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Roger Mudd talks to attendees of his talk in front of the Lancaster Community Library’s fundraiser thermometer.

Roger Mudd speaks to a packed house

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:29 am

A large crowd assembled to hear Roger Mudd speak at the Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two program on January 18.  The attendees outnumbered the chairs, and those too late to grab a seat leaned on walls or sat on the floor of the library’s new building at 16 Town Centre Drive in Kilmarnock. Mudd is a broadcast journalist and has anchored the CBS Evening News, co-anchored the NBC Nightly

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Roger Mudd talks to attendees of his talk in front of the Lancaster Community Library’s fundraiser thermometer.

Roger Mudd speaks to a packed house

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:29 am

A large crowd assembled to hear Roger Mudd speak at the Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two program on January 18.  The attendees outnumbered the chairs, and those too late to grab a seat leaned on walls or sat on the floor of the library’s new building at 16 Town Centre Drive in Kilmarnock. Mudd is a broadcast journalist and has anchored the CBS Evening News, co-anchored the NBC Nightly

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  • County School Board votes in favor of block scheduling

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Northumberland County’s School Board started the year with a change in school operations of seismic proportions. Following their annual reorganization at the first meeting of 2015 Monday night, the Board voted to do away with the traditional scheduling at the high school and adopt “block scheduling.” Starting next fall, instead of students going to seven 45-minute classes daily for two semesters, they will go to four 90-minute classes for one

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  • K.I.D. vs. School Board

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 8:03 am

    The civil suit brought by the family of a young girl who was molested has not been dismissed.  The case is carried over to March 5. If the defendants in K.I.D. vs. Northumberland County School Board and others were hoping for an early Christmas present when the case was to be heard on their motions to dismiss Dec. 22, they were disappointed. Instead of hearing arguments on the motions the

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Sports

Darrin Doggett (red) led Lancaster in scoring for the week, picking up over 35 points total against Washington and Lee and Colonial Beach.

Lancaster boys basketball team splits week with win and loss to Westmoreland County rivals

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm

With a swish of the basket, the blaring sound of the game-ending buzzer and the roaring cheers from the bleachers, Darrin Doggett’s field goal closed out a 76-49 victory for his Lancaster Red Devils over the visiting Colonial Beach Drifters on Friday. But in spite of the final score, the Drifters (1-10) went toe-to-toe with the hosting team (8-3) throughout the first two quarters and only trailed Lancaster by six

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  • Wrestlers at Stuarts Draft Rumble

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Noah Kramer gave a gutsy effort by pinning his opponent.

    The Northumberland wrestling team took the opening week of Christmas break to travel to Stuarts Draft for their annual tournament.  The Stuarts Draft Holiday Rumble is the biggest team tournament the Indian grapplers have ever participated in, with fifteen teams altogether. Being the only 1A school present was a disadvantage against larger schools up to 5A in classification.  But what cost the Indians the most was five missing weight classes. 

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  • Northumberland girls basketball team tops Rappahannock 45-31

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Rajaa Shabazz scored 15 of her 25 points against Rappahannock in the fourth quarter.

    The Rappahannock varsity girls basketball team fought their way back from a six-point deficit against Northumberland in the first half to retake the lead in the fourth quarter. But then Rajaa Shabazz kicked into high gear, scoring 15 of the Lady Indians’ 22 final-quarter points to help her team defeat the Raiders 45-31. The game opened with a 4-4 tie as the Raiders’ Selene Epps and Meredith Slaw and Northumberland’s

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Lifestyles

Northumberland Library makes new friends

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

The Friends of the Library, a group devoted to supporting the Northumberland Public Library had its annual organizational meeting in Heathsville last Tuesday and elected six new people to its board. Jim and Diana Russell, John and Ethel Frye, Joel Stubbs, Wanda Allain and Bill Estell were elected to board for varying terms depending on which departing board members they replaced. The Russells and Stubbs were elected to three year

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  • Menhaden doing well

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:37 am

    In 2012 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission slashed harvest limits for Atlantic menhaden despite having no reliable scientific basis for thinking the fishery was in trouble. Now, the ASMFC has a scientifically valid assessment of the menhaden’s stock and it shows that the fishery is in no trouble. Whether the assessment will result in the restoration of jobs lost at Omega Protein in Reedville when the harvest was cut

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  • ‘Share the Love’ and bikes for local kids

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 8:46 am

    All the kids pose with their new bikes.

    It’s not surprising that when the Divas and Dukes social club decided early in the year to do something for others they would settle on making Christmas more joyful for some youngsters. Two of its members, Irvin and Phyliss Nickens son, Ty, has been doing that for “Ty’s Friends” for years. The group made it happen at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Dec. 22. As the climax of a program called

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Entertainment

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Announcement, December 28: ‘Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement’

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

On Sunday, December 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR-VA,) Bob Weekley will present: “Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement.” Our little White Stone UU congregation has partnered with the Walmsey Unitarian Chapel in Bolton, England. Our brothers and sisters at Walmsey represent the worldwide linking of Unitarian and Universalist faiths. And we have more global connections that can energize our spirits. Come and learn about

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  • Talent Extravaganza showcases local performers

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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

    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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