Walking Tour: Heathsville

Established as Northumberland County’s seat in 1681, Heathsville is the oldest seat of government in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Today, its historic district, running along Northumberland Highway (Hwy. 360), is centered at the Old County Courthouse, surrounded by antebellum plantation complexes. With a grant from the Virginia Department of…

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Go Virginia

Next Two Meetings for Go Virginia Region 6: 1) Nominating Committee Meeting Thursday, January 3 at 10:30-11 AM at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Bowling Green Office, 14380 Fredericksburg Turnpike, Woodford, VA 22580 2) Mary Ball Washington Regional Council Meeting Thursday, January 3 at 11 AM-1 PM at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Bowling Green…

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A Growing Industry in the Northern Neck

Craft breweries are beginning to attract the attention of economic developers in the Northern Neck of Virginia. They are part of a vibrant industry of dedicated entrepreneurs who go beyond the business model of attracting customers just to buy drinks. “They are becoming part of the fabric of many communities,”…

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Workforce Training in the Northern Neck

MONTROSS, Virginia: In the last decade, regional collaboration has become the key ingredient in the creation of jobs in rural Virginia, with the private sector often acting as a partner to federal, state, and local governments. A perfect example of this approach is the Westmoreland Workforce Training Center (WWTC), which…

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Opportunity Zones

The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included provisions for a new revitalization tool, the Opportunity Zone and Opportunity Fund. The designated zones and funds allow investors to receive tax benefits on currently unrealized capital gains that are invested through Opportunity Funds in eligible census tracts designated as…

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Living Shorelines Initiative

Throughout the Northern Neck and coastal plain, homes and businesses are experiencing increased erosion from winds, waves, currents, tides and recreational activities making homes and businesses more vulnerable. Evidence shows that hardened shorelines do not function well over time in many settings and harm estuarine ecosystems. Living shorelines are the preferred alternative that:…

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Assign a Highway

The Assign-a-Highway Program assigns non-violent probationers to pick litter on various state-maintained Northern Neck roads. Probationers can thus fulfill their community-service obligations. District courts in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties participate in the program, which was created in January 2007. For more information, call Ben Lewis, Litter Control Coordinator, at…

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