2022-12-28 E-Edition

The Story That Shaped Our Year: The Prince Street Fire

This is a reprint of a story published in the July 20, 2022 edition of the Rappahannock Times.

The 200 block of the Historic District in downtown Tappahannock was forever changed Friday, July 15, by a raging fire that destroyed or damaged up to a dozen structures including those that housed popular businesses. Impacted businesses included Martin-Sale Furniture Company and its warehouses as well as those within the Derieux Building (Prince Street Café, Tiffany Properties, and The Rivah […]

Robinson Makes it Official With UVA

Staying true to this word, Essex High School’s Kamren Robinson announced on December 21 that he will play football for the University of Virginia in the fall. A four-star linebacker, Robinson — who verbally committed to UVA on July 1 — selected the Cavaliers despite late pushes by Florida State and South Carolina. Robinson visited FSU and USC earlier this […]

Alleged Shooter Sought

The Tappahannock Police Department is actively seeking Clifton Hines, Jr., 19, of Tappahannock. Hines has been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred at 578 Ware Avenue on Sunday evening, December 19. Police said the victim, Dartanious T. Jones, 29 of Tappahannock, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was released from the MCV Medical Center in Richmond after a short […]

Drive Safe and Sober

Virginia State Police Reminder:

The holidays are typically a time of joy and gathering with loved ones, but this year far too many will be missing from these gatherings. As 2022 comes to an end, Virginia has seen a rise in traffic deaths. Many of these tragedies included pedestrians and those not wearing a seatbelt. Virginia State Police remind all those on Virginia roadways […]

NNTC Has a New Principal

On December 6th, 2022, Dr. Samantha Dixon was announced as the new principal of the Northern Neck Technical Center Governor’s STEM Academy for Agriculture and Maritime Studies. Prior to this position, Dr. Dixon was the Career Direc- or at NNTC for the past two years. She has nine years of educational experience in the K-12 setting. Dr. Dixon holds a […]

Bipartisan Action: Congress Approves Protection of Neck

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) are applauding passage of legislation to preserve local resources and help generate economic activity in the Northern Neck. By officially designating the region as a National Heritage Area (NHA), the Northern Neck National Heritage Area Act will deliver critical federal dollars, encourage public private partnerships, […]

Non-profit Formed

To Save N.N. Ginger Ale

The Northern Neck Foundation (NNF) officially announces its formal organization with the mission to “promote the preservation of Northern Neck cultural and historical icons through stewardship, leadership, and community engagement.” The first project and catalyst for the formation – saving Northern Neck Ginger Ale (NNKGA) – A Proud Virginia Tradition Since 1926. The Northern Neck Foundation will consist of five […]

Early Deadline for Upcoming Holiday

Due to the upcoming New Year’s holiday being recognized on January 2, the Rappahannock Times will have an early deadline for next week’s publication. The news and advertising deadline for January 4 will be noon on December 30, with the Letters To the Editor deadline being 9 a.m.

“Champions of the Chesapeake”

Chesapeake Conservancy Announces

Chesapeake Conservancy has announced the 2022 Champions of the Chesapeake, the organization’s highest honor recognizing extraordinary leaders from across the Chesapeake for their significant and exemplary accomplishments that protect and restore our natural systems and cultural resources. Rappahannock Tribe Chief Anne Richardson and Vince Leggett, founder and president of Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, were named Champions of the Chesapeake […]