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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. These 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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  • Daughters of the American Revolution honor Veterans Day

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The Virginia State Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution, Virginia Storage is at podium; Middy Morris is seated.

    “Chantilly Chapter, NSDAR, held their Annual Joint Chapters Luncheon on November 11, 2014 at Stratford Hall Plantation Dining Hall.  It was a beautiful autumn day and 81 DAR ladies from 12 chapters attended. Guest speaker VA State Regent, DAR, Virginia Storage from Fredericksburg gave an informative historical account of strong women’s role in the military beginning with the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Desert Storm, the

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  • Rappahannock Community College honors American veterans

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Left:  veteran of the armed forces, Beal Carter assured RCC students and staff that he considers the role of a soldier to be a worthwhile one. Right: Military spouse Deborah Carter tells fellow RCC students “What Veterans’ Day means to me.”

    As a tribute to the military services whose members put their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, both Rappahannock Community College campuses observed Veterans’ Day with a short ceremony of recognition and commemoration. Members of the junior ROTC groups of King and Queen Central and Rappahannock High Schools presented the colors as RCC’s Sandy Henderson sang the national anthem. RCC dual enrollment recruiter Hutt Williams, the

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  • Finding the right connection with local computer expert

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Randy Furrow

    Randy Furrow is a man known not only in Westmoreland County but also in Northumberland, Richmond and Essex Counties as a go-to computer expert. He may not always be at his store because he is making good, old-fashion house calls in order to doctor sick computers. After graduating from Oral Roberts University and becoming a pastor and music director for various churches, Furrow settled in and around the Northern Neck

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  • Local veteran Bobby Greene reflects on military experience in South Vietnam

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Bobby Greene

      A lifetime resident of Westmoreland County, Vietnam Veteran Bobby Greene had been stationed in Ben-Wa South Vietnam and retired from the Air force as a sergeant after 4 years. Greene said Veterans Day is a perfect opportunity to appreciate all who have served their country, “It’s certainly a time to recognize our Veterans, all of them in all of the branches. It’s important to keep doing that because we

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  • Raffle fuels funds for firefighters

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    At noon on Oct. 28, Barbara Packett was presented with a 2015 Chevy Spark from Northern Neck Chevrolet. The Westmoreland County Volunteer Fire Department raffled off the car, which they obtained from Northern Neck Chevrolet at base cost. The proceeds amounted to $14,000 and went to the volunteer fire department. Ricky Landon, president of the Westmoreland County Volunteer Fire Department, said that they sold about 920 tickets at $25 dollars

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