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Colonial Beach, Essex football teams advance to the Group 1A East semifinals; season ends for Rappahannock, Washington & Lee

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The race to the Group 1A state football championship continues on Nov. 28 and two of the Conference 43 teams have advanced to the Region 1A East semifinals including Colonial Beach and Essex. In local action, Colonial Beach went on the road to defeat Surry 22-6; in Tappahannock Essex topped Rappahannock 21-7; and Washington & Lee fell to Parry McCluer 48-28. Altavista, the defending Group 1A state champions, still remain

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A picture of the late Danny Gray Jones, Jr. (left) as a Washington & Lee Eagle competing in the 2009 annual Christmas classic basketball event.

Tappahannock Police investigating homicide

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

23-year-old man Danny Gray Jones, Jr. killed; one man charged   The Tappahannock Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the evening hours of Sunday November 16.  At approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to the Rappahannock Apartments on Winston Road for a shots fired call.  When officers arrived they found a young black male who was unresponsive. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified

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  • 2nd Chances Ministry: helping young first time offenders make better choices

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

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    Westmoreland County School Board Vice-Chairman Gernard Reed has his finger in many productive pies, including his involvement in a program which provides non-violent first time law offenders of 14 to 24 years of age a chance to right and re-insert themselves into their community. The pastoral counseling group that offers the program is known as “2nd Chances Ministry.” Successfully completing this program is a means by which qualified offenders can

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  • Colonial Beach man killed in car crash

    Posted on November 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    King George County- A Colonial Beach man was killed Sunday (November 9) in a single vehicle crash in King George County. The crash occurred on Route 3(Kings Highway) at Rollins Ford Road in King George County. Virginia State Police Trooper R. Garnett investigated the crash. A 2014 Toyota was traveling east on Route 3, when it ran off the road left and struck a tree. The driver (single occupant) of the

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No. 5 Colonial Beach tops No. 4 Surry County, 22-6; rolls into Essex next week

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Colonial Beach made a long but fruitful journey Friday night.  Quarterback Nick Graves rushed for two short-yardage touchdowns, and Andrai Turner completed a 15-yard halfback pass to Mike Mothershead as fifth-seeded Colonial Beach bumped off fourth-seeded Surry, 22-6. Colonial Beach stuffed Surry’s running game, holding the Cougars to minus seven rushing yards.  The Cougars went to the air collecting 203 yards, including an 84-yard bomb for a touchdown.  Surry was eight of 16 and had only one other

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  • No. 3 Washington and Lee trounced by No. 6 Parry McCluer 48-28 in Region 1A East Playoffs Second Round

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    The Washington and Lee Eagles watched their season end on their own field when Parry McCluer came to town and blitzed them 21-0 in the first quarter to control the game and ride what would prove to be an insurmountable lead to the finish. Ryheem Dawson led Parry McCluer in touchdowns with four, including an 80-yard rushing score in the second quarter. After the visitors posted 28 unanswered points, the

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  • No. 5 Colonial Beach football tops No. 4 Surry 22-6 in Region 1A East Playoffs Second Round

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    The Colonial Beach Drifters varsity football team held off Surry County to take the second playoff round, 22-6. Nick Graves led the Drifters in touchdowns with two rushing scores. Surry’s lone score came in the second quarter, but the PAT was no good. Colonial Beach will face Essex in the next round. Andrai Turner had 159 rushing yards for Colonial Beach.   This story will be updated. Quarter-by-quarter 1—-2—-3—-4 S:

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Virginia State Police remind Virginians to drive to save lives this Thanksgiving holiday, especially in inclement weather

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Virginians’ risks of being involved in a serious or deadly traffic crash. As families and friends prepare to gather to give thanks this year, the Virginia State Police reminds motorists to make safety a priority during the holiday weekend. Virginians are reminded to drive to save lives by always buckling up, never driving drunk

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  • Rappahannock High School alumni Erin Robertson: A lifetime’s worth of struggle in seven years

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    By Chris Schmitt In June of 2007 a healthy, athletic, high school freshman girl on the honor roll got sick. The sickness was not serious. The rare antibodies that the illness produced were. The antibodies stuck around after they should have. They killed off the mild illness but then attacked part of her nervous system. This has resulted in a young girl battling Dysautonomia for the last seven years. The

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  • Rappahannock Community College honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Elizabeth "Sissy" Crowther

    A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on October 22. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, welcomed attendees to the event. She acknowledged members of the College Board and the RCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, then introduced Foundation board representative and long-time friend

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99th District Tea Party to host Steven Brodie Tucker of King George

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

The 99th District Tea Party-Lively will meet on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Ruritan Club, 3989 Whitechapel Rd, Lively. The speaker will be Steven Brodie Tucker, a young conservative of King George. Steve, 34, is a shade older, but wiser than the younger millenniums and has a well grounded viewpoint of political reality. He was one of many who assisted the ground swell election of Dave

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  • Local wineries taking part in oyster crawl

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    On November 9, the vineyards on the Chesapeake Wine Trail will take part in the Second Annual Fall Oyster Crawl. The event will come at the tail end of the 57th annual Urbana Oyster Festival, Nov. 7-8 and complement the peaking oyster season. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently launched the Virginia Oyster Trail to promote the abundance of oysters in the area. The participating vineyards are Athena Vineyards, Belle Mount

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  • Church Brief

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Pastor Charles V. Payton and the Morning Star Baptist Church family cordially invite you to share in the setting apart to gospel ministry for Sister Karen Ashton on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. Karen is the daughter of Margie & Ernest Ashton of Tappahannock, Virginia.

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