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Warsaw officials consider guidelines for Warsaw Town Park

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:47 am

Town Manager, John Slusser, expressed his concerns regarding the lack of policies regarding allowing alcohol and amplified music in Warsaw Town Park. “I would hate to see the park lose its identity as a playground for children,” Slusser said.  “The park is right next to residences.” Slusser suggested that the council explore some guidelines for the number and type of reserved large events to take place within the park. William

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Driver airlifted from single-car accident on Route 360 near Callao

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

A one car accident occurred on Dec. 17 in front of the residence of Edward Hall on Route 360, west of Callao. According to Sheriff C.A.Wilkinson, the accident may have been the result of a medical issue with the driver.  He indicated that the car had crossed over the ditch twice. A medevac helicopter was dispatched to transport the driver to the nearest hospital. Hall and his wife were talking

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  • Tractor-trailer accident on Route 203 near Lyells

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The overturned tractor trailer driven by Clifton Brown, who was not injured in the accident.

    On Monday around noon, Clifton Pernell Brown, an independent tractor trailer owner and driver, was driving his 1995 Freightliner rig fully loaded with lumber from Potomac Supply when, making a right off of Route 3 onto Route 203, he traveled about a quarter mile before losing control the massive truck. Brown swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle, consequently overturning his load of lumber and totaling his freightliner. “It looked like

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  • Verizon moves operations from Walnut to Main Street within Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Workers could be seen on Friday unloading supplies from tractor trailers outside the Verizon building on Main Street in Warsaw. The move was part of Verizon transferring operations from its previous location in the Richmond County Industrial Development Authority-owned building on Walnut Street to its Main Street facility. Verizon was sharing that space with the school board, which had relocated its own operations to the Walnut Street building from the

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1A East All-Region Football Team

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

Center(1)   1st team Tyler George 56 Sr 6’2 220 Parry McCluer 2nd team Darin Jones 56 Sr 6’0 220 Colonial Beach               Guards(2)   1st team Travon Elliot 56 Sr 6’0 265 Altavista 1st team Robert Umphlette 52 Sr 5’11 195 Essex 2nd team Jovan Gillis 50 Jr 5’8 240 Rappahannock 2nd team Joe Robertson 55 Sr 5’11 195 Lunenburg      

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  • Rappahannock Lady Raiders remain unbeaten at 7-0, look ahead to Mathews on Thursday

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Meredith Slaw makes a free throw in a game against King and Queen where she scored 17 points

    Seven may be considered a lucky number, but Coach Ellen Gaines’ Rappahannock varsity girls basketball team has relied on skill and the leadership of seniors Selene Epps and Ashley Towles to reach win #7 in just as many games played this season. “They’ve been playing varsity for four years .. they’ve done a great job, Ashley with controlling the game and Selene with her scoring,” Gaines said Monday evening. But

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  • Rappahannock pounces on Charles City Panthers, wins 84-46

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Rappahannock’s Marcus Byrd drives the ball to the hoop.

    The Raiders varsity basketball team played the Charles City Panthers at home on Wednesday, December 10. The Raiders ran their fast break, blocked shots and grabbed rebounds to take the lead and never looked back. They were ahead 20-6 after the first period. At half time, they were up by 30 points. The starting five saw the court for four minutes in the third; they gave way to the subs

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Some of the local hunters who received boxed lunches from Warsaw Baptist Church on Saturday were Gary Sanders (from left), Jennifer Masiak, Joseph Masiak and Joseph Jr.

Hunter’s Lunch at Warsaw Baptist Church helps raise funds for Standing Rock mission trip

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

By selling boxed lunches to local hunters, the women of Warsaw Baptist Church are gearing up to provide their seventh year of ministry services to the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota. The Hunter’s Lunch fundraisers at the Warsaw Baptist church on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 were two of many fundraisers that help raise the $36,000 needed for 27 individuals to go on their yearly mission trip each August. For

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  • Students embrace hands-on classes at ‘Be Proud, Be Protected’ event in Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Students look on as Christina Dempsey (left) speaks on Distracted Driving and the impact of losing loved ones at “Be Proud, Be Protected.”

    At first, Richmond County school students and brothers Jacob and John Lee Grindstaff were not initially happy with their mother’s request that they attend the “Be Proud Be Protected” presentations held at the Northern Neck Technical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 10. After attending the three classes and enjoying their hands-on experiences, the brothers said that they’d like to do it again. “Be Proud Be Protected” hosted by Delegate Margaret Ransone

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  • Song, dance and holiday cheer at The Orchard’s Open House in Warsaw

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Martie Allman (right) dances with one of the residents at The Garden with music provided by David Hall (center).

    The Holiday Open House was in full swing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at The Orchard, the area’s multi-dimensional care facility in Warsaw.  Live music and the sound of loved ones’ laughter filled the center, while the aromas of a freshly prepared feast filled the air in the dining room of Magnolia Manor. Each one of the residential facilities at the Orchard featured its own

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Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s upcoming holiday events

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    December 13 Santa Arrives 9 A.M. Saturday morning aboard the Elva C., a restored 1922 buyboat, followed by refreshments for the children at the adjacent Bethany UMC. The church’s sanctuary is open to visitors throughout the weekend. The Walker House is open for tours, complete with cookies and punch and Christmas carols played on the original pump organ. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum 504 Main Street, Reedville  Call 804 453-6529,

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  • Calendar of events, from December 11

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Thursday, December 11 Colonial Beach Town Council meeting, 7 p.m.   Friday, December 12 Mobile Medical Unit will be in Tappahannock on Dec. 12 from 10 am to 2 pm at Lowe’s, 2000 Tappahannock Blvd. For more information call 804-675-6746.   Saturday, December 13 1774: A Stratford Hall Christmastide. 4:30 TO 8:30 P.M. Come to Stratford Hall on the evening of December 13 and plan to celebrate the season

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  • Bird Walk at George Washington Birthplace Monday, December 8

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    On Monday, December 8, the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at George Washington Birthplace National Monument Park on Pope’s Creek between Montross and Oak Grove in Westmoreland County. This is a fascinating time of year to bird watch as the migrating waterfowl are arriving, sometimes in great numbers.  The National Park Service allows visitors to view wildlife at the birthplace of our first president.  In

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