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Citizens question legality, ethics of family members serving on county boards

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

At the April Richmond County Board of Supervisors meeting, citizens shared their concerns over three members of the same family serving on boards within the county. The topic was one that a school official said originally came up during the 2013 election for the board of supervisors’ fourth district seat. Robert “Bobby” Pemberton won the election last November over Lt. Col. Charles Robert Snavely. In addition to Pemberton serving on

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Singer Chris Brown moved to Northern Neck Regional Jail

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Tappahannock native Chris Brown is currently residing in a location approximately 5 miles from his hometown. But it wasn’t the type of homecoming that anyone would hope to have. The 24-year-old singer was recently moved to the Northern Neck Regional Jail by the U.S. Marshals Service from California, a jail official confirmed last week. Brown came to NNRJ in Warsaw from a transfer off of the federal airlift from the

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  • Council gives nod to 3 percent raise for town employees

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:21 am

    The Warsaw Town Council agreed to keep a 3 percent raise for employees in their draft of the budget during their Monday work session. As it stands, the general fund of the town budget proposes an increase in $10,000 of the salaries line item for fiscal year (FY) 2015. The 3 percent increase does not include the town’s two police officers, as the budget as of now consists of provisions

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  • Northumberland man to serve five years for sexual crimes

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Robert O. Lawson, a 54-year-old Reedville man was given an active sentence of five years after he pled guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual battery and one charge of indecent liberties with a child. Each of the crimes for which Lawson was convicted occurred over 25 years ago when he was in his teens and 20’s. Lawson was accused of sexually abusing three girls over a 10-year period between

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Rappahannock’s  Bradley Hedges serves up an ace.

Raiders tennis team victorious over New Kent Trojans

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

The Rappahannock Raiders boys’ tennis team was matched against the New Kent Trojans on Tuesday April 8. The top six players on the Raiders played the top six on the Trojans; one versus one in single matches and so on. Bradley Hedges, Paul France, Evan France, Jacob Gozka, Riley Knight, Landon Rock all won their sets rather easily. Bradley Hedges didn’t allow his opponent to score a point in seven

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  • Rappahannock Raiders varsity baseball team off to fast start

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

    The Rappahannock Raiders Varsity Baseball team ran their record to 5-0 after the first two weeks of the season with two wins over Mathews and a win apiece over Middlesex, King William, and West Point. “We have many things to improve,” said head coach Larry Barker, “but I like what I see. This team has enormous potential.” The Raiders started the season by taking a doubleheader from Mathews at Mathews.

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  • Varsity Raiders strong in Matthews double-header

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Hallie Berger, above, starting pitcher for the Rappahannock Girl’s Varsity team, was strong as the in this week’s double-header win against Matthews.

    The Rappahannock Raiders baseball and softball teams came off the diamond as winners last week after a double header against their opposing team from Matthews. On March 27, the Raiders boys took the day 3-0 and 4-0, with the girl’s team winning 7-3 and 5-4 on a cold, windy evening. For the girls, in a knuckle-biter, Courtney Berhalter brought in the much needed final run in the second game during

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Warsaw town officials presented a check in the amount of $500 to the Northern Neck Food Bank at their Open House last Wednesday. From left are Mayor Mark Milstead, NNFB Executive Director Lance Barton and Councilman Ralph Self.

A growing organization with a healthy mission

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Lance Barton recalled a Christmas party from some time ago when someone asked him to tell a story about his best Christmas ever. “Frankly, I said ‘You know what? The best is yet to come.’” And that’s what Barton, the executive director of the Northern Neck Food Bank (NNFB), is saying about his Warsaw-based organization. “We’re still growing, expanding and perfecting and making this program more efficient and making it

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  • A cake of thanks for Union Bank

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

    The Friends of the Library presenting their cake to Union First Market Bank as a show of thanks for allowing the Friends use of one of their facilities.

    The Friends of the Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County Public Library recently expressed their thanks to the management and employees of the Union First Market Bank in Warsaw for the free use of one of their buildings on Main Street. A cake beautifully decorated with the library’s logo symbolized the Friends’ gratitude for the bank’s generous accommodation. The Friends have operated their ongoing Used Book Sale for the past three years

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  • Plans in place for Dunn-Rite Auto

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

    The Dunn family pictured in front of their pride and joy Dunn-Rite Auto Sales, which will move to a brand new building within Kilmarnock.

    Jovial M’Lissa Dunn, who with her husband Randy has established and built up Randy’s Dunn Rite Automotive and Dunn-Rite Auto Sales in the lower Northern Neck, is excited to break ground at what will be their own building for their family-run business in Kilmarnock. Not only that, but the husband-and-wife owners have big plans in store for their location in Burgess. In Kilmarnock, both the sales lot and service center

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Children from the Richmond  County Family Development Center, pictured above,  will take center stage at the annual Praise Sing on April 5.

Children to raise their voices in Praise

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

We are singing up a storm at the Family Development Center as children practice songs for the annual Praise Sing.   The children (ages 2-13) have worked so hard to learn “He’s Got the Whole World”, “The B-I-B-L-E” and “Jesus Loves Me”.  This year’s event includes a variety of local talent, many items in our silent auction and of course the wonderful children of Family Development Center.  The Praise Sing will

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  • Richmond County shows its private side during upcoming garden tour

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:48 am

    “Wouldn’t it be fun to have an opportunity to see some private gardens in the Northern Neck?”  The question was posed by Mary Lloyd Lay to three of her gardening friends in the summer of 2000.  The ‘fun’ that ensued became an annual fundraising event known as ‘Just Gardens.’ The gardeners that were a part of the first tour and also part of the original team of organizers were Mary

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  • A garden celebration over 80-years in the making

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 am

    In April,  the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week celebrates 81 years of preserving Virginia’s heritage.  As a part of this celebration, the Garden Club of the Northern Neck will host its tour on Wednesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Visitors to homes in Richmond County will enjoy a mix of historic, waterfront, and restored homes.  Four of the six homes on the tour are occupied

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