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Singer Chris Brown moved to Northern Neck Regional Jail

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Tappahannock native Chris Brown is currently residing in a location approximately 5 miles from his hometown. But it wasn’t the type of homecoming that anyone would hope to have. The 24-year-old singer was recently moved to the Northern Neck Regional Jail by the U.S. Marshals Service from California, a jail official confirmed last week. Brown came to NNRJ in Warsaw from a transfer off of the federal airlift from the

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  • Council gives nod to 3 percent raise for town employees

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:21 am

    The Warsaw Town Council agreed to keep a 3 percent raise for employees in their draft of the budget during their Monday work session. As it stands, the general fund of the town budget proposes an increase in $10,000 of the salaries line item for fiscal year (FY) 2015. The 3 percent increase does not include the town’s two police officers, as the budget as of now consists of provisions

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  • Northumberland man to serve five years for sexual crimes

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Robert O. Lawson, a 54-year-old Reedville man was given an active sentence of five years after he pled guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual battery and one charge of indecent liberties with a child. Each of the crimes for which Lawson was convicted occurred over 25 years ago when he was in his teens and 20’s. Lawson was accused of sexually abusing three girls over a 10-year period between

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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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