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John Clegg (L) and Andrew Jenkins (R) burn a flag that has faded.

Cub Pack honors the stars and stripes

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

“Everybody sees that their flag is getting faded, worn, or tattered.  I always wonder what they do.  Do they just throw it out or leave it gathering dust in a corner?” John Clegg wondered Sunday after a flag retirement ceremony at Mila United Methodist Church. Though nearly every citizen knows that the United States flag should be treated with honor, not many know all the details of proper behavior towards

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  • Farm and Field Day expands

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Students sold flowers, herbs and produce that they grew in the greenhouse, and even helped visitors load plants into their vehicles.

    It started out as just a greenhouse where high school students grew and sold plants they grew each spring. They were very good plants that the people in Northumberland County enjoyed buying and they returned each year to buy more.  This year, the Northumberland County High School plant sale combined with the annual Craft Fair for an all new Farm and Field Day event. There were not only the usual

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  • Two programs show disability from new angles

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The Northumberland Indians square off against the Charlottesville Cardinals in a game of wheelchair basketball for Inclusion Day.

    “Being focused, concentrating and being organized, doing my work.  It helps you in the real world.”  Several students in the I’m Determined program at Northumberland Middle School shared what being determined means to them in a meeting Monday. Last week, the school put on two events that aimed to expand awareness of disabilities.  On Monday, all the special education students from the elementary, middle and high school shared presentations based

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  • Taking our students onwards and upwards

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Northumberland Middle School teacher Stacy Lee has been named Northumberland’s teacher of the year.  Lee was first selected as teacher of the year for the middle school, while Jennifer Saunders and Javonda Ashton represented the elementary and high school, respectively.  Of the three, Lee was chosen as the county’s superlative teacher. Lee tried to summarize her feelings about the honor.  “I feel blessed.  I’m in a state of awe.  It’s

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  • Living history at Lancaster Court Day

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The militia fires a round from their muskets.

    From its opening moments a steady stream of visitors came to Lancaster Court Day at Lancaster Courthouse. From the Lancaster militia in period costumes carrying period muskets opening the day by marching in to their encampment and firing several smoky volleys, visitors were surrounded by the colonial past. Sailors in 17th century garb showed off the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s recreation of the shallop in which John Smith explored the Chesapeake

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  • Big Sisters

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    NMS Lady Indians softball team pictured with Little Sisters after the April 3 Little Sister Big Sister Program.

    When learning a new game, a big sister is a good thing for a little sister to have. With that in mind, a new Big Sister softball program began April 3 when the Northumberland Middle School Lady Indians hosted the program at the Northumberland Middle School practice field. Children ages 4 to 10 years old, participated in the two hour session and were paired with a NMS Lady Indians softball

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  • Daffodils bloom on Route 360

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Buddy Medlin photographs members of the CBGC surrounded by the first blooms of the daffodil garden.

    This Sunday, under a brilliant sun but buffeted by chilly wind, the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club dedicated its daffodil garden and monument on Route 360 in front of the high school. The garden was originally planned to have 1500 bulbs, but Brent Heath, of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester told the CBGC that that was not nearly enough for the kind of large display they wanted.  He wound up

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