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Supervisors briefed on ‘oyster trail’

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:59 am

Northumberland County’s board of supervisors spent most of their meeting in Heathsville Thursday evening hearing information from other officials. Dave Brown of the Department of Transportation’s Northern Neck residency advised the Board that the two ferries in the area would be out of service for about 90 days starting in January. Both the Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County and the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster are due for maintenance which

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  • Barnes guilty

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

    After a plea of not-guilty nearly two years ago, Barnes pleads guilty in circuit court appeal. Almost two years ago, John Barnes, III shot James Marston in woods located on Marston’s grandmother’s Heathsville property. The criminal case against Barnes finally concluded last week and, as it did, the only mystery in the case, why it took so long, was solved. Barnes had pled not guilty in the general district court

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  • Driver airlifted from single-car accident near Bethany Baptist Church on Route 360

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    A helicopter comes to airlift the driver from the scene of the accident.

    A one car accident occurred on Dec. 17 in front of the residence of Edward Hall on Route 360, west of Callao. According to Sheriff C.A.Wilkinson, the accident may have been the result of a medical issue with the driver.  He indicated that the car had crossed over the ditch twice. A medevac helicopter was dispatched to transport the driver to the nearest hospital. Hall and his wife were talking

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  • Speedwash burns

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:09 am

    The interior of the Speedwash is littered with debris and heavily damaged by the fire.

    A fire dealt extensive damage to the Kilmarnock Speedwash on Irvington Road Friday night. Monday morning, a faint smell of smoke hung in the air as contractors looked over the building to see if it can be salvaged.  An orange notice is taped to the door, warning that the building is closed. Fire Chief Roy Hall of the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department said they received a call at approximately 10:30

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  • Coats for kids in need

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

    (L-R)  Alice Sumter, Lynn Haynie and Wes Werling unpacking coats.

    Several dozen Northumberland and Lancaster children won’t be cold waiting for their school buses this winter. Last Tuesday the Knights of Columbus from St. Frances De Sales Church in Kilmarnock delivered two dozen brand new coats plus hats, mittens and gloves to the two counties’ elementary schools for distribution to students who needed them. Wes Werling, who headed the effort, said the Knights worked with the schools. “They know who

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  • Congregations thankful for each other

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

    (L-R) Rev. Jeffrey Cerar, Rev. Mary Swann and Rev. Dr. John Fountaine.

    On November 26, a dual congregation Service of Thanksgiving was held in the OA Brinkley Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  Although multi-congregation services might be rare for most churches, it’s a regular affair for First Baptist Church and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.  First Baptist has been hosting St. Stephen’s congregation since 2012. The Thanksgiving service began at 7 p.m.  OA Brinkley Hall is large enough that members of both

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  • 11th annual Casey Neale Rogers Rockfish Tournament

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Three generations of fishermen:  Bud Anderson, his son Jason and grandsons Caleb and Chase.

    On Saturday, Nov. 22 fishermen came in off the water, warmed themselves up and converged on Fairfields’ Volunteer Fire Department for the 11th Annual Casey Neale Rogers Memorial Rockfish Tournament awards ceremony. The tournament began at 7 a.m. and closed at 3 p.m.   Fishermen could turn their fish in to the Weighmaster at Smith Point Marina, Buzzard’s Point Marina, or Norview Marina. Family of Casey Rogers, who passed away from

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  • Missouri v. Darren Wilson transcripts

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:46 am

    The transcripts from the Ferguson court case can be found here:

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  • Nature Camp and the Flora of Virginia

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Chris Ludwig explains how to use the modern Flora of Virginia.

    The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Native Plant society held its last regular meeting of 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The meeting featured presentations by two local kids who the NNNPS sponsored to go to Nature Camp, and guest speaker Chris Ludwig, chief biologist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage. Every year the NNNPS sponsors two kids from the Kilmarnock Boys & Girls

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