• Thursday April 23rd, 2015 latestNews
    The Kil­marnock plan­ning com­mis­sion has filled the vacancy left by the death of Otis Polk Sr. The Rap­pa­han­nock Record reports that Albert Nunn, bet­ter known as Spike, will sit on the com­mis­sion for the remain­der of the term that ends in Sep­tem­ber 2018. Nunn says his first pri­or­ity is to learn more about the role of a plan­ning com­mis­sioner and about his fel­low com­mis­sion mem­bers. Nunn ...
  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015 Kessler
    A change of scenery might be in the off­ing for the tri­als of James Todd Kessler, the man accused of assault­ing William and Wanda Rose and killing Clau­dine Gif­ford in July of last year. Defense attor­neys say that pub­lic­ity sur­round­ing the cases, espe­cially com­ments posted to social media, make find­ing an impar­tial local jury nearly impos­si­ble. While the motion for a venue change is not uncom­mon, ...
  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015 amainnews
    Bud­get sea­son con­tin­ues for area gov­ern­ments as the Lan­caster plan­ning com­mis­sion approved a $4.5 mil­lion cap­i­tal improve­ment bud­get to pass along to super­vi­sors for con­sid­er­a­tion in the upcom­ing fis­cal year. The large major­ity of the amount would go toward a new EMS oper­a­tions cen­ter and radio com­mu­ni­ca­tions tower upgrades for emer­gency respon­ders, with the expen­di­tures spread out over three years. Some offi­cials balked at the amount of money, ...
  • Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 virginia_seal
    Good news and bad news on the jobs front: unem­ploy­ment ticked up one-tenth of a per­cent in March to 4.8 per­cent; how­ever, that’s still a good bit lower than March of last year, when unem­ploy­ment stood at 5.3 per­cent. It’s even bet­ter when com­pared to the national rate of 5.5 per­cent. Virginia’s job growth, how­ever, has been slower than the rest of the coun­try, some of ...
  • Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 teacher_of_the_year
    Stacy Lee has been named the Teacher of the Year for Northum­ber­land schools. Lee teaches at Northum­ber­land Mid­dle School and was nom­i­nated along­side Jen­nifer Saun­ders for ele­men­tary grades and Javonda Ash­ton for high school. Lee began her teach­ing career in Lan­caster County but has taught in Northum­ber­land for over 18 years. She also teaches Eng­lish at Rap­pa­han­nock Com­mu­nity College.
  • Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 crimescene
    The Glouces­ter County Sheriff’s Office is ask­ing for the public’s help in locat­ing two men who robbed a local com­puter store over the week­end. Sur­veil­lance footage shows two white males in hood­ies, gloves, and ban­dana masks hold­ing up the Frank­tron­ics store on George Wash­ing­ton Memo­r­ial High­way in Hayes. The men took cash and equip­ment along with a credit card that was used a short time later. ...
  • Tuesday April 21st, 2015 vote_counts
    Rich­mond County, along with over 560 vot­ing precincts in Vir­ginia, is going to need new vot­ing machines after state inves­ti­ga­tors decer­ti­fied the equip­ment based on com­plaints received dur­ing the 2014 elec­tion. The machines would have to be replaced before Novem­ber elec­tions for around $91,000. It turns out that the dead­line is actu­ally early June–June 9, to be exact–which is when state pri­maries are held. The Win­Vote machines ...
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