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Emergency workers transport Terry Sprouse to the emergency helicopter.

Woman airlifted from single-car crash on Newland Road

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:26 am

Emergency services and state troopers responded to a single motor vehicle accident on Friday near 6890 Newland Rd. in Richmond County. The driver was transported via helicopter to Mary Washington Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries, emergency workers said. According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper O.B. Moody, 48-year-old Terry Lynn Sprouse, of Oak Grove Road, was navigating her dark blue 2002 Mitsubishi convertible to the left when

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  • Main Street Program focused on beautification, new events

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:08 am


    From hanging lush, green plants along a central roadway in town to holding innovative events at Warsaw Town Park,  the Warsaw-Richmond County Main Street Program continues to make strides towards meeting its goal of attracting more families and businesses to the community that they call the heart of the Northern Neck. Following the visible success of Warsaw’s new playground in the park and an annual Main Street Program meeting that,

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  • Essex looking to combine rescue squads

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Essex County could soon be bidding farewell to the long-standing non-profit Tappahannock Volunteer Rescue Squad as a standalone organization. The board of supervisors is considering a merger that would later this year combine the volunteer agency and Essex County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into one EMS agency serving all Essex County citizens. County Administrator Reese Peck indicated that the Tappahannock rescue squad was part of a nationwide trend of volunteer

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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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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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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Jan. 29.

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Dog Days in Essex On Thursday, the Tappahannock Police Department solved the theft of two dogs which occurred on the night of December 19, 2012.  The dogs were taken during a break-in at the Essex County Animal Pound.  I wrote a letter to the Editor about the break-in and described the perpetrators as domestic terrorists affiliated with PETA.  An article about arrest appears in this issue of the paper. Our

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