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Sunny Bank Ferry returns to service Friday, April 17

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Service on the Sunny Bank Ferry in Northumberland County will resume on Friday, April 17. The ferry was taken out of service in January 2015 for planned maintenance work. The vessel was removed from the water for painting and rehabilitation. A new vehicle ramp was installed, making it easier to adjust the ramp height at low and high tide. Sunny Bank Ferry is located on Route 644 in Northumberland County,

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  • Explosive situation avoided: volunteer fire department extinguishes vehicular fire at Revere Gas in Warsaw

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Volunteer firefighters put out the fire inside the truck's engine compartment.

    A flaming truck careened into the parking lot of Revere Gas off of RT 360 last Wednesday. Officer Charles Bowles of the Warsaw Police Department responded to the motor vehicle fire. “There were no injuries,” Bowles said. “It appeared that the fire was due to something essentially mechanical in nature.” Emergency services responded quickly, but Bowles said the Richmond County volunteer fire department already had it under control by the

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  • Virginia Department of Transportation: Expect delays for Downing Bridge Inspection, April 20-24

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Beginning Monday, April 20, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin an annual inspection of the Downing Bridge. Route 360 will be reduced to a single lane on the bridge from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday next week. Traffic will be directed by a flagging crew. The Downing Bridge crosses the Rappahannock River and connects Richmond and Essex counties. To check real-time traffic and work zone information,

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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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