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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

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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  • Colonial Beach school fire ruled arson

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office has determined the former Colonial Beach Elementary School fire was an act of arson. At approximately 4 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2014, Virginia State Police Special Agent A.B. Cooke Jr., responded to the 300 block of Douglas Avenue in Colonial Beach, Va., to investigate the fire that completely destroyed the vacant, condemned structure. A preliminary investigation shows the fire appears

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  • Improvements to Route 360/Main Street intersection in Warsaw on display

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    David Brown, VDOT residency administrator, discusses the proposed improvements at the intersection of Route 360/Main Street with Frank Johnson.

    The Virginia Department of Transportation recently invited the public to Warsaw’s town hall to view their proposed improvements for the intersection at Route 360, Main Street and Court Circle in Warsaw. Changes would include the addition of grass strips as well as crosswalks complete with signals that would connect across Route 360 and Main Street on both sides of the intersection and Court Circle. David Brown, local residency administrator for

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  • Volunteer firefighters contain, extinguish fire at Welcome Grove Baptist Church in Newland

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Westmoreland and Richmond County volunteer agencies responded to a fire call at Welcome Grove Baptist Church in Newland on Sunday. David Thomas, assistant chief of the Richmond County Volunteer Fire Department, said the call came in at around 10 a.m. “The fire was under control at 10:32 [a.m.],” Thomas said. He noted that Richmond County’s first fire engine, coming from company #3 in Newland, made entry, “did wonderful on fire

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  • Body of Richmond County man recovered from water near Oyster Shell Lane in Northumberland

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Local and state agencies recovered the body of Wendell Elmore, 49, of Canal Road in Richmond County, from the water near Oyster Shell Lane in Northumberland County this morning. County Sheriff C.A. Wilkins said that a relative of the man went to the point and noticed what he thought was a body floating about 20 yards off the end of a dock. The relative identified the body as Elmore, Wilkins

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  • Fracking takes center stage with panel at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Virginia Commerce and Trade Secretary Maurice Jones (right) commenting that they have no applications for drilling permits pending or on file as Virginia Natural Resources Secretary Molly Ward looks on.

    Jerry Davis, executive director of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, characterized the Northern Neck’s economy to an audience of over 100 local residents and officials by using a few “f-words.” They were farming, fishing, forestry and fun, “because tourism doesn’t start with an “F,’ Davis clarified to a few chuckles in the room. “Now, we’re here to talk about fracking,” Davis said to the packed Lecture Hall at Warsaw’s

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