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Warsaw native Joseph Gaines passes away

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

The Northern Neck News regrets to inform the community that Joseph Gaines, a beloved pillar of Warsaw and Richmond County, has passed away this morning. We our express our sincere condolences to the Gaines family and his many friends in the Northern Neck and beyond.

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  • Northern Neck Regional Jail inmate injured in group altercation

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The following is from Northern Neck Regional Jail: On Monday, October 20, 2014, Inmate David Peebles, of the District of Columbia was airlifted to the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) as a result from injuries he received in an altercation at the Northern Neck Regional Jail. Inmate Pebbles, a federal inmate housed at the Jail, was involved in a group altercation with other inmates in his housing unit at approximately

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  • Officials OK Warsaw park improvements

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:24 am

    The Warsaw Town Council recently approved $60,000 for improvements to the town park on Main Street. The funds would help pay for spaces for handicap parking, pavers for sidewalks to ensure handicap accessibility to the incoming restrooms, drainage that will enable the town to be compliant with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, foundations for the restrooms and a new pavilion. Council met Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss bringing the

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  • News Briefs

    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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