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Courthouse Road to reopen

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:49 am

The best news Northumberland County’s Board of Supervisors got at its Thursday meeting came from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

VDOT’s Steve McKeever said that Courthouse Road between Heathsville and Lancaster Courthouse which has been closed for months since it washed out in a storm, is scheduled to be reopened by the end of June. The news wasn’t quite so good about Spring Road which was also washed out in the storm. It won’t reopen until August.

While no action was taken on the matter, Supervisor Joe Self brought up a new hazard on local highways: horse drawn buggies. Amish have moved into several farms and are on the road with their buggies. Self asked McKeever if anything could be done to warn motorists of the slow moving conveyances. McKeever said VDOT couldn’t put up a sign in response to every call about the buggies but was looking into ways to provide warnings.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Holly Wargo, reported to the Board that the high school graduated 111 seniors June 8. Of them, 55 are going to four-year colleges and 29 to two-year colleges, she said. Ten are joining the military and 17 are going directly into the workforce, she added.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 6/19/19