Right whales have arrived off of Amelia Island. More than 30 right whales have been spotted this fall and winter.

Rare right whale visitors

Candis Whitney Special to the News-Leader   Just a few weeks ago, Amelia Islanders were treated to a rare visit from right whale mother Chiminea and her newborn calf.  The pair leisurely cruised our beaches for more than a week, creating onshore…

BCS raises $7,900 for Wreaths Across America

The Blank Check Society of America, Nassau County Chapter, raised $7,900 for Wreaths Across America.  The BCS recently held its Fifth Annual Pork Butt Cook-Off and Blood Drive. Also taking place on this day was the annual wine, liquor and art auction and Wreaths Across America basket raffle...

Virus watch: Camden back in red zone on national report

After lower case numbers throughout October, Camden County is back in the red zone on the weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force report, which is the highest level of community transmission.  Camden has also been a county of emerging interest since at least Nov. 7, according to state data. ...

Council terms begin

Two elected officials were sworn in as another announced plans to step down Monday night.  Councilman Ken Bass and Councilwoman Jacquelyn Fleming took the oath of office during the Callahan Town Council meeting. Councilman David Mellecker, who was scheduled to begin a new term, was absent....

Middle school championships


Fernandina Beach Middle School hosted the Nassau County boys basketball championship games Thursday. The Yulee Middle School junior varsity boys beat FBMS 33-20.