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Pastor Esther Agbosu of Henderson United Methodist Church

Meeting Pastor Esther Agbosu of Henderson United Methodist Church

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Pastor Esther came a long way to preach, but that didn’t bother her because she says the best things she likes about being a minister is preaching and teaching. Her journey in life began in a faraway country in Africa. She was born in Accra, Ghana, in West Africa overlooking the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana produces bauxite, manganese  and long been a producer of gold. Its land is also good

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  • Northumberland forensics team takes second in States with three all-state podiums

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

    The 2013-2014 Northumberland High School forensics team. With their gold medals are Prose winner Alexandra Pitman (left) and Humorous Dramatic Interpretation winner Johnnie McAfee. In the back with his silver medal is Story Telling runner-up Joshua McKinley. Forensics Coach Patricia Dawson stands at center with the team's second-place trophy.

    Northumberland High School had a great showing at the Virginia State Forensics meet this weekend. They walked away with a second place team win, as well as three all-state awards. Each state champion in their perspective categories were Alexandra Pitman in Prose and Johnnie McAfee in Humorous Dramatic Interpretation. Earning second place state honors in Storytelling was Joshua McKinley.

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  • A big show of support for Owl Town 10K

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Northumberland Deputy Shawn Boone with his faithful dog entered the race at a walk, however Boone’s son and daughter ran in the race.

    Saturday morning dawned cool and cloudy, but 105 participants showed up at 7:30 A.M. ready to race in the Bethany Baptist Church Owl Town 10K Race. Participants were male and female, all ages and even a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler, Deputy Shawn Boone, joined the racers, but at a slower pace. Winners for the Women’s Division were: 1st Place, Amy Jones; 2nd. Place, Kristen Morris and 3rd Place, Tara

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  • Regaining strength a little closer to home

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Brian Belfield

    A helping hand has embraced the lower part of Northumberland and its residents in need of physical therapy. After having seen patients that were coming from as far as Reedville to Belfield Physical Therapy in Warsaw, Brian Belfield, D.P.T., has expanded his business to include a clinic in the Burgess area, where he has already treated a number of locals since its recent opening. “All the patients yesterday were saying,

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  • Providing a place for locals, students to dance

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Shanita Curry

    Northumberland Elementary School’s special education teacher Shanita Curry says she is ecstatic to open the first dance studio in Northumberland County. With the grand opening for her studio this Friday at 7 p.m. Curry wants it to be a place where local students can socialize with each other, meet kids their age outside of the county and simply go for fun. “This is a great way to exercise, and this

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  • A unique competition: Forensics offers youth a chance to showcase a range of different talents

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Northumberland High School’s Forensics team won the regional tournament this year with several of its members heading to the state competition, including (from left) Joey Gaskins, Emily Sprague, Joshua McKinley, Megan Baughan, Johnnie McAfee and Alexandra Pitman (not pictured).

    For many people, it’s no easy feat to speak before an audience — let alone act out a script where you assume the role of a wolf, a robot or a high school girl who is part T-Rex. But when the students of the Northumberland High School Forensics Team stand up to deliver the lines of a story, a play or poem, they are in their comfort zone, bringing to

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  • Students grow and thrive through ‘First Peas to the Table’

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Amidst the flurry of snowstorms that have consumed the Northern Neck this winter, springlike days have managed to wiggle their way into the early part of March and allow students in Northumberland High School’s Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES) program to experience the joys of planting and growing peas as part of “First Peas to the Table.” Based on Susan Grigsby’s story about a girl who plants a pea garden

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