RCA Receives Donation for School Music Programs

The Rappahannock Concert Association recently received a large donation from the Florence and Coleman Broaddus Fund, administered by the Arlington Community Foundation. One of their members, Lynn Broaddus, recently attended an RCA concert and was impressed with the Broaddus Fund and RCA’s common commitment to support public school music projects to the tune of $9,000. […]

Northumberland Schools Update

Northumberland County Public Schools director of instruction Adam Letizia reported schools are actively recruiting faculty, including a counselor, an English teacher, a science teacher, a JROTC instructor, a math teacher, and a part-time emergency medical technician teacher at the high school, as well as a tutor at the elementary school. He also, at a recent […]

CUP Denied in Lottsburg

A conditional use permit has been denied to two homeowners in Lottsburg. At their meeting earlier in the month, the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors voted to reject a request by two Lottsburg homeowners for a conditional use permit to continue to use their residential property as a campground. NewsOnTheNeck reports that the vote was […]

Caregivers Seminar

The Bay Center has joined forces with Commonwealth Senior Living Kilmarnock (CSL), VCU Brain Health Initiative and Bay Aging to present a series of informative and encouraging seminars to support caregivers. The Bay Center is known for its grief support program. Offering similar programming to support caregivers has been a goal for the past few […]

Irvington Sewer Project Public Information Meeting

The Town of Irvington will conduct a public information meeting for citizens and stakeholders regarding a potential sewer project at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. The Rappahannock Record reports a preliminary engineering report from Bowman Engineering and Consultation will be discussed.According to a proposal submitted by […]

Northumberland to Have Saturday School

Saturday school is being implemented soon for Northumberland schools soon as a way to combat absenteeism in the classroom. The Saturday morning classes will focus on attendance and academics with teachers assisting with organizational skills, classwork, homework, and administering assessments. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-noon two Saturdays each month October through March. Transportation […]

Proposed Gloucester Tax Rate Increase

A proposed 2-cent increase on the real estate tax rate in Gloucester County is on the November ballot. Voters will decide whether to allow county officials to use it to fund several capital improvement projects. 13 News Now reports Gloucester County officials are looking to jumpstart several renovation projects. Steele said they are looking at […]

Check Washing Scam In Lancaster County

September 22, 2023 by News Staff Lancaster County businesses and government agencies have recently fallen victim to a nationwide check washing scheme that has resulted in the loss of more than $100,000, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Detective Brian O’Bier. According to the Rappahannock Record, the sheriff’s office has investigated multiple reports of check […]

Hooper’s Involuntary Manslaughter, Hit And Run Convictions To Stand

September 22, 2023 by News Staff The conviction of a Richmond man on multiple felonies related to a boating accident on Carter Creek will stand. The Rappahannock Record reports Judge Randolph A. Beales released the Virginia Court of Appeals opinion September 19, affirming John Randolph “Rand” Hooper’s felony convictions of involuntary manslaughter and hit and […]

Johnson Appointed District 5 Interim Supervisor

September 22, 2023 by News Staff Maurice Johnson of Reedville was appointed, 3-1, as interim supervisor for District 5 on the Northumberland board of supervisors. Richard Haynie, Thomas Tomlin and James Brann voted in favor, James Long voted against. The seat, vacated with the death of Ronnie Jett last month, is up for election. Gayle […]