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  • Friday April 24th, 2015
    The Rich­mond County Board of Super­vi­sors voted unan­i­mously this week to take the 2015–2016 county bud­get to a pub­lic hear­ing next month. The lat­est bud­get pro­posal has good and bad news for every­one. On one hand, the real estate tax rate remains at 67 cents per $100 of assessed value, the same since July 2011, while other coun­ties have raised rates. On the other hand, per­sonal ...
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  • Friday April 24th, 2015
    Northum­ber­land High School be will host­ing Farm & Field Day tomor­row 8:30 am-3 pm. The event is open to the pub­lic and will fea­ture a pet­ting zoo, a plant sale, farm equip­ment on dis­play, and nearly 50 ven­dors. It’s free for the pub­lic to attend, and if you do so, might want to take an umbrella–the National Weather Ser­vice is call­ing for a chance of rain tomorrow.
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  • Friday April 24th, 2015
    There’s about to be some turnover in the Glouces­ter County admin­is­tra­tor role. Brenda Gar­ton will be leav­ing at the end of the month to become head admin­is­tra­tor in Fred­er­ick County. An interim admin­is­tra­tor is expected to be appointed at the Board of Super­vi­sors meet­ing on May 5, with a May 6 start date. That one-week gap will be filled by cur­rent assis­tant county admin­is­tra­tor Gar­rey Curry, ...
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  • Friday April 24th, 2015
    Megan Houtz has been named the Glouces­ter County Pub­lic Schools Teacher of the year after she was selected to rep­re­sent all ele­men­tary school teach­ers in the award selec­tion. She teaches at Bote­tourt Ele­men­tary School and will rep­re­sent the sys­tem for the statewide Teacher of the Year award this fall. Also rec­og­nized were Kathy Tucker for ele­men­tary schools and Jen­nif­pher Man­cil for high schools.
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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015
    They’re count­ing the months and the money at the Bright Futures Bank, which is a part­ner­ship between Bank of Lan­caster and Lan­caster Mid­dle School. The Rap­pa­han­nock Record says that the pro­gram is in its eighth year of oper­a­tion by 7th– and 8th-grade stu­dents with super­vi­sion from bank per­son­nel. Sev­eral stu­dents were recently named as the 2015 Top Savers, which rec­og­nizes the num­ber of times the stu­dents ...
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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015
    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 ...
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  • Thursday April 23rd, 2015
    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, ...
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