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Fifty years of service

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:02 am

In October 1964 a group of volunteers saw a need for a rescue service in their community.  From those roots the Northumberland County Rescue Squad was born and on Saturday, October 11, the squad celebrated its 50th anniversary at Buzzard’s Point Marina in Reedville. Fifty years ago, volunteers drove a station wagon that went home with which-… Read more in the October 15 issue of the Northumberland Echo!

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  • Local woman goes missing

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

    This past Wednesday, October 8, citizens of Northumberland County helped the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office spread a bulletin regarding the disappearance of Callao resident Sandra Jean Rose. According to the sheriff’s office Rose was seen leaving the Callao area on a red Schwinn bike at 9:30 a.m. on October 6. Sheriff Chuck Wilkins said, “She had a habit of doing some riding, so her family were not too alarmed at

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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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  • Dinner and auction raises money for the Y

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Young participants enjoy some of the activities featured at the YMCA’s annual dinner.

    The organizers of the Northumberland Y’s annual dinner and auction could relax and enjoy themselves Saturday night as 500 ticket holders gathered in Festival Halle in Reedville. The entire cost of the affair was already covered by corporate donors. Anything more brought in by the auction would be gravy. The dinner is a major fund raising event that supports the Y’s Guardian Program, which makes grants available to people who

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  • Northern Neck winery built on more than just ‘Good Luck’

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Katie and Paul Krop have done something that takes more than just good luck. They have taken a piece of land used as a sand and gravel pit for forty or fifty years, denuded of all top soil and then strewn with concrete rip rap and stumps and turned it into Good Luck Cellars, a beautiful vineyard and winery that is becoming a community and cultural center just outside the

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  • Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 Press Release   August 11 – 15 was another busy week at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville. Twenty-seven young men from around the Northern Neck were busy learning new things at Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness). The camp directors Rev. Kevin Elmore and Mr. Bill Hines involved the young men in exciting hands on learning activities, group discussions and much more. The goal of the camp

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  • Lots to see in Lottsburg with Virginia Ag Expo

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The tractors and other farming machinery from all over the state were displayed at  the Virginia Ag Expo held in Lottsburg on Thursday.

    There had to be five acres covered with parked trucks and cars at Fred Downing’s Bleak House Farm Thursday as farmers and those interested in farming came to the annual agricultural exposition put on by the Virginia Grain Producers Association along with the Virginia Soybean Association and the Virginia Agricultural Extension Service. The annual event shows off the newest methods in crop production and the newest equipment for doing it.

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