October 8, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Natives brave out Hurricane Matthew

BY STEPHANIE BETTICK THE NEWS-ITEM stephanie_b@newsitem.com Hurricane Matthew beat down on Florida throughout Friday, but some chose to wait out the storm in their homes rather than follow through with evacuation to witness the power o More...

Alumni band performs prior to game

BY LARRY DEKLINSKI The News-Item larry_d@newsitem.com COAL TOWNSHIP — More than 135 alumni of the Shamokin Area High School Band joined student musicians for a homecoming performance Friday evening at Kemp Memorial Stadium.  More...

Somber start to Elysburg Haunted House

By Sarah DeSantis THE NEWS-ITEM sarah_d@newsitem.com ELYSBURG — The 40th anniversary celebration of the Elysburg Haunted House took on a somber tone Friday night when organizers announced the death of a longtime volunteer.  More...

New 911 system scheduled to go online in January

BY MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM mark_g@newsitem.com A new countywide 911 system that will improve communications by expanding coverage area through additional frequencies is scheduled to become operational in January.  More...

MCB holds special meeting to approve grant bid

By Sarah DeSantis THE NEWS-ITEM sarah_d@newsitem.com MOUNT CARMEL — A special meeting held Thursday in Mount Carmel allowed borough council to pass a resolution to seek grant money within a looming deadline.  More...

Sidney Apflebaum remembered in memorial

SUNBURY — Referred to as a “giant among men,” family, friends, colleagues and admirers gathered together Friday afternoon at the Northumberland County Courthouse to remember Sidney Apflebaum, long-time lawyer and community leader.  More...

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