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Parker Deihl (L) points out landmarks and nearby vessels to Omega Protein CEO Bret Scholtes

Reedville is the ‘American success story’

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

Residents of Reedville just got a new neighbor. Bret Scholtes was already no stranger to Reedville and the rest of Northumberland County; as the CEO of Omega Protein, he visits every six weeks or so in winter and in the summer he spends several days here each week.  His wife and children spend the whole summer in Reedville.  Scholtes announced Saturday that he has purchased a house on Cockrell’s Creek,

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John Clegg (L) and Andrew Jenkins (R) burn a flag that has faded.

Cub Pack honors the stars and stripes

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

“Everybody sees that their flag is getting faded, worn, or tattered.  I always wonder what they do.  Do they just throw it out or leave it gathering dust in a corner?” John Clegg wondered Sunday after a flag retirement ceremony at Mila United Methodist Church. Though nearly every citizen knows that the United States flag should be treated with honor, not many know all the details of proper behavior towards

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  • Have some fun for a cause

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Marvin Johnson (L) and Christopher Stone at the Relay for Life at Northumberland High School.

    39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute.  That’s almost four in every ten people.  Either directly or through friends and family, cancer affects nearly everyone in America. The Relay for Life of Lancaster, like Relay for Life events across the world, is working to change that by raising awareness of cancer, and raising funds that go towards

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  • A taste of Mexico comes to Callao

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

    For those who watched the struggles and finally the closure of the Luna restaurant in Callao with dismay, as well as all of those with a taste for Mexican cuisine, the recent opening of El Indio Azteca is heartening.  The new Mexican restaurant has taken over the old Luna Building on Route 360 in Callao. Since it opened its doors on April 9, the restaurant has been doing steady business,

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Sports

Faster than a speeding bullet

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

Friday in Richmond at the Sports Backers Plus Southern Classic Track and Field Invitational, Ameer Veney did what no other Northumberland track and field participant has ever accomplished.  He placed second against the best hurdlers in the surrounding states.  His 14.82 clocking in the 110 meter high hurdles was a new school record, but more than that, it placed Veney among the premier hurdlers in the area in all sized

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  • Signing the National Letter of Intent

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Thursday, in the Northumberland School auditorium, Haley Headley signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play volleyball for Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina.  Headley, accompanied by parents Christy and Michael Headley, brother Christian and high school coach Bonnie Swann inked her letter as the first volleyball player to sign from Northumberland County. Barton College, a small private liberal arts college, had an undergraduate enrollment of 1,057 students

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  • First memorial 5K a success

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Caleb Park, winner of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.

    Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. runners took off from the starting line of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.  Kilmarnock Baptist Church organized the event to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Matthew Tennant, the church’s pastor, said that Lisa Spiers was a member of the congregation, who passed away last September from ocular melanoma.  On the morning of the race he estimated that close to 300 people participated and the

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Lifestyles

John Clegg (L) and Andrew Jenkins (R) burn a flag that has faded.

Cub Pack honors the stars and stripes

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

“Everybody sees that their flag is getting faded, worn, or tattered.  I always wonder what they do.  Do they just throw it out or leave it gathering dust in a corner?” John Clegg wondered Sunday after a flag retirement ceremony at Mila United Methodist Church. Though nearly every citizen knows that the United States flag should be treated with honor, not many know all the details of proper behavior towards

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  • Opening day at the Farm Museum

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Dale Clarke, owner of the sawmill at the Farm Museum, gives a demonstration.

    Unique to the Northern Neck, the doors to the Farm Museum were opened wide on May 2 to welcome the public for another season of honoring the rich agricultural tradition of the region.  Exhibits ranging from a dog-powered pulley machine to hand-powered washing machines were on display.  Members of the Board of Directors and volunteers for the museum were available for interested parties who desired more information about the many

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  • ‘All 8 circulate’ with the Square Pegs

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    “Swing your partner” and the “do-si-doe” are familiar terms to most Americans and invoke images of circles of dancers promenading in a wholesome recreational activity called square dancing. Square dancing has roots that stretch back to 15th century Europe.  Our forefathers brought the dances of their homelands to America.  In more modern times, it was declared our “official national folk dance” by the Reagan administration in an act of Congress

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Entertainment

L-R: Jeff Little, Josh Scott and Steve Lewis on stage at Northumberland High School.

They may be last, but not least

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:26 am

Before the Rappahannock Concert Association’s final offering of the season at the Northumberland High School auditorium Saturday night, the association passed out a survey to those coming to the concert asking their preference for next year’s shows. By the time the Jeff Little Trio finished playing about two hours later, a lot of those surveys may have been marked, “Bring Jeff Little back five times.” Pianist, singer and harmonica player

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  • The Fantasticks

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    L-R: Sean Thompson, Alan Hooker and Lynn Brownley on stage the opening night of The Fantasticks.

    A young man, Matt, is in love with the girl next door.  The girl, Louisa, “Upon becoming pretty became almost immediately incurably insane,” the narrator explains early in the first act of the Fantasticks.  By insane he means teenaged-girl antics; swooning frequently, taking herself far too seriously and falling in love with the idea of falling in love. This is how The Fantasticks, performed by the Westmoreland Players, begins.  The

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  • May rose festival

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

    The Northern Neck Rose Society will host a Rose Festival from 9 -1 a.m. at the May 16th Farmer’s Market in Heathsville. This is a great opportunity to learn how to produce beautiful blooms on your roses. Tips will be given on rose identification, soil amendments, tools needed, companion plants, etc. Charlotte Hundley, award-winning American Rose Society judge, will share from her experience and lead a discussion at 11am. Please

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