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Northern Neck winery built on more than just ‘Good Luck’

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Katie and Paul Krop have done something that takes more than just good luck. They have taken a piece of land used as a sand and gravel pit for forty or fifty years, denuded of all top soil and then strewn with concrete rip rap and stumps and turned it into Good Luck Cellars, a beautiful vineyard and winery that is becoming a community and cultural center just outside the

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U.S. Senatorial Candidate Robert Sarvis

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis hosted by 99th District Tea Party in Lancaster County

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Featured speaker and U.S. Senatorial candidate Robert Sarvis shared the following joke from his software development days with the 99th District Tea Party in Lively Tuesday evening: “When you see a problem in society and you create a huge government program to deal with it, now you have two problems.” “I think that in every area of our public policy, that’s exactly what’s happening,” Sarvis said as he shared how

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  • Northumberland schools get federal boost

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

    At Northumberland County’s school board meeting in Lottsburg, Sophronia, Smith who handles federal programs for the schools, noted that Northumberland is in line to get $18,000 more from federal sources this year than it did last year. This year the federal government will send the county $514,530. School Resource Officer, Deputy Sheriff Allen Garland, provided the Board with copies of the schools’ “crisis plans.” There are two documents, one 66 pages

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  • Body of Richmond County man recovered from water near Oyster Shell Lane in Northumberland

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Local and state agencies recovered the body of Wendell Elmore, 49, of Canal Road in Richmond County, from the water near Oyster Shell Lane in Northumberland County this morning. County Sheriff C.A. Wilkins said that a relative of the man went to the point and noticed what he thought was a body floating about 20 yards off the end of a dock. The relative identified the body as Elmore, Wilkins

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Northumberland High School volleyball team's Haley Headley

Volleyball team endures loss to Mathews, bounces back against Rappahannock County

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

It was a week that saw the Northumberland Lady Indians volleyball teams lose their first games of this season. It was also a learning week as they faced the stiffest competition that this region has to offer. Overall, the Indians were able to bounce back this week from a tough loss. On Tuesday, they traveled to Mathews to face the perennial power, the Lady Blue Devils. The Indians won the

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  • Northumberland football squad tops Northampton, 48-6

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    The Northumberland Indians varsity football team made the long trip across the Bay Bridge tunnel for a matchup; they returned victorious with a 48-6 win over Northampton to even out their 2014 record thus far at 1-1. “It definitely was a positive win for the kids,” Indians’ head coach Brian Hahn said. “An overall great win.” With the sky threatening to drown out the game and some light rain falling,

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  • A learning week for field hockey team

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

    It was a long week on the road for the Northumberland Lady Indians’ varsity field hockey team as they lost to Lafayaette  in Williamsburg, as well as to Phoebus, Jamestown and Denbeigh in the two-day-long Falcon Invitational Tournament at York High. For her play in the tournament at York, goalie Danyela Hancock was chosen for the all-tournament team. At 4A Lafayette, the varsity lost 5-0 but Coach Rachel Lane said,

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Lifestyles

Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 Press Release   August 11 – 15 was another busy week at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville. Twenty-seven young men from around the Northern Neck were busy learning new things at Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness). The camp directors Rev. Kevin Elmore and Mr. Bill Hines involved the young men in exciting hands on learning activities, group discussions and much more. The goal of the camp

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  • Lots to see in Lottsburg with Virginia Ag Expo

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The tractors and other farming machinery from all over the state were displayed at  the Virginia Ag Expo held in Lottsburg on Thursday.

    There had to be five acres covered with parked trucks and cars at Fred Downing’s Bleak House Farm Thursday as farmers and those interested in farming came to the annual agricultural exposition put on by the Virginia Grain Producers Association along with the Virginia Soybean Association and the Virginia Agricultural Extension Service. The annual event shows off the newest methods in crop production and the newest equipment for doing it.

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  • Seventh Annual Girls Empowerment Camp, Macedonia Baptist Church

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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    On July 31st thirty seven very excited and bright young girls from the Northern Neck and ten equally excited chaperones boarded a charter bus and traveled to New York City. This trip was the highlight of the two week 7th Annual Girls Empowerment Camp held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville where the Rev. Kenneth Rioland, Jr. is pastor. Empowering our young girls, helping them to believe in themselves and

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Entertainment

Northumberland Family YMCA to kick off First Annual ‘Guns and Hoses Bowl’ September 6

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

The day before the first NFL Sunday of 2014, local residents can get their fill of football excitement with the first-ever Guns and Hoses Bowl hosted by the Northumberland Family YMCA! The Northumberland and Richmond County sheriff’s offices will team up with Virginia State Police to square off against the Fairfields and Callao Volunteer Fire Departments in a game of flag football. The inaugural event, organized and coordinated by Northumberland

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  • A pinch of wit and a dash of hilarity on stage with Westmoreland Players’ Arsenic and Old Lace

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Frank Connelly (from left) and John Pittman get ready to taste the arsenic-laced wine served by Anita Harrower (from left) and Sharon Robertson in the Westmoreland Players’ production of the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

    By Colston Newton   With their current production, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” the Westmoreland Players have tackled another show from the earlier Broadway and film productions that have engraved certain actors’ portrayals of their characters onto the public consciousness. That’s theatrical bravery, but the Players have gotten away with it again. The only way Michell Bruner’s portrayal of murderous Jonathan Brewster is less than that of Boris Karloff on Broadway

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  • Kids Day at Heathsville Farmers Market, July 19

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    This month’s theme is “Kids Day”! Bring the kids and the grand-kids! We’ve got fun things for them to see and do. The 4-H is bringing their miniature horses. Several corn-hole games will be set up for playing in front of the Carriage House. A “mystery hunt” will take place at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded and every participant will get a special treat. There will be special kids’

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