2022-12-21 E-Edition

Essex Christmas Mother Program Delivers Holiday to 232

The dining hall at Beale Memorial Baptist Church just north of Tappahannock was brimming with excitement Friday afternoon as the Essex County Christmas Mother Program and its invaluable volunteers began distribution of toys, clothes, bikes, diapers, and much more to parents to help make the holiday season a brighter one for their families. This year, the Christmas Mother Program assisted […]

Santa On Final Rounds Before the Big Night

Santa Claus wore special insulation Sunday night as he prepared to make a final visit through the Town of Tappahannock and Essex County communities via the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department. The annual Santa visits are part of the fire department’s community outreach program.

Locals Campaign for Return of NN Ginger Ale

A group of people from the Northern Neck and nearby areas are doing their very best to bring back a namesake soft drink – Northern Neck Ginger Ale. Arthur Carver began bottling his family’s ginger ale recipe in Montross, in 1926. The family sold the business to The Coca-Cola Company in 2001 and they moved production to their plant in […]

Building a Business in Memory of Son She Lost

Essex County Mother

Kelvin Maddox Jr., also known as KMack, really appreciated his mother’s cooking. He used to tell his mother, Terry Stephenson, that she should start a business cooking for others. He also used to tell her that he just couldn’t go on without her, and she would tell him the same thing. On March 17, 2020 Maddox died at the very […]

Citizen Merit Awards

The Dragon Hunt Club and its members James Lee Whitlock Jr. and Brian Davis were the recipients of Citizen Merit Awards presented by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.They were recognized in appreciation for commendable, brave and self-sacrificing acts of courage on October 7, 2022 during an emergency search and rescue operation. From left, […]

Tappahannock Shooting

At press time, the Tappahannock Police Department was in the early stages of an investigation into a shooting that took place on Sunday night, December 18. Captain Jacob Siddons of the Tappahannock Police Department said the victim showed up at VCU Tappahannock Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. “Right now, we’re not sure where it happened,” Siddons told the Rappahannock Times. “At […]

One Week in Tappahannock: Three Hit & Runs

The Tappahannock Police Department is continuing to investigate a rash of hit-and-run incidents that took place last week. The most serious happened around 6:30 p.m. on December 15 in the northbound lane of Church Lane in front of Norwood’s in which a vehicle was ported there were no injuries, but did note that the suspect vehicle has been discovered and […]

Driver Charged: Ran Over Buggy, Sent 3 to Hospital, Killed Horse

At 8:57 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, Virginia State Police responded to a crash between a horse and buggy and a single vehicle. The crash occurred in the area of Arnold Ln. and Boswell Rd., in Richmond County, causing eastbound Rte. 3 to be shut down for a short time. horse-drawn carriage from it. One person was medflighted to VCU […]

Town Officials Assess Past Year’s Accomplishments

Tappahannock Town Manager Eric Pollitt reviewed 2022 achievements during a PowerPoint presentation at the December 12 meeting of the Tappahannock Town Council. The Council held its first-ever retreat in 2021 and during those discussions developed a vision statement, mission statement, and established goals and initiatives for the 2022 calendar year. Those goals and initiatives included: • Comprehensive update of staff […]