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  • Tuesday December 23rd, 2014
    Nearly 90 kids and par­ents filled the Northum­ber­land Pub­lic Library dur­ing a visit by St. Nick on Sat­ur­day. The sec­ond annual Story and Pic­tures With Santa saw eager kids sit­ting on the library floor as they waited for the guest of honor to appear. Children’s Christ­mas music played in the back­ground as the crowd grew. Then the kids sang a trib­ute to Santa’s helpers. When Santa arrived, he ...
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  • Tuesday December 23rd, 2014
    The Math­ews Fam­ily YMCA’s cap­i­tal cam­paign for a new build­ing got a big boost recently, in the form of $150,000 from the Cabell Foun­da­tion. The YMCA said last week, that the Math­ews and Mid­dle­sex sites would each receive half of a $300,000 chal­lenge grant to help with facil­ity upgrades. Now, that means the YMCA is much closer to mov­ing out of the 2,500-square-foot for­mer day care cen­ter it has occu­pied since open­ing ...
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  • Monday December 22nd, 2014
    The temporary laundry has been relocated to the old Kilmarnock Town Hall site at 514 N. Main Street. This is between Advance Auto and the Computer Wizard and across Main Street from Crowther Heating and Air Conditioning. Operating hours have changed to 8AM to 5PM.
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  • Monday December 22nd, 2014
    The Bay School Community Arts Center is proud to announce that their first Empty Bowls event was a huge success. More than 120 guests attended to celebrate the day and take bowls of love home with them.  $2500 was raised for Hands Across Mathews to help in their mission of serving the hungry! Donations of pottery bowls and soup exceeded all expectations – 117 soup bowls ...
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  • Monday December 22nd, 2014
    The sounds and happiness of Christmas echoed through the Lancashire Nursing Home in Kilmarnock on Wednesday December 17 when the Northumberland Public Library’s home-schooled kids group paid a visit. Several dozen kids and parents from the What If…Wednesday (WIW) group joined Jan Bates, the library’s Coordinator of Children’s Programs, to entertain nursing home residents. “Merry Christmas!” Bates exclaimed at the beginning of the entertainment program. “We are ...
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  • Monday December 22nd, 2014
    By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Business Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A longtime Richmond-based spice and condiment company is among more than 200 other Virginia companies that are turning to international markets with the help of a unique state-run program. C.F. Sauer recently graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Virginia Leaders in Export Trade program. The program teaches firms to export products and services overseas. Since participating in the ...
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  • Sunday December 21st, 2014
    AAA Mid-Atlantic on Thurs­day, said more than 2.8 mil­lion Vir­gini­ans will be trav­el­ing 50 miles or more from home for the year-end hol­i­day sea­son that runs from next Tues­day until Jan. 4. Accord­ing to AAA, that’s an increase of 3.5 per­cent over last year, and it will mark the high­est travel vol­ume for the Christmas/New Year hol­i­day period in the auto club’s records. Accord­ing to Triple A, nearly ...
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