2024-02-28

2024-02-28 E-Edition

Girls Hoopsters In State Tournaments


Tappahannock will be represented by two girls’ basketball programs in their respective state tournaments this week. Essex (23-0) qualified for the Virginia High School League’s Class 1 state tournament with a regional semifinal victory over West Point. The Lady Trojans, who have advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 1996, defeated Westmoreland 52-29 in the Region 1A […]

Sports Bar Planned For Tappahannock


A new sports bar is coming later this year to downtown Tappahannock on the ground floor of the building that previously housed restaurants such as Ferebee’s and the Squirrels Nest. Tony Fitzgerald (Fitz), who owns Fitz and Sons Builders, says he hopes to have the operation up and running by the early summer. “I’ve had the ambition of owning a […]

Tickets Available For House And Garden Tour

Tickets are now available for the Friday, April 26, 2024, house and garden tour in Tappahannock and Essex County, hosted by the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula (GCMP). The tour will showcase five properties located in Tappahannock and upper Essex County that represent four centuries of architecture, rich history, pastoral landscapes, gardens, and river vistas. The tour is part […]

Who Gets The Final Say On Solar Projects?


As Virginia continues its efforts to decarbonized its electric grid by mid-century, lawmakers are grappling with whether the state or local governments should have the ultimate say over where — or whether — solar farms should be built. Bills this session from Del. Rip Sullivan, D-Fairfax, and Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Charlottesville, proposed giving state utility regulators the authority to override […]

Signature Speaker Series Continues in March

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On Sunday, February 11, sixty-nine people attended Dr. Barbara Heath’s presentation on “Conflict, Migration, and Early Settlement on the Northern Neck” at University of Mary Washington in Dahlgren. Dr. Heath’s address focused on her longstanding project in present-day Northumberland County. During the hour-long presentation, followed by audience questions, Dr. Heath said that during the earliest decades of English colonization of […]

Sewer line installation work

Sewer line installation work continues in downtown Tappahannock . The Cross Street segment of the project (above) is included in the project’s initial phase. Work is slated to continue through September.

Tappahannock Town Projects

Town Manager’s Report

Tappahannock Town Manager Eric Pollitt submitted a report to Town Council recently that covers a variety of projects the local government has green-lighted. Among those are: Central Park Project – Utility infrastructure work along Virginia Street was anticipated to start earlier this month, Pollitt reported. A finalized conceptual picture of the park will be displayed on-site, outside of the construction […]

LaGrange Turf Fire Update


Resources from the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department returned to the LaGrange Industrial Park on Thursday, February 22, to extinguish flames that had rekindled from an astroturf fire at the rear of the property four days earlier. Fire department chief Paul Richardson told the Rappahannock Times that 138,000 gallons of water were use to battle the initial blaze over a five […]

Show Of Textiles & Photography

New At Tappahannock Art Gallery

Tappahannock Art Gallery (TAG) will kick off its new art exhibition “Photos & Fibers” – an exhibit of the work of fiber artist Barb Brecher and photo-journalist Michael Geissinger – on March 1, with an opening reception on March 8. The exhibit juxtaposes the soft florals of Brecher’s wearable art with the sometimes jarring images and street scenes of Geissinger’s […]