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Fire trucks from as far as Maryland were on display at Callao’s fire muster.

Callao hosts first fire muster

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

Tommy Lewis and Chris Neale of the Kinsale and Callao volunteer fire departments like old fire trucks and have traveled together to “musters” held in other regions. Saturday, they had the first such muster in the Northern Neck. “We started working on it last winter,’” Neale said. By Saturday, it had paid off with 30 fire trucks coming from as far away as Pocomoke City, Md. for visitors to the

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Fracking and Taylorsville Basin

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

Northumberland County’s Democrats don’t just talk about elections at their meetings, they work at staying abreast of current issues. Thursday, they brought in Richard Moncure of the Friends of the Rappahannock  to their monthly meeting in Heathsville to talk about “fracking,” a method of extracting natural gas from underground. While Northumberland County isn’t yet in the sights of drillers, nearby counties are, Moncure said. Energy interests have leased 86,000 acres

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  • Advocating for children

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

    An organization staffed almost entirely by volunteers, CASA, spends countless hours helping children caught up in abusive and neglectful situations. Its help is of terrific value to the region’s juvenile and domestic relations district courts. The children “sometimes open up for CASA volunteers more than they do for guardians ad litem,” Judge Michael McKenney said Friday. “And we have great guardians ad litem.” CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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  • Oystering opposition and more at Board of Supervisors’ meeting

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Looking at an agenda doesn’t necessarily disclose how important a meeting will be. The Northumberland County board of supervisors’ agenda Thursday gave no clue that a delegation from Reedville would be imploring the Board and the Virginia Department of Transportation for speed controls in their town, that the Sheriff would be asking authority to hire three new deputies or that what appeared to be every resident of Bridge Creek Circle

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Sports

Results from Cross Country Conference 43 Championship Race at Washington & Lee High School-Developmental Race

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

Essex-E Lancaster-L Northumberland-N Rappahannock-Rapp Richmond County- Rich Washington & Lee- W   1B Rich Rett Hillman 19:39 37G Rapp Kathryn Fisher 38:42 2G W Jennifer Broglin 20:15 38 3B L Will Parker 20:30 39 4B W Kevin Hood 20:34 40 5B Rapp Sam Barnes 20:48 41 6B W Lucas Wyszynski 20:50 42 7B W Will Filkoski 20:56 43 8B W Nil Patel 21:08 44 9B L Kevin Craosdale 21:34 45

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Fire trucks from as far as Maryland were on display at Callao’s fire muster.

Callao hosts first fire muster

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

Tommy Lewis and Chris Neale of the Kinsale and Callao volunteer fire departments like old fire trucks and have traveled together to “musters” held in other regions. Saturday, they had the first such muster in the Northern Neck. “We started working on it last winter,’” Neale said. By Saturday, it had paid off with 30 fire trucks coming from as far away as Pocomoke City, Md. for visitors to the

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  • Polka, beer, dinner and more at Oktoberfest

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

    The Low ‘n’ Brows from King George playing for Good Shepherdw Lutheran’s Oktoberfest.

    The Octoberfest season continued at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church near Callao Friday night. The Lutherans may not have had authentic cold and rainy German weather for their fest, but they did have an authentic German band livening things up. An ecumenical crowd filled the church’s meeting hall, sang along with the band, danced polkas, enjoyed beer, wine and a Bavarian dinner that featured bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad, Good

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  • A Homecoming parade to mark the new school year

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Members of the class of 2015 ride up Academic Lane in the float they made.

    School may start in September but it really doesn’t feel right until fall and Homecoming arrive as they did in Northumberland County Friday afternoon. By the time the parade kicked off at the elementary school at the end of Academic Lane the day’s modest warmth was beginning to fade and long shadows had started falling across the road. People watched from the elementary school and a larger crowd waited at

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Entertainment

Spotlight Studio dance group performs A Tribute to Disney during the talent Extravaganza.

Talent Extravaganza showcases local performers

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

A packed audience enjoyed the 2014 Talent Extravaganza presented by the Kilmarnock museum at Lancaster Middle School this September 20th.  The performances ranged from solo acts to dance troupes and even hula hoop demonstrations. The tone of the evening was set early by the Master of Ceremonies, Dick Saxer, who has hosted the Talent Extravaganza for 12 years now.  He kept the audience entertained between acts with lines like “Does

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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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