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Northumberland schools get federal boost

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

At Northumberland County’s school board meeting in Lottsburg, Sophronia, Smith who handles federal programs for the schools, noted that Northumberland is in line to get $18,000 more from federal sources this year than it did last year. This year the federal government will send the county $514,530. School Resource Officer, Deputy Sheriff Allen Garland, provided the Board with copies of the schools’ “crisis plans.” There are two documents, one 66 pages

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  • Body of Richmond County man recovered from water near Oyster Shell Lane in Northumberland

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Local and state agencies recovered the body of Wendell Elmore, 49, of Canal Road in Richmond County, from the water near Oyster Shell Lane in Northumberland County this morning. County Sheriff C.A. Wilkins said that a relative of the man went to the point and noticed what he thought was a body floating about 20 yards off the end of a dock. The relative identified the body as Elmore, Wilkins

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  • Joint Convocation for Lancaster and Northumberland county school systems

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Anne Holton, Virginia Secretary of Education

    Northumberland hosted Lancaster  to a continental breakfast last Thursday before the dual Convocation, held  in the Northumberland High School Auditorium where Virginia Secretary of Education, Ann Holton, was the featured Speaker. The Convocation began with the Presentation of Colors by the Northumberland JROTC, followed by thePledge of Allegiance. “The National Anthem” was sung by Anajah Carter and  Annie Saunders, followed by Mrs. Martha Hicks singing “ God Bless America.” As

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  • Aquaculture ordinance to change

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    When it met Thursday night, Northumberland County’s planning commission hadn’t much choice about recommending a change in the county ordinance regarding the harvest or production of aquacultural products in agricultural zones. A change in state law required it. Under the current ordinance harvesting or producing aquacultural products in an A-1 zone is allowed only with a conditional use permit. The new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015

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  • Northumberland County in need of polling officers

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    The Northumberland County Electoral Board is seeking county residents who are interested in working at county polling places on Election Day. There are about 50 residents currently serving as Officers of Election throughout the county. Electoral Board members recently noted more Officers of Election are needed, and reserve officers who may be called on short notice in case of emergency are in short supply. Officers are appointed for a term

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  • Chase in Northumberland ends in fiery crash; driver and passenger survive

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:07 am

    If people listening to Northumberland emergency radio bands thought there had been a fatal auto wreck near Remo last Wednesday, they weren’t the only ones. The police thought so, too. Northumberland County’s Sheriff C.A. Wilkins said Friday that his officers had been in pursuit of a vehicle that crossed Route 200 onto Remo Road at Wicomico Church at such a high speed that “it went airborne.” The officers lost sight

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  • U.S. Congressional candidates divided on proposed EPA rule

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants within the next 30 years. At a meeting last week, U.S. Congressional candidate Norm Mosher said he is aware of the proposal and is in favor of the rule’s adoption. Incumbent Rob Wittman, on the other hand, said Monday that he opposes the rule as

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  • Cat room could close: Northumberland Animal Shelter in need of volunteers

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Judy Clark pets and comforts Isabelle at the animal shelter.

    More volunteers for the cat rooms at the Northumberland Animal Shelter are needed. Otherwise, the Shelter will no longer be able to provide shelter for them. Angie Balderson,  Shelter Director, said the problem  began last July when a little stray kitten was picked up at waste management and taken into the shelter. It was the first cat to die, although there was no indication that the kitten was gravely ill.

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  • Peggy Myrick joins Northumberland High School as Assistant Principal

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Peggy Myrick

    Peggy Myrick, the new Assistant Principal at Northumberland High School (HS) is energetic, vivacious and very excited about being in the Northern Neck and working for and with NHS students. She was originally from Halifax, South Carolina, but her family moved to Chesterfield  County, Virginia when she was eight years old and they still live there, she said. She also has a brother and sister-in-law in Chesterfield County, where she

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