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Marvin Johnson (L) and Christopher Stone at the Relay for Life at Northumberland High School.

Have some fun for a cause

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute.  That’s almost four in every ten people.  Either directly or through friends and family, cancer affects nearly everyone in America. The Relay for Life of Lancaster, like Relay for Life events across the world, is working to change that by raising awareness of cancer, and raising funds that go towards

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  • Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Hosts Town Hall Meeting

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Hosts Town Hall Meeting Participants to learn about Bon Secours services and future plans WHO: •    James Holmes, Jr., CEO, Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital •    Michael Robinson, CEO, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center •    Jill Kennedy, Chief Nurse Executive & VP of Patient Care, Bon Secours Virginia •    Thomas Auer, PhD, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group •    Leigh Sewell, VP of Service

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  • First memorial 5K a success

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Caleb Park, winner of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.

    Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. runners took off from the starting line of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.  Kilmarnock Baptist Church organized the event to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Matthew Tennant, the church’s pastor, said that Lisa Spiers was a member of the congregation, who passed away last September from ocular melanoma.  On the morning of the race he estimated that close to 300 people participated and the

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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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  • Fair informs about health resources

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:07 am

    “A lot of people don’t know what resources are available in the area,” Shirelle Wiggins-Bailey said Friday afternoon at the second community health resources fair she’s organized.  This fair, held in Warsaw, allowed members of the community to visit and speak with representatives from organizations that provide health services and other resources in the area.  The first fair was held in Gloucester. The attendees at this fair were Ashleigh Braxton

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  • A year of abilities

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

    “It’s been a learning experience.  It’s been busy but definitely worth it.  Seeing patients achieve their goals is what every therapist aims for,” said Dr. Merthia Haynie, owner of Abilities Abound Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Callao.  Abilities Abound recently celebrated its first year in operation, a year that included expansions in staff, services and scope. At its start, Haynie was the only practitioner at Abilities Abound, but the

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  • Local golf pro to offer clinic April 10

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Pro golfer Brenda Mayer

    On Friday, April 10, professional golfer Brenda Mayer will conduct a golf clinic at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. The hour-long session begins at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at RWC’s Chesapeake Center, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Mayer is the Assistant Golf Professional at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club.  She has been a PGA member since 1998,  Recently she completed the Teaching and Coaching Certification program with the PGA and in November

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