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Kilmarnock official: Officer Daniel Brooks progressing after being struck by vehicle

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:06 am

  A Kilmarnock Police Officer was injured Saturday evening when a vehicle struck him on Irvington Road close to 1st Avenue in Lancaster County Saturday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., a 2002 Pontiac, driven by Phillis A. Brown, 63, of Lancaster County, was traveling north on Irvington Road when it struck Officer Daniel T. Brooks as he exited his vehicle. The car had hit Brooks in the left leg; he

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Northern Neck Regional Jail inmate injured in group altercation

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

The following is from Northern Neck Regional Jail: On Monday, October 20, 2014, Inmate David Peebles, of the District of Columbia was airlifted to the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) as a result from injuries he received in an altercation at the Northern Neck Regional Jail. Inmate Pebbles, a federal inmate housed at the Jail, was involved in a group altercation with other inmates in his housing unit at approximately

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  • Officials OK Warsaw park improvements

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:24 am

    The Warsaw Town Council recently approved $60,000 for improvements to the town park on Main Street. The funds would help pay for spaces for handicap parking, pavers for sidewalks to ensure handicap accessibility to the incoming restrooms, drainage that will enable the town to be compliant with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, foundations for the restrooms and a new pavilion. Council met Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss bringing the

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  • News Briefs

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Working towards compliance: The Warsaw Town Council held a special meeting last night to discuss matters related to the Warsaw Town Park on Main Street. Prior to the meeting, Town Manager John Slusser said the town needed to take actions to bring the park into compliance with the Bay Act. The outcome of the special meeting remains unknown as of press time.   Rezoning request: Warsaw Town Council agreed to

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Rappahannock Raiders' Jarrett Gordon kicks a 40-yard field goal.

Rappahannock Raiders varsity football team handles Lancaster Red Devils, 30-6

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

The Raiders varsity football team was on the road playing the Red Devils on Friday Oct 17. On their first offensive drive they mixed in a 22 yard pass play with five running plays to move the ball 60 yards for the first score of the game and a (7-0) lead. Their next two drives were derailed by an interception and penalties. On the fourth drive they needed to get

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  • Cross Country’s highest finishers and times for Rappahannock High School runners from Belle Isle versus Lancaster

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    The boys and girls from the Rappahannock and Lancaster high school cross country teams beat the cooling temperatures at the serene Belle Isle to the finish line with Lancaster runners coming in first place. With the boys and girls running together, Sean Jones from Lancaster finished ahead of everyone with a time of 18:55.Vilisha Waller had the best time of all the competing girls at 21:43. Ethan White did the

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  • Sporting events postponed

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    From Rappahannock High School: Tonight’s cross country match at Belle Isle State Park and home JV football game against Lancaster have both been postponed to tomorrow night, Thursday, 10/16.

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Lifestyles

Anna Snedden reacting as she is announced the Homecoming Queen with her brother Andrew happily looking on.

‘Unbelievable courage:’ Anna Snedden’s battle with Leukemia from childhood through high school

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:13 am

  Anna Snedden was a typical 10 year old girl who loved to draw and paint, loved school and enjoyed playing with her younger brother, Andrew. Right before Thanksgiving in 2007,  she complained to her mother that her hip hurt. After a few days, the pain was still present.  Concerned for her daughter’s well-being, Debbie Snedden, took her to see her pediatrician. At first, her doctor thought it could be

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  • Innovation in style at longtime Warsaw staple

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Celia Winfield with one of her custom-made dresses.

    “Innovative Designs” for all occasions fill the room and line the walls in a bustling business on Main Street in Warsaw. “Amisha’s Fashions,” a long-standing specialized clothing store in town, first opened its doors in 1995.  It is one of the few businesses that have “stood the test of time” by having satisfied customers  again and again according to owner, Celia Winfield, and by “word of mouth,” which has attested

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  • Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tony Booth

    The Chantilly Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public and  veterans to this special occasion on Saturday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Montross. Refreshments will be served. Guest speaker will be Mr. Tony Booth, President of Millenium Marketing in Richmond, and also a radio broadcaster on station 107.3. Mr. Booth has spoken over the years on his military position as

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Trick of Treating in Kilmarnock, October 31

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

From the Town of Kilmarnock: The Town of Kilmarnock will conduct town wide “Trick or Treating” on Friday, October 31st, 2014 only. Per the Town’s ordinances, only children twelve (12) years of age and under are permitted to engage in trick or treating activities. However, this does not prohibit any parent or guardian from accompanying their children. All trick or treating activities are to be concluded by 9:00 p.m. Additionally,

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  • St. Margaret’s School for the Rappahannock River Run/Walk 5k in Tappahannock

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Richmond County YMCA is this year’s non-profit partner Tappahannock (September 11, 2014) – The 16th Annual Rappahannock River Run/Walk, on Saturday, October 18,  offers runners and walkers a scenic 5k (3.1 mile) course through Historic Downtown Tappahannock. All of the Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck community is invited to St. Margaret’s campus for this dog-, stroller-, and kid-friendly event. The St. Margaret’s Alumnae Association is happy to announce that The Richmond County YMCA will

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  • River Clean-up at Jones Creek Landing in Richmond County

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    NNSWCD River Clean-up Sunday • October 19 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District (NNSWCD), in partnership with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), is coordinating a fall waterways cleanup event at Jones Creek Landing in Richmond County. This annual event is part of the annual Virginia Waterways Cleanup organized by Clean Virginia Waterways (CVW) of Longwood University and the International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest

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