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Graduation Weekend Highlights

• 73 finish at LHS • 87 get diplomas at NHS Resiliency and pride pave way for LHS Class of 2024 by AnnGardner Eubank Seventy-three Lancaster High School...

Federal suit claims Cooke Inc. is violating U.S. fishing laws

by Larry Chowning REEDVILLE—A $2 billion dollar “False Claims Act” lawsuit alleging “figurehead fraud” against the Canadian seafood giant Cooke Inc. of St. John, New...

Northumberland ponders $50.5 million budget; 13% tax increase; 5% pay raises

by Jackie Nunnery HEATHSVILLE—During a Wednesday, May 15, budget work session with Northumberland supervisors, county administrator Luttrell Tadlock presented the first look at a $50,513,252...

Planning commission recommends two parcels for commercial rezoning

by Jackie Nunnery LANCASTER—Following public hearings, the Lancaster planning commission on May 16 voted 6-0 to recommend zoning changes from residential (R1) to commercial (C1)...

Two girls and a skiff: The Haynie sisters

by Carol A. Muratore I recently met two young ladies who work together in the commercial fishing industry to learn about their jobs, life and...

Graduation ceremonies are slated this weekend

Lancaster High School commencement exercises for the Class of 2024 will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, outdoors at Lancaster High School, 8815...

Lancaster schools recognize teachers and staff

KILMARNOCK—As May 31 approaches and the school year winds to a close, Lancaster schools on Monday, May 13, recognized the accomplishments of teachers and...

Kilmarnock planning commission approves six-lot subdivision, 6-0

KILMARNOCK—The Kilmarnock planning commission on Monday, May 13, approved a subdivision application for a new six-lot subdivision at 15957 Mary Ball Road. The application...

Irvington reaches short-term rental cap

IRVINGTON—Irvington’s short-term rental (STR) cap of 35 units has officially been reached. Town council on Thursday, May 9, approved a conditional use permit (CUP) application...

Smith Point Sea Rescue celebrates 50-year anniversary with a christening

REEDVILLE—Smith Point Sea Rescue (SPSR) celebrated its 50th anniversary and the christening of the new Rescue III on Saturday, May 11, at Buzzard Point...

Award winners at the Rappahannock Record

The Rappahannock Record received 15 awards, including eight first-place wins, in the 2023 Virginia Press Association (VPA) News and Advertising Contest. The Record competed in...

Irvington forum raises input for consideration regarding referendums prior to incurring debt

IRVINGTON—Over the past several months, some Irvington residents have been demanding a change in the town charter to institute a public referendum for incurring...

Washed up: An abandoned ship causes headaches for homeowners

by Jackie Nunnery REEDVILLE—In 2023, Richard and Stacy Lensis were building their dream retirement home in Reedville. The property on the Little Wicomico River at...

Stan Obier and the little red fish house

by Carol A. Muratore It’s an iconic red roofed structure on Cockrell Creek in Reedville, situated at the end of the road, on the end...

White Stone holds first reading on proposed $251,405 budget

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi WHITE STONE—The White Stone Town Council held the first reading of its proposed $251,405 fiscal year 2024-25 budget on May 2. A...

Wildlife rescue training offered

Wildlife 911 Northern Neck, a volunteer organization established to rescue injured and orphaned wildlife in the Northern Neck, will hold a free rescue training...

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