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Area public school closings and delays for Friday, February 27

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:20 am

Colonial Beach Public Schools opening 2 hours late Essex County Public Schools closed Lancaster County Public Schools closed (12-month employees report at 10 a.m.) Northumberland County Public Schools closed Richmond County Public Schools closed Westmoreland County Public Schools closed Rappahannock Community College closed

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  • Fredericksburg District: Road conditions may be icy, slick overnight

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Crews continue to plow, treat secondary roads in Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula   Download 511 mobile app to monitor road conditions   FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared to treat roads for icy, slick conditions that may develop overnight on streets that were cleared today in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.   While all roads in the Fredericksburg area are currently clear, any moisture remaining on

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  • Virginia State Police fields 801 calls for service from midnight to morning

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    From the Virginia State Police, submitted at 8:54 a.m. - Since midnight,  Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers statewide have fielded  801 calls for service statewide. During the period statewide, Virginia troopers responded to 238 traffic crashes and 191 disabled vehicles. The majority of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only. There have no reported traffic fatalities.   The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police

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Business News

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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Editorial

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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