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Colonial era citizens more comfortable with guns

One of the missions of Colonial Williamsburg's new musket shooting range, which in its first full week of operations hosted vintage rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack as well as a crew from the History Channel, is to educate visitors about the role of firearms in 18th-century America.


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  • Pointers run over Rappahannock Raiders

    Pointers run over Rappahannock Raiders

    West Point 40, Rappahannock 13

      • Pointers win opener over Northampton, 29-14

        It wasn't pretty but the West Point High School won the first football it played this season, defeating Northampton, 29-14, at home Friday night. "It was a victory and I am happy with that, but we still have a lot of work to do. I told the players the entire off-season that we are 0-10 until...

          • Cavaliers see conditioning as key this season

            Cavaliers see conditioning as key this season

            With just 36 players on the King William varsity football team this season, coach Dylan DeHart thinks staying healthy and being in top condition will be the difference between victories and losses. "We ran 12, 100-yard runs before practice this morning, not as a punishment, but to make sure our...

              • Pointers poised to bounce back this season

                Pointers poised to bounce back this season

                After going winless last year, West Point coach LC Briggs and his team are looking to make last season a source of motivation. "It started in the weight room and has carried on to practice," Pointers coach Briggs said. "Whenever our team is getting too full of their self, I just remind them they...


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                  • King William Lions Helping Children

                    Your local King William Children First Lions Club continues to reach out to the county's children. Recent efforts include conducting hearing and vision screenings at West Point Head Start, Cool Spring Primary School, Acquinton Elementary School and Hamilton Homes Middle School. Over 600 children...

                      • Fatherhood Initiative- Male Empowerment Conference

                        Fatherhood Initiative- Male Empowerment Conference

                        November 14, 2015. "DAD! is More Than Just a Name". National Call Dad presents a Call to DADS Conference for males ages 3-103. Doors opens 8:30 a.m. Conference takes place at King & Queen Central High School Auditorium from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.RSVP by November 5th to Dr. Toni Williams- twilliams@fyfcs.com...

                          • NN Burger donates to RCC’s RAM clinic

                            NN Burger donates to RCC’s RAM clinic

                            On September 30, Northern Neck Burger in Kilmarnock set aside a portion of its sales for the benefit of a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic to be sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation. The clinic, scheduled for November 14 and 15 at Richmond County Elementary School,...

                              • Truck-driving classes forming at RCC

                                Truck-driving classes forming at RCC

                                In order to let its students take advantage of the high demand for qualified truck drivers, Rappahannock Community College is offering a special course in cooperation with CDS Tractor Trailer Training. The course starts November 9, and runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., for four weeks....


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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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