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Beloved community member passes away

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

When Susan Tipton was stricken in Fredericksburg last week, her Lancaster Public Library card became the key medical personnel used to locate her kin. Tipton, who died soon after suffering a brain aneurysm while waiting for a train that would’ve taken her to visit her sister in New York, was unable to tell the doctors who to call and, of course, her home number in Reedville wouldn’t be answered, so

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  • School board applicants

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:31 am

    The four individuals who have applied to to the position vacated by Susan Saunders are: James Michael, who is retired from the power industry Matt Brent, assistant professor of history at RCC Susan Smith-Leland, of the Community Services Board and Dana O’Bier, who works in her family’s business

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  • County School Board votes in favor of block scheduling

    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

    The civil suit brought by the family of a young girl who was molested has not been dismissed.  The case is carried over to March 5. If the defendants in K.I.D. vs. Northumberland County School Board and others were hoping for an early Christmas present when the case was to be heard on their motions to dismiss Dec. 22, they were disappointed. Instead of hearing arguments on the motions the

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  • School board seeks applicants to fill new vacancy

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 8:29 am

    As of the new year Northumberland County’s school board has a vacancy. District 1 member Susan Saunders’ resignation went into effect Jan. 2 and the Board started moving toward filling her spot. Saunders resigned because her family is moving to Houston, Texas. School Board Chairman Dick Saxer said Monday that the board could have followed either of two procedures. It could have asked the Circuit Court to schedule a special

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  • Restoration of rights in Northumberland

    Posted on December 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

    James Long and Susan Christopher sat at a long group of tables in the Northumberland County Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 13.  From 10 a.m. to noon, in ones and twos people drifted in, often holding pages of paperwork, looking for help getting their rights restored. Long is president of the Northumberland County branch of the NAACP, member of the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors, and an advocate for the

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  • Barnes guilty

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

    After a plea of not-guilty nearly two years ago, Barnes pleads guilty in circuit court appeal. Almost two years ago, John Barnes, III shot James Marston in woods located on Marston’s grandmother’s Heathsville property. The criminal case against Barnes finally concluded last week and, as it did, the only mystery in the case, why it took so long, was solved. Barnes had pled not guilty in the general district court

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