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A new school is coming to Northumberland County

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

At Northumberland County’s March Board of Supervisors meeting, Bart and Leslie Morrison got the go-ahead to start a Christian school at Bethany Baptist Church next September. By Friday, they didn’t know how many students Emmanuel Classical Christian Academy (ECCA) would have but they are already hiring teachers and will open Pre-k through eighth grade school regardless of the numbers, Bart Morrison said. The “classical” in the school’s name means classical

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  • Faithful find Snipes at Kirkland Grove

    Posted on September 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Rev. Snipes at revival services last week.

    There were no flashlights, no gunny sacks and no one left holding the bag, but spectacular evening weather, covered dish meals and a variety of live music provided the backdrop to three inspirational messages by the Rev Randall Snipes, of Oak Grove Baptist Church during revival services held last week at Kirkland Grove. Built in 1892 from on-site timber, Kirkland Grove tabernacle and facilities in Heathsville has hosted revivals and

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  • Church’s stance on guns divisive

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

    About 10 days ago, The Episcopal Bishop of Virginia, Shannon Johnston, sent an email to his denomination that could cause some dissension in its ranks. The Bishop wrote, “In 2013, the Diocese of Virginia passed two resolutions … R-3a, ‘Response to Gun Violence’ [which] supports the strengthening and reinstatement of a federal ban on military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, while R-4a, ‘Action to Reduce Gun Violence, calls for Virginia Episcopalians to

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  • Roller coaster at Bethany

    Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

    VBS coaster ride

    There was standing room only for the Vacation Bible School Commencement program on Thursday evening at Bethany Baptist Church in Callao. Every child was wearing a T-shirt he/she had designed in crafts class while performing for parents, family and friends. This year’s theme was  “Amazing Colossal World” where the children learned to “Face Fear and Trust God” throughout the week. The church was transformed into an amusement park, complete with

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  • Josiah names scholarship winners

    Posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Dr. Leslye McDade-Morrison, (left to right) Brittarny Green (Essex High School), Brandon Wiseman (Rappahannock High School), Mr. Bart Morrison, Mr. David Dixon.

    The Hickory Ground Foundation is a non-profit philanthropy based in Heathsville that seeks to improve educational outcomes and enrichment for young people through the Josiah Christian Leadership Scholarship and funding via grants in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs in the Northern Neck Schools. The Josiah Christian Leadership Scholarship is named after King Josiah who reigned over Judah for 37 years.  He became king at the age of 8 and

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  • Father’s Day service at Good Shepherd

    Posted on June 13, 2013 at 10:07 am

    The members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS), Callao, will hold a special Fathers Day worship service, June 16, 9 am, at which all father’s will receive a gift and the oldest & youngest dads present will receive special recognition.  Make it a family Sunday.  Bring Dad to church!  Welcome! Good Shepherd Lutheran joins congregations across the Northern Neck in recognizing and honoring fathers for their love and care.  Father’s

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  • A berrylicious day at St. Stephen’s

    Posted on May 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Andri Max Tomiak, 2, of Heathsville enjoys a tasty treat at this past weekend’s Strawberry Festival.

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Strawberry Festival had every thing in Heathsville hopping Saturday except the traffic through town. The cars and trucks of the 5000 people who came to the festival sort of slowed that down. Even so, the crowds at the church, down the street at the Methodist Church’s fish fry and at the library’s book sale all seemed to be in good humor as they ate, perused the

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