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Richmond County Public Schools among 22 fully accredited school divisions in Virginia for 2014-2015 school year

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

It’s an ever-shrinking list. The number of school systems in the state that have met all benchmarks for full accreditation are becoming fewer and fewer. But Richmond County Public Schools is on that list. And they were the only division in the Northern Neck to make it. “We’re thrilled we were able to achieve this standard once again and feel that it once again reflects the rigor of the instructional

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  • Longtime Northern Neck businessman passes away

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

    The Northern Neck News has received word that Bryan Chandler, of Chandler Chevrolet, has passed away after his longtime battle with cancer. Chandler was a businessman in the Northern Neck for many years. He was respected and beloved by many throughout the community. We extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Chandler family during this time.

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  • Burgess woman’s disappearance “still under active investigation” by Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    A recent picture of Claudine Jaquier Gifford taking a few weeks ago. It was not taken the day that she disappeared.

        Sheriff R.D. Crockett reports that the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford is still under active investigation. Tips and information continue to be received and all such information is being followed up by the Criminal Investigative Division, led by Lt. E.T. Self. At this time the office is waiting for laboratory and other reports from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science on evidence that was submitted to the lab

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"CONGRATULATIONS! You found me!"

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

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  • Constructing a memory box

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    People with Alzheimer’s or related dementias generally experience problems with memory and thinking. To the extent their ability to store new information efficiently becomes compromised, they may use past experiences to make sense of the present. Therefore, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is inviting Tappahannock families and friends of loved ones living with Alzheimer’s to share the gift of memory, by creating a Memory Box with their loved one

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  • Essex Inn gains new innkeepers

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

    September, 3, 2014-The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. “We come from the world of 300-room hotels with astounding amenities, but virtually no guest interaction.  We checked in hundreds of people every day

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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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