Man Arrested On Warrant

Recently, deputies responded to Twiggs Ferry Road on a report of a man standing in the middle of the bridge. Upon identification of the man, it was learned that there was a felony warrant out of Norfolk for his arrest. George Wayne Sharpe, Jr., W/M/38, of Hayes, was subsequently arrested. During a search incident to … Read more

Northumberland Cigarette Tax Hike

Coming January 1st, an additional 40-cents per package tax on cigarettes in Northumberland, following a decision made at this month’s Board of Supervisors Meeting by unanimous vote. reports the Supervisors also voted to join the Chesapeake Bay Region Cigarette Tax Board (CBRCTB) that’s run by the Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC). Joining that … Read more

Guinea Jubilee Friday And Saturday

The 42nd annual Guinea Jubilee will be held Friday and Saturday in and around the Abingdon Ruritan Club festival grounds, Bena. The Gazette Journal reports the jubilee kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday with the opening of the arts and crafts and food booths. Slapnation will perform on the main stage, beginning at 7 p.m., … Read more

VA War Memorial Student Essay Contest

The Virginia War Memorial in Richmond is seeking entries for the Virginia War Memorial 2023 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest. Competition is open to all Virginia middle and high school age public, private and homeschooled students. The topic is “A Virginian Who Served in The Military During the Korean War Era Who Inspires Me.” Rules … Read more

Lancaster County School Board Meeting

Lancaster County School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 2, at Lancaster Elementary School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. The school board will be joined by the board of supervisors to hear a presentation from VMDO Architects regarding plans for the new junior/senior high school. According to the Rappahannock Record, the school board also … Read more

Input Sought On Digital Divide Survey

A new statewide survey is working to bridge the digital divide among Virginia communities and offer all residents the necessary tools for learning, employment and other essential services. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (Virginia DHCD) Office of Broadband recently announced the launch of a statewide survey to gather data that will help … Read more

Northumberland County Boathouse Ordinance Discussed

The Northumberland County boathouse ordinance was discussed at a recent meeting, including the possible inclusion of fabric canopies on boat lifts. The current ordinance requires that all materials be painted, stained or salt treated, but canopies are constructed with metal framing. Wilkins-Corey also suggested a conditional use for the canopies to ensure they would be … Read more

Spotted Lanterfly Making Its Way Across The State

An ‘invader’ is moving through the state…Roxanne Stuart has the story… “Although they’re somewhat interesting looking, a striking pest is making its way across the state and farmers are asking for the public’s help. According to VSP, the Spotted Lanternfly is migrating down the center of the state from north to southwest right now … Read more

More Details On Saturday Oyster Company Fire

More details abut a Saturday morning fire that fire consumed part of the oyster processing section of Rappahannock Oyster Company in Topping. Fire officials say winds fed the flames as the emergency call went out at about 7:20 that morning. The Southside Sentinel reports fire was visible when the first firefighters arrived on scene on … Read more

Irvington Public Information Meeting Thursday Night

In Irvington Thursday night, a public information meeting for citizens and stakeholders regarding a potential sewer project. It happens at 6 p.m. at Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. A preliminary engineering report from Bowman Engineering and Consultation will be discussed. According to a proposal submitted by Bowman in June, the engineering report … Read more