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Rappahannock General Hospital’s new robot will allow for stroke victims to receive quick and expert care.

Rappahannock’s robot invasion

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:37 am

“I can truly see your eye reacting to the light there in the cafeteria,” the robot said as she zoomed in on a man’s eye.  “I can do the same thing to your other eye to make sure they are reacting the same way. That’s one of the big pieces of a neurologic exam.” The robot was in the Rappahannock General Hospital Cafeteria in Kilmarnock. It had a screen and

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Rappahannock General Hospital’s new robot will allow for stroke victims to receive quick and expert care.

Rappahannock’s robot invasion

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:37 am

“I can truly see your eye reacting to the light there in the cafeteria,” the robot said as she zoomed in on a man’s eye.  “I can do the same thing to your other eye to make sure they are reacting the same way. That’s one of the big pieces of a neurologic exam.” The robot was in the Rappahannock General Hospital Cafeteria in Kilmarnock. It had a screen and

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  • Gearing up for November elections

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

    James R. “Doc” Lyons, a major in the Northumberland County Sheriif’s Department, and Commonwealth’s Attorney Jane “Jinky” Wrightson were both in Wrightson’s office in Heathsville Monday when they announced they would be on the ballot in November. Wrightson, who has been twice elected as Northumberland’s prosecuting attorney, said she was running for the position again because, “I love it.” Lyons, who was with Wrightson, said he was running for Sheriff

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  • School investigation

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:41 am

    On January 30, police investigated an incident of sexual relations between students at Northumberland County Public High School. According to Commonwealth Attorney Jane B. Wrightson, the incident occurred on January 29 between one female student and several male students. Wrightson said that there was a thorough investigation that included interviews with all the students involved as well as review of security footage. “It appeared it was consensual sexual contact,” Wrightson

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Sports

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

Indians place well at state championship

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

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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  • Northumberland advances four to state championships

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Billy Pipkin takes on George Ellis of Middlesex

    It’s always said that Northumberland and Lancaster are the biggest of rivals.  That may be true on the basketball court and football field, but it wasn’t this weekend at Parry McCluer High School.  The two joined eleven other schools for the Region 1A East wrestling championships.  Except for the matches where they faced each other, the schools were each other’s biggest fans.  They cheered for each other through the two

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  • Conference #43 varsity basketball tournaments: Lancaster, Rappahannock, Northumberland, Colonial Beach, Washington & Lee, Essex

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Following tonight’s games, the seeding has been set for boys and girls varsity basketball in Conference #43. Boys: Lancaster earned the top seed tonight when they defeated Essex 61-49 and Northumberland fell to Washington and Lee 58-57. With their #1 seed, Lancaster has a bye in the first round of the conference tournament. They will face the winner of the Rappahannock-Rappahannock County game in the tournament semifinals. Northumberland, falling to

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Lifestyles

L-R: Neil Bunns, Garfield Parker, Joe Brooks and Delonte Veney in the Macedonia Baptist Church kitchen.

Not your usual breakfast

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:32 am

On Saturday morning a savory aroma wafted from the doors of Macedonia Baptist Church as its Men’s Ministry put on their annual Hake Fish Breakfast.  Visitors to the church could dine in or get a take out meal of hake fish with onions, potatoes, bacon, sausage and pancakes or biscuits.  A steady queue of diners waited to fill their plates. In the kitchen, Neil Bunns took a moment to talk

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  • We’ve got a snow-can-do attitude

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    A snowball fight on February 17.

    Residents of Northumberland County got their winter all at once last week.  The inclement weather started with snow and high winds that knocked out the power in several areas on Saturday, Valentine’s Day.  That Monday, predictions for heavy snow caused many businesses to close early.  Continued snow and bitter cold for the rest of the week kept many people housebound. Nancy Fisher, a manager at Allison’s Ace Hardware in Lottsburg

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  • YMCA honoree

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Cristian Shirilla receiving a plaque from YMCA Executive Director Danny Carroll.

    Cristian Shirilla, Branch Executive of the Northumberland County YMCA has been named the YMCA’s Regional Director of the Year in recognition of outstanding leadership and dedication to the YMCA. “The CEO contacts all the directors for peer nominations and then he makes the final selection,” Shirilla said. The yearly award is the only staff award the YMCA presents, he added. As Branch Executive, Shirilla works primarily in volunteer development, community

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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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