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Advocating for children

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

An organization staffed almost entirely by volunteers, CASA, spends countless hours helping children caught up in abusive and neglectful situations. Its help is of terrific value to the region’s juvenile and domestic relations district courts. The children “sometimes open up for CASA volunteers more than they do for guardians ad litem,” Judge Michael McKenney said Friday. “And we have great guardians ad litem.” CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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  • Oystering opposition and more at Board of Supervisors’ meeting

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Looking at an agenda doesn’t necessarily disclose how important a meeting will be. The Northumberland County board of supervisors’ agenda Thursday gave no clue that a delegation from Reedville would be imploring the Board and the Virginia Department of Transportation for speed controls in their town, that the Sheriff would be asking authority to hire three new deputies or that what appeared to be every resident of Bridge Creek Circle

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  • 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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  • Missing woman has been found

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

    From the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office: The missing person, Sandra Rose, has been located. Your assistance in this matter is appreciated.

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  • Woman missing from Callao area

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Sandra Jean Rose

    From the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office: Missing Sandra Jean Rose White female Height 5-7 Weight 160 Age mid 50′s Short gray hair with glasses Missing since Monday October 6th Last seen leaving the Callao area on a red Schwinn bicycle with saddle bags. If seen please contact NCSO At 804-580-5221

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  • Callao man and others arrested in drug raid

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Law enforcement Wednesday evening arresting seven individuals on drug-related charges as a result of “Operation Quick Strike” conducted by detectives in Westmoreland County, the sheriff’s office reported Friday. Clifton L. Blue, 41, of Kinsale, was charged with two counts of distributing a Schedule 1/2 controlled substance, namely crack cocaine. Thomas N. Catlett, 61, of Callao, was charged with two counts of distributing a Schedule 1/2 controlled substance, namely crack cocaine.

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  • Cowart court case dropped, state evidence ruled unusable

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:54 am

    When a Tappahannock driver for a Lottsburg seafood company was arrested in January for transporting undersized oysters across state lines, the Maryland Department of Natrual Resources called the arrest and subsequent seizure “one of the largest oyster cases in recent years.” Less than six months later, a Maryland court ruled that the state’s evidence could not be used to prosecute the driver. On January 15 of this year, 17 Maryland

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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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  • Helping children grow at Melrose

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm


    The Social Hall of Melrose United Methodist Church at Lottsburg is transformed into a combination learning environment, with games and  art sections and just plain fun rooms for a Children’s Special Needs Program on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening in a month at 6:30 p.m. The  Children’s Special Needs Program began in June of this year when Brenda Goodlow, the mother of a child with autisum,was interested in having

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