2022-09-27 E-Edition

Wawa Groundbreaking in Tappahannock

Convenience Store Slated to Open Spring ‘23

The Tappahannock business community received a boost last week as Wawa Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its latest store. The facility, located along the southbound lanes of Tappahannock Boulevard at its intersection with White Oak Drive is projected to open in Spring 2023. It will employ approximately 40 associates. Kim Dowgielewicz, director of store operations for Wawa, told a […]

Accreditation Ratings

Two Essex Schools Denied;
K&Q Schools Fully Accredited

As anticipated, only one of Essex County’s three public schools has received full accreditation status from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). The ratings were released Sept. 22 with Tappahannock Elementary School earning accredited status. Under the accreditation system adopted by the state Board of Education in 2017 and implemented the following year, schools are evaluated on school quality indicators […]

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Center Cross Burglary


The Essex County Sheriff’s Office has reported it is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Valero in Center Cross on September 22. Sheriff W.A. “Arnie” Holmes said the burglary took place around 4:26 a.m. at the store located at 31862 Tidewater Trail. The suspect gained entry via the front door and stole multiple packs of cigarettes, the sheriff said. […]

Trumpet Takes Tappahannock

Smiles and laughter were abundant in the Essex County Museum’s Max Silver Courtyard the evening of September 22. That’s because a celebrity was on hand spreading joy to those who attended. Award-winning Bloodhound Trumpet was in Tappahannock making a guest appearance on behalf of the Tappahannock Essex Volunteer Fire Department. He was accompanied by his handler and part-owner Heather Buehner. […]

Despite Decline in Test Scores

Most Virginia Schools Remain Accredited

By Nathaniel Cline (Virginia Mercury) Few Virginia schools lost full accreditation from the state this year despite significant learning losses during the pandemic revealed by standardized tests, according to data released on Thursday by the Virginia Department of Education. Data show that the number of fully accredited schools in Virginia dropped from 92% in 2019-20 to 89% for the 2022-23 […]

BRTA Awarded Federal EMS Workforce Grant

Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance has been awarded federal grant funds by the Health Resources and Services Administration of $1,545,000 over three years to aid in workforce development and diversification of opportunities for Emergency Medical Services providers located in the Middle Peninsula, the Northern Neck, and Eastern Shore.

Rappahannock Tribe Hosts

Sovereign Nations Conference

The Rappahannock Tribe hosted the 2nd Annual Sovereign Nations of Virginia Conference on September 15, at Virginia Crossings Conference Center in Glen Allen, to discuss Indigenous Led Conservation. Conservationists are turning their attention to the tribes sharing their Indigenous conservation expertise, gained through thousands of years of stewardship of natural resources. Indigenous knowledge and conservation practices are holistic in approach, […]

St. John’s Episcopal Church Renovations Celebrated

Around 75 people gathered in the rear yard of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tappahannock on Saturday to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the house of worship’s rehabilitation project. The church’s origins date back to the 1820s. “We are here to thank all the generous parts of our community that has helped us renovate our church,” remarked vestryman […]