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Warren County Schools is working to address needs identified in a financial wellness check for 2019-20 released earlier this year by North Carolina-based School Efficiency Consultants. 

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“We grow a variety of stuff, cucumbers and squash, cabbage, tomatoes, cauliflower, watermelons, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, and more,” said John Whichard, owner of The Farm Market. “We are the only dedicated produce farm in Halifax or Northampton counties.”

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The Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce is on the hunt for a new president and CEO now that former president, Christina Wells, has resigned and started a new chapter with Halifax County.

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The town of Littleton approved a resolution at the end of April to endorse an application for a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian planning grant. Stated in the resolution, Littleton has a desire to provide its citizens with a safe, convenient, and more complete bicycle and pedestrian faci…

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This weekend, June 5-7, is free fishing day across Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and reel fishing during free fishing days and facilities use permits will also not be required during these dates. However, fee fishing areas, such as Crooked Cre…

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“I can’t say enough about the heroism of our fire departments,” said Susan Harris, owner of Quilt Lizzy. “There is a God in heaven.”

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H.O.P.E. Regional Medical Clinic in Warrenton, in conjunction with Mako Medical Laboratories of Raleigh, will conduct a drive-through COVID-19 testing event on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Warren County Armory Civic Center, 501 U.S. 158 business-east, Warrenton.

RALEIGH — The Cooper administration supports North Carolinians’ right to gather and peacefully protest in the wake of the horrific death of George Floyd, officials say, even as the spread of COVID-19 remains a concern. 

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Despite the slowdown in the economy caused by COVID-19, the Affinity Living Group has been rolling along with the construction of Landings of Lake Gaston, an assisted living community located just outside of Littleton on North Mosby Avenue. 

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Many times, when I visit a cattle farm, I notice calves of all ages running in a pasture with their mothers as well as dry cows whose baby has already been weaned. This vast array of age difference in calves belonging to the same herd come from producers not using a true breeding season. 

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The Warren Artists’ Market is accepting submissions for its seventh anthology entitled, “The House I Live In.”

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Local citizens are invited to participate in Warren County’s 3rd Annual Public Arts Day by helping to select a work of art to represent the county permanently in the N.C. State Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.

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The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in eastern North Carolina continues to rise. Although we have successfully flattened the curve and built capacity in our health care facilities in the East, no one knows exactly how the virus will continue to evolve. What we know now is that it is sti…

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I cannot believe that this is my last week as the President/CEO of the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. It amazes me that nearly seven years have passed since I began my work here. When doing a quick calculation, I can’t believe that I am writing my 299th Chamber Talk (truthfully, I…

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Superior and district court in Warren County will resume on Monday, June 1, as allowed by an order issued last week by North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. However, restrictions will remain in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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In wake of the coronavirus, college and high school seniors have experienced a fallout of school services in athletics, after school programs, social functions, and graduation. Some schools have postponed ceremonies and celebrations until later in the summer, and some have canceled them all …

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June will be a month of transition at The Warren Record as longtime editor/general manager Jennifer Harris prepares to retire, and veteran journalist Gary Band assumes the role of managing editor here and at the Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer.

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For the second consecutive year, Fire Camp will be held at the Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department in the Wise community from June 22-27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for kids ages 11 to 14. 

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“Last weekend was like a holiday weekend for us,” Shady Shack Grill and Flip Flop Bar manager Lindsey Smith said about opening for in-person dining on May 15. “I could tell that everyone was excited to get out and sit down to eat.”

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“Memorial Day and Labor Day is always crazy, and unfortunately, it’s becoming a norm because of so much traffic,” said Chief Lorenzo Wilkins of the Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department. “Last year we had about eight calls for the whole weekend. We gear up for it and plan around it beca…

A Silver Alert has been issued for Barbara Kearney Donaldson, 81, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment and has been missing since early Tuesday.

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Father Jong, pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, read the blessing of boats prayer over families and fishermen Saturday afternoon on the water in front of Watersview on the north end of the Eatons Ferry Bridge.

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“We’ve been doing this for a number of years and as far as I’m concerned, this year is probably the most important year for us to put the flags out because of everything that’s going on in our country right now,” said commander of Horace Palmer American Legion Post 308, Dick Cole.

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Emergency responders were called to the scene of a motor vehicle incident at the bottom of a power line easement off of Rt. 903 near Rachel Road. The initial call announced a person was possibly trapped. Additional information will be released as the story develops. 

On behalf of business members of the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce, I wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to Christina Wells. 

We have heard the phrase “a different kind of Christmas” through movies and songs, often about how the Christmas holiday feels after someone close to us dies. Well, this year, it certainly seems like it is going to be a different kind of Memorial Day. However, just like Christmas, the heart …

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As Warren County Schools continues its budget process for 2020-21, its objectives for the upcoming year and beyond will be influenced by an independent financial wellness check which evaluated the state of the district. The resulting report included recommendations about more efficient use o…

Brunswick Academy announced that Hinton Joseph Vick III, a senior, has been chosen as the school’s May 2020 Student of the Month. Vick’s parents are H.J. and Pam Vick of Adams Grove, Virginia and he has a sister, Jessica Vick Peters, Class of 2013. Vick has been a dedicated student at Brunsw…

Amidst the difficulties of online learning for the majority of the second semester, this class of forty students has  remained diligent, focused, and dedicated to fulfilling the academic requirements for graduation from Brunswick Academy. While each of the forty students worked hard to earn …

The Halifax Resolves Chapter NC Sons of the American Revolution recently conducted its Americanism Brochure contest with middle school Social Studies students. Students were given a choice of five topics: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the B…

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As the Warren County Board of Education considered the school system’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21 last week, board members and school officials noted that the audit report for fiscal year 2019 had a direct impact on budget preparation.

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After attempting to recruit a grocery store to the county seat for the better part of two years, Warrenton officials are no longer pursuing a purchase option for the Hall Spring Shopping Center. 

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Littleton’s streetscape is in for a facelift with the planned removal of the condemned M&M building sandwiched between Plant and South Main streets. The building that once housed the M&M Grill will be removed and the space converted into a parking lot.