Essex County-Tappahannock Triad’s Annual Holiday Party

All are invited to the Essex County-Tappahannock Triad’s annual holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gathering is at the banquet hall at the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department on Airport Road. Heads up for January: Triad will start 2024 with a meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at … Read more

Tappahannock Top Cop Stepping Down

Tappahannock Police Chief James G. Ashworth Jr. has announced he will be stepping down from his role at the end of this calendar year. According to the Rappahannock Times, Ashworth, who has served as Police Chief since July 1, 2012, announced his intention at meeting this month of the Tappahannock Town Council. Before becoming Police … Read more

Tappahannock Town Council Talks Street Signs

A discussion about street signage during a recent meeting of the Tappahannock Town Council. The Rappahannock Times reports council is considering upgrading to single signage at intersections to include street names, route numbers and stop signs. A full-size sample is located at the Town Hall property. A total of $140,000 has been budgeted for the … Read more

Virginia Will Give Inmates More Credit For Good Behavior

Virginia prison officials have agreed to give more inmates enhanced earned sentence credits for good behavior to allow for earlier releases from prison. The Washington Post reports that the change comes after the ACLU of Virginia sued the governor, attorney general and state corrections officials on behalf of a handful of inmates, claiming its clients … Read more

Gloucester County Gets State Money For School Security Equipment

The Virginia Department of Education announced $12 million in grants for school security equipment. 483 schools in 98 school divisions were awarded funds that will be used to help keep students, faculty and visitors safe. The grants will pay for security card access systems, visitor ID badging systems, surveillance cameras, security vestibules, two-way radios, voice … Read more

Middlesex Moves Forward On Pickleball/Basketball Court

The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors (MCBS) voted recently to approve the appropriation of $151,660 to K& C Construction DBA Tennis Court Inc. to construct a combination basketball and pickleball court on the old Rappahannock Central Elementary (RCE) School property at Cooks Corner. The Southside Sentinel reports the board agreed not to take funds from … Read more

Northern Neck Family YMCA Festival of Trees

The committee for the annual Northern Neck Family YMCA Festival of Trees has been hard at work procuring auction items and donations. They hope that “From this Moment” the community will be the difference in the lives of family, friends and neighbors. The Rappahannock Record reports the festivities begin with a community open house Thursday, … Read more

Missing Files In Urbanna Found

Almost three years ago, then- Urbanna Town Administrator Holly Gailey resigned after about eight years in the position. The Southside Sentinel reports soon after, some computer files could not be found that were related to Gailey’s hard drive and accusations were made, said Urbanna Mayor Bill Goldsmith during the Nov. 16, 2023 town council meeting. … Read more