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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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Kathy Thompson (front) and husband Curtiss Thompson break ground where soon their new house will stand.

New home underway

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Steady, chilly rain may have turned the groundbreaking ceremony into more of a “mudbreaking,” but the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, as well as a crowd of volunteers, Kilmarnock officials and interested parties attended, undaunted. The groundbreaking on Friday in Kilmarnock marked the start of construction for the Habitat’s 18th house.  When this house is complete, Kathy and Curtiss Thompson will be the new homeowners. “We did kick around what we

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  • Another contender for County Sheriff steps up

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Peyton Waller, Sr.

    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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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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Lifestyles

Lori Tyler and Beverly Warbinski demonstrate how to use the die cut machine.

Crafting marathon at the tavern

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern held its annual Scrapathon the weekend of March 21 and 22.  True to the name, a number of scrap bookers were in attendance but there were also crafters doing crochet, stencils, doll making and more. Crafters paid an entry fee that bought them table space to work as well as lunch both days.  There was also a tool table for everyone’s use and door prizes. On Sunday,

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  • Future agriculturists

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

    L-R: Shelby Asbury, Celia Perry, Jonathan Clark and Damien Dobbins reading “My Virginia Plate” to first grade students at NES.

    “And do not climb on the big children today,” Sherry Tarleton said to her pre-kindergarten class at Northumberland Elementary School, “Just listen to them.” Last Wednesday morning nine high school students, all of them members of the PAES program, visited to the elementary school to read to some of the classes.  The PAES students have been reading to the younger kids monthly since last year, but this visit was special

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  • New home underway

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Kathy Thompson (front) and husband Curtiss Thompson break ground where soon their new house will stand.

    Steady, chilly rain may have turned the groundbreaking ceremony into more of a “mudbreaking,” but the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, as well as a crowd of volunteers, Kilmarnock officials and interested parties attended, undaunted. The groundbreaking on Friday in Kilmarnock marked the start of construction for the Habitat’s 18th house.  When this house is complete, Kathy and Curtiss Thompson will be the new homeowners. “We did kick around what we

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Entertainment

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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