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Marvin Johnson (L) and Christopher Stone at the Relay for Life at Northumberland High School.

Have some fun for a cause

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute.  That’s almost four in every ten people.  Either directly or through friends and family, cancer affects nearly everyone in America. The Relay for Life of Lancaster, like Relay for Life events across the world, is working to change that by raising awareness of cancer, and raising funds that go towards

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  • A taste of Mexico comes to Callao

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

    For those who watched the struggles and finally the closure of the Luna restaurant in Callao with dismay, as well as all of those with a taste for Mexican cuisine, the recent opening of El Indio Azteca is heartening.  The new Mexican restaurant has taken over the old Luna Building on Route 360 in Callao. Since it opened its doors on April 9, the restaurant has been doing steady business,

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  • Reedville is the ‘American success story’

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Parker Deihl (L) points out landmarks and nearby vessels to Omega Protein CEO Bret Scholtes

    Residents of Reedville just got a new neighbor. Bret Scholtes was already no stranger to Reedville and the rest of Northumberland County; as the CEO of Omega Protein, he visits every six weeks or so in winter and in the summer he spends several days here each week.  His wife and children spend the whole summer in Reedville.  Scholtes announced Saturday that he has purchased a house on Cockrell’s Creek,

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  • Candidate for Lancaster County sheriff

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Patrick McCranie, a veteran Virginia State Police senior trooper and a two-term member of the Lancaster County School Board, is a candidate for Lancaster County sheriff in the Nov. 3 general election, he announced this week. McCranie will seek the GOP nomination for sheriff when the Lancaster County Republican Party holds its mass meeting to select its candidates for county offices. Ronnie Crockett, the county’s sheriff for almost 32 years,

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  • Administrator plans to retire

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Casey and Tyler Dawson present a pinwheel and lapel ribbon to County Administrator Kenny Eades.

    The biggest news to come out of the Northumberland Board of Supervisors meeting in Heathsville Thursday wasn’t precisely Board business. It was County Administrator Kenny Eades’ announcement that he will be retiring Dec. 31. Eades had told the Supervisors at a special meeting on Wednesday and his staff earlier Thursday. Eades has worked for the county government for 37 years and been county administrator since 2000. He said Friday that

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  • A year of abilities

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

    “It’s been a learning experience.  It’s been busy but definitely worth it.  Seeing patients achieve their goals is what every therapist aims for,” said Dr. Merthia Haynie, owner of Abilities Abound Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Callao.  Abilities Abound recently celebrated its first year in operation, a year that included expansions in staff, services and scope. At its start, Haynie was the only practitioner at Abilities Abound, but the

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  • Ruritan Club Antique Tractor Pull

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Hannah Hall of Callao at the tractor pull last weekend.

    It was in the 40’s and the wind was blowing fiercely on Saturday, but at the Callao Recreation Park you could hear the motors running, the children laughing and old friends calling out greetings to one another.  Why, I asked, would all these people show up on such a chilly day to spend hours out-of-doors?  As one man told me, it’s because it’s been a long cold winter, we’re all

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