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Gearing up for November elections

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

James R. “Doc” Lyons, a major in the Northumberland County Sheriif’s Department, and Commonwealth’s Attorney Jane “Jinky” Wrightson were both in Wrightson’s office in Heathsville Monday when they announced they would be on the ballot in November. Wrightson, who has been twice elected as Northumberland’s prosecuting attorney, said she was running for the position again because, “I love it.” Lyons, who was with Wrightson, said he was running for Sheriff

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  • School investigation

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:41 am

    On January 30, police investigated an incident of sexual relations between students at Northumberland County Public High School. According to Commonwealth Attorney Jane B. Wrightson, the incident occurred on January 29 between one female student and several male students. Wrightson said that there was a thorough investigation that included interviews with all the students involved as well as review of security footage. “It appeared it was consensual sexual contact,” Wrightson

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  • 19 month old dies in house fire

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 8:13 am

    The first responders’ memorial to the deceased stands in the center of the rubble.

    On the morning of February 11, a 19 month old girl was killed in a house fire that destroyed the structure. According to a press release by Sheriff C.A. Wilkins, the Northumberland County 911 center received a call at 2:36 a.m.  The house was reported to be completely engulfed in flames. Callao and Cople District Volunteer Fire Departments, the Northumberland County Rehab Unit, and the Callao Rescue Squad responded to

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  • House fire in Heathsville

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Fairfields, Callao, and Upper Lancaster volunteer fire departments had the blaze quickly under control.

    A two story home on Northumberland Highway in Heathsville sustained heavy damage from a fire on Wednesday afternoon.  Residents of the home; Mike Myers, owner of Myers Auto Repair; his wife; and their young son were away from home at the time and are unharmed. According to Sheriff C. A. Wilkins, responders received a call at 11 a.m.  A neighbor, who is a member of the Fairfields Volunteer Fire department

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  • Victims’ advocate files complaint against Supreme Court Justice

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:45 am

    David Cariens of Kilmarnock, retired CIA officer and victims’ rights advocate, has filed a complaint with the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission against Justice Cleo E. Powell.  Cariens’ complaint states that there was a major factual error in her October 31, 2013 decision to throw out the jury verdict holding Virginia Tech liable in the Pryde and Peterson lawsuit against the school. Following the Virginia Tech shooting, the families of

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  • Beloved community member passes away

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Susan L. Tipton

    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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