Lifestyles

The Low ‘n’ Brows from King George playing for Good Shepherdw Lutheran’s Oktoberfest.

Polka, beer, dinner and more at Oktoberfest

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

The Octoberfest season continued at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church near Callao Friday night. The Lutherans may not have had authentic cold and rainy German weather for their fest, but they did have an authentic German band livening things up. An ecumenical crowd filled the church’s meeting hall, sang along with the band, danced polkas, enjoyed beer, wine and a Bavarian dinner that featured bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad, Good

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  • A Homecoming parade to mark the new school year

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Members of the class of 2015 ride up Academic Lane in the float they made.

    School may start in September but it really doesn’t feel right until fall and Homecoming arrive as they did in Northumberland County Friday afternoon. By the time the parade kicked off at the elementary school at the end of Academic Lane the day’s modest warmth was beginning to fade and long shadows had started falling across the road. People watched from the elementary school and a larger crowd waited at

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  • Fifty years of service

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:02 am

    In October 1964 a group of volunteers saw a need for a rescue service in their community.  From those roots the Northumberland County Rescue Squad was born and on Saturday, October 11, the squad celebrated its 50th anniversary at Buzzard’s Point Marina in Reedville. Fifty years ago, volunteers drove a station wagon that went home with which-… Read more in the October 15 issue of the Northumberland Echo!

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Travel

Education

Destination: Spain

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

It’s common wisdom that book learning is a great start, but nothing can compare to real life experience. Northumberland students Kellee Ramsey, Lexy Newsome, and Allison Burgess are planning to go get that valuable experience by taking a trip to Spain. The three girls, all juniors, will start their journey in Madrid then move on to Seville, Granada and Costa del Sol.  When they leave Spain they will stop in

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  • Drug abuse forum prep is under way

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Northumberland County Schools are teaming up with the sheriff’s office to present an informational forum on drug awareness and prevention Thursday, November 6. “Our target audience is parents, grandparents, and family members,” said Dr. Travis Burns, Principal of Northumberland High School. He added that the school has education programs in place that focus on the students, so this forum is geared towards the adults in the area so they can

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  • School division loses full accreditation

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    One of Northumberland County’s schools, the high school, missed full accreditation when the state board of education released its determinations regarding Virginia’s schools last week. But it didn’t miss by much. The high school’s students performed at acceptably high levels in every subject but mathematics. In that, an abysmal performance with only 58 per cent of the students passing the spring Standards of Learning math test dragged the school’s three

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Religion

How sweet the sound

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Sunday afternoon, a house of education was turned into a house of praise when the first Christian Music Contest was held in the Northumberland High School Auditorium.  The program consisted of thirteen performances by local individuals competing for first, second and third prizes. Derek Baliles introduced each entry in the contest and then it was up to the audience to vote for their choice of winners… Read more in the

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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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Health

"Congratulations! You found me!"

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

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  • Regaining strength a little closer to home

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Brian Belfield

    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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