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Northumberland is in a position to be envied by most other rural counties around the state as 2,040 unserved households are slated to have broadband by the end of 2023. That places Northumberland years ahead of most other counties, Jimmy Carr, CEO of All Points Broadband (APB) told the board…

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If you haven’t been down Main Street, just past Water Lane, you haven’t seen all of the activity around the Essex History Museum. The gazebo/stage is almost complete, the Family Shelters are standing, a portion of the paved walkways and the informational hubs are laid and native plants and s…

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The Covid surge in Europe is cause for concern, as “we often have the presages by about two months. So we have to watch that and see if that translates into trouble over here a few months down the road,” Dr. Richard Williams, director for VDH Three Rivers Health District said during an update.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the holiday season, the United Service Organizations (USO) is bringing a little piece of home to service members stationed around the world. The 2021 USO Holidays campaign will feature a range of virtual and in-person programs and even…

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On the short list of items discussed at Westmoreland’s board of supervisors meeting was a resolution sent to them by Rhon Nelson. The document sought to have the county “affirm the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia, declaring Westmoreland County a First Amendment Sanctuary County.”

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Earlier this month, bullets from a shooting in Sunnybank hit an unoccupied school bus, the residence where the bus was parked and four more vehicles. All of the damaged property were at the same location.

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Edward Colston Newton, IV was born in Louisville, Kentucky as the eldest child of Edward Colston Newton, III of Hague, Virginia and Janet Daingerfield Van Winkle Newton of Louisville, on Sept. 16, 1944.

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The Chandler’s Mill Pond Dam has been a recurring subject of annoyance both to the townsfolk of Montross, the people that live near it, and the motorists that pass over the pond bridge. The dam was structurally compromised over five years ago, and as a result, the pond was drained. During th…

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Warsaw is gambling that if residents bear growing pains now, in the future, it could force VDOT to make improvements along the Rt. 360 corridor running through town.

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In July, Blue Ridge Bancorp and FVCBancorp entered an agreement for an all-stock merger. The combination is slated to create the fourth largest community bank in Virginia with about $5 billion in assets. But it appears the deal won’t be moving as swiftly as previously planned.

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On Friday Oct 29, at 11:30 p.m. Virginia State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 602, Ashdale Road  just south of Route 644, Wildwood Road.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its annual awards ceremony on October 20 in Richmond to recognize officers for outstanding efforts in highway safety through DUI enforcement.

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Northumberland now has a definition for livestock in its zoning ordinance, and with that comes the ability for administrative zoning approval of chickens or livestock with the waterfront residential zoning district under certain conditions.

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A couple years ago, the discussion came up about EMS non-transport calls- those where the individuals call the ambulance but decide they don’t want to go to the hospital--, said Richmond County Supervisor Robert Pemberton, and he suggested it’s time for the county to revisit that issue.

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This month, Westmoreland EMS was recognized by its peers, and it was announced that the department is in the running for a state-level award.

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With the new Westmoreland High School inching closer and closer to completion, there is a burning question in the back of the heads of many folks—What is to become of the old Washington & Lee High School?

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On Saturday, October 23rd, nearly 20 volunteers contributed their time and got their hands dirty planting trees and shrubs to enhance the appearance of the town’s entry corridor on Colonial Avenue. They also stabilized the 14 trees planted along the riverfront earlier in the week by the Depa…

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The first person in the United States to be charged with fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications has been convicted and sentenced.

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Warsaw received another positive sign in its effort to pursue housing rehabilitation grants for town residents—the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development issued a second preliminary grant, this time for $50,000.

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“In defense of the God-given rights of all citizens of Northumberland County” resident Jason Smart said he was proud to read the resolution deeming Northumberland a First Amendment Sanctuary County.

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Northumberland tax bills will soon be arriving, if they haven’t already. Inside, residents are likely to find that their personal property taxes are about 10 percent higher than last year and in some cases, such as with pickup trucks, the increase is likely more, said Commissioner of the Rev…

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The USDA is investing $272 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across 37 states and Puerto Rico. Virginia will get $8.1 million of that money, and $812,000 of that will go to Northumberland.

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If you saw an email from the YMCA informing you that membership fees were drafted from your account twice, yes, that was a legitimate notice.

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David Beale, VDOT’s resident engineer for the Northern Neck, started his monthly update to the board of supervisors with news of a serious accident involving an Amish buggy on Route 3 in Richmond County.

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When a 2008 Honda Odyssey ran off Lively Hope Rd. and through a church cemetery, it not only created a complicated financial issue, but it also re-exposed a wound that hasn’t been able to heal. For decades, Lively Hope Baptist Church has wanted the state’s help to prevent accidents in its gr…

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Last Wednesday, a horse-drawn buggy traveling east on Route 3 was hit by a Jeep Cherokee near Folly Neck Rd.

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Westmoreland County’s EMS has had quite a year.  Despite the pandemic, which caused the department to rewrite entire textbooks of how to conduct business, the department has raked in awards.

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Since the early stages of development planning, part of the vision for the property where The Bounds sits included having an amphitheater on one portion. And some of the funding Warsaw received from the American Rescue Plan Act was set aside to make that happen. But this month, the town coun…

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If the small patches of grass between the sidewalk and the road’s curb are left alone, they’ll overgrow into a mass of wiregrass or weeds. Montross Town Council wants to know “who exactly is responsible for cutting that wee patch of grass” before that happens.

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A certain matter has been popping up almost every month at the Montross Town Council meeting: the crosswalk downtown just past the corner of Rt. 3.  September was no exception.

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WarsawFest 2021 was held on Saturday, October 9th, much to the delight of town residents.

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When Janice Baylor appeared in Lancaster General District Court on Sept. 1, she was facing a list of charges for animals and livestock running at large. When she came back for her review hearing on Oct. 6, she had 10 new charges.

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The remains of two corpses were left exposed to the elements, the airtight and watertight seals on their caskets and vaults breached, after a 2008 Honda Odyssey ran off the road and plowed through the cemetery at Lively Hope Baptist Church in Callao.

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A simple marker, for the longest time,  was all there was to indicate the fifth president’s birthplace. Over the past several years, however, the James Monroe Memorial Foundation has been working to change that with the replicated construction of the house built by Monroe’s father, Spence Monroe.

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Coronavirus cases are going up in Lancaster, Northumberland, Middlesex and across the Three Rivers Health District, and there’s “a lot of worry” about what’s in store over the next few weeks, Kilmarnock Mayor Mae Umphlett said at the September town council meeting.