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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    A ground­break­ing on Fri­day for the Lancaster/Northumberland Habi­tat for Human­ity in Kil­marnock marked the start of con­struc­tion for the organization’s 18th house. When fin­ished, Kathy and Cur­tiss Thomp­son will be the new home­own­ers. The Lancaster/Northumberland Habi­tat had some help from some vol­un­teers who came all the way from Canada, mak­ing the 15 hour drive from Ottawa to Kil­marnock as they have for the past eight years. ...
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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe has signed leg­is­la­tion to crack down on puppy mills here in Vir­ginia. The move by the Governor has been hailed as a major vic­tory by the Humane Soci­ety, and now makes Vir­ginia the third state in the nation to pass laws that restrict where pet stores can get their pup­pies. The Humane Soci­ety also points out the new law will mean that the ...
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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    It’s now offi­cial, another per­son has tossed his hat into the ring in an attempt to become the next Sher­iff of Northum­ber­land County. Pey­ton Waller, Sr made it offi­cial last week. Waller, who is cur­rently a lieu­tenant in the Sheriff’s depart­ment, says he received pos­i­tive feed­back and has already got­ten enough sig­na­tures to file for a place on the Novem­ber bal­lot. Waller has been on ...
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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe was hon­ored last week by The Cen­ter for the Study of the Pres­i­dency and Con­gress with the pres­ti­gious Pub­lius Award. The award is pre­sented to indi­vid­u­als who demon­strate prag­ma­tism and bipar­ti­san­ship in pub­lic ser­vice. McAu­li­ffe was rec­og­nized for his tire­less ser­vice and lead­er­ship in diver­si­fy­ing Virginia’s econ­omy in response to fed­eral spend­ing cuts while restor­ing trust in lead­er­ship through ethics reforms. He ...
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  • Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    The Math­ews County His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety has been awarded three National Park Ser­vice grants total­ing $181,000. The money is from the Vir­ginia Depart­ment of His­toric Resources, and includes a grant for $67,000 to help fund archae­o­log­i­cal projects, and a grant for $79,000 will sup­port an archi­tec­tural sur­vey of county build­ings and pos­si­ble his­toric dis­tricts. A grant for $35,000 will help pay to build a dock at ...
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  • Monday March 30th, 2015
    The Boys and Girls Club of the NN will be holding its third annual “Casino Night At The Riva” on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $50 per person Black tie optional Saturday, April 25th 5:30 – 9:30 pm A night of fun with Horse Races ♦ Poker ♦ Black Jack ♦ Roulette Texas Hold’em ♦ Craps ♦ Prizes ♦ Food ♦ Music Silent Auction and much, much more! There will be plenty ...
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  • Monday March 30th, 2015
    Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange is looking for host families for international students for the 2015-16 school year. Students arrive in August with their own health insurance and spending money. Each student is carefully screened for English competency. If you’re interested in becoming a host family, contact Dani at 854.3156.
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