2022-07-27

2022-07-27 E-Edition

Veteran Firefighter First at Fire Scene


When veteran firefighter Joey Reinhardt saw smoke coming from the roof of the Martin-Sale Furniture Store in the 200 block of Prince Street shortly after 11 a.m. on July 15, he sensed a catastrophic episode in Tappahannock’s history was about to happen. A swiftly moving fire destroyed or damaged up to a dozen buildings in the block, including those that […]

Community Rallies

Supporting Neighbors Displaced By Fire

Shortly after the fire that ravaged most of the 200 block of Prince Street on July 15 was under control, local businesses, organizations, and citizens banded together to start relief efforts for those directly impacted by the conflagration. Tappahannock Main Street’s initial push was to assist with hydrating and feeding firefighters on the scene. Community support came from businesses such […]

Rappahannock Tribe Receives History Fund Grant

The Rappahannock Tribe has announced it is one of 12 inaugural recipients to receive a grant from the Virginia Museum History & Culture’s Commonwealth History Fund. The Tribe has been generously awarded $65,000 to support the preservation of the Chief Otho S. and Susie P. Nelson House in Indian Neck. The Chief’s House served as headquarters, where the Rappahannock Tribe […]

Latane Named Vice-Mayor


The Tappahannock Town Council, at its July 11 business meeting, approved a variety of appointments including a historical one. Council voted 5-0 to appoint Anita J. Latane as Vice Mayor. She becomes the first African-American and the second female to hold the post which holds a two-year term. She succeeds Marcia Jenkins. “I’m very excited and humbled by this appointment,” […]

Emergency Services Seeking Ambulance Funding

BY G.C. ROSE The Essex County Board of Supervisors has agreed to search for other funding opportunities after missing out on a grant that would have helped defray the remaining expense for a new Emergency Medical Services ambulance unit. Essex County Administrator Michael Lombardo informed the supervisors during their July 12 work session that the county was not successful in […]

Custodial Services Returns To School System Control


The Essex County School Board is now overseeing its custodial services program the county’s Board of Supervisors recently learned. In a cost savings measure, the county government took control of the custodial services for the school system about two years ago. But, when students returned from virtual learning the county experienced ongoing difficulties providing adequate staffing for the school division’s […]

Statement From Tappahannock Mayor Roy M. Gladding

On the morning of Friday July 15, 2022, the Town of Tappahannock was visited by one of the most vicious demonic forces known to us. Fire has again destroyed a historical and valued portion of Tappahannock’s downtown. The fire affected many businesses, a home, as well as our way of life in the entire community. We were fortunate that there […]

K&Q Sheriff’s Office June Arrest Report

June 3 * Kristen L. Hall, of Mechanicsville, Fail to Appear- Fel/Misd/Summons (Misdemeanor) Other June 4  * Johnny W. Newbill, of St. Stephens Church, Trespass: Entry-Sign Posted by Authorized Person (Misdemeanor) * Dwayne A. Grigoleit,  Jr., of Hayes, Grand Larceny: Steal Motor Vehicle Value >=$1,000 (Felony), Credit Card Larceny: Take/Obtain (Felony), Drugs: Possess Sch IV (Misdemeanor), Display Alt/Fict Reg/ Title/Plates […]

Earn Va. State Fair Blue Ribbon Bragging Rights

To win blue-ribbon bragging rights, you need to enter this year’s State Fair of Virginia competitions. Competition guides with entry deadlines, registration instructions and category descriptions for culinary and creative arts and horticulture entries are online at StateFairVa.org. The 2022 State Fair of Virginia will be held from Sept. 23 through Oct. 2. Each year, hundreds of Virginians enter the […]