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Roger Mudd speaks to a packed house

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:29 am

A large crowd assembled to hear Roger Mudd speak at the Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two program on January 18.  The attendees outnumbered the chairs, and those too late to grab a seat leaned on walls or sat on the floor of the library’s new building at 16 Town Centre Drive in Kilmarnock. Mudd is a broadcast journalist and has anchored the CBS Evening News, co-anchored the NBC Nightly

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    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Northumberland County’s School Board started the year with a change in school operations of seismic proportions. Following their annual reorganization at the first meeting of 2015 Monday night, the Board voted to do away with the traditional scheduling at the high school and adopt “block scheduling.” Starting next fall, instead of students going to seven 45-minute classes daily for two semesters, they will go to four 90-minute classes for one

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  • K.I.D. vs. School Board

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 8:03 am

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    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 8:29 am

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  • Restoration of rights in Northumberland

    Posted on December 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

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    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:59 am

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  • Barnes guilty

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

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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.

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