Welcome to Kilmarnock!

Whether it’s  your first visit or you are here year round, we’re glad you’re here and enjoying all that Kilmarnock and the Northern Neck has to offer.

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 Upcoming Public Hearing

As required by Town Code Ch.54, Article III, Division 5, Sec. 54-332 (31), a public hearing will be conducted by the Kilmarnock Town Council on October 20, 2014 at 7 PM in the Kilmarnock Town Hall, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA. 

The hearing is to solicit public comment of a zoning use application submitted by Phillip Lee of Mr. Giggles Fun House to open a family entertainment center at 544 N. Main St.  The property is identified as Tax Map 23-68C and owned by Kilmarnock Motor Sales Inc, et al.  Citizens are invited to provide their input in person or in writing.  Relative information can be found at the Town Office, 1 N. Main St., Kilmarnock, VA 22482 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM; and online at www.kilmarnockva.com.  Questions and comments may be directed to 804-435-1552 ext.32, or msebra@kilmarnockva.com.

Individuals with a disability, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, desiring to attend this public hearing should contact the Town Manager’s Office ten days prior to the meeting so as to ensure appropriate accommodations are provided.

KPD Officer Injured

Oct. 19, 2014 8:30PM

From the Virginia State Police:

On Saturday, October 18 at 7:20 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to a Kilmarnock Police Officer being struck by a vehicle on Route 200 (Irvington Road) 125 feet south of 1st Avenue in Lancaster County.

A 2002 Pontiac, driven by Phillis A. Brown, 63, of Lancaster County, was traveling north Irvington Road when it struck the officer as he exited his vehicle. 

Officer Daniel T. Brooks was transported by Life-Evac to MCV hospital with serious injuries but non-life threatening injuries. 

Speed and alcohol are not factors in the crash. 

The crash remains under investigation.

Oct. 18, 2014: 9:00 PM

At around 7:30 PM, Oct. 18, 2014,  one of the Town of Kilmarnock’s police officers was injured in the line of duty when he was struck by a car while attempting to cross the street at 110 Irvington Rd. near the Kilmarnock Speedwash laundromat. His injuries are described as “serious but probably not life threatening”. He has been flown to MCV in Richmond for treatment.

 The driver of the car that struck the officer stopped immediately and has been fully cooperative. Virginia State Police is investigating the incident at this time. We will furnish more information as we receive it.

Shop Local Day Returns November 8th

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Check Out the Hard-to-Resist Shop Local Day 
Merchant Offers

Mark your calendars for the next Shop Local Day on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Chesapeake Bank is teaming up again with area chambers of commerce and businesses for Shop Local Day. Participating merchants displaying The Buck Stays Here decal will be offering hard to resist discounts. So, not only will shopping locally save you money, but when the buck stays here, we are recirculating money in our community to create a stronger and more prosperous local economy.

 Find all the Lancaster County merchants and their exciting offers-make your own list of where to go and grab up those bargains!

 

 Governor announces “Virginia is the Oyster Capital of the East Coast”

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“Virginia produces the best oysters in the world and as the oyster industry continues to grow, we want to let it be known that Virginia is also the Oyster Capital of the East Coast,” said Governor McAuliffe at the August 19, 2014 press conference announcing the Commonwealth’s success in the oyster industry.  “In addition to growing, harvesting and selling the best oysters, our watermen are providing good jobs in their communities, generating revenue and tax dollars throughout their region, and helping improve the environment of the Chesapeake Bay as their oysters filter millions of gallons of water each day.” 

“As my team and I work to build a new Virginia economy, I want to make sure that our tourism and agricultural industries, including our outstanding and diverse marine products sector, can and will play a significant role in that effort.” 

This year, a public-private partnership of stakeholders began working together to brand the Virginia oyster travel experience to show the world that Virginia is for Oyster Lovers.  The trail offers visitors a way to enjoy Virginia’s seven different oyster regions, as well as experience the unique culture of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay.   As a result of these exciting developments with the Virginia oyster, Governor McAuliffe officially declared November as Virginia Oyster Month and named Virginia the “Oyster Capital of the East Coast.” 

Governor Names November ” Virginia’s Oyster Month”

This effort began right here in Lancaster County when VISIONS Economic Development committee began discussions on how to increase local jobs and especially jobs related to our heritage industries on the water and our local watermen. VISIONS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to coordinate community programs to reduce poverty. Hundreds of phone calls went out to State agencies, trade groups, tourism officials by our local team of Joni Carter (Executive Director of  VISIONS), Dudley Patteson (owner of the Dog and Oyster vineyard), Jimmie Carter (RGH Foundation) who brought in our partners in Middlesex County, Chris Ingram (Tourism & Economic Development) and the Middlesex County Economic Development & Tourism Board plus many others to tell this story.These conversations ultimately lead to a “mission to Richmond” to share why embracing the oyster, much like Maryland wants to “own” the blue crab, makes so much sense for the Commonwealth. We thank them for this hard but invaluable work.

Click here for the full press release and pictures from the Governor’s press conference. For more on the upcoming Virginia Oyster Trail and where to “Buy ‘em, Eat ‘em and Enjoy ‘Em” in Virginia’s Oyster Country!

 

Meetings Now On-line

Kilmarnock’s Town Council and Planning Commission meetings are now available on line for viewing. The meetings are accessible at no charge. Each meeting should be posted within 1-2 business days of the meeting. Visit the Kilmarnock, VA pages to select the meeting you are interested in.

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