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A helicopter comes to airlift the driver from the scene of the accident.

Driver airlifted from single-car accident near Bethany Baptist Church on Route 360

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A one car accident occurred on Dec. 17 in front of the residence of Edward Hall on Route 360, west of Callao. According to Sheriff C.A.Wilkinson, the accident may have been the result of a medical issue with the driver.  He indicated that the car had crossed over the ditch twice. A medevac helicopter was dispatched to transport the driver to the nearest hospital. Hall and his wife were talking

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Supervisors briefed on ‘oyster trail’

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:59 am

Northumberland County’s board of supervisors spent most of their meeting in Heathsville Thursday evening hearing information from other officials. Dave Brown of the Department of Transportation’s Northern Neck residency advised the Board that the two ferries in the area would be out of service for about 90 days starting in January. Both the Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County and the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster are due for maintenance which

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  • Barnes guilty

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:41 am

    After a plea of not-guilty nearly two years ago, Barnes pleads guilty in circuit court appeal. Almost two years ago, John Barnes, III shot James Marston in woods located on Marston’s grandmother’s Heathsville property. The criminal case against Barnes finally concluded last week and, as it did, the only mystery in the case, why it took so long, was solved. Barnes had pled not guilty in the general district court

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  • Driver airlifted from single-car accident near Bethany Baptist Church on Route 360

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    A helicopter comes to airlift the driver from the scene of the accident.

    A one car accident occurred on Dec. 17 in front of the residence of Edward Hall on Route 360, west of Callao. According to Sheriff C.A.Wilkinson, the accident may have been the result of a medical issue with the driver.  He indicated that the car had crossed over the ditch twice. A medevac helicopter was dispatched to transport the driver to the nearest hospital. Hall and his wife were talking

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Sports

Lancaster High School boys basketball team starts season strong at 5-2

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:37 am

The Lancaster Red Devils varsity basketball team jumped out to a fast start, winning its first five games, before losing to bigger teams in Atlantic Shores Christian and Fuqua. As of Monday, Lancaster holds a record of 5-2. Since December 1, Lancaster has defeated King and Queen (78-42), West Point (60-44), Mathews (56-43), King and Queen again (63-43) and West Point again (60-47). Lancaster then faced Atlantic Shores Christian in

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  • The 2014 CNR Memorial Rockfish Tournament results

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Tournament results Registration number and name, boat, fish 1, fish 2, total #1. Chris Timberlake, N/A, 38.2, 28.5, 67.05 #51. David Nova, Marlin Maniac, 21.5,40.9, 62.4 #13. Jason Anderson, Anna C, 37.4, 15.95, 53.35 #60.  Ron Herring, Big Bop, 3.3, 41.15, 44.45 #39. Drew Pettit, Money Shot, 36.6, 7.7, 44.3 #46.  Aubrey Stokes, Top Priority, 8.25, 35.8, 44.05 #24.  Wayne Corey, Anna Lynn, 36.1, 4.25, 40.35 #10. Capt. Woody Robertson,

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  • 11th annual Casey Neale Rogers Rockfish Tournament

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Three generations of fishermen:  Bud Anderson, his son Jason and grandsons Caleb and Chase.

    On Saturday, Nov. 22 fishermen came in off the water, warmed themselves up and converged on Fairfields’ Volunteer Fire Department for the 11th Annual Casey Neale Rogers Memorial Rockfish Tournament awards ceremony. The tournament began at 7 a.m. and closed at 3 p.m.   Fishermen could turn their fish in to the Weighmaster at Smith Point Marina, Buzzard’s Point Marina, or Norview Marina. Family of Casey Rogers, who passed away from

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Lifestyles

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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Entertainment

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

Talent Extravaganza showcases local performers

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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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  • A pinch of wit and a dash of hilarity on stage with Westmoreland Players’ Arsenic and Old Lace

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Frank Connelly (from left) and John Pittman get ready to taste the arsenic-laced wine served by Anita Harrower (from left) and Sharon Robertson in the Westmoreland Players’ production of the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

    By Colston Newton   With their current production, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” the Westmoreland Players have tackled another show from the earlier Broadway and film productions that have engraved certain actors’ portrayals of their characters onto the public consciousness. That’s theatrical bravery, but the Players have gotten away with it again. The only way Michell Bruner’s portrayal of murderous Jonathan Brewster is less than that of Boris Karloff on Broadway

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