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Fatal motorcycle crash in Lancaster County

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

From the Virginia State Police Virginia State Police Trooper E. D. Haynie responded to a single vehicle crash September 16, 2014 at 10:27 A.M. The crash occurred at Route 646 (Ocran Road) 500 feet west of Fig Lane in Lancaster County. A 2005 BMW motorcycle was traveling west on Ocran Road when it crossed the center line, ran off road to the left and struck a culvert, the driver was

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U.S. Senatorial Candidate Robert Sarvis

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis hosted by 99th District Tea Party in Lancaster County

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Featured speaker and U.S. Senatorial candidate Robert Sarvis shared the following joke from his software development days with the 99th District Tea Party in Lively Tuesday evening: “When you see a problem in society and you create a huge government program to deal with it, now you have two problems.” “I think that in every area of our public policy, that’s exactly what’s happening,” Sarvis said as he shared how

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  • Fatality in two-vehicle crash in Essex County

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    From the Virginia State Police: Virginia State Police Senior Trooper D. Compton responded to a two-vehicle crash September 15, 2014 at 4:45 P.M. The crash occurred at Sunnyside Road, 30 feet west of Lewis Level Road in Essex County. A 2006 Pontiac was traveling west on Sunnyside Road, when a 1999 Chevrolet pickup traveling east attempted to turn onto Lewis Level Road striking the Pontiac head-on. The driver of the

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  • Colonial Beach school fire ruled arson

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office has determined the former Colonial Beach Elementary School fire was an act of arson. At approximately 4 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2014, Virginia State Police Special Agent A.B. Cooke Jr., responded to the 300 block of Douglas Avenue in Colonial Beach, Va., to investigate the fire that completely destroyed the vacant, condemned structure. A preliminary investigation shows the fire appears

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Sports

Marcus Byrd breaks loose for a 51-yard touchdown.

Rappahannock Raiders handle West Point Pointers, 34-13

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

The Rappahannock Raiders Varsity football team was home for their season opener versus the West Point Pointers on Friday, September 5. The game and season were off to a good start when Marcus Byrd took the opening hand off 51 yards up the right sideline for a touchdown. Kenneth Pierson dropped a pass over the shoulder for Jarrett Gordon for a 26 yard touchdown reception, and a (14-0) lead. Pierson

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  • Cross country dashes into action at Essex High School

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Mercedes Fortune (at left) crosses the finish line.

    Essex High School hosted tri-school cross country boys and girls meet with Mathews and Washington and Lee on Wednesday, September 3. Cross country is a team and individual event that’s run over natural terrain. The course is typically between (2.5 and 7.5) miles long, and it can cover flat land, woods, hills, gravel, and/or paved surfaces. The Essex High School’s figure-eight course setup by head Coach Ann Thomas is 3.1

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  • First Annual Guns and Hoses Bowl at Northumberland YMCA

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Dustin Taylor runs the ball for the “Guns” law enforcement team (in blue).

    Police beat firemen, 41-22 Essex High School hosted tri-school cross country boys and girls meet with Mathews and Washington and Lee on Wednesday, September 3. Cross country is a team and individual event that’s run over natural terrain. The course is typically between (2.5 and 7.5) miles long, and it can cover flat land, woods, hills, gravel, and/or paved surfaces. The Essex High School’s figure-eight course setup by head Coach

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Lifestyles

Essex Inn gains new innkeepers

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

September, 3, 2014-The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. “We come from the world of 300-room hotels with astounding amenities, but virtually no guest interaction.  We checked in hundreds of people every day

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University of Mary Washington’s calendar of cultural and community events

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

The following events are open to the public on the campus of the University of Mary Washington (1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401). Thursday, September 4 – Sunday, October 5   Exhibition, The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas with Arthur Hash; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.   Thursday, September 4 – Sunday, October

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  • Andy Vaughan and the Driveline return to Richmond County Fair

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Andy Vaughan and the Driveline

    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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