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R.W.’s Sports won the category for the best Sporting Goods store in the area in 2014.

Three local businesses are among the ‘Best of the Best’

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

After the votes of local consumers had been tallied, the results showed three winners from Northumberland County in the 2014 “Best of the Best” contest held by the Northumberland Echo, Westmoreland News and Northern Neck News. R.W.’s Sports took the category for Best Sporting Goods venue while Pritchard & Fallin won for Best Heating and Air Conditioning Service and King’s for Best Cleaning Service as well as Best Carpet Cleaning

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  • Heathsville eatery to possibly return this month

    Posted on January 3, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The restaurant at Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville is about to re-open. While the Hotel/Tavern’s board had been selective about who it would allow to operate on the premises, the member settled on Lee Arnest of Westmoreland County. The Hotel/Tavern board’s president, Judy Mooers, said Friday that she had known Arnest for quite a while and knew how good a chef he was. She thought he would be a good

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  • Family-fresh food for thought

    Posted on December 31, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Robert “Bob” Burgess, Jr. stands before his produce display in Callao Supermarket, the business that has been started and owned by his family for four generations and 66 years as of February 13, 2014.

    You immediately notice the local mainstay upon nearing or passing the intersection of Routes 360 and 202 in Callao. Standing tall in red brick and the dark green colors that are symbolic of Northumberland County, the family-owned Callao Supermarket has for over 65 years provided groceries and support to its customers. And despite being one of the last remaining businesses of its kind in the Northern Neck, the independent grocery

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  • Tavern looks to end affair

    Posted on August 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

    The restaurant housed in Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville has been an off and on again affair. Judy Mooers, part of the Tavern Foundation’s committee looking for a new restaurateur to re-open the eatery, is determined that will stop. Mooers said Saturday that since the most recent operators closed shop last October, she and the committee have had a number of people interested in opening the restaurant but that the

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  • Local Callao store wins major award

    Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Health Nut owner Barbara Sherman poses proudly with a bag of gluten-free pancake mix- one of the many healthy selections that can be found at her store in Callao.

    Barbara Sherman, owner of “The Health Nut” in Callao, surprised the Northern Neck with an accomplishment that has far-reaching implications beyond the region. Her two-year-old grocery store, with its stern devotion to healthy foods, was recently selected by the Organic Retail and Consumers Alliance as one of the top 10 grocers in the Southeast that do not sell genetically modified foods. Other stores that were singled out for the award

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  • Pioneer supports farm museum

    Posted on July 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Left to right: Margaret Welch, Ginny Barnes and John Jenkins.

      Dupont Pioneer recently awarded the maximum grant of $5,000 to the Northern Neck Farm Museum in Northumberland County. Pioneer supports registered 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions through strategic grants up to $5,000 in the areas of food security, science education and community betterment. The Pioneer grant will extend agriculture heritage education to many citizens of this area, particularly our youth. Dupont Pioneer is a company committed to improving food

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  • Sparklers and fountains a hit at Callao Fireworks stand

    Posted on July 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Sparklers were at hit at the Callao stand.

    Just standing next to Austin Kent’s fireworks stand in Callao Wednesday you could see that Americans are still fine, but  many of America’s traditions have been deep-sixed. An older man and his grandchildren approached Kent. The man asked, “Got any cherry bombs or M-80s?” Kent, of course, had to tell him he didn’t. All he had were sparklers and fountains. “That’s all we can sell,” Kent said. “If you want

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