Author: Terry Brooks


Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will begin work to replace the existing metal culvert located on Route 607 (Cheaney’s Bridge Road) in Essex County near the King and Queen County line. The existing metal culvert will be replaced with a new concrete drainage culvert. Route 607 (Cheaney’s Mill) will be closed to through traffic between Route 612 (Bestland Road) in Essex County and Route 617 (Providence Road) in King and Queen County. The road closure will begin near Jones Bridge Road. Work is expected to be complete by 5 p.m....

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Special Meeting re: proposed use of June Parker Marina property

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ESSEX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND ESSEX COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, the Essex County Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) will hold a Special Meeting starting at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in the Essex County High School Auditorium, 833 High School Circle, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. The purpose of this special meeting is for the reporting and presentation of recommendations by the Essex County Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission (the “Commission”) for the proposed use and development of...

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GRASP Awards Scholarships

RICHMOND, VA – GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit, education organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 175 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $156,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2017. GRASP’s goal is to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity for continuing education after high school, regardless of financial or social circumstances. Because of this goal, GRASP is especially dedicated to helping low income and disabled students overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school. Supported by individual, foundation and business donations, GRASP has advisors in 76 public...

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POW/MIA Recognition Service in Tappahannock

Today we were honored on the Courthouse Green in Tappahannock to hear from Debra Anderson, a MIA daughter of Col. Robert D. Anderson, Air Force.  Col. Anderson was shot down on Oct. 6, 1972.  You can read about their story at and at Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day. This annual event honors our missing service members and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.  Across the country, local POW/MIA ceremonies are encouraged throughout POW/MIA Recognition Week, culminating with countless events and the national ceremony in Washington, DC, on Recognition Day.  Support for these missing Americans and...

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all-day Donate items for the Haven
Donate items for the Haven
Sep 19 – Sep 25 all-day
The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is working with the Local Churches and Civic Groups in the Northern Neck Community in conjunction with Governor McAuliffe’s Day to Serve Proclamation. The Haven needs[...]
3:00 pm Missionary Day @ New Saint John's Baptist Church
Missionary Day @ New Saint John's Baptist Church
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
New Saint John’s Baptist Church, Kilmarnock will observe Missionary Day on Sun., Sept. 24th at 3pm.  Rev. Rose Curry, Pastor of Willie Chapel Church, Lancaster will be the guest preacher.
7:00 pm Adult Book Club @ Upper King William Branch Library
Adult Book Club @ Upper King William Branch Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Upper King William Adult Book Club at the Library on Monday, September 25th from 7 to 8p.m. Call 769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J Sharon Road for more information.
all-day Scholarship Opportunity @ Marks and Harrison Law Offices
Scholarship Opportunity @ Marks and Harrison Law Offices
Sep 26 all-day
Calling all seniors from Essex, Rappahannock, Northumberland, Washington & Lee and Lancaster High schools…For those attending college next year, you are eligible to enter the Marks and Harrison scholarship contest. To enter, please submit a[...]
5:00 pm Fall Author Event @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Fall Author Event @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm
Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library will host a Fall Author Event on Tuesday, Sept. 26th.  The Guest speaker is Kathleen Grissom, author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite,[...]

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