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Dedicated to her community: Reedville’s Susan Tipton remembered

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm

When Susan Tipton was stricken in Fredericksburg last week, her Lancaster Public Library card became the key medical personnel that was used to locate her kin. Tipton, who died soon after suffering a burst brain aneurysm while waiting for a train that would’ve taken her to visit her sister in New York, was unable to tell the doctors who to call. Her home number in Reedville wouldn’t be answered. They

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  • Calvin Haile, Jeff Jones are winners of fastpitch softball team’s raffle

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm


    Virginia TNT girls fastpitch softball team held a raffle to raise funds for upcoming tournaments and equipment. Congratulations to Calvin Haile, winner of the Benelli Shotgun from Rednex Sporting Goods and Jeff Jones, winner of a pair of workboots from VA Shoe Clinic. Be on the lookout for raffle for the ladies this spring!

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  • Heritage Action Regional Coordinator to speak on keeping elected officials accountable

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Melody Clarke

    Melody H. Clarke, Middle Atlantic Regional Coordinator for Heritage Action, will speak at 7 p.m. at the Ruritan Club, 3989 Whitechapel Road, Lively on Tuesday January 27. The meeting is open to the public and hosted by the 99th District Tea Party. Many are concerned about the direction in which the country has gone and want to know what they can do to turn public policy issues around to better

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  • Presentation on Affordable Care Act overview at Rappahannock Community College

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

          On Monday, January 26 at 7PM, Rappahannock Community College will host Karen Cameron, director of Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare, presenting an overview of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). She will detail the benefits that the Act makes available to consumers, with specific advice as to how Virginians can take advantage of these benefits Cameron’s presentation will be held from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in RCC’s Warsaw Campus Lecture Hall. Before and

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  • Retired county officials honored at second annual celebration

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Brenda A. Goddin (from left), Roland B. Geddes and Larry E. Smith.

    The Essex County Board of Supervisors presented their Second Annual Resolutions of Commendations to five retirees at the Old Beale Church in Tappahannock on Fri. Jan 16. Pam Smith, the Essex County Administrative Services Manager, commended each retiree on their professionalism and dedication to their jobs. Roland B. Geddes began his service as chairperson for the Essex County Board of Zoning Appeals on June 1, 1993.  He retired from that

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  • Warsaw musician is a man of many passions

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Waylon Hamblin plays a tune along with his father, Faron Hamblin.

    Growing up in a talented musical household, Faron Hamblin started picking the guitar strings when he was a young teenager.  His father, Gary Hamblin, taught him the basics and Faron has been playing music ever since. “My father and his father and his father all played music,” Hamblin said.  “My dad had a band called Ruff Kutt back in the 80’s.  My parents met through music and were singers in

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  • Richmond County woman crowned Queen of the Holly Realm

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Emily Ryan Wilmore of Essex County (from left), Hannah Kellum of Richmond County, Lauren Page James of White Stone.

    The 119th Holly Ball took place on December 27 at the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock.  What began as a Yuletide party has grown into an event that has become an annual tradition in Tidewater Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.  The candlelit ball remains one of the oldest such events in America. The first Queen was Miss Cora Brent, who, in 1895, was declared to be

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