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Pictured are Nathan Parker (from right) and Izaak Hagy with their winning wind turbine from the Virginia Beach KidWind Challenge.

Onto the 2014 National KidWind Challenge!

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

Not long ago, Northumberland Middle School students Izaak Hagy and Nathan Parker proved perhaps an unspoken hypothesis: Legos can have a practical use. And a competition-winning practical use at that. That was the case  when Legos were the building blocks for Parker and Hagy’s unique wind turbine that they entered into the KidWind Challenge in Virginia Beach last month. When the turbine was tested in the wind tunnel with a

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  • A growing organization with a healthy mission

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Warsaw town officials presented a check in the amount of $500 to the Northern Neck Food Bank at their Open House last Wednesday. From left are Mayor Mark Milstead, NNFB Executive Director Lance Barton and Councilman Ralph Self.

    Lance Barton recalled a Christmas party from some time ago when someone asked him to tell a story about his best Christmas ever. “Frankly, I said ‘You know what? The best is yet to come.’” And that’s what Barton, the executive director of the Northern Neck Food Bank (NNFB), is saying about his Warsaw-based organization. “We’re still growing, expanding and perfecting and making this program more efficient and making it

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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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  • The buzz of the bait

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Classic Spring baits

    Did you get to go fishing this past weekend? The weather was a little warmer Saturday, but Sunday was a miserable day. I managed to sneak out Saturday and do a quick bank fishing fun. I saw a bunch of small bass roaming up along the bank, but they were more curious then hungry. Or maybe they just didn’t like what I was throwing. And I wasn’t doing a lot

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  • Reeling in laughter, brotherhood and bass

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Bill Callis proudly shows off his 8.5 pound bass that he caught while fishing with his brother this past weekend.

      Did you get to go fishing this weekend? Saturday was a great day to go, but it was a little breezy. It never did get as warm as I was hoping, but still a beautiful day to be fishing. The arrival of artic air is putting a hurting on my springtime fishing. I can’t wait for the topwater action to begin. Dustin Bailey and his little brother, Ben Shepherd

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  • Richmond County YMCA gets Wise

    Posted on February 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Wise at the recent annual YMCA convention, where he was one of the keynote speakers.

      He could have been anything, from a lawyer, a psychiatrist to a big city businessman. Instead, he became everything to the children of Richmond County, their parents, local citizens and is now one of the most admired members of the regional community. Last week, Clifton Wise was one of the keynote speakers at a statewide YMCA conference and it was just another notch in the belt of a man

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