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Rappahannock ranks 39th in Virginia, 1551st in nation on U.S. News and World Report list

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

Rappahannock High School has done it again. At a recent Richmond County School Board meeting, it was announced that, for the second consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report had awarded the school a silver medal. RHS ranked 39 out of 315 high schools in Virginia and 1,551 out of nearly 22,000 high schools in the country. Superintendent Greg Smith and school board members applauded the staff for the

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  • Essex man to be sentenced for malicious wounding

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Kevin Kelly

    One count of strangulation and one count of malicious wounding. Kevin Kelly of Tappahannock pled guilty to these charges on Thursday. Kelly’s charges stem from attacking his then-girlfriend Michelle Jordan in both a car and their apartment in Tappahannock on September 20, 2014. September 19, 2014 was Kelly’s birthday, and they were celebrating it with a party, according to Stacey Davenport, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Essex County. “According to the

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  • Suspect in New York City homicide arrested in Richmond County

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Melquan Collier

    Captain Steve Smith with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 18, 2015 they arrested Melquan D. Collier.  Collier was wanted for a violation of probation and homicide in the City of New York. This agency received information from the United States Marshal Service that Collier was possibly in the Richmond County area and was wanted for a homicide that occurred in New York City in 2013. Monday

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More Little Sue stores dotting region, including Warsaw and Callao

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Little Sue Food Stores are making a comeback in the Northern Neck. And with that resurgence, more jobs and food service could be on their way to the local area. You can now find Little Sue stores at the Shell gas stations in Warsaw and Callao, in place of what were the Stop In Food Stores as recently as last Wednesday, April 22. Little Sue used to be in Warsaw,

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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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USDA offers summer food safety tips in advance of Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.“This Memorial Day weekend and all summer long, I encourage families to get

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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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