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Richmond County supervisors send budget proposal with increased personal property tax, level real estate tax to public hearing

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

Richmond County taxpayers will have a chance to weigh in on the upcoming budget next month. The board of supervisors on Monday voted unanimously to take the 2015-2016 county budget to public hearing. They also voted 5-0 to advertise the tax rate. The proposed budget keeps the real estate tax rate leveled at $0.67 per $100 value, but increases personal property tax from $3.50 to $3.75 per $100 as well

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New home in Warsaw for shows and events

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

Event-based activity could increase at the former “Source Mall” venue in Warsaw. Town council approved a conditional use permit for Billy Herbert to operate an assembly hall in the building, which is located in the Times Square Shopping Center. The site was host to plenty of foot traffic a little over two weeks ago when Bay River Realty owner Jason Patton produced and coordinated the first-ever Bay River Home &

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  • Man sentenced to 360 days in Lancaster assault case

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Stanley O’Neal Palmer, 48, of Heathsville, VA was sentenced to 360 days incarceration for Assault and Battery in Lancaster County General District Court on March 11, 2015. In January 2015, Lancaster County Sherriff’s office responded to a 911 call where the complainant informed officers that Stanley Palmer had cut him with a knife in an altercation at a residence off of Twin Branch Road. No knife was found. Commonwealth’s Attorney

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  • Sunny Bank Ferry returns to service Friday, April 17

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Service on the Sunny Bank Ferry in Northumberland County will resume on Friday, April 17. The ferry was taken out of service in January 2015 for planned maintenance work. The vessel was removed from the water for painting and rehabilitation. A new vehicle ramp was installed, making it easier to adjust the ramp height at low and high tide. Sunny Bank Ferry is located on Route 644 in Northumberland County,

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Virginia’s Denny Hamlin wins Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway, gets 100th NASCAR XFINITY Series win for Toyota

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:23 pm

A little home cooking may have been just what the doctor ordered. Five days after having to sit out the rest of Bristol’s Sprint Cup race due to neck spasms, polesitter Denny Hamlin returned to his native Virginia and led all but two laps to win the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin picked up his first Xfinity Series race victory of 2015 as well as Toyota‘s 100th

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  • Rappahannock baseball squad defeats Essex 3-1, improves to 9-2

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    In a matchup that Rappahannock Head Coach Jim Bieger characterized as a “classic pitcher’s duel,” the Raiders varsity baseball team topped rival Essex 3-1 to improve their overall record to 9-2. Bieber called his team’s victory over the Trojans a “good bounce back win after Tuesday’s loss” to Washington and Lee. Rappahannock’s Eamonn Collins pitched a complete game, striking out 13 batters and allowing two hits. Essex’s Kinston Carson also

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  • Raiders tennis team earns three straight victories

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Connor Pemberton sets up a winning shot.

    The Rappahannock Lady Raiders tennis team went on the road Monday, April 13 to face the West Point Lady Pointers. They won every game and defeated the Lady Pointers 9-0 to win the match. The Lady Raiders hit the road again on Wednesday, April 15 versus the Caroline Lady Cavaliers. They were victorious in eight of nine games, defeating the Lady Cavaliers, 8-1. The Lady Raiders were at home against

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Paige Haley, far right, placed third in the annual STEM Essay Contest.

St. Margaret’s student is a STEM essay scholarship winner

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 4th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior girls.  Paige Haley, a senior at St. Margaret’s School who plans to attend the College of William & Mary in the fall, placed third in the contest, receiving a $5,000 scholarship.  In her essay about wanting to

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  • 4-H Program, Westmoreland County and Montross Middle School: Call for volunteers, May 1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The 4-H program of Westmoreland County is partnering with Montross Middle School to offer a financial literacy program called Reality Store  to 8th grade students during their career unit.  The Reality Store program culminates with a simulation event that requires help from the community.  Community volunteers are needed to person the stations that represent life’s daily expenses.  No experience necessary, all training provided on the morning of the event.  We would

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  • Essex County’s Mitchell Wade Brooks: A selfless man remembered

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Mitchell (right) with his two sons Max Steorts and Peyton at Peyton’s graduation.

    A man who would put you before himself even if it cost him. Someone who would pay your lunch tab just because he wanted to, not because he felt obligated or sought recognition. A man who made you want to be a better person, a better parent, a better partner, a harder worker and a better Christian. A naturally selfless individual. In the words of his friends, his loved ones,

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Farm and Field Day at Northumberland High School, April 25

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Farm & Field Day is open to the public and is on Saturday, April 25th from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM at Northumberland High School. It is open to the public and will have a petting zoo, farm equipment, the PAES greenhouse plant sale, a rain barrel workshop, plus over 45 indoor and outdoor vendors and displays. There will be something for everyone: ice cream, BBQ, livestock, gift items, jewelry,

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  • Color Me Healthy 5K and Healthy Kids Day in Warsaw, April 25

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:24 am


    Look out for family fun at Warsaw’s Town Park on Saturday, April 25.  From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the park will being playing host to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and the Richmond County YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day.  Vendors will be at the park offering free giveaways. A Bounce House will be on site for the children and a family obstacle course for everyone.  Exercise Demonstrations for Zumba and Yoga will

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  • Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser at SUBWAY, April 18

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at SUBWAY, 1830 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock – The Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department is partnering with SUBWAY restaurant in Tappahannock to celebrate the store’s grand re-opening. Firefighters will participate in a community meet-and-greet at the restaurant as they collect donations for the fire department. Anyone who makes at least a $1 donation will receive a FREE 6-inch sub. Two fire engines will also

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