For Virginia State Government, Secrecy Is Too Often The Norm

What do you have the right to know about what your state government is doing? In Virginia, not a lot. Virginia, like the federal government and all 49 other states, has a freedom of information law that rests on the idea that the public’s business should be accessible to the public. Governments are allowed to keep certain sensitive business secret, […]

Letter To The Editor

On Tuesday, October 6, the Essex Branch of the NAACP hosted a Meet & Greet for candidates running in November’s Election. Herb Jones (Democrat) and David Foster (Independent), both of whom attended, are challenging Rob Wittman for the 1st Congressional seat. After several attempts, Mr. Wittman’s scheduler was finally reached, only to say he had other commitments and would not […]

First Bapt. 155th Anniversry Sun.

First Baptist Church Loretto will be celebrating their 155th Church Anniversary, Sunday, October 16, at 11 a.m in the Community Center. Guest Preacher is Pastor Micah Jackson from 7th Street Memorial Baptist Church, Richmond. Lunch will be served immediately following the service. The church is still practicing social distancing, mask covering, and temperature checks. Dial in number is 313- 209-8800 […]

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Featured Events

River Stitchers Company while you craft! Bring your own project. Open to the public. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. RCC, Warsaw Room W117 Local libraries offering Story Time for          preschoolers: Essex County Library Thursdays 10:30 am King and Queen County Library Thursdays 10:30 am Richmond County Library Tuesdays 10 am Sept. 1 – Oct. […]

Museum to Celebrate Prince Street With Exhibit And Party On Nov. 12

“Prince Street Recollections” will open at the Essex County Museum on November 12. This exhibit, which highlights decades of life on Prince Street in Tappahannock, will combine historical photos, maps, and documents as well as a multimedia feature that shares recollections of businesses and community life on Prince Street through the years. The community is invited to share memories of […]

Good Hope Free For All Sat.

Good Hope Baptist Church will sponsor a “Free For All” Saturday, October 15, at Mina’s Place, 27985 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a weekly event. For more information, contact Carolyn Brown at 804-443-5932.

Westmoreland Players Bring Terror, Laughs To Stage November 4-20

Halloween will be over on October 31, but the thrills and chills will continue at the Players Theatre in Callao when the Westmoreland Players production of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap opens its threeweekend run on November 4. Deathtrap holds the record as the longest running comedy-thriller in- Broadway history, and has been delighting audiences around the world for over 40 years. […]

Bay Water Quality Declines In Most Recent Data

Just 29.6% of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal waters fully attained their water quality goals in the three-year period of 2018-20, according to new figures from the state-federal Bay Program partnership released Sept. 14. That was the third consecutive annual decline in the Bay’s overall water quality, much of which was blamed on the impact of unusually high rainfall […]

NRCS Consolidating Program Sign-Ups And Offering Additional Options For FY 2023

Virginia farmers and forest landowners shopping for solutions to their conservation problems can now access a full range of funding options from a trusted brand. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has restocked the proverbial shelves and is now accepting Fiscal Year 2023 applications for three programs that deliver proven results. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This highly versatile offering […]

Where Is My Hair?

Many male friends tell me, “I am losing my hair. What can I do about it?” I suggest they do what I did… get rid of your mirror. But seriously, I understand their plight. I still shed mountains of hair daily, much of it from the head. So, here’s my question: is your hair really receding? Maybe you just combed […]