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L-R: Neil Bunns, Garfield Parker, Joe Brooks and Delonte Veney in the Macedonia Baptist Church kitchen.

Not your usual breakfast

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:32 am

On Saturday morning a savory aroma wafted from the doors of Macedonia Baptist Church as its Men’s Ministry put on their annual Hake Fish Breakfast.  Visitors to the church could dine in or get a take out meal of hake fish with onions, potatoes, bacon, sausage and pancakes or biscuits.  A steady queue of diners waited to fill their plates. In the kitchen, Neil Bunns took a moment to talk

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  • We’ve got a snow-can-do attitude

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    A snowball fight on February 17.

    Residents of Northumberland County got their winter all at once last week.  The inclement weather started with snow and high winds that knocked out the power in several areas on Saturday, Valentine’s Day.  That Monday, predictions for heavy snow caused many businesses to close early.  Continued snow and bitter cold for the rest of the week kept many people housebound. Nancy Fisher, a manager at Allison’s Ace Hardware in Lottsburg

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  • YMCA honoree

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Cristian Shirilla receiving a plaque from YMCA Executive Director Danny Carroll.

    Cristian Shirilla, Branch Executive of the Northumberland County YMCA has been named the YMCA’s Regional Director of the Year in recognition of outstanding leadership and dedication to the YMCA. “The CEO contacts all the directors for peer nominations and then he makes the final selection,” Shirilla said. The yearly award is the only staff award the YMCA presents, he added. As Branch Executive, Shirilla works primarily in volunteer development, community

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  • Youth mentoring off to a galloping start

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Jesse and Mary Bowman with Mike Newsome, a board member for the new mentoring program.

    In spite of bitter cold weather Thursday evening, a good-sized crowd was at Henderson United Methodist Church, eager to hear about  a  newly-formed after school youth mentoring program in Northumberland County.    The event was sponsored by the United Methodist Women but was open to the entire community. Jesse and Mary Bowman, whose motto is, “Conveying God’s love with our hands, our hearts and our hooves,” are founders of LillyWood Ranch

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  • Fashion, talent, food and fun

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Two models wear outfits by Weldon Fashions.

    On Friday, February 6, Weldon Fashions put on a Talent and Fashion Show & Dinner at the Northumberland County Community Center.  Dorethia Weldon, owner of Weldon Fashions said the evening was, “Just for fun, and to raise money for the Community Center.” The Glamour Girls Nigeria and Keyaira Ball, and guest model Deondra Jones opened the evening in their tutus.  Models Sandy Davis, Pamela Weldon-Clark, Dora Morris, Sandra Green, Lasandra

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  • The spirit of Robert Burns lives in Burns Night

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Wyatt McCranie holds a claymore as he heads the procession for the presentation of the haggis during the Burns Nict Supper and Concert.

    The Northumberland County Community center turned into a little piece of Scotland last Saturday for the Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band’s 16th annual Burns Nict Supper and Concert. The evening began with cocktails. After the band marched on, the flags of the United Kingdom, Scotland and the United States were posted.  The audience sang The Star Spangled Banner and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Once the honors were done, the

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  • Indoor yard sale for memorial scholarship fund

    Posted on February 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    On Saturday, December 10, Afton United Methodist Church held an Indoor Yard Sale.  The event was one of many fund raisers the church holds through the year to support the Betty Smith Gaskins Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards $2,000 to any second year student from Northumberland County who is attending Rappahannock Community College.  Betsy Appleby, a member of the scholarship committee noted that the amount usually covers tuition for a

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