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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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  • Fair informs about health resources

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:07 am

    “A lot of people don’t know what resources are available in the area,” Shirelle Wiggins-Bailey said Friday afternoon at the second community health resources fair she’s organized.  This fair, held in Warsaw, allowed members of the community to visit and speak with representatives from organizations that provide health services and other resources in the area.  The first fair was held in Gloucester. The attendees at this fair were Ashleigh Braxton

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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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