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Nick Smith, Glenn Evans, Chad Lewis and Joy Evans appear in “The Subject Was Roses," the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama at The Westmoreland Players.

Back to when ‘The Subject Was Roses’

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:45 am

On June 6 & 7 The Westmoreland Players directors Glenn and Joy Evans take a turn on stage for a change to offer  a unique and exciting  theatre experience.   Join them and their fellow cast members for two special performances of The Subject Was Roses by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Frank Gilroy. Made into a successful movie in 1968, this wartime family drama won the Academy Award for actor

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Rappahannock ranks 39th in Virginia, 1551st in nation on U.S. News and World Report list

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

Rappahannock High School has done it again. At a recent Richmond County School Board meeting, it was announced that, for the second consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report had awarded the school a silver medal. RHS ranked 39 out of 315 high schools in Virginia and 1,551 out of nearly 22,000 high schools in the country. Superintendent Greg Smith and school board members applauded the staff for the

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  • Essex man to be sentenced for malicious wounding

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Kevin Kelly

    One count of strangulation and one count of malicious wounding. Kevin Kelly of Tappahannock pled guilty to these charges on Thursday. Kelly’s charges stem from attacking his then-girlfriend Michelle Jordan in both a car and their apartment in Tappahannock on September 20, 2014. September 19, 2014 was Kelly’s birthday, and they were celebrating it with a party, according to Stacey Davenport, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Essex County. “According to the

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  • Suspect in New York City homicide arrested in Richmond County

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Melquan Collier

    Captain Steve Smith with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 18, 2015 they arrested Melquan D. Collier.  Collier was wanted for a violation of probation and homicide in the City of New York. This agency received information from the United States Marshal Service that Collier was possibly in the Richmond County area and was wanted for a homicide that occurred in New York City in 2013. Monday

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The Rappahannock Raiders, the top seed in Conference 43 baseball.

No. 1 Rappahannock defeats No. 4 Colonial Beach 12-2 in Conference 43 semifinals

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 9:57 am

Devin Sisson smashed the ball out to the fence; his teammate Kaleb Self took off from base, sprinting around the diamond and dashing across home plate. Self’s run locked up the 12-2 win for the Rappahannock varsity baseball squad over the visiting Colonial Beach Drifters in the sixth inning and placed the Raiders in the Conference 43 finals against Lancaster – who defeated Essex 5-1 in a matchup shortened due to

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  • Rappahannock soccer defeats Lancaster 8-1, will play Washington and Lee in Conference 43 finals

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Rappahannock Raiders varsity soccer: The Conference 43 Championship will be W&L vs Rappahannock, Friday night at 6 p.m. at Essex.

    Despite their slow start in the Conference 43 semifinals, the Rappahannock varsity soccer squad had netted four goals by the end of the first half over Lancaster. They continued firing on all cylinders in the second half, ultimately trumping the visiting Red Devils 8-1 to advance to the final round against the Washington and Lee Eagles on Friday, May 29. “You could just tell we were rusty tonight. We’ve been

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  • No. 6 Essex Trojans defeat No. 3 Washington and Lee Eagles, headed to Conference 43 semifinals

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Kinston Carson made an early statement in the second inning by pitching a three-up, three-down inning on three strikeouts.

    Washington and Lee varsity baseball’s defense delivered five perfect innings against the Essex Trojans in Round 1 of the Conference 43 tournament. The other two favored the eventual winner. Picking up three early runs off of a walk as well as the bat of Justin Lankford, the No. 6 Trojans held the hosting Eagles scoreless past the third inning to notch a 3-1 victory as well as a trip to

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JROTC students receive awards and congratulations from Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong and Superintendent Greg Smith.

First JROTC awards ceremony held at Rappahannock High School

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

Parents, students and staff gathered at Rappahannock High School to witness the first annual JROTC awards ceremony. The event began with the long procession of cadets filing in as parents watched and captured the moment in pictures. The evening began with the military tradition of the presentation of colors, which led into the national anthem and invocation. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong, RHS Senior Army Instructor, opened with a speech;

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  • RivahFest in Tappahannock around the corner

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Children enjoy the Bungee Trampoline at Rivahfest in Tappahannock.

    The anticipation rises as RivahFest nears, especially for those of us who enjoy spending time with family on a beautiful day outdoors.  While traveling the festival streets on Saturday, June 20, 2015, be sure to swing by two of RivahFest’s most popular event areas: the Maritime Display Area and the Children’s Area. There would be no RivahFest without the “rivah” and thanks to the Maritime Displays, festival attendees can peruse

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  • Love storms the stage in Farnham at former Julia G. Page School

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Margie Sumiel (at right), who played the part of Claire. with her actual life husband, Troy Sumiel, who played the part of Dave in “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Ann Veney, the writer, director and producer, looks on in the background at far left.

    The Richmond County Community Services Association (RCCSA) hosted the third performance of Ann Veney’s latest play entitled “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” on May 16. Veney’s play was performed at two different venues in the Northern Neck before its final show at the former Julia G. Page School in Farnham. Built in 1953, the original purpose of the Julia G. Page School was to consolidate the schools located

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Children enjoy the Bungee Trampoline at Rivahfest in Tappahannock.

RivahFest in Tappahannock around the corner

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

The anticipation rises as RivahFest nears, especially for those of us who enjoy spending time with family on a beautiful day outdoors.  While traveling the festival streets on Saturday, June 20, 2015, be sure to swing by two of RivahFest’s most popular event areas: the Maritime Display Area and the Children’s Area. There would be no RivahFest without the “rivah” and thanks to the Maritime Displays, festival attendees can peruse

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  • Memorial Day Weekend dinner from Kinsale

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Friday, May 22. Cople District VFD’s Coles Point substation (corner of Coles Point Road and Tucker Hill Road) will be the scene of pick-up (5-7 p.m.) for the Kinsale Firemen’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Friday totally delicious grilled chicken dinners. This is all take-out. Home delivery is also available at 5 p.m. by calling IN ADVANCE to Lynn King (804-214-0955) with name, address, number of dinners.

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  • Bay School Community Arts Center Ceramics Open House to be held May 16

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    The Bay School Community Arts Center is hosting its second Ceramics Open House on Saturday, May 16, from 10-4.  Local potters and ceramic artists will display their functional and decorative artwork in the Bay School’s classroom while demonstrating their craft in the pottery studio.  Susan Hill, Bobbie Skerrett, Linda Brent and others will demonstrate wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques and offer visitors a chance to try it themselves.  This is a relaxed time

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