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Virginia Department of Corrections to Closely Monitor Sex Offenders on Halloween Night

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke has announced this year’s plans to monitor sex offenders under probation and parole supervision throughout the Commonwealth on Halloween night. Through Operation Porch Lights Out, offenders are either required to remain at home with their lights out and not answer the door for trick-or-treaters or they are required to attend a meeting at a secure location during the evening hours when

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  • Sharps man apprehended in Warsaw, charged with malicious wounding for Latane’s Mill Road incident in Essex County

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Authorities from Richmond and Essex counties apprehended a Sharps man in front of McDonald’s in Warsaw for an incident that occurred on Latane’s Mill Road in Essex County. On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11:48 a.m., the Essex County Sheriff’s Office received a call for an assault with a machete. Deputies and EMS were dispatched to Latane’s Mill Road where they found a 38-year-old female with a severe laceration above her

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  • Warsaw native Joseph Gaines passes away

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    The Northern Neck News regrets to inform the community that Joseph Gaines, a beloved pillar of Warsaw and Richmond County, has passed away this morning. We express our sincere condolences to the Gaines family and his many friends in the Northern Neck and beyond.

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Celia Winfield with one of her custom-made dresses.

Innovation in style at longtime Warsaw staple

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

“Innovative Designs” for all occasions fill the room and line the walls in a bustling business on Main Street in Warsaw. “Amisha’s Fashions,” a long-standing specialized clothing store in town, first opened its doors in 1995.  It is one of the few businesses that have “stood the test of time” by having satisfied customers  again and again according to owner, Celia Winfield, and by “word of mouth,” which has attested

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  • Reedville couple acquires Chitterchats Ice Cream Parlor

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Jeff and Jennifer Bramblet moved to Reedville last year for a job and have grown to love the small, rural community by the Chesapeake Bay. But they wanted to get to know their neighbors better, so they decided to make their town a little sweeter by purchasing Chitterchats Ice Cream Parlor. “We love the area and the way of life, and wanted a way to get more involved,” Jennifer said

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  • Getting well with help from Girl Scouts

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    The Junior Girl Scout Troop 813 of Tappahannock delivering the Get-Well baskets to Riverside.

    Girl Scout troops have been around since 1912, when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low first held a meeting with 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia.  She wanted girls to have the opportunity to develop mentally, physically, and spiritually by participating in community services under the guidance of trained and supportive adults. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA have over 3.2 million members and another 59 million are Girl Scout alumnae. Junior Girl

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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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  • 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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