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Couple files lawsuit against Northumberland County following denial of tourist home permit

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Northumberland County is being hauled into court again. In February, the county was sued by a youngster and her parents over actions and inactions in a case where a school resource officer had an illegal relationship with the girl. Now, it’s being sued by a couple whose request for a permit to operate a “tourist home” in their house in the Twin Harbours subdivision was not met with approval. During

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  • Northumberland man to serve five years for sexual crimes

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Robert O. Lawson, a 54-year-old Reedville man was given an active sentence of five years after he pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual battery and one charge of indecent liberties with a child. Each of the crimes for which Lawson was convicted occurred over 25 years ago when he was in his teens and 20’s. Lawson was accused of sexually abusing three girls over a 10-year period between

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  • $1.4M increase sought for school budget

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Northumberland County’s school board met in a special session Monday afternoon to approve a proposed budget for the coming school year. School Board member Dean Sumner was not at the meeting, but the four members who attended voted unanimously to ask that the schools be funded at $17,383,259 during the 2014-2015 fiscal period. The amount is an increase of $1,399,828 over last year but, due to increased funding primarily from

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  • Heathsville woman, local organizations look to help residents obtain health insurance

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

    In October, Laurie Morrissette of Heathsville decided that somebody needed to step up and arrange local help for those who wanted assistance in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. By early March she’d almost given up. The few non-profit organizations that answered her call to qualify as “certified applicant counseling organizations” hadn’t been certified yet and the March 31 deadline for applications was approaching. “I almost

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  • Eades wins President’s Award, new businesses coming to Northumberland

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

    County Administrator Kenny Eades (right) receives the Peninsula Emergency Medical Services Council’s President’s Award from Michael Player.

    The following presentations and decisions took place during the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors’ meeting last Thursday: Eades wins President’s Award County Administrator Kenny Eades was the recipient of the Peninsula Emergency Medical Service (PEMS) Council’s President’s Award for his commitment to local and regional emergency medical services (EMS) programs. PEMS Excecutive Director Michael Player, who presented Eades with the award, praised the county administrator for helping to create and

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  • Senator-hopeful visits Northumberland County Republicans

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:16 am

    U.S. Senate candidate Shak Hill

    U.S. Senate candidate Shak Hill spoke to the Northumberland County Republicans during their mass meeting last Thursday. The room came alive with applause and vocal agreements from the audience as Hill argued his case for why he should be elected to the open Virginia seat over fellow Republican challenger Ed Gillespie and Democratic incumbent Mark Warner. Hill claimed that Warner was the 60th vote that pushed through the Affordable Care

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  • School officials discuss solutions to loss of instructional time due to weather

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:12 am

    School closings and delays were beginning to worry Northumberland County’s school board when it met in Lottsburg Monday night. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dale Wittler had calculated the number of hours lost since the first snow closings in December and found that the division had 32 instructional hours left that could be surrendered to snow before closures started cutting into the state mandated 990 hours of instruction a year. The

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  • State to allow Sunday Hunting under certain circumstances

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:11 am

    While the 2014 Virginia General Assembly adjourned last week without a set budget and will return March 24 to address the issue that has divided the Senate and House of Delegates—the expansion of Medicaid — Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed off on a bill that will legalize Sunday hunting under certain circumstances throughout the state as of July 1, 2014. House Bill (HB) 1237 passed the House 71-27 and the

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  • Water Quality information exchange focuses on health of Potomac River

    Posted on March 5, 2014 at 10:45 am

    The Potomac River Fisheries Commission office last Thursday was packed with watermen, residents and conservation agencies who came together to partake in the first-ever Water Quality Information Exchange concerning the tidal Potomac. Representatives from the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources and Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality disclosed recent water quality trends in the river while also fielding questions from the audience. Margaret McGinty of the Maryland DNR’s Fisheries Habitat and

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