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John Clegg (L) and Andrew Jenkins (R) burn a flag that has faded.

Cub Pack honors the stars and stripes

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

“Everybody sees that their flag is getting faded, worn, or tattered.  I always wonder what they do.  Do they just throw it out or leave it gathering dust in a corner?” John Clegg wondered Sunday after a flag retirement ceremony at Mila United Methodist Church. Though nearly every citizen knows that the United States flag should be treated with honor, not many know all the details of proper behavior towards

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  • Have some fun for a cause

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

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

    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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Business News

Menhaden doing well

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:37 am

In 2012 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission slashed harvest limits for Atlantic menhaden despite having no reliable scientific basis for thinking the fishery was in trouble. Now, the ASMFC has a scientifically valid assessment of the menhaden’s stock and it shows that the fishery is in no trouble. Whether the assessment will result in the restoration of jobs lost at Omega Protein in Reedville when the harvest was cut

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  • Same treats, new owners

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Chitterchat s Ice Cream Parlor in Reedville has been a local landmark for years.   It is now under the ownership and management of Jeff and Jennifer Bramblet.  It offers frozen treats, a selection of gift and a classic atmosphere.  “Sometimes we have people coming in from two hours away,” said Jennifer Bramblet. The Bramblets intend to keep Chitterchats open through the winter months and also to offer private parties.  Interested

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  • Bon Secours still planning to acquire Rappahannock General Hospital

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

    That Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock was going to become part of the Bon Secours hospital system was announced some time ago. It hasn’t happened yet and one of RGH’s board members, Jimmy Carter, explained where the deal is and why RGH wanted to make it at a meeting of the Northumberland County Democratic Committee meeting in Heathsville Thursday. First, Carter pointed out that the deal is still on but

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Technology

Editorial

New school leaders to join Northumberland in 2014-2015 academic year

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

At its Monday meeting, the Northumberland County School Board moved to fill holes created by the retirement of two long-time members of the school system’s administration. With Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Dale Wittler, and Middle School principal Bob Bailey having given notice of their retirements as of the end of the current school year, the school board found their replacements in neighboring counties. The Board decided to hire Lancaster High

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  • Millennials

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

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    Over the last 15 years, the way in which readers receive their news has changed significantly. While the traditional print newspaper remains an important component of news consumption, there have been some assumptions made as the younger generations—those raised on smart phones and WiFi access—start to become consumers of the news. One of the key assumptions is that Millennials are eschewing newspapers all together and turning to online aggregators to

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  • Teachers get 3 percent pay raise

    Posted on May 29, 2013 at 10:08 am

    After waiting to see what the Board of Supervisors would allocate for the coming year, Northumberland County’s school board adopted their budget at a special meeting Wednesday evening. The board approved a total budget of $15,983,431 of which the county will supply $11,432,229, an increase of $300,000 over last year’s county contribution. The increase allowed the school board to allocate an overall 3 percent pay raise to the school system’s

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