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  • Tuesday August 11th, 2015
    Attor­neys for a South­ern her­itage group are advis­ing that group’s mem­bers to resist a recall of Vir­ginia license plates that carry the Con­fed­er­ate bat­tle flag. The move comes fol­low­ing an order from a fed­eral judge in Danville that calls for the state to ban­ish the flag from Sons of Con­fed­er­ate Vet­er­ans license plates. But attor­neys for the Sons Of Con­fed­er­ate Vet­er­ans say the judge did ...
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  • Tuesday August 11th, 2015
    Three free Com­puter Train­ing Work­shops will be held in August and Sep­tem­ber at the Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library. The dates are Tues­day August 18, Tues­day August 25 and Tues­day Sep­tem­ber 8. The train­ing ses­sions will start at 1:30PM each day. Ipad train­ing is sched­uled for August 18. Microsoft Word will be taught on August 25. Kin­dle and tablet train­ing is slated for Sep­tem­ber 8. The library ...
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  • Monday August 10th, 2015
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service lifeguards say they saved 22 people Sunday at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The Virginia-Pilot reports that the lifeguards were on high-alert after strong rip currents led officials to set knee-deep wading restrictions the entire day. Lifeguard supervisor Jay Leach says rip currents were actually worse Saturday, but cloudy skies and scattered showers staved off would-be beach-goers that day. On Sunday, ...
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  • Monday August 10th, 2015
    Two state gov­ern­ment work­ers have been arrested by Vir­ginia State Police for allegedly using state-issued fuel credit cards for their own per­son­nel use. 47-year-old Joseph Nev­ers of Rich­mond and 36-year-old Wytina Gutier­rez of Mid­loth­ian, were both arrested and charged with one count of embez­zle­ment stem­ming from their use of the cards while work­ing for the Depart­ment of Gen­eral Ser­vices mail divi­sion between. The alleged fraud ...
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  • Monday August 10th, 2015
    Lan­caster County Crime Solvers wants your help to catch some crooks. 52 year old Deb­o­rah Thomp­son is wanted for a pro­ba­tion vio­la­tion. Thomp­son is a white female, 5ft.5 ins., 195 lbs. brown hair, and hazel eyes. Her last known address was 2112 Small­wood St., Bal­ti­more, Md. 29 year old Cin­tez Gib­son is wanted for destruc­tion of prop­erty and assault. He is a black man, 5ft. 10 ins., ...
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  • Monday August 10th, 2015
    Inspec­tion work being per­formed on the Down­ing Bridge will cause some delays this week on Route 360 in the Tap­pa­han­nock area. The road will be reduced to a sin­gle lane on the bridge from 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. begin­ning Wednes­day and run­ning through this Fri­day. While the work is being done, traf­fic will be directed by a flag­ging crew. Mes­sage boards have been placed ...
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  • Friday August 07th, 2015
    August brings the dog days of summer, and that was especially true at the Northumberland Public Library on August 4. That’s when the library’s first “Read to the Dogs” event made its 2015 debut. Children of any age come in for one designated hour every Tuesday in August at 10 a.m. Kids read aloud – with either their own book or a book from the library ...
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