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Sunny Bank Ferry returns to service Friday, April 17

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Service on the Sunny Bank Ferry in Northumberland County will resume on Friday, April 17. The ferry was taken out of service in January 2015 for planned maintenance work. The vessel was removed from the water for painting and rehabilitation. A new vehicle ramp was installed, making it easier to adjust the ramp height at low and high tide. Sunny Bank Ferry is located on Route 644 in Northumberland County,

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  • Explosive situation avoided: volunteer fire department extinguishes vehicular fire at Revere Gas in Warsaw

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Volunteer firefighters put out the fire inside the truck's engine compartment.

    A flaming truck careened into the parking lot of Revere Gas off of RT 360 last Wednesday. Officer Charles Bowles of the Warsaw Police Department responded to the motor vehicle fire. “There were no injuries,” Bowles said. “It appeared that the fire was due to something essentially mechanical in nature.” Emergency services responded quickly, but Bowles said the Richmond County volunteer fire department already had it under control by the

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  • Virginia Department of Transportation: Expect delays for Downing Bridge Inspection, April 20-24

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Beginning Monday, April 20, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin an annual inspection of the Downing Bridge. Route 360 will be reduced to a single lane on the bridge from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday next week. Traffic will be directed by a flagging crew. The Downing Bridge crosses the Rappahannock River and connects Richmond and Essex counties. To check real-time traffic and work zone information,

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  • Near-death beating ends in guilty verdict for Essex County man

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

    An Essex County man nearly beat another Essex man to death last year over an argument about chicken and liquor. The jury found the former guilty and recommended the maximum sentence. Troy Lamont Burrell was found guilty of unlawful wounding for an assault that took place July 3, 2014. Burrell had been released from prison in 2012 after serving 13 years of a 15-year sentence for burglary and abduction. Burrell

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  • Richmond County will need new voting equipment for 2015 November General Election

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 7:39 am

    State Board of Elections decertifies WINVote voting equipment The State Board of Elections (SBE) decertified the AVS WINVote equipment at its public meeting Tuesday, April 14. The WINVote system is currently used in 30 localities, totaling more than 560 precincts around the state. This decision was reached after careful review of the serious security concerns identified in this system, feedback from election officials across the Commonwealth, and public comments from

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  • Richmond County Budget Proposals for Fiscal Year 2016

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    The following consists of the Balanced Budget with no real estate tax increase for next year and separate proposals from county supervisors in Richmond County. Balanced Budget with no real estate tax increase - Leave real estate tax rate unchanged – $0.67/$100 - $0.20/$100 personal property tax increase – $3.70/$100 - FY16 Recommended School Budget- $13,406,690 ($150,000 cut to local funding)* - FY16 Budget with no real estate tax increase- $13,349,690

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  • Man sentenced for shooting at car in Lancaster

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Luther S. Chinn Jr., 23, of Heathsville, VA was sentenced for Felony Malicious Shooting At An Occupied Vehicle in Lancaster County Circuit Court on April 10, 2015. The Court sentenced Chinn to ten years incarceration with nine years three months suspended, leaving an active jail sentence of nine months to serve which exceeded the Sentencing Guidelines in the case. In June 2014, residents of White Chapel Road observed Chinn firing

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  • New Warsaw Family Dollar slated to be completed in May

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Family Dollar

    It’s an eyesore. It’s too close to the road. It’s going to be an ugly addition to Warsaw. That’s what people who live in and drive through town have been saying about the structure going up on the corner of Court Circle and Route 360 where Family Dollar will soon be located. But according to Bill Holder, the superintendent of construction, this Family Dollar is going to end up being

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  • Ruther Glen man killed in car crash

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Caroline County- A Ruther Glen man was killed Friday (April 3) in a single vehicle crash in Caroline County.  The crash occurred at 1:52 a.m. on Route 30 (Dawn Blvd.), 40 feet east of Stephen Circle. Virginia State Police Trooper S. G. Kolodzinski investigated the crash. A 1999 Nissan pickup was traveling west on Route 30 when it ran off the road right, overcorrected, ran off the road to the

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