2023-04-12 E-Edition

Tappahannock Shoney’s Scheduled to Close

An era in the Tappahannock business community will soon be coming to an end. The Shoney’s Restaurant, which has been located at 1607 Tappahannock Boulevard since May 1978, is slated to close next month. Its final day of operation will be May 21. “This is a small town and everyone knows each other,” said restaurant manager Ron Beatty, who has […]

Tappahannock Art Gallery Re-Opens

Friday marked a new era for the Tappahannock Art Gallery. After months of renovations that were necessary because of a flood coming through the ceiling last fall, all was set for the public. Within this space that is fresh, bright and reorganized is the work both of the member artists and a one-person show of photography by Rob Rudick located […]

Triad Hosts Successful Car-Fit Event in Tappahannock

The Essex County-Tappahannock Triad kicked off spring with an April 4 Car-Fit event in the Walmart parking lot. Several cars showed up before the 11 a.m. opening, getting things off to an early start. Two hours later, 13 vehicles had gone through a 20-minute checkup. Almost everybody—12 drivers—said they learned something new; eight made adjustments to their vehicles, and 12 […]

Planners Consider Traffic Calming Measures

The Tappahannock Planning Commission is tackling ways to introduce “traffic calming” measures along the town’s residential streets. The subject was broached by Commissioner Scott Cannady who resides along Water Lane, a street that has become notorious for “cut-through traffic” with motorists not obeying the 25 miles per hour speed limit. Residential cut-through traffic” refers to vehicular traffic passing through a […]

Suspected ATM Skimmers at Tappahannock Primis Bank

The Tappahannock Police Department has announced it is investigating the potential use of skimmers at the Primis Bank ATMs. The agency urged customers at all banks to use caution to ensure the ATM is secure. A skimmer is a device installed on card readers that collects card numbers. Skimmers can usually be spotted by doing quick visual or physical inspections […]

Upcoming Sidney King Art Show

Essex Inn To Host

The Essex Inn will host an art exhibit on April 15 and April 16 featuring the works of Sidney King, one of the most prominent artists from the area. On Saturday, the Inn will be serving as a gallery space for several dozen pieces of King’s artwork from 11 to 5, many of which will be available for purchase. Wayne […]

Chief of Emergency Services

Essex County Names

Essex County has announced the appointment of Terry Johnson as its new Chief of Emergency Services. Johnson most recently served as Fire Chief for the City of South Sioux, Nebraska, beginning in 2021. Chief Johnson assumed his duties in Essex on April 10 and will be formally introduced to the Board of Supervisors and the community as a whole on, […]

Drug Defendant Denied Bond

A City of Richmond man who was the primary suspect into a two-month probe of drug trafficking into Essex County was denied bond during a Circuit Court appearance last week. Chawn D. Beale Jr. appeared for arraignment on four, felony drug distribution charges. The indictments against Beale were recently issued by the Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury. Attorney William Viverette was appointed […]

Judge Approves Pleas

Two subjects who were the targets of separate narcotics distribution investigations entered guilty pleas before Judge Herbert M. Hewitt in Essex County Circuit Court on April 5. In plea agreements: • Robert Morris Garrett, 41, of 5700 Meadows Run in Spotsylvania, pleaded guilty to an amended felony charge of distribution of a Schedule I or II drug as an imitation […]