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Warsaw Town Council OKs car wash between Route 360 and Food Lion

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

“Congratulations, welcome to Warsaw, thanks for your cooperation,” Mayor Mark Milstead said to Hurst Harvey Oil co-owners Melinda and Wallace Lewis. “We’re so happy to have you,” Councilman Randy Phelps contributed. Warsaw Town Council had just accepted Hurst Harvey Oil’s conditional use permit application to operate a car wash in town. Council’s unanimous approval of the C.U.P. came after town officials had shared various concerns with having a car wash

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Proposed Bailey Ridge Subdivision’s final site plan approved by Warsaw Town Council

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

Town council approved the final site plan for the 14-lot Bailey Ridge Subdivision that Developer Roy Rogers is proposing at Memorial Drive in Warsaw. Last week, the Warsaw Planning Commission, which acts as the advisory body to council, tabled discussion of the project until their September meeting because they were awaiting preliminary comments from the Virginia Department of Transportation. At that meeting, Town Manager John Slusser said he didn’t anticipate

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Pictured standing: Cleveland Winfield. In background from left are School Board Vice-Chairman Brenda Pemberton, Chairman John Brown and Superintendent Greg Smith.

2013-2014 Teacher of the Year to serve as Faculty Athletics Representative at Rappahannock High School

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

Cleveland Winfield, who was last year’s Teacher of the Year for Richmond County Public Schools, will take on the role of Faculty Athletics Representative for Rappahannock High School. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Greg Smith credited Winfield and RHS principal Jesse Boyd for coming up with the position, which will be implemented for the first time this school year. “We were seeing some unsatisfactory results from our student athletes

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  • Rappahannock High School softball team recognized, honored for winning state championship

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

    From left: Hallie Berger, Chelsea Smith, Rachel Douglas, Jenna Whelan, Jordan Whelan, Hailee Green, Lexi Hanks, Makenzie Hall, Megan Elbourn, MiKayla Rapp, Head Coach Ellen Gaines, Patty Ptucha, Anna Lewis and Meredith Slaw.

    The Richmond County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution recognizing the Rappahannock Raiders varsity softball team for their tremendous accomplishment of winning the state championship in 2014. The following resolution reads: “WHEREAS, the Rappahannock High School Softball team competed and won the State 1A Championship in Radford, Virginia on June 14, 2014; and “WHEREAS, the Rappahannock High School Softball team consisted of Xenna Belfield, Hallie Berger, Courtney Berhalter, Rachel Douglas,

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  • Richmond County Little League Senior Girls have strong showing in Southeast Regionals

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    2014 Richmond County Little League Senior Girls team

    As 2014 Virginia State champions, the Richmond County Girls Senior All-Stars got to do something that many teams only dream of: represent their state in the Little League regionals. Last week, Richmond County’s pride and joy travelled to Fort Meyers, Florida and competed in the Little League Southeast Regional Tournament hoping to eventually win a berth in the Little League World Series held in Delaware. The team competed against teams

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Lifestyles

Andrew Hudnall

Andrew Hudnall: Bushido, the Way of the Warrior

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:36 am

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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  • A gleaning culture in the Northern Neck

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    The book of Ruth in the Old Testament describes a process of food gathering called gleaning that many today neither understand nor see the need. Unless, of course, you are from the Northern Neck and happen to know Lance Barton, who is the CEO of the Northern Neck Food Bank. Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested, or from fields

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  • No wasted efforts: teens harvest food for those in need

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Harvest for Hope youth and adults standing outside of St. John’s Episcopal in Warsaw, where they were served lunch by church members after picking corn at Holyoke Farm in the pouring rain.

    Imagine rows of tall, lush green corn stalks, enveloping fresh, flavorful golden corn that could be plucked off the plant and eaten right away. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s perfectly good. But it didn’t make it to market this season, so what happens? It gets discarded and goes uneaten, while malnutrition remains a plight faced by households throughout the region. That’s where Harvest of Hope comes in. Through the

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Entertainment

Andy Vaughan and the Driveline

Andy Vaughan and the Driveline return to Richmond County Fair

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

Country artist Andy Vaughan used to watch a lot of Western movies when he was a kid. The Richmond native noticed how, in the older films, “everything was really black and white” when the good guys wore the white hats and the bad guys wore the black hats, and “you knew exactly who was who.” But then came the newer, “Spaghetti Western” moves in which many shades of gray emerged

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  • Northumberland YMCA to kick off First Annual ‘Guns and Hoses Bowl’ September 6

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    The day before the first NFL Sunday of 2014, local residents can get their fill of football excitement with the first-ever Guns and Hoses Bowl hosted by the Northumberland Family YMCA! The Northumberland and Richmond County sheriff’s offices will team up with Virginia State Police to square off against the Fairfields and Callao Volunteer Fire Departments in a game of flag football. The inaugural event, organized and coordinated by Northumberland

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  • 26th Annual Richmond County Fair August 12-16

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Jonathan Austin, who will stage his 24- Hour Emergency Juggling & Magic Service Show next Friday and Saturday evening.

    The Richmond County Fair starts next week! The fair takes place at the fairgrounds, located near the Rt 3 Bypass in Warsaw, look for the big ferris wheel, named after George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.   Tuesday and Wednesday, gates open at 6 pm.  Thursday and Friday, gates open at 10 am.  Saturday, gates open at 9 am.  Each night, the fair closes at 11 pm.  Admission is $2 per

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