2022-11-23 E-Edition

The Essex County Board of Supervisors

The Essex County Board of Supervisors last week unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing Communications Officer Jessica Sydnor for her role in the September 28 delivery of a baby. Sydnor used her Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) training to assist Terry Washington with the delivery of the baby. From left, Essex County Sheriff W.A. “Arnie” Holmes, Jessica Sydnor and Essex Board of […]

Tappahannock Police Investigating Woman Found Dead in Water Lane Home;

Home Owned by Alleged Victim of Previous Assault

The Tappahannock Police Department is investigating the death of a 52-year-old town resident found early Friday morning, November 18. Officers were dispatched to 137 Water Lane for an unresponsive person. Once there, they found a deceased woman inside the residence. Additional officers and detectives responded to begin a death investigation, along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. “At […]

Rappahannock’s Lady Raiders Bow in State Final

BY G.C. ROSE The Rappahannock Lady Raiders saw their quest for the 2022 VHSL Class 1 state volleyball championship come to an end Saturday afternoon in the Salem Civic Center. Auburn collected a fourth consecutive Class 1 championship by downing the Lady Raiders in four sets. Auburn won the encounter 25-13, 20-25, 25-21 and 25-20. The result ended Rappahannock’s magical […]

‘Tapp Into Tourism’ Unveiled

Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and Tappahannock Town Council and the public in attendance at the supervisors’ November 15 business meeting were on hand for the unveiling of a tourism initiative that has been created by a Gloucester based consulting firm. Stephanie Heinatz and Michael Kimball of Consociate Media were on hand to take the super- visors […]

Essex Schools Getting New Security Cameras

BY M.J. TRIHEY At the Essex County School Board meeting November 14, it was revealed that Essex High School is the recipient of a $210,281 grant from the 2022-2023 School Security Equipment Grants Program. The grant is part of a $12,000,000 state initiative to improve the safety of public schools in Virginia. Director of Technology Jon Barnes managed the application […]

Council Gets Project Update;

Town Manager Gets Raise

The Tappahannock Town Council last week heard an update regarding the Hoskins Creek Park project located at the former Captain Thomas property. The town purchased the property last year for $500,000 with the aid of a $200,000 Virginia Department of Land and Conservation VA Land Grant. The site is a historic ferry landing and working waterfront that the town plans […]

CHS Grad Returns as Assistant Principal

Mack Harvey has been appointed the new Assistant Principal for Central High School. He will largely focus his administrative role in the middle school area. Harvey was born and raised in King and Queen County and attended King and Queen Elementary School from kindergarten to seventh grade. He then attended Central High School (CHS) and graduated in 2002. Harvey graduated […]

Local Homesteading Family Shares Crops & Knowledge

In a suburban enclave just outside of town in Tappahannock, two non-traditional farmers are forging their own path. Jennifer and Paul Largett of JPL Homestead raise vegetables, fruit, and chickens for meat and eggs on the one acre of land surrounding their house. Right now most of the back yard is taken up with planting beds and various types of […]

VCU Tappahannock

Receives Accolades for Safety For the fifth time, VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital received an “A” grade, the highest possible ranking, from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national designation recognizes a hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from preventable harm. Earlier this month, Leapfrog and Money magazine recognized VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital as one of the “best […]