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  • Friday July 18th, 2014
    The Essex County School Board this week, appointed Andrew Hipple as the new high school principal. Hipple was principal for one year for the middle and high schools in Colonial Beach before resigning in June. Prior to that, Hipple was principal and assistant principal for Rappahannock County Public Elementary and Middle Schools. As a teacher he worked in Virginia and in Pennsylvania for ten years and ...
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  • Friday July 18th, 2014
    The town of Kilmarnock is looking for ideas on how to best use a parcel of land it owns. The Town owns nine acres on N. Main Street and near the center of town. Currently, this property is relatively undeveloped, only containing a community dog park and serving as a location for various events. Town officials have launched a process to create a master plan and ...
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  • Friday July 18th, 2014
    The Urbanna Town Council will meet Monday night, and the replacement of water meters in the town is most likely going to be a major topic of conversation. Council is faced with tightening state drinking water regulations by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, some of which will require the town to account for every single gallon of water flowing through it’s system. The new regulations went ...
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  • Thursday July 17th, 2014
    A citizen committee has been formed in Lancaster to examine the county’s boat tax rate, and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. The tax rate came under fire at a June 19th public hearing when dozens of residents complained that the Lancaster rate was the highest of any of the surrounding counties, which they say hurts the economy, as boat owners move their boats to ...
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  • Thursday July 17th, 2014
    The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is looking for information in the theft of money recently raised to benefit Northern Neck Hospice Support Services. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a Poker Run was held at Damon’s Sports Bar and Grill on July 13. Volunteers noticed their money bag missing toward the end of the event, which contained all of the money collected for event registration and t-shirt sales, totaling ...
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  • Wednesday July 16th, 2014
    There is a correction to the media release of July 15 regarding the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford on July 6, 2014. Yesterday’s media release should have read: The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is interested in speaking with four white males reported to have assisted Claudine J. Gifford from the Tiki Bar at Windmill Point into a silver Nissan SUV on July 6. These 4 males ...
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  • Wednesday July 16th, 2014
    The sheriff’s office received a report of a local citizen being defrauded out of $3,100 when the victim “bought” a used vehicle from Craiglist using “E-Bay”. According to the complaint, the victim was contacted by the “seller” and instead of using PayPal was told to purchase $2,100 in Green Dot MoneyPaks. The victim was then to fax the MoneyPak serial numbers to a provided number, upon ...
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