2022-11-09 E-Edition

New Restaurant Opens in Former Lowery’s Location

Most everyone with any connection to the town of Tappahannock has been very curious about the happenings at 528 North Church Lane, the site of the former iconic restaurant, Lowery’s. What will it be? When will it open? Finally, we have answers. It is 528 Prime Steak and Seafood, which opened on Wednesday, November 2 after a “soft opening” for […]

To Former Principal Community Says Farewell

BY G.C. ROSE Teachers, students, parents and grandparents gathered at the Essex Little League Complex in Tappahannock on November 3 to say farewell to former Tappahannock Elementary School Principal Janet Garland. Balloons, hand-crafted signs and gift baskets were presented to Garland who served as the school’s principal since the 2020- 21 academic year until her recent resignation that caused a […]

Plans for Bray’s Fork Development Discussed

The Essex County Planning Commission last week gained insight into an $80 million mixeduse development project that — if approved — will bring a variety of housing and business opportunities here. Shiree Monterio, the owner and founder of 7 And M Development, LLC, made the November 1 presentation regarding the 13-acre project that proposed to be situated between the LaGrange […]

Bond Set for Man Accused Of DUI While Out On Bond

A man who was charged with DUI while free on bail in an unlawful wounding case was granted another bond during an appearance in Essex County Circuit Court. Judge Herbert M. Hewitt granted a $3,000 cash surety bond for Carlton McNeal Douglas, 36, of 243 Rappahannock Beach Drive in Tappahannock, following a brief hearing. Douglas had previously been awaiting his […]

Veterans Day Tribute

On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, a celebration will be held at the Essex County War Memorial on the Courthouse Green along Cross Street in Tappahannock. The program will begin at 11 a.m. Essex County Woman’s Club and Veteran Service Organizations will honor our veterans who have served with honor to protect our way of life and the Constitution of […]

February Trial Date Set for Alleged Rapist

A trial date has been set for a man who faces nearly two dozen sexual-related charges involving a minor. Allyn Jackson, of 390 Deep Landing Road in Tappahannock, made a brief appearance in Essex County Circuit Court last week for arraignment purposes. An Essex County Grand Jury recently indicted Jackson on the following charges: * 13 counts of child pornography […]

Report: Investments for Bay Cleanup Spur Economy

(Virginia Mercury) Investments in agricultural best management practices have positive returns for the economy, according to a report released by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on November 2. The report found that for every dollar spent on farmers’ best management practices within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, $1.75 is returned through higher sales of goods and services as well as earnings. Investments […]

Hobbs Hole Subdivision Phase II Slated to Begin Construction

The Hobbs Hole Phase II subdivision project will soon begin, the Essex County Economic Development Authority learned last week. Earlier this year, the Essex County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the final subdivision plat for the second phase of the project. The subdivision is located just outside the Town of Tappahannock limits. The property (21.1 acre portion of a 292.6 […]

Lawson-Marriott Welcomes New Assistant Principal

Justin Bartlett has been named the new assistant principal at Lawson Marriott Elementary School in King and Queen County. Born and raised in Henrico, Bartlett graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in sociology. He also holds a Master’s of Curriculum and Instruction (‘18) and Graduate Certificate of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (‘21) from […]