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Principal of Washington District Sandy Herdle and new Assistant Principal Dan Styer with new staff members.

Westmoreland County Public Schools welcome new staff members for 2014-2015 school year

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

“Teamwork makes the dream work,” said Westmoreland County Public Schools School Board Chairman Iris Lane as she gave the opening remarks for opening day in the county school system. On the top of the morning’s agenda was the quote “Teamwork creates unity in the drive to success” and Lane emphasized that the 2015 school year will focus on teamwork and that everyone there was a part of the team that

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Local businesses cooling off for charity

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

Several local businesses have recently accepted the ALS Ice-bucket Challenge. Among those businesses are Union First Market Bank, Northern Neck Chevrolet, The Inn at Montross, Westmoreland County Museum, Ingleside Winery,  Angelos restaurant and catering staff, and Northern Neck Building Supply.  Charlie Burrows, Ingleside Winery employee who offered to take ice bucket challenges for those who didn’t want to if they donated $20 to the ALS Association. On Saturday, August 23

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  • Western Hoedown and auction in Kinsale a great experience

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

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    The Kinsale Foundation’s Western Hoedown auction and dinner at The Backdraft on Saturday night, August 9, 2014 provided a truly transfigurational experience.  All told, the evening was a work of art and very uplifting!  This major fund-raiser demonstrated how much you care, and we thank you. Folks were very kind both with pre-bids and also during the evening on items generously given by local businesses, as well as by thoughtful,

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  • Survivors continue to promote cancer awareness

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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    Peggy Mothershead has been raising money for the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life for 16 years. She was doing this many years before she herself was diagnosed with cancer. She never thought she would have cancer, but as she said, it can happen to anyone. So once again, Mothershead hosted a Cancer Awareness Program at the Art of Coffee on July 24. Though the weather was bad, many survivors and

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Opening day for Youth Football

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm

The surrounding counties gathered in Westmoreland at W&L High School for opening day of Youth Football. The league consists of the Peewee (6-8), JV (9-11), and Varsity (12-13). The games started at 9 a.m., and were played on two fields to accommodate all the teams. The volunteers of the Westmoreland Recreation League did an outstanding job setting up the game schedule and start times, having officials on site and on

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  • Rivermen suffer first loss

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    The NN Rivermen football team was home to face the Virginia Crusaders the reigning league Champions on Saturday August 9. Both team’s defenses were their strong points in the first half. The Rivermen gave up a touchdown late in the first quarter, and created turnovers to give the offense an opportunity to score. Their offense was inside the ten yard line with less than four minutes left in the second

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  • Chasing her dreams Down Under

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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    Kathryn Beddoo, an upcoming senior at Washington and Lee High School knows running. She has spent many years practicing and racing and winning. This is why she was invited to run in two races sponsored by Down Under Sports in Australia earlier this month. In doing so, she has added another run to her list, but was also afforded the opportunity to experience many things for the very first time. 

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Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm

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  • Crowds gather for crab feast in Montross

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

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    Saturday afternoon saw about 150 people inside the Westmoreland County Fire Department in Montross bellying up to all the crabs, slaw, desert,  fixins’ and beer one could hold for only 40 bucks. As people ate, drank and got merry, the band, Black Coffee-Heavy Cream jammed inside the firehouse where people from every walk of life gathered to socialize. The lead singer of the group, Aaron Tucker Saunders, is the son

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  • Friendship and artistic talent on display at museum

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Two friends of about 50 years, both former teachers, will display artistic talents that, waiting in the wings to be developed, took flight after they retired. Theirs is the August Art and Wine event sponsored by the Westmoreland County Museum, and the Inn at Montross. It will run for a month beginning Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. with an artist’s reception at the museum and refreshments available at the

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Test drive a 2015 Harley for free

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

The upcoming “First Annual Bike Fest” at Colonial Beach promises a very unusual opportunity for bike owners and those who ride but have no bike, to test drive a fleet of Harley-Davidsons direct from the factory-all are 2015 models. On Friday, October 10 and Saturday Oct. 11, the Colonial Beach Dragway will host a “Demo Days” event created by Bike Fest major sponsor All-American Harley-Davidson located in Hughesville, Md. Steve

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  • Shark Tooth Island event to remember

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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    Saturday, July 12 was a warm and sunny day, perfect for all those who gathered on Shark Tooth Island for live music, good food and good fun. For the third year in a row, Fredericksburg area band, Swamp Trash, played on Shark Tooth Island. Becky Morgans, who organized the event, ferried the band out to the island on their pontoon boat. After a day of music and fun, the band

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  • Kinsale celebrates July fourth

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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    The July 4th celebration in the town of Kinsale was a sight to behold for those raised in cities and suburbs because the entire event was a page out of a story book of old Americana. The mid-town gazebo had live music from a local band, a food wagon with remarkably good eats, families galore sitting and chatting and people generally strolling through the town at a leisurely pace taking

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