Brief Delays on Norris Bridge

Motorists can anticipate brief delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River  during daytime and overnight hours on through Thursday, April 13th. Work continues on a $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor is installing the platform system required to paint the bridge, as well as temporary traffic signal equipment. Maintenance work will also be underway nightly  to make concrete repairs to the bridge deck travel surface. Weather permitting, motorists can expect lane closures at the following times: Monday, April 10 − Thursday, April 13 Single lane...

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Amateur photographers helping with eagle research

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Amateur photographers are helping scientists keep better data on the Chesapeake Bay’s resurgent bald eagle population. The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary says photographers are helping keep better track of eagles thanks to easier-to-read bands put around a bird’s leg. The CCB said it started using easier-to-read bands in 2007, which have a large letter and number combination and can be read using scopes or long-lens cameras. For decades, scientists used aluminum bands for decades that had lengthy codes and could only be read up close. The CCB said...

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Transgender teen: Fight for rights is ‘bigger than me’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A transgender teenager who sued his school board for the right to use the boys bathroom says his case won’t be resolved by the time he graduates but he will keep fighting on behalf of others. Gavin Grimm addressed members of Congress on Thursday during a forum on civil rights under President Donald Trump. The 17-year-old criticized Trump’s decision to revoke guidance on transgender students’ use of public school bathrooms, saying the action sent a message that “could not have been more damaging” to transgender youth. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear Grimm’s case...

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Man accused of killing parents not competent for trial

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting his parents last year has been found incompetent to stand trial. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a judge in Henrico County Thursday accepted a psychological evaluation that 23-year-old William Roy Brissette suffers from schizoaffective disorder. Brissette is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of 59-year-old Henry J. Brissette III and 56-year-old Martha B. Brissette. They were found dead in their home in March 2016. Brissette’s trial had been scheduled for June. The Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney said last year she...

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Tornado in Irvington

The National Weather Service said that it was a tornado that struck Irvington on Thursday afternoon and the damage caused after that was from straight   line winds in Lancaster County.   County officials report that at least 4 areas of debris in the Town of   Kilmarnock and Irvington.   Damage stretched from the Town of Irvington to Rappahannock   Westminster-Canterbury and Old Salem Road. Lot of the damage reported   by eyewitnesses was power lines and trees down.   Rappahannock General Hospital reported windows blowned out in the front   lobby and cafeteria area and tree damage...

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Woman arrested for attacking man’s boat with hammer

RUTHER GLEN, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a black woman accused of using a hammer to smash a white man’s car and boat at a gas station before attacking him has been arrested. The Caroline County, Virginia, sheriff’s office says 26-year-old Angela Jones was arrested Wednesday in New Jersey. The sheriff’s office says witnesses saw Jones use a hammer to hit the car and boat it was towing. Authorities say she then attacked the man while referring to him as “rich” and “white.” Sheriff Tony Lippa told that Jones scratched and hit him, but didn’t hit him with...

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Movie ‘Juanita’ set to film in central Virginia

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A feature film starring Academy Award-nominated actress Alfre Woodard is set to start filming in central Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Wednesday that “Juanita” will begin filming in early spring in Bedford and Central Virginia, including Petersburg. The governor’s office says the project is eligible to receive up to a $550,000 grant from the Governor’s Motion Picture Opportunity Fund, in addition to a Virginia film tax credit. The exact amount of each is based on a number of factors including the number of Virginia workers hired and Virginia goods and services purchased. The movie...

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Crime commission to study marijuana decriminalization

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Crime Commission plans to study whether marijuana should be decriminalized in the Old Dominion. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the commission’s executive committee agreed Wednesday to study the issue this year. Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment requested the study last year. Legislation to decriminalize marijuana have failed in past legislative sessions. Candidates running for governor this year in both parties have called for decriminalizing the...

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Remains of missing Maryland man found in Virginia

Police in Virginia say human remains found near the entrance to the Appalachian Trail are that of a Maryland man who has been missing since December. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that the remains of 36-year-old John Patrick Donohoe of Bethesda, Maryland, were found Sunday by a hiker in Front Royal, Virginia. Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, say Donohoe was reported missing on Dec. 14. He was last seen by relatives the day before. On Dec. 22, a woman who was shown on surveillance video using Donohoe’s credit card in a Maryland shop...

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New Agreement Between RCC and CNU

Students in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula who want to obtain   both their associate and bachelor’s degree have a new opportunity at   Christopher Newport University.   Rappahannock Community College President Elizabeth Crowther and CNU   President Paul Trible signed a guaranteed admission and reverse transfer   agreement yesterday (Monday) for students who want to begin work at CNU   before finishing their degree from RCC.   Credits earned at CNU would, per the agreement, transfer back to RCC to   complete the degree there. The arrangement is the first of its kind for CNU.   Eligible...

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Union Bank Robbery

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that   occurred on Friday afternoon.   The robbery happened at Union Bank at 5030 George Washington Memorial   Highway shortly after 12:30 p.m.   The robber entered the bank, implied that he had a gun and demanded cash.   The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the robber fled.   No gun was actually displayed, and no injuries were reported.   The robber is described as a muscular black male, more than 6 feet tall. He was wearing a dark-colored mask, a hooded shirt and a...

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Grace Episcopal Church now an Historical Site

Grace Episcopal Church on South Main Street in Kilmarnock has been   added to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources list of 16 historic   sites to the 2017 list.   There are two buildings there that are now listed, the Gothic Revival chapel,   which was the original Grace Church, built in 1852, and the larger Colonial   Revival-style Grace Episcopal Church, built in 1958.   The two buildings illustrate a century of Episcopal church architecture in   Virginia. The 19th-century chapel was moved on the property in 1958. The property also includes a graveyard dating to 1852...

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Bank of Lancaster Merger Complete

Bank of Lancaster from the Northern Neck and central Virginia’s, Virginia   Commonwealth Bank, are now one and based in Henrico County. The merger of the two   80-plus-year-old community banks was completed Monday.   Petersburg-based Virginia BanCorp Inc., the holding company for Virginia   Commonwealth Bank, and Kilmarnock-based Bay Banks of Virginia Inc., the holding   company for Bank of Lancaster, announced their merger of equals in November.   With assets of $800 million, the combined entity will operate as Virginia Commonwealth   Bank. Signs will not change until the two bank operating systems are converged in  ...

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Joint Venture for Riverside

Riverside Health Systems and Select Medical announced their plans to enter into a joint venture for the management and operations of both Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, and Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. This partnership will help Riverside advance its long-term plan to relocate the rehabilitation institute to a new location in York County and to co-locate the long-term acute hospital to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Under the deal, Riverside Health remains the majority owner of the 50-bed Riverside Rehabilitation Institute. Select Medical will be the majority owner of...

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Vandals spray-paint ‘RESIST’ on Trump course

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) — Authorities say someone spray-painted the words “RESIST” in red on a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump. Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell says deputies received a call on Saturday about the vandalism at the Trump National golf course. Trump played golf with Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul at the course on Sunday. Troxell said the Secret Service is the lead investigator on the case. Aerial photos taken by WRC-TV in Washington show the word spray-painted on the course’s 13th fairway. Anarchist symbols were also etched into the grass with a...

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all-day Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Mar 23 all-day
The Tappahannock Tides are looking for High School Seniors along with current & former college players to join the team. The season runs from June to Mid-August Players must register before April 1st. If interested,[...]
all-day VENDORS NEEDED! NHS Farm & Fiel... @ Northumberland High School
VENDORS NEEDED! NHS Farm & Fiel... @ Northumberland High School
Mar 24 all-day
VENDORS NEEDED! Save the Date… April 14th for the NHS Farm & Field Day at Northumberland High School 8:30am to 3pm!  10 x 10 vendor spaces are only $10.  The day will include Spring plants,[...]
8:00 am VPI Screenings @ Tappahannock Elementary School
VPI Screenings @ Tappahannock Elementary School
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
On Saturday March 24, 2018 Tappahannock Elementary School will be hosting their Virginia Preschool Initiative screenings for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Virginia Preschool Initiative, VPI, is a prekindergarten program for children who will be[...]
11:00 am Easter Egg hunt @ Rappahannock Community College
Easter Egg hunt @ Rappahannock Community College
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rappahannock Community College and the Richmond County Public Library will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th on the college campus from 11am – 1pm. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance[...]
2:30 pm Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Rappahannock High School
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Rappahannock High School
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock proudly presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Witness ordinary folks getting outside, dreaming big, and making the world a better place!  Environmental, nature and adventure films from around the world.[...]

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