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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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  • Northumberland Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney announces intentions to run for Richmond County Commonwealth’s Attorney

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Libby Trible

    Libby Trible is now a resident of Richmond County, and she has announced her intentions to run for Richmond County Commonwealth’s Attorney. Trible said in a media release that she had been encouraged over the past couple of years by Wayne Emery, who will be retiring from his post as the current CA of Richmond County at the end of 2015, as well as Richmond County Sheriff Douglas Bryant and

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  • Gourmet meets burger at Northern Neck Burger Company in Kilmarnock

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:17 am

    A staff member puts together one of Northern Neck Burger Company’s signature burgers.

    Jay Wolfson received an epiphany while enjoying a cold beer and a wood grill-cooked hamburger on the dock at his family’s boat house in Kilmarnock. The Otis Redding hit song, “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” was playing on the radio. It was at that moment that Wolfson realized he had something that he needed to share. It was said to be the birth of the Northern Neck Burger

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  • Piano Dedication

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    After the sudden death of Ann Bowen in May, wife of Pastor Don Bowen of the Cobham Park  Baptist Church of Warsaw, a memorial fund was established.  At the time, no one knew what to expect by way of response. When gifts from church members, friends in the community, along with friends far and wide, exceeded $10,000, the family asked that the funds be used for the purchase of a

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  • Young trio builds tree house

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    In no particular order: Connor France and Hunter and Evan Yeatman.

    The grandchildren  of longtime, well-known 76-year-old builder Woody Yeatman are taking a page from Yeatman’s construction book and are nearly finished in building a custom-made tree fort. But this is not their grandfather’s tree fort. The parents of Connor France, Nathan and Beth, drove a golf cart along a path into the woods to meet the youngsters who designed and constructed the fort. Connor France is the cousin of brothers

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  • Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    August 11 – 15 was another busy week at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville. Twenty-seven young men from around the Northern Neck were busy learning new things at Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness). The camp directors Rev. Kevin Elmore and Mr. Bill Hines involved the young men in exciting hands on learning activities, group discussions and much more. The goal of the camp is to instill essential life skills,

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  • Andrew Hudnall: Bushido, the Way of the Warrior

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Andrew Hudnall

    For Andrew Hudnall, Martial Arts is more than a form of fighting or breaking boards.  It is Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, embodying the principles of respect, discipline and honor. Every person who requests to study with either Hudnall or his one of his associates must undergo an interview to determine why they want to begin learning martial arts.  Many, he said, want to learn because of something they

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