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Woman sentenced in 2013 Weems burglaries and grand larceny

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:50 am

 Sharon K. Pelkey, 54, of Weems, VA was sentenced in nine felonies consisting of eight counts of Breaking and Entering and one count of Grand Larceny in Lancaster County Circuit Court on February 27. Pelkey had pled guilty to the charges on May 9, 2014. The Court sentenced Pelkey to 40 years all suspended for the 8 Breaking and Enterings and 10 years with 7 years and 7 months suspended

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Sleet, freezing rain could affect travel in Fredericksburg area

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Road conditions may change quickly this afternoon as winter weather moves into region   Download 511 mobile app to monitor road conditions   FREDERICKSBURG–Motorists are advised that sleet and freezing rain could affect road conditions this afternoon in the Fredericksburg area, especially in northern and western areas.   Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are ready to apply salt and sand to reduce icing, and provide additional traction for vehicle tires. Sleet

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  • Area public school closings and delays for Friday, February 27

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Colonial Beach Public Schools opening 2 hours late Essex County Public Schools closed Lancaster County Public Schools closed (12-month employees report at 10 a.m.) Northumberland County Public Schools closed Richmond County Public Schools closed Westmoreland County Public Schools closed Rappahannock Community College closed

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  • Fredericksburg District: Road conditions may be icy, slick overnight

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Crews continue to plow, treat secondary roads in Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula   Download 511 mobile app to monitor road conditions   FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared to treat roads for icy, slick conditions that may develop overnight on streets that were cleared today in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.   While all roads in the Fredericksburg area are currently clear, any moisture remaining on

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Sports

Upcoming Rappahannock High School activities March 2 – 7

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Monday, March 2 Girls Basketball @ Middlesex, 5:30pm (depart 3:45)   – Region 1A East Quarterfinal Tuesday, March 3 Conference 43 Basketball Coaches meeting, RHS Library, Girls 6pm, Boys 7pm Wednesday, March 4 Region 1A East Girls Basketball Semifinals, Site and Time TBA Thursday, March 5 Region 1A East Girls Basketball Finals, Site and Time TBA Girls Tennis @ West Point (scrimmage), 4pm (depart 2:45) Friday, March 6 None Saturday,

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  • Colonial Beach girls, Essex boys win Conference 43 basketball championships

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Alex Peterson, Essex. File photo.

    On one side, the expected winner hoisted the trophy. On the other, a sixth-seeded team overcame the top three ranked squads in the conference en route to their huge victory in the finals. For girls basketball, No. 1 Colonial Beach grew their lead from a two-point, 20-18 advantage halftime to beat the No. 2 Rappahannock Raiders 46-33 in the Conference 43 finals at Lancaster High School. The Lady Drifters, also

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  • Poll: Which girls basketball team will most likely win the 1A East Region?

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Meredith Slaw, the game-leading scorer for the Raiders, snatches a rebound.

    WARSAW, Virginia – The 2015 VHSL regional basketball tournament begins on March 2. Among the eight teams that have advanced, Colonial Beach and Rappahannock will represent Conference 43. Here is your chance to weigh in on the question we have for readers: Which girls basketball team will most likely win the 1A East Region? Vote below. Click here for the 1A East Region bracket. Higher seeded teams will host in

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Lifestyles

Jessica Crabill

Learning journey brings Rappahannock Community College grad back home

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Rappahannock Community College graduate Jessica Crabill has made her way around the world only to confirm that the Northern Neck is where she belongs. After graduating from Christchurch School in Middlesex, Crabill took a year off to participate in Christian mission trips to El Salvador, Zambia and South Africa, where she did volunteer work in medical clinics and orphanages. Her experiences gave her a greatly increased appreciation of the advantages

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  • Rappahannock Community College students recognized as ‘A’ Club members

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    A number of RCC students were recently invited to join the college’s “A” Club in recognition of their excellent grades. Left to right: RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther; students Earl Brown, Jessica Ray, Grete Brummett, and Dianna Wegkamp; and Student Support Services administrative officer Lorraine Justice. Not pictured: student honorees Kiarra Martin, Barbara Peters, and Alexis Simpson.

    On February 13, a number of Rappahannock Community College students were honored as “A” Club members during a celebratory luncheon sponsored by the college’s Student Support Services (SSS) Office. The “A” Club luncheons, held soon after the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, single out SSS participants who were enrolled in at least two classes during the preceding semester(s), and earned an A or an S (satisfactory) in each

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  • Rappahannock Community College hosts air quality presentation

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    A representative of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alison Rockwell, came to Rappahannock Community College on February 11 to make a preliminary report on the NCAR project WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity. The project, based at Langley Research Center in Hampton, was initiated at the beginning of February, and will continue through March 15. It uses a C-130 research aircraft—a “flying laboratory”—to study the variations

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Entertainment

University of Mary Washington Events Open to the Public through May 2015

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Note:  All events are held at 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.   Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, June 7   Spotlight Exhibition, Melchers’ The Crimson Rambler, exemplifies how the garden as subject matter was ideally suited to Melchers’ adoption of impressionistic painting; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; daily 10 a.m – 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, through March 31 museum closes at 4 p.m.;

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  • Free Lasagna dinner in Oak Grove on Friday

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Free Lasagna dinner, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove 224-7309. Friday February 27 5:30 – 7:00. Everyone is welcome!

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  • Northern Neck Orchestra Concert Schedule Update

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Tickets that were meant for the concert canceled on March 1 due to icy road conditions can be used to attend the concert at Northumberland High School on March 8, at 3 p.m. The same concert was being performed twice. Patrons who were planning to attend the first performance can use their tickets to attend the second.

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