[Posted on Mar 14, 2018 | 581 views]
The Magnificent Seven is what Ruritans call the seven men who launched the now-biannual Abingdon Ruritan Club Seafood Festival in 1980. Held in the spring and fall, this year’s spring festival will be held on May 16 in Bena. Shown from left are Rupert Thomas, Jon Beck, L.T. Wells, David Dea, Walter Priest, Graham Blake and Gordon Smith.
Festival-goers dance away their cares during the May 2016 Abingdon Ruritan Club Seafood Festival. May 16 this year will mark the 70th time the popular event has been held.

{image_1} ‘One heck of a party’

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Storm damages lower Gloucester

Photo: Tidemill Road resident Alice West stands next to the roof that was lifted off her backyard patio during Friday’s strong storm, just missing her house. A large tree next to her home was also uprooted, causing minor damage. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
Some of the strongest winds throughout the entire area were felt at Gloucester Point and Hayes.

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Emergency closure approved for fishery

Speckled trout season will be closed during March, maybe longer

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Schools, sheriff need more money in coming year

Board agrees to refinance 2006 school bond issue

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