently stopped by town police officer Charles Bowles—the incident raised the question of security at the site. The man was able to directly access the tower as there was no fence around the perimeter to block it off from the public. And, while it was “very difficult” according to Warsaw Police Chief and Acting

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  • Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis hosted by 99th District Tea Party in Lancaster County

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    U.S. Senatorial Candidate Robert Sarvis

    Featured speaker and U.S. Senatorial candidate Robert Sarvis shared the following joke from his software development days with the 99th District Tea Party in Lively Tuesday evening: “When you see a problem in society and you create a huge government program to deal with it, now you have two problems.” “I think that in every area of our public policy, that’s exactly what’s happening,” Sarvis said as he shared how

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  • Fatal motorcycle crash in Lancaster County

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

    From the Virginia State Police Virginia State Police Trooper E. D. Haynie responded to a single vehicle crash September 16, 2014 at 10:27 A.M. The crash occurred at Route 646 (Ocran Road) 500 feet west of Fig Lane in Lancaster County. A 2005 BMW motorcycle was traveling west on Ocran Road when it crossed the center line, ran off road to the left and struck a culvert, the driver was

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  • Fatality in two-vehicle crash in Essex County

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    From the Virginia State Police: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper D. Compton responded to a two-vehicle crash September 15, 2014 at 4:45 P.M. The crash occurred at Sunnyside Road, 30 feet west of Lewis Level Road in Essex County. A 2006 Pontiac was traveling west on Sunnyside Road, when a 1999 Chevrolet pickup traveling east attempted to turn onto Lewis Level Road striking the Pontiac head-on. The driver of the

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