2023-02-22 E-Edition

Lawsuit Against Essex County

Court to Hear Defense Motions In

An April 26 hearing date has been set in Circuit Court for a judge to rule on defense motions regarding a multi-million lawsuit filed against Essex County and three officials claiming a conspiracy that “unreasonably and unlawfully” stalled its proposed project in the Town of Tappahannock for a period of 19 months. The suit was filed Sept. 8 in Essex […]

Law Enforcement Chase Reached Speeds Up to 137 Miles-Per-Hour; Ended in Deadly Crash

A law enforcement pursuit that originated in Richmond County during the early morning hours of Sunday, February 19, resulted in a fatal crash in Tappahannock, Virginia State Police have reported. At approximately 1:40 a.m., the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a single-vehicle crash just past the Downing Bridge, in the intersection of Route 360 (Queen Street) and Route […]

Lawmakers Fail to Ditch Clean Car Standards

Virginia lawmakers last week shot down the last bill of seven introduced to reverse the adopted California standard on electric vehicles.. Del. Tony Wilt, R-Rockingham, proposed House Bill 1378 to repeal the 2021 law allowing the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board to implement emission standards for vehicles with a 2025 or later model year. The current Clean Car law, […]

Awarded $15K Tech Grant

Tappahannock Main Street

Tappahannock Main Street has received $15,000 in a technical assistance grant from Virginia Main Street. The award will be used to rebrand the organization, revamp the website, and launch a mobile application dedicated to promoting downtown retail and restaurant establishments. “We look forward to rebranding the organiza- tion in a way that better promotes our vision of a completely revitalized […]

From Empty Nest to Wildlife Rehabilitation

BY M.J. TRIHEY Sharon O’Neal of King and Queen County was feeling a little bit lost. Her daughter had grown up and moved out of the house in 2019 and then in December 2020, her beloved Boxer, Maleena, died. Maleena was born with a cleft palate and other health issues which required a lot of attention and medical care. In […]

Bills Address Healthcare Staffing Shortages

Lawmakers introduced proposals to help improve standards at Virginia nursing homes and facilities, and to address the health care worker shortage exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Del. Bobby Orrock Sr., R-Caroline, introduced House Bill 1446, which would set minimum staffing requirements for certified nursing facilities. A nursing facility, which includes nursing homes, provides health-related services on a continuing basis, according […]

Essex High School Junior – Warner Beazley

Essex High School junior Warner Beazley finished fourth in the 165-pound weight division at last weekend’s Virginia High School League Class 1 state championships. Teammate Markell Scott, a senior, finished fifth in the 150-pound weight class. Beazley finished his campaign with a 28-7 record, while Scott was 28-8. Essex finished tied for 17th in the team standings with 32 points.

Can Biochar Solve Pollution Problems?

Biochar, created from an ancient practice that turns organic waste into a charcoal like substance, is getting a closer look for its potential to help address modern-day problems such as climate change and nutrient-laden runoff. The material has been lauded over the past decade, with advocates calling it a simple and important tool to capture carbon from the air, soak […]

Museum Hosts Poetry Reading

Thursday, February 9, the Essex County Museum & Historical Society (ECMHS) hosted a special reading of selected poems from the newly published collection “I, Ever Yours, And You, Forever Mine!” The book is a series of poems written by Thomas Lomax Hunter III, former Poet Laureate of Virginia, to his wife Marie Doherty Hunter every Valentine’s Day over the course […]