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Danny Haynie receives a very special gift for his numerous contributions to his community. Haynie started Reedville’s 4th of July parade 58 years ago.

Danny Haynie awarded key to Reedville for longtime service to community

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm

On Monday evening, Fairfield’s Volunteer Fire Department in Reedville and Omega Protein, along with people of Reedville and the area around it, gave Danny Haynie the key to the town. Haynie, who started Reedville’s 4th of July parade in 1956 even before he was old enough to join the fire department, was this year’s grand marshal. Haynie recalled that he became a member of Fairfield’s Volunteer Fire Department when he

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A picture taken of Claudine Jaquier Gifford a few weeks ago. This was not taken the day that she disappeared.

Candlelight vigil in Kilmarnock for missing Burgess woman Claudine Gifford Sunday evening, August 3

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

A candlelight vigil will be held  on Sunday, August 3, for the return of Claudine Jaquier Gifford, of Burgess, who went missing over three weeks ago. The vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Kilmarnock Inn, at 34 East Church Street in Kilmarnock, and will be open to the public. Candles will be supplied, and parking is available in the lot behind Lee’s Restaurant. The vigil can

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  • Fredericksburg man airlifted from two-vehicle accident on 360 near Callao

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    A helicopter arrives to transport Thomas Clohan of Fredericksburg to VCU Medical Center. Clohan was injured in an auto accident Friday outside of Callao.

    Local emergency officials and the Virginia State Police responded Friday to a two-vehicle accident on Route 360 East outside of Callao in which one driver was freed from entrapment within his car and airlifted from the scene. Involved were Thomas Clohan, 66, of Fredericksburg, and Norman Dodson, 59, of Heathsville. According to VSP Trooper Patrick McCranie, he had pulled his dump truck, to which a two-axle trailer was attached, out

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  • Northumberland Democrats discuss meeting with Delegate Margaret Ransone

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm


    When Northumberland County’s Democratic Committee met in Heathsville Thursday, it learned that four of its members had what Joe Schlatter termed a “very cordial” meeting with Virginia’s 99th District Delegate Margaret Ransone, a Republican, on July 3. Schlatter, David Cariens, Horace Adams and Kitty Creeth all reported on their talk with Ransone and, in some cases, were able to relate that Ransone was favorably disposed to the ideas they presented.

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District 15 Big League All-Stars Team takes 3rd place in states

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

On July 5, 12 members of the District 15 Big League team traveled to Norton, VA to participate in the state tournament held at Union High School in Big Stone Gap.  This was after the team had completed a grueling 12 game schedule in 24 days, traveling to Richmond and Dumfries in order to qualify for state competition.  The team is composed of players, ages 16 -18, from Essex, Northumberland,

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen defeat Stags, improve to 3-0

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Devonte Reynolds, Northern Neck Rivermen

    The  Northern  Neck Rivermen traveled to Cumberland, Md to face the Western Maryland Stags in their third game of the semi-pro football Mason Dixon Football League season. The long ride that began in Fredericksburg with stops in King George and Waldorf, Md gave the coaching staff more time to work on their game plan. It must’ve been a good one, because they defeated the Stags (70-12). The Rivermen got contributions

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  • Onward to All-Stars for Northumberland Athletes: Brandon Walker wins MVP

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Northumberland High School’s all-star athletes Connor Haislip (left) and Brandon Walker.

    The 2013-2014 high school sports season is in the books. Two Northumberland High School athletes were chosen to play in the Virginia High School League Coaches All-Star games at Liberty University in Lynchburg last week. Connor Haislip was selected to play in the girls’ volleyball game Thursday afternoon. Brandon Walker made the all-star team for baseball and played Thursday night. For his play, Brandon received the trophy as the East’s

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Dr. Mathieu Sisk, whose chiropractic influence is B.J. Palmer (in frame).

Warsaw chiropractor and Northumberland educator adjusts to his new clinic

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

It all started with a love for the game of rugby. Inside his newly opened, spacious chiropractic center on Warsaw’s Main Street, Dr. Mathieu W. Sisk, D.C. walked into a room filled with memories of experiences, triumphs and inspirations. Lined atop a row of white cabinets in the room were two rugby game balls next to a collection of buoys from Sisk’s travels; they were adorned with the signatures of

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  • Missoula Children’s Theatre at Westmoreland Players Theater near Callao

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Children perform onstage as part of Missoula Children’s Theater.

    Pirates, mermaids, sailors, beach bums, sea creatures, crabs, crocodiles and parrots took over the stage at The Westmoreland Players Theater on Saturday.  Under the leadership of two Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) representatives, 51 children ages 5 to 18 years old put on two performances of “Blackbeard the Pirate” for friends and family.  From try-outs on Monday until showtime, the young actors and actresses had one week to practice for the

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  • Heathsville Farmers Market alive with color

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Garner’s Produce from Westmoreland County showcase fresh vegetables from their latest harvest

    The Heathsville Farmers Market had more vendors Saturday than it has ever had. More than 45 attended. Although threatening clouds and competition from Tappahannock’s Riverfest may have cut down on the crowds at the market, numerous people wandered around the market looking at the vendors’ wares and visiting Rice Hotel/Hughlett Tavern’s four guilds ‑ blacksmiths, woodworkers, quilters and spinners and weavers. They also watched several artists who were set up

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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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  • Art speaks on the Bay 2014

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The Bay School Community Arts Center is proud to present Virginia artists in its second annual juried art show at the Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School.  “Art Speaks on the Bay” will run until July 19. The show includes 84 pieces of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists, exhibiting the works of 70 artists from across the state.  120 artists with 328 artworks entered the juried competition, presenting a diverse and

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  • Imprisoned by comedy: Westmoreland Players perform Neil Simon classic

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    The Westmoreland Players current production, Neil Simon’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” will bring back memories to older members of the audience. The background soundtrack includes Speedy Alka Selzer and Dinah Shore’s “See the USA, in your Chevrolet” commercials. Other than that, younger members of the audience can identify with the trials and tribulations of Mel and Edna Edison as Mel, at age 47, gets downsized out of his job

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