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Rain Eguiguren and Sarah Schindler of Northumberland High School with Coach Eddie Barnes.

Northern Neck trio bring home All-State medals

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

Three Northern Neck girls earned All-State medals the VHSL State Championship at Great Meadows Park, last Friday.  Mary Frere from Lancaster High School finished 7th place overall with a time of 21:14.  Sarah Schindler and Rain Eguiguren from Northumberland High School finished in 8th and 12th place, with times of 21:16 and 21:33, respectively.   Congratulations to these young ladies in succeeding in one of the highest individual cross country events

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Chris Ludwig explains how to use the modern Flora of Virginia.

Nature Camp and the Flora of Virginia

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Native Plant society held its last regular meeting of 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The meeting featured presentations by two local kids who the NNNPS sponsored to go to Nature Camp, and guest speaker Chris Ludwig, chief biologist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage. Every year the NNNPS sponsors two kids from the Kilmarnock Boys & Girls

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  • Citizens against speeding

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

    A group of citizens met with officials on Thursday night to address concerns about speeding on Main Street in Reedville.  According to Rick DeVivi, who hosted the meeting, speeding “has gotten completely out of hand.” Sheriff C. A. Wilkins, Virginia Department of Transportation officials Peter Hedrich and David Brown, and members of the Northumberland County Board of supervisors attended the meeting.  Also present were several members of the community who

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  • Local man meets his hero

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Wayne Harrison and Jay Clegg at the Lottsburg Cafe.

    On October 25, Wayne Harrison’s life was saved by the quick action of the Mid-County Rescue Squad.  On Wednesday, Nov. 12, he got to meet Jay Clegg, the advanced life support personnel who he calls his hero. Harrison was attending a fundraiser for the rescue squad when he began to go into anaphylactic shock. “It happened in just a matter of minutes,” Harrison said, adding that it felt like his

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Rain Eguiguren and Sarah Schindler of Northumberland High School with Coach Eddie Barnes.

Northern Neck trio bring home All-State medals

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

Three Northern Neck girls earned All-State medals the VHSL State Championship at Great Meadows Park, last Friday.  Mary Frere from Lancaster High School finished 7th place overall with a time of 21:14.  Sarah Schindler and Rain Eguiguren from Northumberland High School finished in 8th and 12th place, with times of 21:16 and 21:33, respectively.   Congratulations to these young ladies in succeeding in one of the highest individual cross country events

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  • No. 11 Northumberland football loses to No. 6 Parry McCluer 48-12

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    The varsity team was unable to win their Homecoming game.

    The Northumberland varsity football team traveled to Parry McCluer and aimed to put up a fight for the victory. They kept the game close in the first quarter, but Parry McCluer ran away with the lead in the second, putting up 27 points to 0. The clock was run down in the second half with Northumberland picking up one more score in the third quarter. What’s next: Parry McCluer will travel

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  • No. 5 Colonial Beach football defeats No. 12 Lancaster 49-14 in Region 1A East Playoffs First Round

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Colonial Beach ran all over the visiting Lancaster Red Devils on Friday night as the Drifters rolled up 562 rushing yards and three players scored two touchdowns apiece. Nicholas Graves, DezJohn Parker and Cameron Headley each had two touchdowns and each ran for at least 125 yards. Lancaster’s defense recovered a fumble to score one of its touchdowns and Devante Stewart rushed for the other. What’s next: Colonial Beach will

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Chris Ludwig explains how to use the modern Flora of Virginia.

Nature Camp and the Flora of Virginia

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Native Plant society held its last regular meeting of 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The meeting featured presentations by two local kids who the NNNPS sponsored to go to Nature Camp, and guest speaker Chris Ludwig, chief biologist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage. Every year the NNNPS sponsors two kids from the Kilmarnock Boys & Girls

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  • Local man meets his hero

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Wayne Harrison and Jay Clegg at the Lottsburg Cafe.

    On October 25, Wayne Harrison’s life was saved by the quick action of the Mid-County Rescue Squad.  On Wednesday, Nov. 12, he got to meet Jay Clegg, the advanced life support personnel who he calls his hero. Harrison was attending a fundraiser for the rescue squad when he began to go into anaphylactic shock. “It happened in just a matter of minutes,” Harrison said, adding that it felt like his

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  • Callao hosts first fire muster

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

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

    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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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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