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Safety preparations under way for 2015 Colonial Beach Bike Fest

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

The Virginia State Police (VSP) met with the Colonial Beach Town Council to discuss the 2015 Colonial Beach BikeFest and funding needs. In 2014 the VSP did not charge the town, nor promoters, of the CB BikeFest for police coverage. More than 80 officers were in attendance in, or around, the town doing everything from traffic control, in-crowd work, to SWAT teams and tactical units, that stayed out of sight.

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Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department seeks funding for roof replacement

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:32 am

Chief David Robey of the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department met with town council to ask for needed funds. Robey, who had come to the council in 2013 and 2014, with the same issue approached the town council asking for funds to replace the 20-year-old roof atop the department headquarters. The station, which is located at 312 Colonial Ave has a flat rubber roof currently. The roof was last replaced

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  • Multiple stabbings in Colonial Beach Village

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

    On February 28, Colonial Beach Police and Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a “fight in progress” call in Colonial Beach Village. Police arrived to find two men stabbed and another assaulted amid the large crowd at the address. Colonial Beach Acting Chief of Police Bruce Hough told Westmoreland News, “The investigation to date has revealed a party was taking place at the residence and a subsequent altercation began between

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  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission has decided to reduce the cost of recreational saltwater fishing licenses, effective April 1

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    “Now is the time of year when saltwater anglers dust off their fishing gear and tune up their boats, and I’m pleased to announce the cost of a saltwater fishing license is going down,’’ said Commissioner John M.R. Bull. “Anglers may want to wait a week  to buy their licenses for the year, when the new, lower license fee goes in effect. This will save them at least $5 each.”

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Alec Westall of Washington and Lee sent in a cross from teammate Jorge Barajas to kick the Eagles’ lead up to 3-1.

Washington and Lee Eagles soccer team defeats West Point 4-3 in overtime

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:57 am

A W&L Boys Varsity game against West Point was held at A.T. Johnson Wednesday night.  The Eagles won in a 4-3 overtime victory.  Taking an early lead with a quick goal by Jacob Daiger from a pass by Luis Chipres, it looked like it was going to be an easy game for W&L.  However, four minutes later, the Pointers scored on a loose ball in the Eagle box.  Near the

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  • Colonial Beach softball team edges Cortland 4-3

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Colonial Beach’s Kenzie Cox drives in the winning run.

    The Colonial Beach Lady Drifters softball team held a game versus the Courtland Lady Cougars on Wednesday, March 25. After giving up a run in the top half of the inning, the Lady Drifters struck back to tie the score, 1-1, in the first. The Lady Cougars plated two more runs in the third to lead 3-1; the home team scored in the bottom half to make the score, 3-2.

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  • 2015 Group 1A Boys All-State Basketball Team

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE POSITION FIRST NAME LAST NAME SCHOOL YEAR Player Juan Thornhill Altavista Sr. Player Darius Johnson Altavista Sr. Player Tanner Robinette Honaker Jr. Player Nate Jones Radford Sr. Player Demetrius Johnson Altavista Sr. Player Clif Conley Galax Sr. Player Justin Williams Surry County Jr. Player Meche Maulbeck Altavista Sr. FIRST NAME LAST NAME SCHOOL YEAR Player of the Year Juan Thornhill Altavista Sr. Coach of the Year

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Montross Ministerial Association: Annual Easter Sunrise Service

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

The Montross Ministerial Association would like to invite our community of faith to join with us for our Annual Easter Sunrise Service. This special event will be held at Westmoreland State Park beginning at 6:00 a.m. near the boathouse. A free will offering will be taken to be used to assist our citizens throughout the year. All are welcome to join with us as we celebrate our Faith in Christ

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  • Richmond Heroes unite to double lung cancer survival

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    WHAT:           Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25, at the Innsbrook North Shore Commons. The inspirational event will feature a 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk, with awards for top fundraisers. All

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  • Creative young talent makes for colorful art walk in Montross

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:37 am

    MacKenzie Fauntleroy shows off her drawing of the Westmoreland County Court House. Her butterfly face paint was done by Dakota Minor.

    Student art show winners announced   Sites of the Northern Neck was the theme of the local student’s art walk hosted by the Westmoreland County Museum and The Inn at Montross.  Over 100 students contributed their artistic creations for the show that will be on display until April 11. The students from Washington District Elementary School and Cople Elementary School used oil pastels, crayons and mixed media to produce their

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Westmoreland County Museum & Inn at Montross Kids Day

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross are hosting an artists’ reception tomorrow March 28, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. open to both the students and the community to highlight our local talent.  Some of the fun activities include: hula hoops, volleyball, and face painting behind the museum, “Take your kid’s photo with the Easter Bunny” at the Inn at Montross, art creation on Bridget’s Bouquets windows, and Montross Library’s sidewalk

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  • University of Mary Washington events open to the public through May 2015

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Note:  All events are held at 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.   Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, June 7   Spotlight Exhibition, Melchers’ The Crimson Rambler, exemplifies how the garden as subject matter was ideally suited to Melchers’ adoption of impressionistic painting; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; daily 10 a.m – 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, through March 31 museum closes at 4

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  • Free Lasagna dinner in Oak Grove

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Free Lasagna dinner, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove 224-7309. Friday February 27 5:30 – 7:00. Everyone is welcome!

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