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Her fight against dysautonomia: Erin Robertson’s seven-year struggle with rare disease

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

In June of 2008 a healthy, athletic, high school freshman girl on the honor roll got sick. The sickness was not serious. The rare antibodies that the illness produced were. The antibodies stuck around after they should have. They killed off the mild illness but then attacked part of her nervous system. This has resulted in a young girl battling Dysautonomia for the last seven years. The young woman is

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George Hunter Jr. (right) with his son, George.

Beloved Westmoreland coach says farewell to youth league

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

With 20 years of experience under his belt at only 37 years of age, Montross resident George Hunter Jr. has become a beloved coach and community figure for youth, students and parents in Westmoreland County. But unfortunately for the Westmoreland Youth Association, Hunter is leaving the program to concentrate on other coaching responsibilities. Having gained a wealth of experience playing basketball for his church and the local YMCA, Hunter began

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  • Virginia delegate, Richmond County YMCA team up with local, state agencies to host ‘Be Proud, Be Protected’

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Delegate Margaret Ransone

    From county schools to law enforcement, a collective community effort has formed to provide safety and protection tips to area youth and their parents in one concentrated location. On December 10 from 5:30 to 7:30  p.m., the Richmond County Family YMCA and Virginia Delegate Margaret Ransone (R-99th), in partnership with local and state agencies, will host “Be Proud, Be Protected” at Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw. Parents and teens

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  • Tappahannock Police investigating homicide

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

    A picture of the late Danny Gray Jones, Jr. (left) as a Washington & Lee Eagle competing in the 2009 annual Christmas classic basketball event.

    23-year-old man Danny Gray Jones, Jr. killed; one man charged   The Tappahannock Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the evening hours of Sunday November 16.  At approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to the Rappahannock Apartments on Winston Road for a shots fired call.  When officers arrived they found a young black male who was unresponsive. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified

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Sports

Nick Graves, File photo.

No. 5 Colonial Beach tops No. 4 Surry County, 22-6; rolls into Essex next week

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Colonial Beach made a long but fruitful journey Friday night.  Quarterback Nick Graves rushed for two short-yardage touchdowns, and Andrai Turner completed a 15-yard halfback pass to Mike Mothershead as fifth-seeded Colonial Beach bumped off fourth-seeded Surry, 22-6. Colonial Beach stuffed Surry’s running game, holding the Cougars to minus seven rushing yards.  The Cougars went to the air collecting 203 yards, including an 84-yard bomb for a touchdown.  Surry was eight of 16 and had only one other

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  • No. 3 Washington and Lee trounced by No. 6 Parry McCluer 48-28 in Region 1A East Playoffs Second Round

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    The Washington and Lee Eagles watched their season end on their own field when Parry McCluer came to town and blitzed them 21-0 in the first quarter to control the game and ride what would prove to be an insurmountable lead to the finish. Ryheem Dawson led Parry McCluer in touchdowns with four, including an 80-yard rushing score in the second quarter. After the visitors posted 28 unanswered points, the

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  • No. 5 Colonial Beach football tops No. 4 Surry 22-6 in Region 1A East Playoffs Second Round

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    The Colonial Beach Drifters varsity football team held off Surry County to take the second playoff round, 22-6. Nick Graves led the Drifters in touchdowns with two rushing scores. Surry’s lone score came in the second quarter, but the PAT was no good. Colonial Beach will face Essex in the next round. Andrai Turner had 159 rushing yards for Colonial Beach.   This story will be updated. Quarter-by-quarter 1—-2—-3—-4 S:

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$711 from 7-Eleven to Colonial Beach Public Schools

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

Colonial Beach Public Schools is proud to have been selected to receive the Project – A – Game grant. In an effort to support local young athletes and local school divisions, Colonial Beach’s 7-Eleven store has donated $711 to Colonial Beach Public Schools. This grant was made possible through 7-Eleven’s Project A-Game youth outreach program.  The mission of Project-A-Game is to help kids develop their full potential by promoting academics

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  • Washington & Lee Band Wins First Place

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:05 am

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    They might be small in number, but the Washington and Lee High School’s Marching Eagle Band, displayed marching and musical talent as they were awarded first place at the Urbanna Oyster Festival, beating out several seasoned and large musical groups. Not only did they debut their spectacular marching number, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, but they performed in the new marching band uniforms.   There is something to be said for

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  • Getting to know your officials: Westmoreland County School Board Member Coralynn Wise

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Coralynn Wise

    By Chris Schmitt Coralynn Wise has been serving on the Westmoreland County School Board for two years representing district three. When asked why she wanted to get in the educational system, she responded, “By getting involved in the organization of Westmoreland County School system, I felt I could be of service to the entire community.” When asked what progress she felt she had made, she said, “As a member of

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Entertainment

Pictured from left to right are Janet Markwith, Norman Trivett and Chris Markwith with the winning fish (31 lbs, 43.75 inches), which pursed Chris the top prize of $5,000, along with the $600 Calcutta (combined weight of two fish shown in the picture, 41.5 lbs).

Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament: Chris Markwith wins with 31-pound catch

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

The Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, 2014. A total of 57 boats entered the two-day tournament sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Chris donated $500 of his winnings back to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department as a token of his appreciation for their dedicated service.   — See more results in

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  • 99th District Tea Party to host Steven Brodie Tucker of King George

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Steven Brodie Tucker

    The 99th District Tea Party-Lively will meet on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Ruritan Club, 3989 Whitechapel Rd, Lively. The speaker will be Steven Brodie Tucker, a young conservative of King George. Steve, 34, is a shade older, but wiser than the younger millenniums and has a well grounded viewpoint of political reality. He was one of many who assisted the ground swell election of Dave

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  • Local wineries taking part in oyster crawl

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    On November 9, the vineyards on the Chesapeake Wine Trail will take part in the Second Annual Fall Oyster Crawl. The event will come at the tail end of the 57th annual Urbana Oyster Festival, Nov. 7-8 and complement the peaking oyster season. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently launched the Virginia Oyster Trail to promote the abundance of oysters in the area. The participating vineyards are Athena Vineyards, Belle Mount

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