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  • Tuesday April 21st, 2015
    The West­more­land 4-H pro­gram is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help staff a com­mu­nity sim­u­la­tion event for 8th-graders at Mon­tross Mid­dle School on May 1. The event is called Real­ity Store and teaches stu­dents finan­cial lit­er­acy. Vol­un­teers play the roles of com­mu­nity lead­ers and mem­bers and inter­act with stu­dents in the sim­u­la­tion. If you are inter­ested in help­ing out, you can con­tact Wendy Herd­man at 493‑8924.
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  • Tuesday April 21st, 2015
    Over the week­end, a 42-foot crab boat tran­si­tion­ing from New­port News to Glouces­ter was hit by a wave the flooded the engine com­part­ment, dis­abling the ves­sel. The crew of one adult and two teens called 9–1-1 for assis­tance. The Coast Guard along with state and local res­cue teams were able to secure the boat and treat one teen for motion sickness.
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  • Monday April 20th, 2015
    Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity (LNHFH) has announced the dates for its first-ever “Yard Sale” featuring items for use in home building, remodeling, or repair. “Through an arrangement with Lisa Hendershot at Sal’s Pizza, we will be holding the sale in space at 460 North Main Street. The sale will be indoors, so the sale will go on rain or shine,” says LNHFH Board President Nan Harvey ...
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  • Monday April 20th, 2015
    The Lan­caster County Sheriff’s Office is ask­ing for the public’s help in locat­ing Kevin John­son Hall for skip­ping out on a pro­ba­tion check-in. John­son is described as a black male, 5’6″, 150lbs, with black hair, brown eyes, and a tat­too on his right arm. His last known address was in Callao. If you have any infor­ma­tion on Johnson’s where­abouts, you’re asked to con­tact the Lan­caster County ...
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  • Monday April 20th, 2015
    Glouces­ter County offi­cials have adopted a pro­posed $114 mil­lion bud­get for this upcom­ing fis­cal year. The Board of Super­vi­sors spent a month-and-a-half in dis­cus­sions and hear­ings with the pub­lic and var­i­ous depart­ment lead­ers. The adopted bud­get does not pro­vide the $1.3 mil­lion requested by the Glouces­ter County School Board to re-open Page Mid­dle School. Home­own­ers will see prop­erty tax rates go up to 68 cents per ...
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  • Monday April 20th, 2015
    Northum­ber­land County saw the return of ferry ser­vice over the week­end that had been miss­ing since Jan­u­ary. The Sunny Bank Ferry on Route 644 resumed oper­a­tions after being down for main­te­nance since Jan­u­ary. Dur­ing the break, the ves­sel was dry-docked for paint­ing and main­te­nance. Cus­tomers will also enjoy a new vehi­cle ramp that was installed to make adjust­ments to the tides eas­ier for staff members.
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  • Monday April 20th, 2015
    Glouces­ter Blue­ways started in 2012 as an effort to intro­duce kayak­ers and canoers to five pos­si­ble routes through 40 miles of the county’s rivers and trib­u­taries. Now, the group has teamed up with some local busi­nesses to pro­vide more access points, more lit­er­a­ture, and more ser­vices. One of those busi­nesses, Yacht Haven, is on Sarah Creek near the York River and will start rent­ing out ...
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