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Tappahannock man dies from injuries sustained in automobile accident at Mt. Landing Road

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

On Wednesday July 23 at 4:09 P.M., Virginia State Police Master Trooper A. Allen responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mt. Landing Road at Warings Mill Road in Essex County. A 1986 GMC pickup was traveling east on Mt. Landing Road when it attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway, as the vehicle was turning it was struck at an angle by a 1991 Ford Pickup. The driver

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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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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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  • Letters to the editor: Week of Feb. 19

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

    The end of an era Dear Citizens, Colleagues and Community Partners, As my work as Director of Social Services for Richmond County comes to an end, I would like to thank you for your encouragement, support, counsel and friendship over the last  seven and a half years. I consider the opportunity to have served the citizens of Richmond County an honor and a privilege. During the past seven and a

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Feb. 5, 2014

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Good works come from Christmas Mother Program The Christmas Mother Committee is pleased to report that 297 children were served through the supplemental program to help families with Christmas gifts. Through the support of 26 churches, 14 businesses and organizations and 22 individuals, those children experienced a more complete Christmas time through the efforts of many caring people in our community. We thank those donors, and particularly Beale Memorial Baptist

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