Lifestyles

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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Travel

New traffic signal pattern at King George High School

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Split phase will assist drivers exiting the high school onto Route 3 FREDERICKSBURG – Starting today, a new traffic pattern on Route 3 at the intersection with King George High School (Foxes Way) and St. Anthony’s Road in King George County will separate the traffic movement from both side streets. Previously, traffic exiting King George High School and St. Anthony’s Road onto Route 3 yielded to oncoming traffic while making a

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  • The truth about traveling

    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Squeezing into a taxi in Thailand can be tough.

    Being half a world away and 12 hours ahead of America, or the east coast at least, I don’t get to talk to my loved ones very much. I do most of my talking through words typed on the computer. I realize this is a serious lack of communication, but it baffles me that everyone still has a terrible misconception about what I’m doing over here in Asia. Whenever I

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  • Holiday Season, Thailand Style

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Thailand holiday tree

    Story and photo by Jordan Coates, Contributing Writer Holidays are part of culture and tradition. They are beautiful, cherished celebrations that run deep through most people in the world. However, what happens if you are displaced from your usual holiday atmosphere? You can take the girl out of the holiday spirit, but can you take the holiday spirit out of the girl? Let’s start with Halloween. Given that Halloween is

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Education

Elizabeth "Sissy" Crowther

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

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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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  • 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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  • Getting to know your officials: Dr. Daniel Wallace

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    With over 10 years of experience on the Westmoreland County School Board, Dr. Daniel Wallace is the senior board member and the past chairman for five years. Wallace said he has no hard feelings about not being chair anymore, and that he is happy being of service to the community. Also, he does not miss many of the stressors that went along with the chair position. Wallace has a doctorate

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Religion

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

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

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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  • 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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  • This weekend: Good Shepherd Lutheran’s Pizza and Movie Party and return of Family Worship Services

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Pizza and Movie Party Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao will host a ‘Pizza & Movie Party’ on Saturday, Oct 4, 1:00PM to celebrate a new season of activities. The movie “God’s Not Dead” is a story of a college freshman and devout Christian who finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class. The class begins with the students being told they must disavow

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Health

Medicare Open Enrollment is closing soon

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

The Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is fast approaching, so now is the time to check and see if you will have the Medicare coverage you need to meet your needs, at a price you can afford, starting January 1, 2013. December 7 is the last day that most people with Medicare can chose or change their Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2013. Medicare is stronger than ever with

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  • Medical center hosts open house

    Posted on August 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

    A VISITOR TO THE  Westmoreland County Medical Center’s open house gets a check up.

    The Westmoreland County Medical Center hosted an open house Aug. 18 in honor of National Community Health Center Week. The mid-week event was a part of state-wide celebrations that sought to inform the community of the availability of services in their area. Approximately 80 residents came out to take advantage of free blood sugar screenings, BMI measurements and blood pressure tests. Participants also enjoyed demonstrations by MedAir Home Care, were

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  • Getting a close shave

    Posted on April 6, 2012 at 4:00 am

    The Montross Fire Department held a silent auction and “shave-off” to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research. Monica Dowell, with Shear Madness, shaved many heads on March 31

    Montross Fire Department hosts St. Baldrick’s event for children’s cancer research Story and photos by Nikki Clifton, Contributing Writer     On March 31 the Montross Volunteer Fire Department hosted a silent auction as a benefit for the St. Balderick’s charity in the department’s dining hall. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and

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