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Virginia Department of Transportation ready to treat, clear roads in Fredericksburg District

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Motorists should be alert for rapidly changing road conditions this afternoon, evening Download 511 mobile app to monitor road conditions   FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation crews with nearly 900 pieces of available equipment are ready to treat and clear roads this afternoon as a winter storm moves across the 14-county Fredericksburg District. Road conditions are currently clear in most of the Fredericksburg area, with ice beginning to appear on primary roads in

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  • Kilmarnock man sentenced in high speed chase case

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Monta Devon Lee, 27, of Kilmarnock, was sentenced for Felony Eluding While Endangering Law Enforcement And the Public and Driving Suspended (after eight prior Driving Suspended convictions in the past ten years) in Lancaster County Circuit Court on February 27, 2015. Lee had been convicted on November 21, 2014. The Court sentenced Lee to three years with two suspended in the Eluding charge and 90 days in the Driving Suspended

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  • Todd Kessler charged with murder of Burgess woman Claudine Gifford

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    James Todd Kessler

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office: On February 25, 2015 the local multijurisdictional grand jury returned felony indictments against James Todd Kessler in connection with the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford. Kessler was charged with murder of Claudine Gifford and concealment with malicious intent of a dead human body. The indictments were served on Kessler by lead investigator Lt. E.T. Self. Kessler, already in custody on unrelated charges, was ordered held

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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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  • New eatery in Tappahannock

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    The staff of newly opened Pubelo Azteca in Tappahannock.

    A fiesta of flavors has arrived at 330 Prince Street in Tappahannock. Pueblo Azteca has moved into the former Ferebee’s restaurant building and filled it with the sights, sounds and aromas of both traditional and new Mexican cuisine.  Nearly 100 choices of fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, tamales, enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos, nachos and chili rellenos are available.  A smattering of American as well as a kid’s menu are included. The dessert menu

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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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  • Attorney General renders opinion on family members serving on Richmond County boards

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    The following is Attorney General Mark Herring’s legal interpretation of state code section regarding the service of a board of supervisor’s relatives on county boards to Senator McDougle. The opinion, dated June 26, 2014, addresses an inquiry into whether or not appointed Richmond County School Board Member Brenda Pemberton could continue to serve out her term with her husband Bobby Pemberton having been recently elected to the Richmond County Board

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