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Peyton Waller, Sr.

Another contender for County Sheriff steps up

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

Rumors had been circulating for several weeks that Peyton Waller, Sr. was going to run for Sheriff of Northumberland County this fall. Monday, Waller made it official. He’s in. Waller, a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s department said he had already gathered and filed enough signatures on petitions to allow him a place on the November ballot. “I got a good response; good feedback,” Waller said. Waller, who has been part

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  • Reagan Day Dinner

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

    “First of all, the President of the United States says that the economy is just fine and everything’s going great; unemployment’s down, everything seems to be going just fine as far as he’s concerned, we can move on and discuss other things,” Jim Gilmore, the 68th Governor of Virginia, told the audience at the Lancaster County Republicans’ 18th Annual Reagan Day Dinner Sunday evening. “What I say to you: that

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  • Dining with Dems

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

    The Lancaster County Democratic Committee held its annual Dining With Dems Dinner at Los Patrones in Kilmarnock on March 8.  Democrats from Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex and Mathews Counties assembled to hear from guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Northam is the 40th Lt. Governor of Virginia and the first Democrat to hold that position since Tim Kaine in 2001.  Northam attended Virginia Military Institute, then earned an MD from Eastern

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Sports

State quailifiers and finalists with their medals and coaches.  New singlets provided by Northern Neck Wrestling Club for the team.

Indians place well at state championship

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Four wrestlers with coaches left Northumberland High School on Thursday, bound for Salem and the Virginia High School league state 1A tournament.  The four had a combined record of 113 wins and 13 losses for the season.  They came home with two second places and a fourth in the weather-shortened event. Scheduled for two days, both Friday and Saturday at the Salem Civic Center, VHSL officials decided to shorten the

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  • Northumberland advances four to state championships

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Billy Pipkin takes on George Ellis of Middlesex

    It’s always said that Northumberland and Lancaster are the biggest of rivals.  That may be true on the basketball court and football field, but it wasn’t this weekend at Parry McCluer High School.  The two joined eleven other schools for the Region 1A East wrestling championships.  Except for the matches where they faced each other, the schools were each other’s biggest fans.  They cheered for each other through the two

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  • Boys in tie for first

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

    In another barn burner last Tuesday at Lancaster, the Indians lost a close one, 70-67.  On Friday, way up at Colonial Beach, they reasserted themselves with a 78-57 victory.  With two games set this week, one being in the Old Northern Neck, the Indians are in a tie with Lancaster for first in the district.  The top seeded team will draw a first round bye at the Conference 43 tournament

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Lifestyles

Lori Tyler and Beverly Warbinski demonstrate how to use the die cut machine.

Crafting marathon at the tavern

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

Rice Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern held its annual Scrapathon the weekend of March 21 and 22.  True to the name, a number of scrap bookers were in attendance but there were also crafters doing crochet, stencils, doll making and more. Crafters paid an entry fee that bought them table space to work as well as lunch both days.  There was also a tool table for everyone’s use and door prizes. On Sunday,

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  • New home underway

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Kathy Thompson (front) and husband Curtiss Thompson break ground where soon their new house will stand.

    Steady, chilly rain may have turned the groundbreaking ceremony into more of a “mudbreaking,” but the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, as well as a crowd of volunteers, Kilmarnock officials and interested parties attended, undaunted. The groundbreaking on Friday in Kilmarnock marked the start of construction for the Habitat’s 18th house.  When this house is complete, Kathy and Curtiss Thompson will be the new homeowners. “We did kick around what we

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  • Young music lovers treated to special concert

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

    After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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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

L-R: Shelby Asbury, Celia Perry, Jonathan Clark and Damien Dobbins reading “My Virginia Plate” to first grade students at NES.

Future agriculturists

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

“And do not climb on the big children today,” Sherry Tarleton said to her pre-kindergarten class at Northumberland Elementary School, “Just listen to them.” Last Wednesday morning nine high school students, all of them members of the PAES program, visited to the elementary school to read to some of the classes.  The PAES students have been reading to the younger kids monthly since last year, but this visit was special

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  • Young music lovers treated to special concert

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Concert pianist Michael Chertock played for youth from Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties at Northumberland High School on Monday Morning.

    After delighting a Rappahannock Concert Association crowd that was so big the association ran out of playbills at Sunday’s afternoon concert, pianist Michael Chertock kept an auditorium full of children mesmerized at Northumberland High School Monday morning. Chertock was entertaining the pre-school through second grade youngsters from Northumberland and Westmoreland counties as part of the association’s student concert series. Chertock played works of some of the same composers he played

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  • One School, One Book

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Joseph Scripture (center) with schoolmates and his approximately 9 foot tall BFG.

    The Northumberland Elementary School Library and the Northumberland Public Library are currently displaying a giant art project, literally.  As a new addition to the One School, One Book program, Northumberland Elementary students made giants out of paper, clay and other materials. “The whole point of it is to encourage parents to read with their children and start discussions about the books,” Library Media Specialist Meghan Bowis explained. Bowis said that

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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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