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Accolades aplenty for Indian Spirits Dance Team

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:14 am

The Indian Spirits Dance Team attended a Universal Dance Association (UDA) Dance Camp at UVA on July 29-August 1.  The annual camp offers the NHS Dance Team an opportunity to bond as a team, learn new material for the upcoming year, gain experience from other Virginia Dance Teams and the UDA expert staff, and compete!  The Indian Spirits competed on an individual basis which earned them the 2014 Superior Trophy,

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Chase in Northumberland ends in fiery crash; driver and passenger survive

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:07 am

If people listening to Northumberland emergency radio bands thought there had been a fatal auto wreck near Remo last Wednesday, they weren’t the only ones. The police thought so, too. Northumberland County’s Sheriff C.A. Wilkins said Friday that his officers had been in pursuit of a vehicle that crossed Route 200 onto Remo Road at Wicomico Church at such a high speed that “it went airborne.” The officers lost sight

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  • U.S. Congressional candidates divided on proposed EPA rule

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants within the next 30 years. At a meeting last week, U.S. Congressional candidate Norm Mosher said he is aware of the proposal and is in favor of the rule’s adoption. Incumbent Rob Wittman, on the other hand, said Monday that he opposes the rule as

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  • Cat room could close: Northumberland Animal Shelter in need of volunteers

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Judy Clark pets and comforts Isabelle at the animal shelter.

    More volunteers for the cat rooms at the Northumberland Animal Shelter are needed. Otherwise, the Shelter will no longer be able to provide shelter for them. Angie Balderson,  Shelter Director, said the problem  began last July when a little stray kitten was picked up at waste management and taken into the shelter. It was the first cat to die, although there was no indication that the kitten was gravely ill.

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Northumberland volleyball team prepares for upcoming season

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  Just a week back, Coaches Bonnie Swann and Nancy Burgess returned with 11 volleyball prospects from their annual sabbatical at the scenic Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. The Nothumberland girls attended camp at the location, where they spent some time on skills, but the majority in team competition. This year was no different from the previous in that the Indians were the smallest school present with only one 2A

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  • Football practice begins at Northumberland High School

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Northumberland Indians head coach Brian Hahn (center) talks to his players.

    Last Thursday at 5:30 p.m., between 65 and 70 young men met with Head Coach Brian Hahn and members of his staff in the lockers rooms before hitting the practice field. It won’t be the last time as they work down to those late August days and the start of the 2014 season. Joining Hahn on the field were newcomers Todd Jones, a graudate of Northumberland football himself, and Justin

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

Lots to see in Lottsburg with Virginia Ag Expo

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

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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  • Warsaw chiropractor and Northumberland educator adjusts to his new clinic

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

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

    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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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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