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Barnes guilty

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

After a plea of not-guilty nearly two years ago, Barnes pleads guilty in circuit court appeal. Almost two years ago, John Barnes, III shot James Marston in woods located on Marston’s grandmother’s Heathsville property. The criminal case against Barnes finally concluded last week and, as it did, the only mystery in the case, why it took so long, was solved. Barnes had pled not guilty in the general district court

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  • Speedwash burns

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:09 am

    The interior of the Speedwash is littered with debris and heavily damaged by the fire.

    A fire dealt extensive damage to the Kilmarnock Speedwash on Irvington Road Friday night. Monday morning, a faint smell of smoke hung in the air as contractors looked over the building to see if it can be salvaged.  An orange notice is taped to the door, warning that the building is closed. Fire Chief Roy Hall of the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department said they received a call at approximately 10:30

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2013 Stars of Tomorrow Baseball & Softball Tournament

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The Stars of Tomorrow Baseball & Softball Tournament, featuring some of the rising talent from around the area, began on Aug. 8 at Dreamfields in Lancaster County. Below are the schedules and scores from the tournament. 12u Boys Thursday Westmoreland def. Northumberland 9-3 Lancaster def. Denbigh 8-5 Northumberland def. Denbigh 14-1 Lancaster def. Westmoreland 7-2 Friday, 6:00 Gloucester vs Essex, Major Boys Field Friday, 8:00 Mathews vs Gloucester, Major Boys Field

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  • Mud run in Kilmarnock, Sept. 14

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

    The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Resident Camp, Camp Kekoka is excited to announce they are hosing their first annual Mud Run Saturday Sept. 14 in Kilmarnock. This is a fundraiser to benefit the YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka’s Guardian Program.  This financial scholarship program, enables children to participate and attend camp, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. The Kekoka Mud Run is a seriously fun 5K run with obstacles! Test your mental

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  • Redskins move closer to Northern Neck

    Posted on July 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm


    The Washington Redskins announced today practice times for their 2013 training camp, set to take place at the new world-class Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center from July 25 through Aug. 16 in Richmond, Va. The 2013 training camp schedule features 28 practice sessions that will be open to the public highlighted by Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 3. Admission is free for all fans. Practice times range between

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The Fairfields’ volunteers were scraping the bottom of the stew pot after just 45 minutes.


Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

The Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department added their own savory contribution to Reedville’s Christmas celebrations on Saturday with their third annual Stew-Through. The Stew-Through sold quarts of Fairfields’ Brunswick stew, made under the supervision of Stewmaster Randy Bush.   The booth was arranged in drive-through fashion, so customers could pick up their stew without having to get out of their vehicle. The day was a long one for the Fairfields crew, since

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  • Festival of light in Kilmarnock

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Mundane vehicles take on a festive glow as floats in the 2014 Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade.

    The annual Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas parade took place on Friday, Dec. 12.  This was the 36th year that the parade has lit up Main Street in Kilmarnock to usher in the holiday season.  The theme of the parade was “A Star Spangled Christmas.” The parade was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. but the festivities started at 5:30.  Santa was available to meet children before the parade, and a crowd

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  • Reedville’s Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Northern Neck Railroad operator Larry McMurray supervised the trains on Saturday.

    Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek had the best weather it’s offered in several years, according to Shawn Hill, of the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum.  The clear, temperate weather brought out the crowds for the festivities which spanned the weekend. “We had one of our bigger crowds of kids here to see Santa come in on the boat,” Hill said.  Santa’s Workshop in the Masonic Lodge featured handcrafted gifts for sale. There were

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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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Susan Saunders leaves Northumberland County School Board

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

Northumberland County’s school board lost a member Monday. During the board’s regular meeting in Lottsburg, Susan Saunders, District 1’s member of the board submitted her resignation. “My family has been relocated to Houston,” Saunders said. “It’s exciting but I’m sad, too.” Saunders was elected to the board in 2011. Her term would have expired in January 2016 following the November elections. Chairman Dick Saxer moved that the board accept Saunders’

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