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School board applicants

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:31 am

The four individuals who have applied to to the position vacated by Susan Saunders are: James Michael, who is retired from the power industry Matt Brent, assistant professor of history at RCC Susan Smith-Leland, of the Community Services Board and Dana O’Bier, who works in her family’s business

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Susan L. Tipton

Beloved community member passes away

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

When Susan Tipton was stricken in Fredericksburg last week, her Lancaster Public Library card became the key medical personnel used to locate her kin. Tipton, who died soon after suffering a brain aneurysm while waiting for a train that would’ve taken her to visit her sister in New York, was unable to tell the doctors who to call and, of course, her home number in Reedville wouldn’t be answered, so

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  • School board applicants

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:31 am

    The four individuals who have applied to to the position vacated by Susan Saunders are: James Michael, who is retired from the power industry Matt Brent, assistant professor of history at RCC Susan Smith-Leland, of the Community Services Board and Dana O’Bier, who works in her family’s business

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  • Roger Mudd speaks to a packed house

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Roger Mudd talks to attendees of his talk in front of the Lancaster Community Library’s fundraiser thermometer.

    A large crowd assembled to hear Roger Mudd speak at the Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two program on January 18.  The attendees outnumbered the chairs, and those too late to grab a seat leaned on walls or sat on the floor of the library’s new building at 16 Town Centre Drive in Kilmarnock. Mudd is a broadcast journalist and has anchored the CBS Evening News, co-anchored the NBC Nightly

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Sports

A Washington and Lee player (right) looks to defend against Northumberland’s Daquan Blue.

Boys basketball team takes a couple of big wins

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

Two big Conference 43 wins kept the Indians in the hunt for both a conference regular season title and a shot at Region 1A play.  Wednesday, the Lancaster Red Devils came to town for a battle royale.  It was just that, with a packed gym and the Indians hanging on for a 60-58 win.  On Friday, they took their basketball act to Washington and Lee and came home with a

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  • Battle for the Buoy winners

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:11 am

    The Northumberland wrestlers with the Battle for the Buoy trophy.

    Tuesday night was a special night for the Northumberland wrestling team.  It was their first and probably only home match, it was Senior Night and they won the Battle for the Buoy trophy. The Indians fielded a team of ten wrestlers and took advantage of Washington and Lee’s missing weight classes to take the trophy back, 54-18. Recording wins for the Indians, with their weight classes, were Dalton Jewell (106),

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  • Lancaster boys basketball team splits week with win and loss to Westmoreland County rivals

    Posted on January 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Darrin Doggett (red) led Lancaster in scoring for the week, picking up over 35 points total against Washington and Lee and Colonial Beach.

    With a swish of the basket, the blaring sound of the game-ending buzzer and the roaring cheers from the bleachers, Darrin Doggett’s field goal closed out a 76-49 victory for his Lancaster Red Devils over the visiting Colonial Beach Drifters on Friday. But in spite of the final score, the Drifters (1-10) went toe-to-toe with the hosting team (8-3) throughout the first two quarters and only trailed Lancaster by six

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Lifestyles

National Youth of the Year contender

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:28 am

Northumberland High School senior Alonza Sutton is a pretty good teen, and he has the certificate to prove it.  Sutton was recently named Youth of the Year for the Northern Neck in the Boys and Girls Club of America’s Youth of the Year recognition program. The Youth of the Year program was established in 1947.  It is used as a year-round tool to encourage personal growth and good character in

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  • This Northern Neck club is the bees’ knees

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Catherine Bennett, Maggie Peill and Susan Christopher, three beginner beekeepers from Wicomico Church, founded the Northern Neck Beekeeping Club in 2009. Bennet had been keeping bees for years, she said, but, “making a bloody mess of it.” The three attended a class in Fredericksburg, but found that there was so much information that taking it all in was “like trying to drink from a firehose,” Bennett said. Rather than continue

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  • Northumberland Library makes new friends

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

    The Friends of the Library, a group devoted to supporting the Northumberland Public Library had its annual organizational meeting in Heathsville last Tuesday and elected six new people to its board. Jim and Diana Russell, John and Ethel Frye, Joel Stubbs, Wanda Allain and Bill Estell were elected to board for varying terms depending on which departing board members they replaced. The Russells and Stubbs were elected to three year

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Entertainment

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Announcement, December 28: ‘Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement’

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

On Sunday, December 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR-VA,) Bob Weekley will present: “Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement.” Our little White Stone UU congregation has partnered with the Walmsey Unitarian Chapel in Bolton, England. Our brothers and sisters at Walmsey represent the worldwide linking of Unitarian and Universalist faiths. And we have more global connections that can energize our spirits. Come and learn about

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  • Talent Extravaganza showcases local performers

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Spotlight Studio dance group performs A Tribute to Disney during the talent Extravaganza.

    A packed audience enjoyed the 2014 Talent Extravaganza presented by the Kilmarnock museum at Lancaster Middle School this September 20th.  The performances ranged from solo acts to dance troupes and even hula hoop demonstrations. The tone of the evening was set early by the Master of Ceremonies, Dick Saxer, who has hosted the Talent Extravaganza for 12 years now.  He kept the audience entertained between acts with lines like “Does

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  • Northumberland Family YMCA to kick off First Annual ‘Guns and Hoses Bowl’ September 6

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The day before the first NFL Sunday of 2014, local residents can get their fill of football excitement with the first-ever Guns and Hoses Bowl hosted by the Northumberland Family YMCA! The Northumberland and Richmond County sheriff’s offices will team up with Virginia State Police to square off against the Fairfields and Callao Volunteer Fire Departments in a game of flag football. The inaugural event, organized and coordinated by Northumberland

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