Schools Scramble for Solutions

Virginia DOE Error Leads to $201 Million Shortfall

(Virginia Mercury) Statewide aid estimates for Virginia’s public schools were $201 million short of what districts expected to receive, Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration confirmed last week after discovering a flaw in the budget in December. On Friday, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow notified school division superintendents that the basic aid calculation tool used to determine how much funding school […]

The Essex County Board of Supervisors

Legislation Forcing Adults To Keep Guns Out Of Kids’ Hands Is No Threat To Responsible Gun Owner

Raised, as I was, in deeply rural America, I grew up around guns. I treasured them for the same reason I loved fishing poles: they meant time spent hunting or fishing with my dad, granddad or uncle. Guns didn’t scare me because I respected them. I was taught early that they are not toys and drilled on how to use […]

Letter To The Editor

Editor, Rappahannock Times: Try as hard as we can, Tappahannock is just not a pretty town. Prior to the July fire, Main Street was doing a great job in restoring Prince Street. We all felt we were becoming like other small towns in the Northern Neck. I remember years ago when a Washington Post reporter, driving through town on his […]

Art In Transit Gains Sponsors

Bay Transit, the public transportation division of Bay Aging, and the RAL Art Center have received a $1,000 sponsorship donation from Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Wealth Management in support of the 2023 Art in Transit contest and judged exhibition. While presenting their sponsorship check, Jean Light, Senior Wealth Management Advisor & SVP for Chesapeake Wealth Management, noted, “Chesapeake Bank and […]

JCIS Literacy Prog.

The students at James H. Cary Intermediate School are reading more than ever thanks to our Tappahannock Sheetz. JCIS has formed a community partnership with SHEETZ to encourage scholars to read every night for twenty minutes. The program, “Read! Bulldogs! Read!” rewards scholars every Friday with free food and beverage coupons from our neighborhood SHEETZ. Since the beginning of this […]

POV: Sports Was My Best Teacher

I grew up in a family where sports was the axis we revolved around. On weekend’s my dad would take my sisters and I to the front yard and we’d learn anything from softball, football, and skateboarding. I joined teams throughout my young adolescent years, yet, it wasn’t until I was older that I learned the value of the lessons […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open up more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step […]

A Look Back at Valentines Past


Joanne E. French, age 84 of Warsaw, passed away on January 30, 2023. Joanne was born in Winnsboro, LA, on October 16, 1938. She graduated from Winnsboro High School, Hillsborough Community College in Florida, and attended the University of Louisiana Monroe. In high school, Joanne played basketball and was honored as an All-State player for 3 years. Joanne became an […]