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A staff member puts together one of Northern Neck Burger Company’s signature burgers.

Northern Neck Burger Company in Kilmarnock looks to expand to second location

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

Northern Neck Burger Company has only been open for 16 months. And already it could see a second location open up in the near future, as co-owner Jay Wolfson is looking to expand his business. Wolfson said he’s very receptive to the community and his customers and likes to listen to their ideas. On March 19, Northern Neck Burger posted this on their Facebook page: “To our Facebook Friends: Share

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Virginia Marine Resources Commission has decided to reduce the cost of recreational saltwater fishing licenses, effective April 1

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm

“Now is the time of year when saltwater anglers dust off their fishing gear and tune up their boats, and I’m pleased to announce the cost of a saltwater fishing license is going down,’’ said Commissioner John M.R. Bull. “Anglers may want to wait a week  to buy their licenses for the year, when the new, lower license fee goes in effect. This will save them at least $5 each.”

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  • New Student Enrichment Program for Richmond County

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

    The phrase “We are our brother’s keeper” was used frequently at a recent meeting in Warsaw concerning the new Student Enrichment Program in Richmond County. Plans were being solidified by those involved to establish a way to assist young people with opportunities that otherwise might have been missed. Included in the meeting were Patricia Means, Director of Student Services and Valentina Veney, Human Resource Manager, both of Richmond County Schools, 

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  • Richmond County Crime Stoppers seeking public’s help in locating Marcus Delonte Hundley and Shawn Rameek Sorrell

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Shawn Rameek Sorrell

    The Richmond County Crimestoppers is seeking information on the following subjects. On March 5, 2015, Marcus Delonte Hundley strangled a female on the 1100 block on Finch’s Hill Rd., Warsaw after a domestic altercation.  It is believed he is staying in the Tappahannock area.  He is wanted on one felony and one misdemeanor charge. Also wanted for Failure to Appear is Shawn Rameek Sorrell.  Last known address was the 1200

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Rappahannock rolls out two more victories, avenges earlier loss to Mathews

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Their bats have awakened. The Rappahannock varsity baseball team stormed the scoreboards this past week, trouncing Middlesex 13-4 and avenging an earlier loss to Mathews with an 11-7 victory. The Raiders’ offense kicked off Tuesday’s matchup against Middlesex at full throttle, amassing nine runs in the first two innings.  Head Coach Jim Bieger noted his team’s bats “really woke up for the first time this year” in their win over the

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  • Rappahannock varsity baseball team begins season 1-1

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Eamonn Collins

    The Rappahannock baseball team will get its chance to exact revenge on the team that trumped them less than a week ago. Round 2 against the Mathews Blue Devils will serve as the home field opener for the Raiders, who kick off the 2015 season 1-1 prior to Tuesday. They began the year on a high note, defeating King William 5-3 with pitcher Eamonn Collins delivering a complete game on

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  • Essex basketball coach recaps 2014-2015 season

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Essex’s Sterling Hammond in a matchup against Lanacaster from earlier this season.

    It was an up-and-down regular season for the Essex boys basketball team, but they shined in the Conference 43 tournament, winning the final game over the number-one seeded Lancaster Red Devils and advancing as far as regional play. The Trojans overcame a late start to the season due to many of their players going to the football state championship game in December. Essex Head Coach James Moore said they gave

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Eaglets in a nest lookout over the LaGrange Creek along the Rappahannock River.  The single pair on this creek during the 1960s and 1970s produced no young in more than 10 years.  Today, the creek supports five breeding pairs.

Repopulation of Rappahannock River Eagles exceeds expectations

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

When bald eagle surveys were initiated in the Chesapeake Bay during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Rappahannock River was not a standout.  Compared to the historic James and Potomac Rivers, the Rappahannock was not as well known to the public.  In terms of eagle numbers, the river was overshadowed by the DDT-era strongholds of the upper Potomac, the lower James and the Blackwater.  But one has only to

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  • Mike Lyman honored by Cobbs Hall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Mike Lyman accepts the Excellence in Community Service Award presented by Cobbs Hall member Laura Stoddard.

    At the March meeting, members of the Cobbs Hall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution surprised area resident, Mike Lyman, when member, Laura Stoddard, presented him with the Chapter’s Excellence in Community Service Award. Mike Lyman, a true patriot, is nationally recognized for his tireless efforts to remember and honor the men who served in our fighting forces.  This commitment to these warfighters and their families is better understood once

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  • 68th Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore delivers keynote speech at Republicans’ Regan Day Dinner in Lancaster County

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:52 am

    From left: U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman, First District of Virginia; Lancaster County School Board Member Patrick McCranie; Lancaster County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Cunningham; local student Alonza Sutton; and 68th Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore

    “First of all, the President of the United States says that the economy is just fine and everything’s going great; unemployment’s down, everything seems to be going just fine as far as he’s concerned, we can move on and discuss other things,” Jim Gilmore, the 68th Governor of Virginia, told the audience at the Lancaster County Republicans’ 18th Annual Reagan Day Dinner Sunday evening. “What I say to you: that

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One week left to prepay college tuition

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Enrollment for Virginia529’s Prepaid Tuition Program Closes March 31 The deadline to enroll in Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program is fast approaching. With Virginia529 prePAID (prePAID), parents, grandparents and other loved ones can purchase defined benefit contracts, for newborn children through ninth graders. The prePAID program is designed to cover the normal full-time undergraduate tuition and fees assessed to all students at a Virginia public university. “Our customers find that

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  • Steamboat Era Adventure for Books Alive! in Northumberland

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Author Barbara Dietz with her real cats, Chippiepierre and Gidgett.

    Author Barbara Dietz will review her book, “Chippiepierre’s Magic Paintbrush Tail, A Steamboat Adventure,” for the Books Alive! program at the Northumberland Library in Heathsville, March 24, starting at 7 p.m.  It is a children’s book, ages 7 to 12, illustrated by artist George W. Frayne of Reedville, who will also be at the library to speak about the illustrating process for the book. The main characters are cats, Chippie

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  • Free Concert in West Point: The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    West Point, Virginia – Enjoy a concert given by the United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble at Old St. John’s Church, 103 St. John’s Church Lane (on Rte. 30)  on March 15 at 4:00 pm.   The concert is free and open to the public. Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of 15 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. The

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