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Superintendent Rebecca Gates, Dr. Travis Burns, NHS Principal and Carol Badenoch, Finance Director, help with the raffle tickets for prizes given by  many local businesses.

Northumberland County Public Schools’ 2014 Back-to-School Rally

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

It was the first  time in Northumberland County that there has been a Back to School Rally, especially in the vein of the one that the school  system held this past Saturday. The rally was made possible by the business community as well as the support of the teaching, administrative, cafeteria and custodial support. Although the rally was held in the High School building, all Grades participated in the the

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Aquaculture ordinance to change

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

When it met Thursday night, Northumberland County’s planning commission hadn’t much choice about recommending a change in the county ordinance regarding the harvest or production of aquacultural products in agricultural zones. A change in state law required it. Under the current ordinance harvesting or producing aquacultural products in an A-1 zone is allowed only with a conditional use permit. The new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015

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  • Northumberland County in need of polling officers

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    The Northumberland County Electoral Board is seeking county residents who are interested in working at county polling places on Election Day. There are about 50 residents currently serving as Officers of Election throughout the county. Electoral Board members recently noted more Officers of Election are needed, and reserve officers who may be called on short notice in case of emergency are in short supply. Officers are appointed for a term

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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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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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Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 Press Release   August 11 – 15 was another busy week at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville. Twenty-seven young men from around the Northern Neck were busy learning new things at Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness). The camp directors Rev. Kevin Elmore and Mr. Bill Hines involved the young men in exciting hands on learning activities, group discussions and much more. The goal of the camp

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  • Lots to see in Lottsburg with Virginia Ag Expo

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

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

    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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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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