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Northumberland Library Gets Substantial Donation

Henderson United Methodist Church in Callao presented a $25,000 check from the Jesse Ball duPont Fund and $500 from the church to the Northumberland Public Library during Sunday services on December 10th. The funds will help the library to expand internet and technology access to under-served residents of Northumberland County through its new Mobile Library […]

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Dominion Energy shuts down nuclear reactor after water leak

  MINERAL, Va. (AP) – Dominion Energy has shut down one of its two nuclear reactors at the North Anna Power Station after the company says a “very small water leak” was discovered in the cooling system. Dominion spokesman Rick Zuercher told The Richmond-Times Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2C5epTG ) that Unit 2 at the Louisa County station […]

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Virginia council rejects Confederate statue removal proposal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia city council has rejected a proposal to facilitate the removal of Confederate statues. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Richmond City Council voted against Councilman Michael Jones’ proposal to ask the Virginia General Assembly to grant the city authority to remove the Monument Avenue statues on Monday. Following a public […]

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Christmas Music by the Bay is back

Lancaster by the Bay Chamber Executive Director Anne Paparella invites you to gather your friends for the second annual “Christmas Music by the Bay” featuring some of your favorite Christmas songs with a blue grass twist.  “Christmas Music by the Bay” features local favorite JJ & Co. performing 2 sets of Christmas music with a […]

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Delegate joins Senate race to challenge Tim Kaine

  HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) – Virginia Del. Nick Freitas has announced his plan to seek the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in 2018. Freitas will go up against Corey Stewart – the chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors – for the nomination. Stewart, who has modeled himself […]

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Ex-death row inmate to be released from Virginia prison

Sunday, December 10th 2017, 12:43 pm ESTSunday, December 10th 2017, 12:43 pm EST   CAPRON, Va. (AP) – A former Virginia death row inmate who had his sentence commuted to life in prison is expected to be released before Christmas. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Joseph Giarratano will walk out of Deerfield Correctional Center on […]

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Habitat To Build 19th Local Home

The Lancaster/ Northumberland Habitat for Humanity held a ground breaking ceremony recently, to celebrate the start of it’s 19th home. The latest Habitat home will be built on Buttercup Lane in White Stone, and will involve a modular building that will be set on the lot recently purchased for Tia Davenport and her family. Once […]

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Swift To Preside As Queen Of Holly Ball

  Queen Macy Stuart Swift will preside over the 122nd Holly Ball, which is set to take place December 29th at the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club. The Holly Ball originated in 1895 and began operating as the fundraising arm of the Tidewater Foundation in the 1950s. As reigning Holly Ball Queen, Swift will […]

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Walmart Provides Free Clothing To Needy

The employees and management of the local Walmart Store started a winter clothing drive in October to help those in need in our community. The Tappahannock Police Department was asked to help with the distribution of the items. That led Chief James Ashworth and Officer Tim Johnson to contact many local organizations to set up […]

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Former Football Player To Prison For Fraud

    A former University of Virginia and pro football player will spend 40 years in prison for running a $10 million fraud scheme that victimized more than 50 investors. 37-year-old Merrill Robertson Jr. of Chesterfield was sentenced Wednesday, following his conviction in August on 15 charges, including mail and wire fraud and money laundering. […]

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