Essex County, VA

Rappahannock Record

RCC holds combined nurse pinning, commencement

Rappahannock Community College (RCC) recently introduced 97 nurses to the community at pinning and commencement exercises at Essex High School. Fifty-eight individuals earned an associate of applied science in nursing (ADN) and 39 received the practical nursing certificate (PN). ADN class of 2022 graduate Brandy McCarty sang the National Anthem.
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Rappahannock Industrial Academy monument set for dedication

In operation from 1902 to 1948, the Rappahannock Industrial Academy (RIA) was a Baptist-run African-American high school that began operation at a time when there were no public high schools for African Americans in rural Virginia. Located at Ozeana in Essex County, it was established by the Southside Rappahannock Baptist Association and supported by the Association and the African-American community. Although the academy primarily served students from Essex, Middlesex, and King and Queen counties, some of its students were from other parts of Virginia and beyond.
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Highway marker dedication, emancipation celebration set Sunday at Angel Visit Baptist

A state historical highway marker for Angel Visit Baptist Church, 29566 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville, will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3. The marker will acknowledge the church’s history and recognize its accomplishments over the past 156 years. This date was selected to coincide with the Third of April Emancipation Celebration. This event, held in Essex County for more than 75 years, is a commemoration of the fall of the City of Richmond to the Union Army on April 3, 1865, signaling the end of the Civil War and the institution of slavery in the U.S.

Arrest made in Sunnyside Grocery break-in case

On March 2, Jaiden Pride Mattheisen of Newtown was arrested in connection with the September 8, 2021 attempted break-in at Sunnyside Grocery. He’s facing two felony charges, one for destruction of propety and the other for entering with the intent to commit a felony. He’s scheduled for an arraignment...

3 Bedroom Home in Tappahannock - $460,000

Berry Hill, previously known as Holly Wood, circa 1820, was most likely built by James Roy Micou, Clerk of the Essex County Court for over 50 years. This lovely manor house features a five course American Bond brick pattern, which was common in Essex County & throughout Tidewater, Virginia. The meandering driveway, which winds through the property, builds anticipation as one approaches the house itself. Sited on a high hill, with a side hall plan, the house is surrounded by an established lawn and flanked by ancient towering trees, perennial gardens, towering Magnolias and a circular driveway. The strong exterior chimneys are particularly striking! The English Basement, First and Second Floors are the main living areas with a fourth-floor attic above. Convenient to area hospitals, restaurants, shopping, marinas, Rappahannock River, Piscataway Creek, U.S. 17 & Rt. 360. Acreage is ideal. Original heart pine floors, doors, exterior transoms, mantels and handsome fireplaces. Easy commute to Richmond, Fredericksburg, D.C. & Williamsburg. Regional Airport nearby. Here is your opportunity to purchase this fabulous Historic Country Estate - Live your best life at Berry Hill!

Teenager rescued from a well in Essex

A 16-year-old who was trapped in a well in Essex was rescued during a multi-agency response on Sunday. The Tappahannock - Essex Fire Department and Rescue Squad arrived on the scene and after assessing the situation called for technical rescue resources. Both the Hanover Fire-EMS Technical Rescue and Chesterfield Fire...