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Essex County Airport Authority looking to rezone property for potential dry fertilizer mixing business

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

The Essex County Airport Authority is seeking to rezone 24 acres of airport property outside Tappahannock from agriculture to light industry. Barry Bates of the Airport Authority said one business has showed interest in establishing a dry fertilizer blending facility at the site in question. In response to a citizen’s inquiry, Bates said  Southern States is currently the only business offering that type of service in Essex County. The retail

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  • Frank Johnson shares his vision for Warsaw, Richmond County

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Frank Johnson is an organization development professional with the Warsaw-based Hope for Family and Business Prosperity.  Johnson specializes in the creation of strategic plans and visions.

    A convention center. A marketing team. A proactive approach to recruiting employers. Internships for youth. These are part of Frank Johnson’s vision for facilitating growth in Richmond County and its county seat, the Town of Warsaw. “If we’re going to be a rural place, then let’s be the rural heaven,” Johnson said before giving the following assessment of Richmond County. “We have an aging population. We have not too many professionals

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  • Aylett furniture store reopens under new ownership

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    The grand interior of the reopened, renamed Red Barn Furniture Outlet in Aylett.

      As many have noticed over the past few months, Aylett’s Old Red Store closed after 40 years. The ubiquitous furniture store, which had occupied both sides of Route 360 in Aylett, shuttered its doors only to have reopened as the Red Barn Furniture Outlet under new ownership on May 1. Owner Jay Roberts explained how his family, based out of Hampton, operates the new store. They have a total

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  • Commemorating 50 years of healing and serving the community

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Parents and children enjoyed face-painting, animal balloons and a nice day in the Warsaw Town Park as part of the Warsaw Richmond County Main Street Program’s new “Picnic in the Park” event.

    On a bright, beautiful Saturday in Tappahannock, local residents, civic groups and officials from all levels of government came out celebrate two major milestones for Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. This year marks the hospital’s 50th anniversary of serving the community as well as the 25th anniversary of its partnership with Riverside Health System (RHS). Elizabeth Martin, Riverside Health System’s Vice President for Quality who for many years served as administrator of

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  • Riverside Tappahannock Hospital receives a perfect quality score

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH), was one of only 4 small rural community hospitals to receive a perfect score on Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Q-HIP measures. There are 46 small rural hospitals that participate in the Anthem’s program in Virginia, New York, and Georgia.   Anthem’s Q-HIP (Quality Hospital Incentive Program) measures look at how well hospital staff: communicate with patients and each other maintain evidence based infection control

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  • A cake of thanks for Union Bank

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

    The Friends of the Library presenting their cake to Union First Market Bank as a show of thanks for allowing the Friends use of one of their facilities.

    The Friends of the Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County Public Library recently expressed their thanks to the management and employees of the Union First Market Bank in Warsaw for the free use of one of their buildings on Main Street. A cake beautifully decorated with the library’s logo symbolized the Friends’ gratitude for the bank’s generous accommodation. The Friends have operated their ongoing Used Book Sale for the past three years

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  • Plans in place for Dunn-Rite Auto

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

    The Dunn family pictured in front of their pride and joy Dunn-Rite Auto Sales, which will move to a brand new building within Kilmarnock.

    Jovial M’Lissa Dunn, who with her husband Randy has established and built up Randy’s Dunn Rite Automotive and Dunn-Rite Auto Sales in the lower Northern Neck, is excited to break ground at what will be their own building for their family-run business in Kilmarnock. Not only that, but the husband-and-wife owners have big plans in store for their location in Burgess. In Kilmarnock, both the sales lot and service center

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