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Historic school meeting

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 11:49 pm

A disparate crowd gathered in Burgess Nov. 22 to brainstorm future uses for the Rosenwald School at Lillian. Representatives from organizations as different as Omega Protein, the Rappahannock Concert Association, the Northumberland Public Library and Smith Point Marina came. Dick Saxer came wearing several hats – as a member of the Lions Club, the county economic develop commission and as chairman of the county’s school board. 1950 Rosenwald graduate and

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  • Coats for kids in need

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

    (L-R)  Alice Sumter, Lynn Haynie and Wes Werling unpacking coats.

    Several dozen Northumberland and Lancaster children won’t be cold waiting for their school buses this winter. Last Tuesday the Knights of Columbus from St. Frances De Sales Church in Kilmarnock delivered two dozen brand new coats plus hats, mittens and gloves to the two counties’ elementary schools for distribution to students who needed them. Wes Werling, who headed the effort, said the Knights worked with the schools. “They know who

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  • Nature Camp and the Flora of Virginia

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Chris Ludwig explains how to use the modern Flora of Virginia.

    The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Native Plant society held its last regular meeting of 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The meeting featured presentations by two local kids who the NNNPS sponsored to go to Nature Camp, and guest speaker Chris Ludwig, chief biologist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Natural Heritage. Every year the NNNPS sponsors two kids from the Kilmarnock Boys & Girls

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  • Local man meets his hero

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Wayne Harrison and Jay Clegg at the Lottsburg Cafe.

    On October 25, Wayne Harrison’s life was saved by the quick action of the Mid-County Rescue Squad.  On Wednesday, Nov. 12, he got to meet Jay Clegg, the advanced life support personnel who he calls his hero. Harrison was attending a fundraiser for the rescue squad when he began to go into anaphylactic shock. “It happened in just a matter of minutes,” Harrison said, adding that it felt like his

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  • Callao hosts first fire muster

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Fire trucks from as far as Maryland were on display at Callao’s fire muster.

    Tommy Lewis and Chris Neale of the Kinsale and Callao volunteer fire departments like old fire trucks and have traveled together to “musters” held in other regions. Saturday, they had the first such muster in the Northern Neck. “We started working on it last winter,’” Neale said. By Saturday, it had paid off with 30 fire trucks coming from as far away as Pocomoke City, Md. for visitors to the

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  • Polka, beer, dinner and more at Oktoberfest

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

    The Low ‘n’ Brows from King George playing for Good Shepherdw Lutheran’s Oktoberfest.

    The Octoberfest season continued at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church near Callao Friday night. The Lutherans may not have had authentic cold and rainy German weather for their fest, but they did have an authentic German band livening things up. An ecumenical crowd filled the church’s meeting hall, sang along with the band, danced polkas, enjoyed beer, wine and a Bavarian dinner that featured bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad, Good

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  • A Homecoming parade to mark the new school year

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Members of the class of 2015 ride up Academic Lane in the float they made.

    School may start in September but it really doesn’t feel right until fall and Homecoming arrive as they did in Northumberland County Friday afternoon. By the time the parade kicked off at the elementary school at the end of Academic Lane the day’s modest warmth was beginning to fade and long shadows had started falling across the road. People watched from the elementary school and a larger crowd waited at

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