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Essex Inn gains new innkeepers

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

September, 3, 2014-The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. “We come from the world of 300-room hotels with astounding amenities, but virtually no guest interaction.  We checked in hundreds of people every day

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  • Over 70 donors attend Northumberland Red Cross Blood Drive

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

    The Northumberland Chapter of the Red Cross held its Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 29 at Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville, VA.  The chapter thanks St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for hosting the Drive, as well as the Northumberland Lions Club for hosting the Canteen for us.  The gentlemen who prepared the “goodies” were  Joel Stubbs, Bob Binsky, Beg Groenwald, Bob Holley, Lee Allain, and Dick Saxer. Red Cross Volunteers were

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  • Quarter-century milestone marks longtime success of family-owned Tappahannock dealership

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

    From left: Malcolm Ball, Jean Ball, Carter Ball, Page Ball and Joey Fore celebrate Page’s 25 years as the locally owned business’s Buick and GMC Dealer.

    Many businesses come and go, but there are the select few that weather the severe economic downturns and changing times to not only remain in the game, but stand tall as local mainstays. In Tappahannock, Bareford Buick GMC is among the select few. The local car dealership that is said to have begun on a tree stump has been meeting the transportation needs of customers for 67 years, and Page

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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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