Author: Terry Brooks

James “Sonny” C. Terry

James “Sonny” C. Terry – died peacefully at his home on September 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Bradley, and father, James C. Terry. Sonny was the Captain of his high school football and track teams at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. He attended Virginia State Police Academy and served Tappahannock for six years. He then accepted a position with Southland Life Insurance Company and managed numerous offices in Virginia and North Carolina. Sonny returned to Tappahannock in 1987 with the intention of retiring, but again was gainfully employed with his son, David Terry, at Terry Construction. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. He enjoyed all sports, especially Virginia Tech football and basketball. Sonny followed Elon College baseball and never missed one of David’s games. He loved drawing, painting and traveling through the countryside viewing nature. Sonny loved and enjoyed serving with his church family at Cobham Park Baptist Church. He was a member of the Tappahannock Fire Department, Rescue Squad, Tappahannock Town Council, Tappahannock Rotary Club, served on the Grand Jury and was a member of numerous other civic organizations. Sonny was warm-hearted with a generous spirit and he had a zest for life. He displayed a continuous sense of humor and was deeply devoted to his family and friends. Sonny had a unique talent to tell a joke and...

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In recent months, the Warsaw Police Department successfully applied for and was awarded a highly competitive United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant to assist in the purchase of two new Ford Explorer SUV’s. Police Chief, Joan Kent, said the impetus for applying for the grant was “… to replace an aging 2008 Crown Victoria and 2010 Crown Victoria. These new additions will allow us to replace these vehicles with two 4-wheel drive SUV’s, assisting us in both winter and off-road situations. The past few winters have been difficult to navigate with our current Taurus’ and Crown Victoria’s....

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911 Address Verification in Essex County

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 county and verifying that the actual 911 address of the structure matches the address in Essex County’s Geographic Information System. Ensuring that all addresses are accurate and up-to-date will enable first responders to locate an emergency as quickly as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Susanne Joy (Essex County Geospatial Program Coordinator) at 804-443-3490...

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Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

When is it? August 4-6, 2017. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm. What is it? During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. What items are eligible? School supplies, clothing, and footwear  Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item Hurricane and emergency preparedness products   Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item Gas-powered...

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KING AND QUEEN COUNTY Road will be closed for approx. 30 days

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Route 611 (Tastine Road) in King and Queen County will be closed to through traffic while crews replace the existing underground culverts.  VDOT crews will replace three culverts located under Tastine Road at Tastine Swamp.  The existing corrugated metal pipes will be upgraded to reinforced concrete pipes.  Tastine Road will be closed to through traffic for approximately 30 days.  Motorists should use the most convenient alternate route while work is underway. 511Virginia Motorists can find real-time information on work zones, traffic, incidents and lane closures on 511Virginia.  Download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and...

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all-day King & Queen County Community Pr... @ King & Queen Central High School
King & Queen County Community Pr... @ King & Queen Central High School
Oct 21 all-day
King & Queen County will be holding Community Pride Day on Saturday October 21. A parade will begin at the courthouse at 10am and end at Central High School. Local vendors and children’s activities will[...]
5:30 am Run for Life @ Northumberland High School
Run for Life @ Northumberland High School
Oct 21 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 pm
The Northumberland Cross Country Teams partnering with the Red Cross are sponsoring a “Run for Life” 12 Hour Fun Run event. The fundraising event will take place on Saturday October 21st from 6am to 6pm[...]
7:00 am Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The counties of Westmoreland and Richmond, in partnership with the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host 2 household hazardous waste events on Saturday, October 21. The Westmoreland collection[...]
3:30 pm Smyrna Church Fall Festival @ Smyrna Christian Church
Smyrna Church Fall Festival @ Smyrna Christian Church
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Smyrna Christian Church in Bruington is holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 21 from 4-8pm. Activities include a Hayride, Pookey the Clown, face painting, pumpkin carving, corn hole, trunk-or-treat and more. Live music will[...]
4:30 pm Disaster Relief Fish Fry @ Afton United Methodist Church
Disaster Relief Fish Fry @ Afton United Methodist Church
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Afton United Methodist Chruch in Ophelia is holding a Disaster Relief Fish Fry on Saturday, October 21 from 5 – 7pm. Cost is by donation and 100% of the proceeds will go to those affected[...]

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