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Candidate for Lancaster County sheriff

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

Patrick McCranie, a veteran Virginia State Police senior trooper and a two-term member of the Lancaster County School Board, is a candidate for Lancaster County sheriff in the Nov. 3 general election, he announced this week. McCranie will seek the GOP nomination for sheriff when the Lancaster County Republican Party holds its mass meeting to select its candidates for county offices. Ronnie Crockett, the county’s sheriff for almost 32 years,

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  • Administrator plans to retire

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Casey and Tyler Dawson present a pinwheel and lapel ribbon to County Administrator Kenny Eades.

    The biggest news to come out of the Northumberland Board of Supervisors meeting in Heathsville Thursday wasn’t precisely Board business. It was County Administrator Kenny Eades’ announcement that he will be retiring Dec. 31. Eades had told the Supervisors at a special meeting on Wednesday and his staff earlier Thursday. Eades has worked for the county government for 37 years and been county administrator since 2000. He said Friday that

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  • Fair informs about health resources

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:07 am

    “A lot of people don’t know what resources are available in the area,” Shirelle Wiggins-Bailey said Friday afternoon at the second community health resources fair she’s organized.  This fair, held in Warsaw, allowed members of the community to visit and speak with representatives from organizations that provide health services and other resources in the area.  The first fair was held in Gloucester. The attendees at this fair were Ashleigh Braxton

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  • A year of abilities

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

    “It’s been a learning experience.  It’s been busy but definitely worth it.  Seeing patients achieve their goals is what every therapist aims for,” said Dr. Merthia Haynie, owner of Abilities Abound Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Callao.  Abilities Abound recently celebrated its first year in operation, a year that included expansions in staff, services and scope. At its start, Haynie was the only practitioner at Abilities Abound, but the

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  • Ruritan Club Antique Tractor Pull

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Hannah Hall of Callao at the tractor pull last weekend.

    It was in the 40’s and the wind was blowing fiercely on Saturday, but at the Callao Recreation Park you could hear the motors running, the children laughing and old friends calling out greetings to one another.  Why, I asked, would all these people show up on such a chilly day to spend hours out-of-doors?  As one man told me, it’s because it’s been a long cold winter, we’re all

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  • New home underway

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Kathy Thompson (front) and husband Curtiss Thompson break ground where soon their new house will stand.

    Steady, chilly rain may have turned the groundbreaking ceremony into more of a “mudbreaking,” but the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, as well as a crowd of volunteers, Kilmarnock officials and interested parties attended, undaunted. The groundbreaking on Friday in Kilmarnock marked the start of construction for the Habitat’s 18th house.  When this house is complete, Kathy and Curtiss Thompson will be the new homeowners. “We did kick around what we

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  • Another contender for County Sheriff steps up

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Peyton Waller, Sr.

    Rumors had been circulating for several weeks that Peyton Waller, Sr. was going to run for Sheriff of Northumberland County this fall. Monday, Waller made it official. He’s in. Waller, a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s department said he had already gathered and filed enough signatures on petitions to allow him a place on the November ballot. “I got a good response; good feedback,” Waller said. Waller, who has been part

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  • Reagan Day Dinner

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

    “First of all, the President of the United States says that the economy is just fine and everything’s going great; unemployment’s down, everything seems to be going just fine as far as he’s concerned, we can move on and discuss other things,” Jim Gilmore, the 68th Governor of Virginia, told the audience at the Lancaster County Republicans’ 18th Annual Reagan Day Dinner Sunday evening. “What I say to you: that

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  • Dining with Dems

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

    The Lancaster County Democratic Committee held its annual Dining With Dems Dinner at Los Patrones in Kilmarnock on March 8.  Democrats from Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex and Mathews Counties assembled to hear from guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Northam is the 40th Lt. Governor of Virginia and the first Democrat to hold that position since Tim Kaine in 2001.  Northam attended Virginia Military Institute, then earned an MD from Eastern

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