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Driver airlifted from single-car accident on Route 360 near Callao

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

A one car accident occurred on Dec. 17 in front of the residence of Edward Hall on Route 360, west of Callao. According to Sheriff C.A.Wilkinson, the accident may have been the result of a medical issue with the driver.  He indicated that the car had crossed over the ditch twice. A medevac helicopter was dispatched to transport the driver to the nearest hospital. Hall and his wife were talking

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  • Tractor-trailer accident on Route 203 near Lyells

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The overturned tractor trailer driven by Clifton Brown, who was not injured in the accident.

    On Monday around noon, Clifton Pernell Brown, an independent tractor trailer owner and driver, was driving his 1995 Freightliner rig fully loaded with lumber from Potomac Supply when, making a right off of Route 3 onto Route 203, he traveled about a quarter mile before losing control the massive truck. Brown swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle, consequently overturning his load of lumber and totaling his freightliner. “It looked like

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  • Verizon moves operations from Walnut to Main Street within Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Workers could be seen on Friday unloading supplies from tractor trailers outside the Verizon building on Main Street in Warsaw. The move was part of Verizon transferring operations from its previous location in the Richmond County Industrial Development Authority-owned building on Walnut Street to its Main Street facility. Verizon was sharing that space with the school board, which had relocated its own operations to the Walnut Street building from the

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The staff of newly opened Pubelo Azteca in Tappahannock.

New eatery in Tappahannock

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

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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  • A taste of Mexico in Village

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Maria Sanchez with sweet breads from her newly opened “Mi Mexico.”

    There’s a new store in town, or rather, a new store in Village. “I have always wanted to have a little grocery store, and I remember that building beside Mr. King’s place,” said owner Maria Sanchez.  “I thought it would be a good place to have my store.” Sanchez, a native of Mexico City, started coming to the Northern Neck when she was 18 years old, to work at local

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  • Riverside Tappahannock Hospital prepares for potential Ebola threats

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    PPE class 4

    Riverside Tappahannock Hospital conducted training recently to prepare for any potential Ebola threats in the community.   “Just as we rehearse during our mass casualty drills, practicing for unexpected or unusual situations, we regularly evaluate and update protocols as community health situations or threats arise,” said John Peterman, Vice President and Administrator for Riverside Tappahannock. “We have been paying attention to what has been happening in the rest of the

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Brenna Jones

Texting: ‘It Can Wait’

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

  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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  • 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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