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Warsaw United Methodist Church sees record numbers at November distribution day; community food pantry running low

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

Vehicles lined up and down the sides of Main Street near Warsaw United Methodist Church. More cars took up parking along Ridgeway Road. People formed an extensive line before the church entrance, waiting for the door to open at 8 a.m. This was distribution day. But this time, it was different. On Friday, Nov. 7, Warsaw United Methodist Church gave food to a record-setting 574 individuals. That tally exceeded the

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  • St. Margaret’s School makes plans for utilization of $140,000 grant from Jessie Ball duPont Fund

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    St. Margaret’s School, an independent girl’s high school in Tappahannock, Virginia, will use a $140,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to capitalize on its riverfront location and develop environmental and sustainability initiatives within the school and the region. The grant was among 15 awards, valued at $1.9 million, made by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund trustees at their fourth quarter meeting. St. Margaret’s sits on a bluff overlooking

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  • Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    PPE class 4

    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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  • Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. Announces Completion of Acquisition of Virginia Company Bank

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Tappahannock, VA — Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBS) (the “Company”), the one bank holding company of EVB, Tappahannock, Virginia, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Virginia Company Bank as of the close of business on Friday, November 14, 2014. Following the merger of Virginia Company Bank with and into EVB, with EVB surviving, EVB has added offices in Williamsburg, Newport News and Hampton, Virginia, for a

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  • Incumbents Rob Wittman, Mark Warner re-elected to U.S. House of Representatives, Senate respectively

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Rob Wittman

    Sen. Warner’s challenger Ed Gillespie carries Northern Neck, Essex County On a midterm election night that was remembered for the Republicans taking a majority of the seats in the U.S. Senate, incumbents on the ballot for Northern Neck voters took victory in their respective electoral races. Rob Wittman of Montross will return to Virginia’s first congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after defeating Democratic challenger Norm Mosher of

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  • Northumberland student hit by car, sustains minor injuries

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    A Northumberland Elementary School student was struck by a car, sustaining minor injuries to her foot. The incident occurred on Harryhogan Road at 7:27 a.m. on October 29. According to Sheriff C.A. Wilkins, the girl was waiting for the bus with her twin sister; the bus had passed them and was returning on the other side of the street.  The accident occurred when the girl ran into the street to

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  • Atlantic herring fishery closes

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) projected the Atlantic herring fishery has exceeded 92 percent of the total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to Management Area 1A (inshore Gulf of Maine) for Trimester 3 (October-December). The directed fishery closed effective 0001 hours Oct. 26, 2014 and remain closed through May 31, 2015. During the closure, vessels issued federal permits for Atlantic herring may not retain or land more than 2,000 pounds

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  • Cherished Warsaw native Joseph Gaines passes away, remembered by members of the community

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:47 am


    A man who left behind a legacy in both Warsaw, Virginia and Wildwood, New Jersey, has passed on. Joseph Gaines, a native of Warsaw, a 40-year resident of Wildwood and a community force in both cities, died Tuesday after his longtime fight with terminal lung cancer. Born in Warsaw in 1942, Gaines moved to Wildwood when he was 12 years old and made the New Jersey city his home for

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  • Virginia Department of Corrections to Closely Monitor Sex Offenders on Halloween Night

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke has announced this year’s plans to monitor sex offenders under probation and parole supervision throughout the Commonwealth on Halloween night. Through Operation Porch Lights Out, offenders are either required to remain at home with their lights out and not answer the door for trick-or-treaters or they are required to attend a meeting at a secure location during the evening hours when

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