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Peyton Waller, Sr.

Another contender for County Sheriff steps up

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

Rumors had been circulating for several weeks that Peyton Waller, Sr. was going to run for Sheriff of Northumberland County this fall. Monday, Waller made it official. He’s in. Waller, a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s department said he had already gathered and filed enough signatures on petitions to allow him a place on the November ballot. “I got a good response; good feedback,” Waller said. Waller, who has been part

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Peyton Waller, Sr.

Another contender for County Sheriff steps up

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

Rumors had been circulating for several weeks that Peyton Waller, Sr. was going to run for Sheriff of Northumberland County this fall. Monday, Waller made it official. He’s in. Waller, a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s department said he had already gathered and filed enough signatures on petitions to allow him a place on the November ballot. “I got a good response; good feedback,” Waller said. Waller, who has been part

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  • Reagan Day Dinner

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

    “First of all, the President of the United States says that the economy is just fine and everything’s going great; unemployment’s down, everything seems to be going just fine as far as he’s concerned, we can move on and discuss other things,” Jim Gilmore, the 68th Governor of Virginia, told the audience at the Lancaster County Republicans’ 18th Annual Reagan Day Dinner Sunday evening. “What I say to you: that

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  • Dining with Dems

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

    The Lancaster County Democratic Committee held its annual Dining With Dems Dinner at Los Patrones in Kilmarnock on March 8.  Democrats from Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex and Mathews Counties assembled to hear from guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Northam is the 40th Lt. Governor of Virginia and the first Democrat to hold that position since Tim Kaine in 2001.  Northam attended Virginia Military Institute, then earned an MD from Eastern

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Sports

Baseball team gets opening game win

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:12 am

After a lot of snow and several days of spring rains, the baseball and softball teams from Northumberland got in games last week.  For the baseball team it was a great opening day with a 14-1 win over the visiting Middlesex team on Tuesday.  After that came, guess what, more rain. The Indians varsity baseball team wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard in their first game.  In the

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  • Indians place well in indoor track

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The Northumberland Indians indoor track team rode the strong legs and big heart of Ameer Veney to an overall ninth place finish among the twenty five teams that scored in the Virginia High School League’s group 2A indoor state championships last week. The meet, held over for a week because of inclement weather, was held at Liberty University in Lynchburg.  Originally promoted as the 2A/1A indoor championships, it was changed

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  • Indians place well at state championship

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    State quailifiers and finalists with their medals and coaches.  New singlets provided by Northern Neck Wrestling Club for the team.

    Four wrestlers with coaches left Northumberland High School on Thursday, bound for Salem and the Virginia High School league state 1A tournament.  The four had a combined record of 113 wins and 13 losses for the season.  They came home with two second places and a fourth in the weather-shortened event. Scheduled for two days, both Friday and Saturday at the Salem Civic Center, VHSL officials decided to shorten the

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Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

Young music lovers treated to special concert

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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  • Northumberland YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

    The Northumberland Family YMCA recently honored Edith Withers as Volunteer of the Year.  She was recognized at the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Annual Dinner held in Hampton Virginia, by YMCA CEO Danny Carroll and YMCA COO Stacia Roeth. “Edith’s dedication to the community shows every day through her work with the Y,” commented Cristian Shirilla, Branch Executive Director. “It is an honor to work with her for a positive impact in

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  • All-you-can-eat seafood feast

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 8:52 am

    One of the feast chefs steams shrimp for the all-you-can-eat event.

    The Callao Volunteer Fire Department’s annual oyster and shrimp dinner attracted 300 diners Saturday evening even though it was competing with similar events in Montross and Tappahannock. The department’s trucks were all lined up outside the firehouse as their garage area served as a dining room. The department’s meeting room was simply not big enough to handle the whole crowd. In both rooms oyster shells and shrimp hulls piled up

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Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

Young music lovers treated to special concert

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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  • St. Paddy’s Day at Festival Halle

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

    A green-clad couple share a tete-a-tete at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at Festival Halle.

    The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum kicked off a new tradition with their first St. Patrick’s Day party at Festival Halle this past Saturday evening. “Since all the people around here are starting to come back from Florida, we’re having a party,” explained Shawn Hall, the museum’s Executive Director. The party featured music by DJ Russ and thought it was a BYOB affair, there was a station with snacks, soda and ice.

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  • Strings and Things

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Award-winning violinist Ànnika Brynn-Lascara Jenkins performing with the Northern Neck Orchestra at Northumberland High School.

    Finally a nice day came along and the Northern Neck Orchestra was able to put on its Strings and Things performance, featuring violinist Ànnika Brynn-Lascara Jenkins.  The first of the two planned concerts was canceled due to foul weather, but ticket holders for that show were able to redeem them at this performance at Northumberland High School on March 8. The Northern Neck Orchestra’s website states their mission is to

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