River magic besots Clarence cruisers

Geoff HelismaThirty-seven members of the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) recently spent six days cruising…

Property deliberately lit in South Grafton

Emma PritchardA fire which destroyed a residence in South Grafton earlier this year was purposefully lit.The…

CVC farce-tracks communications policy, part II A tale of two unrelated policies

Geoff HelismaDebating Clarence Valley Council’s (CVC) draft communications policy at last week’s June 22 meeting was…

Farewell to a true Australian hero

Emma PritchardTributes flowed from the Clarence Valley community last week for World War II veteran Henry…

Local images to be sold as part of historical collection

Several iconic images of the Clarence Valley will be auctioned online after they were recently uncovered…

Dr Newby welcomed to Grafton

Emma PritchardAs she read a couple of paragraphs from her book ‘Beyond Climate Grief: a journey…

Sporting good time at Information and Open Day

Emma PritchardThe Lawrence Golf and Sports Club is hosting an Information and Open Day this weekend,…

CVC considers ‘solar farm’ to meet its renewable energy target

Geoff HelismaClarence Valley Council (CVC) is a step closer towards meeting its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions…

Communication breakdown

Geoff HelismaAt yesterday’s Clarence Valley council (CVC) meeting (after the Independent went to press), councillors were…

‘More than just a meal’ frozen all the way to the border

Geoff HelismaInadequate available funding for Iluka Meals on Wheels (IMoW) has resulted in a decision to…

Food artisan back on the winner’s list

Geoff HelismaMulti award-winning, Yamba fine food manufacturer Peter Nicholson hasn’t entered his creations in shows around…

Cuppas and cakes to help kick cancer

Emma Pritchard More than 60 people attended the Biggest Morning Tea in Maclean to support the Cancer…

Glenn Innes council supports CVC’s anti-mining stance

Geoff HelismaGlen Innes Severn Council (GISC) has voted to “support Clarence Valley Council (CVC) in seeking…

Small, intimate and acoustic

Geoff HelismaIn February 2020, Patrick Roberts began working towards establishing an acoustic music group “with something…

Highway reconstruction always planned

Geoff HelismaReconstructing the Pacific Motorway’s southbound lanes as it crosses Chatsworth Island “was always intended at…

Vice commodores aim to be shaggers on an islet

Geoff HelismaThe Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) boasts a global membership of around 7,500 people…

Renowned author sharing emotional climate change journey

Emma PritchardIt wasn’t until 2017, when she met a group of Swiss ski instructors in Japan…

Tributes flow for Farmer Lou

The Clarence Valley community gathered at the Riverside Church in South Grafton on Tuesday, June 8…

Fire destroys vehicle in Grafton CBD

Emma PritchardA Nissan Patrol four-wheel-drive was destroyed by a fire in Grafton last week.Shortly after 7pm…

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