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Monday | The Chronicle Herald

Ex-MLA ponders Springhill's fate

Former MLA Murray Scott is shown in 2010. Scott is questioning Springhill's decision to dissolve as a town.

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Monday | The Daily Journal

New volunteers join child advocacy group

Six new volunteers for CASA of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties were sworn in recently by Superior Court judges in Gloucester and Cumberland counties to serve as advocates who can speak in court in the best interests of abused and neglected children.

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Related Topix: Gloucester County, VA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Amherst Daily News

Working together for a better future Photo

Members of the 2014 Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce take an oath of office from town of Amherst mayor Robert Small.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Amherst Daily News

Springhill citizens call for finance report, public meeting

Pressure is mounting for the Town of Springhill to open its books to the public and outline why the town is applying for dissolution.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments Monday in two cases involving convicted murderers whose trials were scrutinized under the now-repealed Racial Justice Act.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Amherst Daily News

Singing for the Fling

A group of local musicians and Dick's Jamboree are coming together again this year to raise money for the hospital through their third Singing for the Fling event.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Amherst Daily News

Volunteers recognized by Municipality of Cumberland County

Kelligrew also presented a volunteer award to the Cumberland North Academy Group.

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The Jersey Journal

CASA welcomes new child advocates; seeks additional volunteers

CASA of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties recently had six new volunteers sworn in by Superior Court judges in Gloucester and Cumberland counties to serve as advocates to speak in the best interests of abused and neglected children in court.

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Related Topix: Gloucester County, VA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Amherst Daily News

Postpone application to dissolve Springhill

I, like most residents of Springhill, was shocked to hear the recent decision by Springhill's mayor and council to apply to the province for dissolution.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Apr 07, 2014

ABC11

Cumberland woman charged with stabbing father

Forty-eight-year-old Donna Blue - of Wild Horse Drive - was in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a second-degree murder charge.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The News

Shared Vision Needed for Strong N.S. municipalities

We will succeed only if we work together in a spirit of trust and co-operation. This was the conclusion of the One Nova Scotia report, released last month by Ray Ivany and his commission on Building Our New Economy.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Amherst Daily News

Baillie condemns - do as I say, not as I do' budget

The Liberal government was probably not expecting its budget to receive a passing grade from Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie, and the Cumberland South MLA did not disappoint with his reaction.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

WPMT-TV York

Driver killed in fiery crash along Rt. 11/15

One person is dead and others injured following a fiery two-car crash along Route 11/15 near the Cumberland and Perry County line.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Amherst Daily News

Amherst commits to joining REN 4

Amherst will be part of REN 4 that includes all of Cumberland and Colchester counties as well as East Hants.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Cumberland County is fastest growing Pa. county

Cumberland County led all 67 counties in percentage growth between April 2010 and July 2013, according to Census estimates released Thursday.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Amherst Daily News

Baillie pledges to push government on CRDA examination

Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie intends to ask some tough questions about the failed Cumberland Regional Development Authority during the new session of the Nova Scotia legislature.

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Amherst Daily News

Snow begins across Cumberland County

A blizzard warning remains in effect for Cumberland County with 20 to 30 centimetres of snow expected to fall during the day with winds gusting to 90 km/h by this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather

Mon Mar 24, 2014

The News

Nice versus bold approach

The Town of Springhill's application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for the dissolution of the town, with the intent to amalgamate with the Municipality of the County of Cumberland, set the stage for the latest round in the saga of municipal amalgamation in Nova Scotia.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Opinion

Amherst Daily News

Supporting safety for Cumberland County seniors

Const. Travise Dow of the Cumberland RCMP and Cumberland County's Senior Safety Co-ordinator Heather Carter look over plans for another senior's safety academy that will run from April 15 to May 20 at the Furlong-Jones Funeral Home in River Hebert.

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