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  • The Jenna Bash festival celebrates 10 years

    The Jenna Bash festival celebrates 10 years

    A crowd of 500 people celebrated at the Jenna Bash festival which marked 10 years on Aug. 5 at Rockahock Campground. The event is hosted annually by Proclaiming Grace Outreach in honor of Jenna Grace King, who died in 2008 in a car accident. She was 17 at the time and had just finished her first...

      • Pirates perform at West Point Library

        Pirates perform at West Point Library

        An audience at West Point Library walked the plank only to jump into captivating stories about pirates on Thursday. Librarian Elaine Wood said the priate program was an idea to spice up the summer reading activities. "We just always try to look for something different; this year's theme was 'reading...

          • Bluegrass Family Day to support American Cancer Society

            Bluegrass Family Day to support American Cancer Society

            The event will feature food and airplanes

              • Rockahock Bluegrass Festival draws loyal fans

                Rockahock Bluegrass Festival draws loyal fans

                The Rockahock Bluegrass Festival drew guests from all over Virginia last week with vendors hawking wares, bands playing southern-style tunes and the campground offering its swath of summer activities. The festival's masters of ceremonies, award-winning bluegrass radio hosts "Sweet" Brenda and Calvin...

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              • Ruritans help following tornado

                When tragedy strikes its just human nature to want to help. When the tornadoes struck Essex County several weeks ago King William Ruritan member Dennis Smith traveled to the area to offer his assistance. What he saw was just beyond belief. The first house he came upon only the foundation was left....

                  • Column: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                    Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but far fewer think of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held in October 1987. The idea evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition...

                      • Column: Parents must set a good example

                        It is very challenging as parents to know the "right" thing to do to shape our children to make the best decisions that put them on the path God has laid out for them. The genetic makeup of an individual speaks volumes to us as to how we can best influence their choices. It requires the mind of...

                          • Letter: Welcoming additions to West Point schools

                            Letter: Welcoming additions to West Point schools

                            West Point School students, staff and visitors found three new additions when they returned to school this year. The completed canopies presented a new look to both buildings. Their contemporary design and sail-like features brought a new life to the structures. A very nice addition indeed. Also...

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