2023-04-19 E-Edition

U.S. Coast Guard Visits James H. Cary Intermediate School

Students lined the fencing around the James H. Cary Intermediate School athletics field late Thursday morning and eagerly pointed skyward. The focus of their attention was a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter piloted by USCG Commander Brian Conley (EHS Class of 1998). The helicopter’s crew included USCG Special Agent Dusty Swann (EHS Class of 1998). The two products of the Essex […]

Tappahannock Man Arrested: Series Of Regional Burglaries

The King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in the Feb. 20 early-morning burglary of Bradley’s Convenience Store in St Stephens Church. In addition, the organization alleges this burglary was not an isolated incident. Investigators have tied burglaries in King and Queen, Essex, Tappahannock, Hanover, and King William, “through modern investigative means.’ A joint investigation between those […]

Essex Schools Receive Electric Buses

Essex County Public Schools held a celebration event last week for the delivery of the school division’s first two electric buses. According to Crystal Blowe, the school system’s transportation director, the school division purchased their first two electric school buses from Virginia’s exclusive Thomas Built Buses dealer, Sonny Merryman with funds awarded to the county from the Department of Environmental […]

Husband Of K&Q Superintendent Indicted: Sexual Battery Of Teen

A King and Queen County Grand Jury has indicted a 71-year-old man on a charge of sexual aggravated battery of a child. The Grand Jury issued the true bill of indictment against Carroll Eugene Carter Jr., of 26345 The Trail in Mattaponi, on April 11. The indictment alleges that Carter committed aggravated sexual battery against a child more than 13 […]

Debate On Level Of Public Involvement

Essex School Board: Consolidation Planning;

BY D.K. KIMBROUGH The Essex County School Board continued to move forward with discussions of consolidating the county’s three schools into two buildings, even as board members chewed over the level of public involvement in the discussion to this point, during the board’s regular meeting on April 13. Superintendent Dr. Harry Thomas reported that two price quotes had been received […]

Whitaker Will Not Seek Re-Election

Raymond Whitaker has announced he will not seek re-election to the Essex County School Board when his term is up this fall. Whitaker has served the school system for decades. After retiring from coaching at Essex High School, Whitaker was elected to serve as a school board member. He has served several terms as board chairman. In his announcement, which […]

Operation Inasmuch

Saturday, April 22nd, at 7:30 a.m., 350 church volunteers from 32 churches will gather on the back lawn of St. Margaret’s School for Essex County’s Operation Inasmuch. Reverend Rebecca Minor, from Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church will offer the charge for the day, to “be the hands and feet of Jesus” to offer care and kindness to their neighbors in […]

Essex EMS Update Aired

The Essex County Board of Supervisors and the Tappahannock Town Council gained some insight into the workings of the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operation. A powerpoint presentation was made before both governing bodies by former interim Chief of Emergency Services Tommy Hicks. The county recently appointed Terry Johnson as full-time Chief of Emergency Services. “Our mission is to pro- […]

Friends Of The Dragon

William A. (Skip) Stiles, Jr., executive director of Wetlands Watch, a statewide nonprofit environmental group based in Norfolk, VA, will speak at the Friends of Dragon Run General Meeting on April 19 at 7 p.m. He will discuss the impact of climate change in Virginia and responses to the impact. His presentation will be on Zoom. Go to DragonRun. org […]