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Tri-County Task Force / Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office drug bust nets 11 arrests

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Task Force pursued an intensive investigation known as “Double Tap”— strike a target twice in rapid succession for ultimate effect—and netted 11 arrests. To date, 24 people have been arrested in two Task Force sweeps beginning April 16 of this year. At 4 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, members from the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, King George County, Caroline County, the Virginia State

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  • Injuries in two-car accident at Route 360 / Totuskey Church Road intersection in Richmond County

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm


    A high-speed collision involving a Mustang and Infiniti occurred on Route 360 at approximately 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13. Each vehicle had one occupant. The Mustang was travelling eastbound on Route 360 and was attempting to turn onto Totuskey Church Road when it collided with the Infiniti travelling westbound on 360. Deputy Nicholas Goodwyn of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, who was first on the scene, said that the

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  • Angelo’s Pizza owner’s name cleared

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Bryan Oliff, Angelo's

    It was a long time coming, but Bryan Oliff finally had his day in court. And even though his malicious prosecution suit against Westmoreland County Deputy Anthony Darby was dismissed, no evidence or testimony stating that Oliff had knowledge or participated in the sale or use of cocaine was ever submitted before the court. Oliff, owner of Angelo’s Pizza in Montross, has claimed his innocence since his arrest on May

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More Little Sue stores dotting region, including Warsaw and Callao

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Little Sue Food Stores are making a comeback in the Northern Neck. And with that resurgence, more jobs and food service could be on their way to the local area. You can now find Little Sue stores at the Shell gas stations in Warsaw and Callao, in place of what were the Stop In Food Stores as recently as last Wednesday, April 22. Little Sue used to be in Warsaw,

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  • Northern Neck Resource Fair at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    A Northern Neck Resource Fair will be held in Warsaw at Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw Campus on Wednesday, March 4th, from 10AM-3PM.  The goal of the Resource Fair is to bring together small businesses, entrepreneurs, and job-seekers with organizations and agencies that can provide information, and assistance.   The Resource Fair is free, and open to the public. The Resource Fair is organized by the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, the

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  • ‘Financial Forecasting’ workshop in Heathsville

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop on January 27th from 6-8pm at the Northern Neck Small Business Incubator in Heathsville - Financial Forecasting The objective of this workshop is to learn how to forecast financial results in a small business. Learn to efficiently and accurately produce a view of future financial results.  A six step process will be discussed along with a review of the forms, formats

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USDA offers summer food safety tips in advance of Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.“This Memorial Day weekend and all summer long, I encourage families to get

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  • Letter to the Editor: Consider in-house applications for Westmoreland County Public Schools Superintendent position

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

    As we embark on yet another search for a superintendent, I would ask the school board to seriously consider any in-house applications for the position. It’s well past time for a new superintendent who already knows our community and its educational needs; who already knows our students, their parents, and grandparents; and who has already established a personal and professional relationship with many faculty members and administrators.  Westmoreland County is

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  • Texting: ‘It Can Wait’

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Brenna Jones

      Editor’s Note: Every day teenagers die on the roadways of this country because they are distracted by texting. Those grisly statistics can change, and a Hermann, MO student is doing her part to see they do. St. George eighth grade student Brenna Jones is the Missouri Middle School Division winner of the “It Can Wait” campaign aimed at discouraging texting while driving. The contest was sponsored in part by

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