Lifestyles

Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 Press Release   August 11 – 15 was another busy week at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville. Twenty-seven young men from around the Northern Neck were busy learning new things at Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness). The camp directors Rev. Kevin Elmore and Mr. Bill Hines involved the young men in exciting hands on learning activities, group discussions and much more. The goal of the camp

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  • Lots to see in Lottsburg with Virginia Ag Expo

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The tractors and other farming machinery from all over the state were displayed at  the Virginia Ag Expo held in Lottsburg on Thursday.

    There had to be five acres covered with parked trucks and cars at Fred Downing’s Bleak House Farm Thursday as farmers and those interested in farming came to the annual agricultural exposition put on by the Virginia Grain Producers Association along with the Virginia Soybean Association and the Virginia Agricultural Extension Service. The annual event shows off the newest methods in crop production and the newest equipment for doing it.

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  • Seventh Annual Girls Empowerment Camp, Macedonia Baptist Church

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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    On July 31st thirty seven very excited and bright young girls from the Northern Neck and ten equally excited chaperones boarded a charter bus and traveled to New York City. This trip was the highlight of the two week 7th Annual Girls Empowerment Camp held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville where the Rev. Kenneth Rioland, Jr. is pastor. Empowering our young girls, helping them to believe in themselves and

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Education

Northumberland schools get federal boost

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

At Northumberland County’s school board meeting in Lottsburg, Sophronia, Smith who handles federal programs for the schools, noted that Northumberland is in line to get $18,000 more from federal sources this year than it did last year. This year the federal government will send the county $514,530. School Resource Officer, Deputy Sheriff Allen Garland, provided the Board with copies of the schools’ “crisis plans.” There are two documents, one 66 pages

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Religion

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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Health

Brian Belfield

Regaining strength a little closer to home

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

A helping hand has embraced the lower part of Northumberland and its residents in need of physical therapy. After having seen patients that were coming from as far as Reedville to Belfield Physical Therapy in Warsaw, Brian Belfield, D.P.T., has expanded his business to include a clinic in the Burgess area, where he has already treated a number of locals since its recent opening. “All the patients yesterday were saying,

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  • Mid-County expresses need for volunteers

    Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Last Thursday, Northumberland County Democrats learned about Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad’s services and costs, as well as the challenges faced by volunteer first responders in the county. The rescue squad’s newly elected captain Joe Schlatter said his organization was in strong need of personnel. He added that the same volunteers have virtually been answering calls all of the time. Kitty Creeth said that the county has one of the oldest

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  • Exemptions announced for volunteer first responders

    Posted on January 15, 2014 at 10:12 am

    There will be no emergency situations for local volunteer firefighters and emergency workers as far as healthcare requirements are concerned. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va) announced that volunteer emergency service workers will not be required to be counted as full-time equivalent employees for purposes of healthcare coverage per the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” Chris Neale, president of Callao Volunteer Fire Department, said his organization

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