Author: Terry Brooks

VCU to study employment of people with disabilities

Virginia Commonwealth University will use a $4.4 million federal grant to study the employment of people with disabilities. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( ) that the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund work over the next five years. The grant will be used to conduct four studies examining why business hire or don’t hire people with disabilities. VCU will partner with Bon Secours Virginia Health System for the largest and most significant of the four studies. Paul Wehman is a professor in the VCU School of Medicine and VCU School of Education. He...

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Urbanna Oyster Festival

The 59th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival is this weekend, November 4-5, 2016. Some events include the 1st Craft Beer Tasting Event, Festival Village – full of food, crafts and vendors, parades, antique cars, Oyster Shucking Contests, Wine tasting and so much more!!!  For complete details about event times, parking, directions, entertainment, visit

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November is Virginia Oyster Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced November is Virginia Oyster Month in the Commonwealth. The month of November is an excellent opportunity for visitors and Virginians to experience fresh wild-caught and farm-raised oysters from Virginia’s eight different oyster regions, as well as participate in the numerous oyster festivals and events across the state. One of the best ways to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay’s wide array of restaurants, artisans, tours, and historical sites is through the Virginia Oyster Trail, which was officially launched in November 2015 and links local attractions in eight oyster regions across Virginia. “Virginia is the Oyster Capital...

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WRAR & WNNT Real. Local. Radio.

WRAR-FM, established in 1971 & WNNT-FM established in 1967, both studios are in the historic business district of Tappahannock. The WNNT transmitter is located in Warsaw and the WRAR transmitter is located about five miles south of Warsaw, to provide maximum coverage of the Northern Neck /Middle Peninsula region. National Award.  In 2003 Hurricane Isabel devastated the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula area.  In recognition of their continuous coverage before, during and after the storm, WRAR received the prestigious “Service to America, Friend in Need” award by the NAB.  This recognition is awarded nationwide to only one radio station annually. Programming.  WRAR’s musical format is a lively blend of familiar adult contemporary hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today, plus a generous mix of timeless oldies including R&B favorites.  Along with news, reliable information, and a never-ending flow of promotions, WRAR has become the area’s leading radio station.  From the Urbanna Oyster Festival to the Montross Fall Festival, you’ll see the WRAR “Fun Bunch” on location. WNNT, also known as “River Country” has amusical format of Country.  From the legends of Johnny Cash, George Jones and Tammy Wynette to today’s country hits by Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and many others, we’ve got Country covered! News.  ABC News every half hour during the morning show, then hourly throughout the day.  Local and Virginia news is reported several times each day....

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Halloween Safety

  Statewide Campaign Focuses on Keeping Youth and Teens Safe on Halloween Night SALEM, VA— Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) is joining with the Virginia State Police (VSP) and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office to encourage youth and teens to celebrate responsibly and be extra cautious when driving on Halloween night. The campaign’s focus is to prevent a tragedy on what is supposed to be a fun night for youth. The campaign will run October 17-31, 2016. Schools that register to participate will receive educational materials and a Halloween Safety Kit...

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Upcoming Events

all-day W & L’s Class of 1982 Reunion
W & L’s Class of 1982 Reunion
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day
The Class of 1982 from Washington & Lee High School will be hosting it’s 35th Class Reunion on Saturday, September 30th at the Riverboat on the Potomac in Colonial Beach from 6 till 11pm….Please contact[...]
all-day 911 Address Verification in Esse... @ Essex County
911 Address Verification in Esse... @ Essex County
Aug 19 all-day
Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each structure in the[...]
9:00 am Heathsville Farmers Market @ behind old Northumberland Courthouse
Heathsville Farmers Market @ behind old Northumberland Courthouse
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Antique and classic cars will abound at the Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, August 19th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local members of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Northern Neck Corvette Club[...]
12:00 pm Car/Bike Fundraiser @ First Baptist Church Loretto
Car/Bike Fundraiser @ First Baptist Church Loretto
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church Loretto will hold a Fundraiser Car and Bike Show on Sat., Aug. 19th from Noon to 3pm. The event includes Car/cycle show, food cook-off competition and a Cornhole tournament. Pre-register by calling[...]

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