2023-01-18 E-Edition

Caret Man In Race Against Time For Kidney

Nathaniel Schnakenberg was 19 years old when tried to join the military. During the routine physical exam, doctors discovered that he had kidney disease. Now he is 25 years old, and it has progressed to stage five renal disease. His kidneys are on the verge of failing. He is in desperate need of a new kidney. Schnakenberg has a rare […]

Traffic Tangle-Up

Traffic in downtown Tappahannock was diverted for approximately four hours on January 10, after a tractor-trailer collided with a utility pole at the intersection of Queen Street and Church Lane. The utility pole, which hosted phone and fiber optic lines, was replaced by Verizon around 4:15 p.m. The incident occurred at 11:45 a.m. The Virginia Department of Transportation, Dominion Energy […]

Essex Seeks Exception

The Essex County Board of Supervisors is asking state legislators to consider an amendment to state law that will allow a county employee to continue to serve on the county’s Economic Development Authority. Essex County recently employed Tim Smith, an EDA director, on a parttime basis to serve as its zoning compliance officer. In a memo from EDA chair Lisa […]

Manley Joins Essex Museum

Wright Andrews, president of the Essex County Museum & Historical Society, has announced that Tim Manley has been named the organization’s full-time executive director. “We are delighted to have Tim Manley join us as our first full-time Executive Director,” Andrews said. “He has the skills and love of history that we need to continue and expand the ECMHS’ efforts to […]

Triad Learns VirginiaNavigator Opens Doors

Step out. Be social. It’s good for your overall health and your brain. That was one message shared with the Essex County-Tappahannock Triad at its January 10 meeting, where more people attended than at any time since before the pandemic. The guest speaker was Bonnie Scimone from VirginiaNavigator (www.virginianavigator.org), an online directory with 26,000-plus resources that help older adults remain […]

Tourism Campaign to Showcase Tappahannock

The Town of Tappahannock and Essex County unveiled a new marketing and branding campaign just before the holiday season, inviting visitors to “TAPP” into what’s unique about this coastal, rural community that offers everything from history to hospitality to boutique shopping and outdoor recreation. The collaborative ini- tive among Tappahannock, Essex County and the Town’s Main Street Association to build […]

Tappahannok Mayor

Tappahannock Mayor Roy M. Gladding presented the children of late Councilwoman Marcia Jenkins a framed resolution recognizing her service to Town Council. Jenkins served 20 years, including six years as Vice Mayor. From left, Matthew Jenkins, Mark Jenkins, Kim Cooke, Mayor Gladding.

Democrats To Meet

The Essex-Richmond County Democratic Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m. Please contact [email protected] for the link to attend.

Scouting For Food A Success

Tappahannock Boy Scout Troop 304 recently collected over 1700 pounds of food during its annual Scouting for Food drive to benefit our local food bank.