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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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Sports

Conference 43 championships

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

It took two days to get it all accomplished and after the final gun had sounded and all the scores were added up, the Conference 43 track and field championship was in the book at the Northumberland High School facilities.  Thursday, the student-athletes, coaches and officials battled an unseasonably cold rain and struggled through the field events and one round of the track schedule.  But it was just too tough

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  • Faster than a speeding bullet

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Friday in Richmond at the Sports Backers Plus Southern Classic Track and Field Invitational, Ameer Veney did what no other Northumberland track and field participant has ever accomplished.  He placed second against the best hurdlers in the surrounding states.  His 14.82 clocking in the 110 meter high hurdles was a new school record, but more than that, it placed Veney among the premier hurdlers in the area in all sized

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  • Signing the National Letter of Intent

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Thursday, in the Northumberland School auditorium, Haley Headley signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play volleyball for Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina.  Headley, accompanied by parents Christy and Michael Headley, brother Christian and high school coach Bonnie Swann inked her letter as the first volleyball player to sign from Northumberland County. Barton College, a small private liberal arts college, had an undergraduate enrollment of 1,057 students

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Lifestyles

Stepping ‘Lively’ with Merrill guitars

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

An artisan is a person who is skilled at making things by hand.  Many artisans reside in the Northern Neck and the love of the labor involved in making something by hand is nowhere more apparent than in the hands of luthier Jim Merrill.  A luthier is a person who makes stringed instruments. Merrill makes acoustic guitars. He specializes in high quality, hand-made vintage replica guitars, particularly the pre-war Dreadnought

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  • Cub Pack honors the stars and stripes

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

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

    “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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Citizen's Journalism

On May 3, Megan Baughan was crowned the very first Miss Northumberland High in a spring pageant hosted by the NHS Indian Spirits Dance Team at Northumberland High School.

Megan Baughan named Miss Northumberland High

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

On May 3, Megan Baughan was crowned the very first Miss Northumberland High in a spring pageant hosted by the NHS Indian Spirits Dance Team at Northumberland High School. Nine contestants including Megan Baughan, Bicketa Blackmond, Nyasia Brown, Summer Newsome, Alexandra Pitman, Hannah Rogers, Destiny Thornton, Briana Turner, and Savannah Waters all competed in five different categories including Spring Wear and Introduction, Personality Wear, Talent, Evening Gown, and On Stage Interview.  The pageant was judged by one community representative,

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Education

Students sold flowers, herbs and produce that they grew in the greenhouse, and even helped visitors load plants into their vehicles.

Farm and Field Day expands

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

It started out as just a greenhouse where high school students grew and sold plants they grew each spring. They were very good plants that the people in Northumberland County enjoyed buying and they returned each year to buy more.  This year, the Northumberland County High School plant sale combined with the annual Craft Fair for an all new Farm and Field Day event. There were not only the usual

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  • Two programs show disability from new angles

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The Northumberland Indians square off against the Charlottesville Cardinals in a game of wheelchair basketball for Inclusion Day.

    “Being focused, concentrating and being organized, doing my work.  It helps you in the real world.”  Several students in the I’m Determined program at Northumberland Middle School shared what being determined means to them in a meeting Monday. Last week, the school put on two events that aimed to expand awareness of disabilities.  On Monday, all the special education students from the elementary, middle and high school shared presentations based

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  • Taking our students onwards and upwards

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Northumberland Middle School teacher Stacy Lee has been named Northumberland’s teacher of the year.  Lee was first selected as teacher of the year for the middle school, while Jennifer Saunders and Javonda Ashton represented the elementary and high school, respectively.  Of the three, Lee was chosen as the county’s superlative teacher. Lee tried to summarize her feelings about the honor.  “I feel blessed.  I’m in a state of awe.  It’s

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Volunteering

Dads volunteering at Northumberland

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

A couple of weeks have passed since Northumberland Elementary School implemented the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.  Lynne Haynie, guidance counselor at NES says that there is now a regular presence from fathers and father figures. Tyrone Newton and Lawrence Green Sr. recently took the time to describe their experiences as WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteers. Newton, whose granddaughters Allysia, Alliya and Nyriel attend NES, started in Mrs. Mitchell’s head-start class. “The kids, they

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