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									            Business                                                                                                                                       Rappahannock Record, Kilmarnock, Va. • Aug. 4, 2005 • B5

Rice retires; White is appointed chief
at Northern Neck Electric Cooperative
   Effective August 1, Northern                                                                                         Electric Cooperative, a generation
Neck Electric Cooperative has a                                                                                         and transmission cooperative, in
new skipper.                                                                                                            Glen Allen.
   Charles R. Rice Jr., president                                                                                          He received a degree in electri-
and chief executive officer for 33                                                                                       cal engineering from Virginia Tech
years, recently retired. The board                                                                                      in 1974 and earned a master’s in
of directors selected Greg W.                                                                                           business administration at Vir-
White Jr. to succeed Rice.                                                                                              ginia Commonwealth University.
   Rice joined the cooperative                                                                                          White and his wife, Carolyn, who
March 1, 1972, as system engi-                                                                                          is director of human resources at
neer. He was promoted to assis-                                                                                         Rappahannock Electric Coop-
tant manager in February 1981,                                                                                          erative, have two sons, Casey and
and appointed president and                                                                                             Jared.
chief executive officer on August                                                                                           White began his career in 1974
1, 1986.                                                                                                                as a distribution engineer with
   During his tenure as chief,                                                                                          Florida Power and Light Company.
membership increased by 46                                                                                              In 1977, he returned to Virginia as
percent, 475 miles of line were                                                                                         a planning engineer with Rappa-        The Northern Neck Waterfront Locator will assist real estate
installed,    major       substation                                                                                    hannock Electric Cooperative in        buyers.
upgrades were completed and                      Charles R. Rice Jr.                    Greg W. White Jr.               Fredericksburg. At REC, White
one new substation was ener-
gized, load management and                                                       Milden Presbyterian Church,
                                                                                                                        was promoted to manager of plan-
                                                                                                                        ning engineering and earned his
                                                                                                                                                               Waterfront locator launched
                                          son, William Rice and his wife,                                                                                and GGCweb of
whole-house surge-suppression                                                    where he has served as Sunday          Professional Engineering Certifi-                                            rivers, area resources, and its
                                          Pamela; daughter, Dr. Elizabeth                                                                                      Kilmarnock recently launched
programs were initiated, a new                                                   school teacher, clerk of the session   cate from the Commonwealth of                                               geographical relationship to
                                          Rice Martin and her husband,                                                                                         the Northern Neck Waterfront
headquarters facility was con-                                                   and is an elder.                       Virginia in 1979.                                                           the rest of the Northern Neck,”
                                          Eddie; three grandchildren,                                                                                          Locator.
structed, a system-wide auto-                                                       Rice graduated from the Uni-           In 1990, White joined Old                                                said Troise.
                                          Chancellor and Aiden Rice, and                                                                                          Rappahannock Record web-
mated meter reading program                                                      versity of Virginia in 1964, with      Dominion Electric Cooperative as                                               The site allows visitors to
                                          Alexander Martin; mother, Cor-                                                                                       master and network manager
was completed, and restructur-                                                   a degree in electrical engineering.    director of power supply and was                                            search over 190 creeks alpha-
                                          nelia Fidler Rice; sister, Lucy                                                                                      K. C. Troise designed the site
ing of the electric utility industry                                             He is a registered professional        later promoted to assistant vice                                            betically and geographically.
                                          Rice Koll; nephew, Richard Koll,                                                                                     after realizing a need for a reli-
occurred.                                                                        engineer. Rice began his career        president of engineering and opera-                                            Waterfront properties are
                                          Jr.; and niece, Sarah Koll.                                                                                          able online map of the area, he
   Rice served as a member of                                                    with Reynolds Metals in Arkansas       tions. From 1995 to1999, he served                                          often advertised on “Towles
                                             Rice has been active in numer-                                                                                    said.
the board of directors of the Old                                                before serving four years active       as executive vice president of the                                          Creek” or the “Great Wicomico
                                          ous community and civic organi-                                                                                         Troise spent hours tracing the
Dominion Electric Cooperative,                                                   duty in the U.S. Navy. After leav-     Virginia-Maryland-Delaware Asso-                                            River.” A real estate buyer new
                                          zations including the Richmond                                                                                       contours of the Northern Neck
filling in as interim president and                                               ing the Navy, he worked for the        ciation of Electric Cooperatives. He                                        to the area might have no idea
                                          County Ruritan Club, Warsaw                                                                                          shoreline, integrating it with
chief executive officer for eight                                                 Virginia Electric and Power Com-       returned to Old Dominion in 1999.                                           where “Towles Creek” is in
                                          Rotary Club, Bank of Lancaster                                                                                       road maps and pulling together
months in 1998. As a member of                                                   pany in Norfolk and Richmond for          Incorporated in 1937, Northern                                           comparison to Kilmarnock or
                                          Advisory Board, Richmond                                                                                             information on local landmarks
the board of directors of the Vir-                                               three years.                           Neck Electric Cooperative is head-                                          the Chesapeake Bay, explained
                                          County Cub Scouts, and the Rap-                                                                                      to present as accurate a repre-
ginia-Maryland-Delaware Asso-                                                       “Greg is a seasoned electrical      quartered in Warsaw and provides                                            Troise.
                                          pahannock Community College                                                                                          sentation of the region as pos-
ciation of Electric Cooperatives,                                                engineer with proven leadership        power to over 17,000 customer-                                                 The site will allow them to
                                          Citizens Advisory Committee.                                                                                         sible, he said.
he served on various committees                                                  skills and extensive cooperative       members in King George, Lan-                                                jump from a real estate ad to
                                             He is chairman of the Rich-                                                                                          Designed to help newcomers
of the association.                                                              experience,” said Rice.                caster, Northumberland, Richmond,                                           a map of the area to a blow up
                                          mond County Industrial Devel-                                                                                        and property shoppers locate
   Members of Charles Rice’s                                                        White was senior vice president     Stafford and Westmoreland coun-                                             of Towles Creek to the Town of
                                          opment Authority. Charles and                                                                                        creeks in relation to nearby
family include his wife, Donna;                                                  of power supply for Old Dominion       ties.                                                                       Kilmarnock site in just a few
                                          Donna Rice are members of                                                                                            towns and villages, the interac-     clicks, he said. “This website
                                                                                                                                                               tive maps allow clients to zoom      pulls together all the informa-
Irvington Stomp to feature DVDto make
                                                                                                                                                               in on waterways, learn about
                                                                                                                                                               the surrounding attractions
                                                                                                                                                               and link to informational and
                                                                                                                                                               governmental pages from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion that’s out there into one
                                                                                                                                                                                                    convenient site,” said Troise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The site also acts as a reloca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion resource page, offering links

vineyard’s first vintage red slipcovers                                                                                                                         website’s resource page, said
                                                                                                                                                               Troise. The site can be accessed
                                                                                                                                                               through several real estate sites
                                                                                                                                                               and a variety of search engines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to businesses, schools, hospitals
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and government sites. In coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ties where the land records are
                                                                                                                                                                                                    online, the site provides a link
   In the tradition of Lucille Ball and                                                                                    Peggy Jeffries has produced a       The link may be placed on any        to the database, allowing real
Italian winemaking, White Fences                                                                                        DVD showing how one can make           local home page, he added.           estate investors to search the
Vineyard in Irvington will celebrate                                                                                    expert slipcovers at home using           “Unlike other online maps,        most recent tax assessments on
the unveiling of its first vintage red                                                                                   ordinary sewing supplies, chalk,       which focus only on the roads        any parcel. Additional resources
wine with a grand grape stomp.                                                                                          straight pins, and a home sewing       and      highways,      Northern     will be added as they become
   Adding a Chesapeake Bay flair to                                                                                      machine.                               Neck Waterfront Locator was          available, he said.
the age-old wine-making tradition,                                                                                         Jeffries produced the DVD           designed specifically for people         Color and black and white
the second annual Irvington Stomp                                                                                       after 30 years of making slipcov-      interested in the location of        versions of the maps are avail-
September 3, from 4 to 8 p.m., will                                                                                     ers and having clients ask ques-       waterfront property, creeks and      able.
feature all-you-can-eat hard crabs                                                                                      tions as they watch the process.
and slow-cooked pork barbecue.                                                                                          Her website, www.pegsslipcov-
     “Labor Day is historically the                                                                           , shows styles one can
most popular crab-eating holiday                                                                                        give furniture to make it easy
on the bay, and we wanted families                                                                                      to clean, and to change season-
visiting from out of town and those                                                                                     ally and for holidays. There are
local to have a chance that weekend                                                                                     also decorating ideas for pillows,
to sit down among friends to a picnic                                                                                   tablecloths and details on how to
table loaded full of fresh caught,                                                                                      get the DVD.
seasoned and steamed Jimmies and                                                                                           “It is far more economical for
slow cooked pork barbecue,” said                                                                                        furniture to be slipcovered rather
vineyard manager Mark Holling-                                                                                          than completely reupholstered,”
sworth. “Of course, the chance to                                                                                       Jeffries said. “In the event that
stomp grapes, drink, dance, sample                                                                                      a person gets truly stumped by a
our first vintage red wine, and par-                                                                                     problem, they can give me a call
ticipate in lots of homespun harvest                                                                                    or e-mail me through my web-
celebration fun is the other great                                                                                      site,” she added.
side of the picture.”                                                                                                      Jeffries lives in Ohio and owns
   The main event features grape-                                                                                       property in Corrotoman by the
stomping competitions pitting bare-                                                                                     Bay.
footed local community leaders
against one another. Other activi-        Susan, Aline and Christian Johnson of Irvington test the family-
ties include Carolina beach music         sized stomping barrel at White Fences Vineyard.                               Business Brief
with the Holiday Band, tethered hot
air balloon rides, a maize maze in        barrel made by the coopers of          Steamboat Museum in Irving-            ■ Investment breakfast
the shape of a wine bottle, an Old        Colonial Williamsburg. It is just      ton. Tickets are $35 per person.         Creighton James and Keith
MacDonald’s Farm marionette               right for “Lucille-style” family       Children under 15 will be admit-       Reagan of Merrill Lynch will
puppet show at the hay bale theater,      stomping, he said.                     ted free. There is an additional       present a free seminar, “Fine-
hayrides, vineyard tours and farm            Details of the stomp can be         charge for some activities and         tuning your investment portfolio
animal exhibits.                          found at www.irvingtonstomp.           alcohol.                               for maximum efficiency,” August
   Hollingsworth also announced           com. Tickets are available online        For additional information,          23 at the Tides Inn in Irvington
the vineyard’s recent acquisition         and at the Hope & Glory Inn,           contact julie@irvingtonstomp.          from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Breakfast is
of an authentic, oversized half           The Local Coffee Shop and the          com, or 438-6348.                      included.
                                                                                                                          RSVP Deborah Johnson at
                                                                                                                        757-599-2303, or e-mail deb_

 Board of Contractors                                                                                         

 revokes local license
   The Virginia Board for Contrac-        30 commercial occupations and          and air conditioning (HVAC); and
tors issued 18 license revocations        certain professions. The agency        two citizen members.
July 19.                                  licenses or certifies nearly 300,000      The board administers the
   Copies of the file orders are           individuals and businesses ranging     Virginia Contractor Transaction
available at        from architects and contractors to     Recovery Fund, which provides
under license lookup.                     cosmetologists and professional        monetary relief to eligible con-
   Fines are deposited directly into      wrestlers.                             sumes who incur losses through the
the state Literary Fund and used             DPOR investigates reports of        improper and dishonest conduct of
solely for public education pur-          regulatory violations by licensees;    a licensed contractor. The fund is                                                      Strategic Business and Succession Planning
poses such as school construction,        pursues complaints of criminal         supported entirely by assessments                                                          Commercial Real Estate Transactions
renovation, and teacher retirement        activity by unlicensed practitio-      paid by licensed contractors, not by                                                      Employment Counseling and Litigation
funding.                                  ners; responds to business-related     any tax revenues.
   The board revoked the license of       consumer inquiries and requests          For more information, visit                                                           Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts
Dennis Wayne Crabbe of Callao,            for license checks; administers        DPOR at                                                              Creditor’s Rights and Banking Law
trading as Brick and Block Doc-           recovery funds for consumers
tors. According to the Virginia           harmed in contractor or real estate
Department of Professional and            transactions; and conducts media-                                                                                                  Serving Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Region
                                                                                                                                                                                             25 Lawyers
                                                                                         Protect Your Home
Occupational Regulation (DPOR),           tion services and public awareness
Seungho Park of Lancaster was the         campaigns.                                                                                                                             Offices in Richmond and Irvington

                                                                                              & Health
complainant in the case. Among               The Board of Contractors
violations noted by the board,            licenses more than 95,000 Vir-                                                                                                         Contact: R. Lee Stephens, Jr.
Crabbe practiced outside his class        ginia businesses and individuals.                                                                                                            Resident Attorney
of license; failed to execute fully a     The board is composed of a Class
                                                                                                                                                                                        Irvington Center
written contract and to include all
required provisions; and abandoned
                                          A general contractor; a sub-con-
                                          tractor; contractors specializing in            King’s Cleaning                                                                       4507 Irvington Road, Suite 300
the project.                              utilities, commercial and industrial                                                                                                       Irvington, VA 22480
   In addition to the revoking the
license, the board levied a $3,800
                                          buildings, single-family residences,
                                          and home improvements; a building
                                                                                     Removes            MOLD & DUSTMITES                                                   Phone (804) 438-9895 Fax (804) 438-9896
   The DPOR administers and
                                          supplier; a local building official;
                                          licensed tradesmen in plumbing,
enforces laws regulating more than        electrical, and heating, ventilation

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