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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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Sports

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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  • First memorial 5K a success

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Caleb Park, winner of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.

    Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. runners took off from the starting line of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.  Kilmarnock Baptist Church organized the event to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Matthew Tennant, the church’s pastor, said that Lisa Spiers was a member of the congregation, who passed away last September from ocular melanoma.  On the morning of the race he estimated that close to 300 people participated and the

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  • Boys take second at Captains Classic

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:14 am

    After being weathered out by snow, rain and just plain cold, the track teams from Northumberland got an opportunity to show what they could do at the Captains Classic at Christopher Newport University in Newport News this past weekend.  The boys took the second place trophy in the Silver Division against some larger sized schools.  3A New Kent won the boys team trophy with 143 points, the Indians scored 120

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Lifestyles

James Long presents a 100th birthday card to Dorothy Taylor.

One hundred years young

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

Northumberland County must be a healthy place to live. Last week, another of its residents celebrated her 100th birthday. Dorothy Taylor, who spent most of her 100 years in Remo, reached her centennial April 19. Although she was born in Kilmarnock and now lives in an assisted living facility there, Taylor spent almost her entire life on a farm in Remo. There she and her husband, Daniel, raised three children

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  • Earth Day celebration at the tavern

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:23 am

    The organizers couldn’t have ordered a better day for the first Heathsville Farmers Market of the year Saturday. The skies were clear and the weather warm. That, coupled with the Market’s teaming up with the YMCA and the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship drew the largest crowd yet seen at the market and a record number of vendors, 66. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, which operates the market, teamed with NAPS to

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  • Living history at Lancaster Court Day

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The militia fires a round from their muskets.

    From its opening moments a steady stream of visitors came to Lancaster Court Day at Lancaster Courthouse. From the Lancaster militia in period costumes carrying period muskets opening the day by marching in to their encampment and firing several smoky volleys, visitors were surrounded by the colonial past. Sailors in 17th century garb showed off the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s recreation of the shallop in which John Smith explored the Chesapeake

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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

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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  • Living history at Lancaster Court Day

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The militia fires a round from their muskets.

    From its opening moments a steady stream of visitors came to Lancaster Court Day at Lancaster Courthouse. From the Lancaster militia in period costumes carrying period muskets opening the day by marching in to their encampment and firing several smoky volleys, visitors were surrounded by the colonial past. Sailors in 17th century garb showed off the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s recreation of the shallop in which John Smith explored the Chesapeake

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  • Big Sisters

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    NMS Lady Indians softball team pictured with Little Sisters after the April 3 Little Sister Big Sister Program.

    When learning a new game, a big sister is a good thing for a little sister to have. With that in mind, a new Big Sister softball program began April 3 when the Northumberland Middle School Lady Indians hosted the program at the Northumberland Middle School practice field. Children ages 4 to 10 years old, participated in the two hour session and were paired with a NMS Lady Indians softball

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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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