2023-05-24 E-Edition

Central High School Awards 36 Diplomas

There were plenty of cheers — and even some tears — Friday night as King and Queen Central High School conducted its 70th commencement ceremony. Diplomas were awarded to 36 graduates. Student speakers were Valedictorian Elijah Demetri Boone and Salutatorian Makayla Nashae Holmes. During his remarks, Boone noted the accomplishments of the school’s athletic teams, some of which set precedents […]

Memorial Day Service

In Arlington National Cemetery, the Beirut Barracks Memorial honors the 241 American service members who lost their lives in the October 23, 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marines Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War. Two truck bombs, detonated by suicide bombers, struck buildings that housed U.S. and French military members of a multinational peace-keeping force, killing […]

Ambrose Seeks Clerk Post

Christina Ambrose has announced her candidacy for Essex County Circuit Court Clerk in the November 7 General Election. Christina was born and raised in Caroline County. She and her husband, Patrick Ambrose, moved back to his home in Essex County in 2007. She has two children, MaKaylah Ambrose and Holdyn Ambrose, both of whom graduated from Essex High School. MaKaylah […]

Local Fishing Tournament Hotly Anticipated

The Tappahannock Rotary Club’s annual Croaker (et al.) Tournament is back. Scheduled for June 24, this multi-generational tradition is back with more prizes for more fishes. Time is running out to join the fun. See page B2 for more details.

No Comments During Town Budget Hearing

A public hearing regarding the Town of Tappahannock’s General Fund and Water/Sewer budgets for fiscal year 2024 drew no speakers during a recent session of the Tappahannock Town Council. The combined FY24 Budget totals $7,623,770. Town Manager Eric Pollitt previously told Council the budget “has reasonable and appropriately conservative assumptions for revenues and expenditures to support the General Fund, General […]

Drought Watch Lifted Here

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lifted the Drought Watch Advisory for four of the five previously affected drought evaluation regions. Since the initial drought watch advisory was issued on April 25, conditions have improved throughout much of the Commonwealth, although an advisory remains in effect for the Eastern Shore. Drought evaluation regions where the watch was lifted […]

Enforcement Grants Awarded

The Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board has awarded grants to local governments, regional jails, and colleges utilizing federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for law enforcement efforts aimed at reducing violent crime and firearms related violence. According to a memo from Tracy Matthews, manager the DCJS Law Enforcement Grants and Programs, to the CJS Board Grants Committee, the ARPA […]

Officials Favor Library Plan

The Tappahannock Planning Commission has looked favorably upon a request by the Essex County Public Library to expand a literacy program. The library plans to install a “Little Library Box’ at Wakefield Park, which is bordered by Cralle Avenue and Daingerfield Street. Another such box is slated to be located at the Essex Mobile Home Park off Airport Road in […]

Secondary Roads Plan Backed

The Essex County Board of Supervisors has adopted a Secondary Six-Year Road Plan in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) whereupon six roadways will receive improvements. Lee McKnight, the administrator for VDOT’s Saluda Residency, told the supervisors during their business meeting that $376,280 has been allocated to cover expenses for the plan’s projects. Of that amount, $202,046 will […]