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White Stone takes action on budgets, business district revamp nearly complete

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi WHITE STONE—By unanimous 3-0 vote, the White Stone Town Council on June 13 adopted and appropriated a proposed fiscal year 2024-25 budget totaling...

Northumberland chips away at proposed $50.5 million budget

by Jackie Nunnery HEATHSVILLE—Trying to avoid an unpopular $0.08 real estate tax increase, Northumberland County supervisors on Thursday, June 13, looked at $1.5 million in...

Mill Creek pier request still undecided

by Jackie Nunnery HEATHSVILLE—Wearing buttons to show their opposition, Mill Creek residents on Thursday, June 13, came out to again urge supervisors to say “NO”...

Spotter pilots see the ‘big picture’

by Carol A. Muratore It’s 5 a.m. on a Monday morning. Trevor Deihl, a spotter pilot for Ocean Harvesters in Reedville, is already at the...

RARA to participate in Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day

HEATHSVILLE—The Rappahannock Amateur Radio Association (RARA) is making plans to participate in the upcoming Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day. More than 35,000 radio...

Oyster reef restoration efforts continue in Weems

by Jackie Nunnery WEEMS—Much like the old saying “mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” two million oyster larvae, as of June 5, are on their...

Tickets are available for KVFD Firemen’s Festival grand prizes

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi KILMARNOCK—The 89th Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) Firemen’s Festival will feature two grand prizes—a 2024 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab pickup and a...

Polling places will be open Tuesday for Dual Primary Elections

RICHMOND—Voting in Virginia’s statewide Dual Primary Elections will conclude Tuesday, June 18. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., according to the Virginia...

KVFD accepting donations for repairs to damaged carnival rides and structures

KILMARNOCK—The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) is accepting donations following a fire and the vandalism of multiple buildings at its carnival grounds, 200 Waverly...

Northumberland residents voice opposition to proposed $50.5 million budget and 13% tax hike

by Jackie Nunnery HEATHSVILLE—Supervisors got a hint of the challenges facing them and the budget during a Thursday, June 6, public hearing as residents spoke...

White Stone to reinstate its planning commission

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi WHITE STONE—With the town’s business district revitalization nearing completion, the White Stone Town Council has decided to reinstate a planning commission to...

Kilmarnock property owners should see minor change in their town real estate tax bills

KILMARNOCK—Despite the total assessed value of real property exceeding last year’s assessed property values by 36.66%, Kilmarnock residents should hardly notice any change in...

Record has early deadline

Due to Juneteenth holiday closures, the Rappahannock Record will have early deadlines for the June 20 edition. The advertising deadline will be 5 p.m. Friday,...

Stripers Swim Team completes 10th Rappahannock River Swim

Sunday, May 26, turned out to be the perfect day for the Stripers Swim Team members to challenge themselves in their annual Rappahannock River...

Fire and vandalism at carnival grounds under investigation

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi KILMARNOCK—A fire that damaged a building and two rides at the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock,...

Lancaster adopts proposed $51.2 million budget with 22% effective tax rate increase

by Jackie Nunnery LANCASTER—A tough budget season came to a close as Lancaster supervisors on Thursday, May 30, narrowly approved a $0.55 real estate tax...

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