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Thomas Beauchamp Jr.

Automobile business veteran is always on the move

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm

If one goes to Beauchamp’s Auto Center in Warsaw and sees an unidentifiable blur shooting across the field of vision it is not a mirage or the result of 60’s flashbacks; the blur is Thomas Beauchamp Jr. hopping and running like a jackrabbit from one place to the next to get things done. Approaching 60 years of age, ‘Tom’ moves like a man a third of his years as he

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Virginia State Police fields 801 calls for service from midnight to morning

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

From the Virginia State Police, submitted at 8:54 a.m. - Since midnight,  Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers statewide have fielded  801 calls for service statewide. During the period statewide, Virginia troopers responded to 238 traffic crashes and 191 disabled vehicles. The majority of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only. There have no reported traffic fatalities.   The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police

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  • Delegate Ransone’s Government Regulation Oversight Bill Heads to Governor

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The Senate of Virginia voted on Wednesday afternoon to pass Delegate Margaret Ransone’s HB1751. The legislation gives the General Assembly greater oversight of regulations with the potential to create financial problems for businesses or Virginia local governments. Bill patron Delegate Ransone commented, “This is my fourth legislative session in the House, and in that time the number of harmful rules and regulations that have been proposed has increased. This legislation

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  • Crews prepare for another winter storm

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Pre-treating underway, expect brief delays on Interstate 95 and primary routes Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing for another winter storm. Crews are currently pre-treating Interstate 95 and primary routes in the Fredericksburg area. Motorists should expect delays due to the slow moving vehicles that are applying a salt brine anti-icing solution. Anti-icing prevents ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather,

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Sports

Conference #43 Basketball Tournaments: Semifinals results

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Exciting matchups look to be in store for area high school basketball fans this Saturday. In addition to the top two girls basketball teams on Conference #43 earning their way to an expected head-to-head showdown in the conference finals, the No. 1 Lancaster boys varsity squad will face a somewhat surprising opponent in Essex, who as the sixth seed overcame both No. 3 Washington and Lee and No. 2 Northumberland

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Lifestyles

Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

  Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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  • Northern Neck artist’s talent featured far and wide

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Phil McKenney doing a sign for people who live in the Outer Banks. The sign reads Hurricanes R Us.

    Most children enjoy coloring books at an early age, carefully trying to stay in the lines of the figures and scenes depicted in the book. Phil McKenney was busy making his own coloring books by drawing and coloring his favorite cartoons at the age of three. His favorite was Popeye, with Woody Woodpecker and Roy Rogers coming in a close second. “My mother saved some of those drawings,” McKenney said. 

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  • Washington and Lee High School musician hopes to turn passion into career

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Jeremy Saunders

    The Drum Major for the Washington & Lee High School band in Montross has musical aspirations that go beyond his current status as Drum Major and bass guitar player with the school band. Jeremy Saunders, an 11th grader, is committed to continuing his education in the musical field and is looking for sponsors to help him achieve his dream of becoming a serious musician. Being involved with music has been

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Entertainment

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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  • Understanding consequences, causes of flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Dr. Ivor van Heerden

    The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum continues the 2015 Winter/Spring lecture series with Dr. Ivor van Heerden’s presentation of “Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later, and Lessons Learned.”  The lecture will be on Monday, March 2 and begins at 7:00 PM in Festival Halle located at 177 Main Street in Reedville, VA. Dr. Ivor van Heerden played a key role in the dissemination of information related to the consequences and causes of the

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  • Westmoreland Players to perform ‘Life with Father’

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:34 am

    YOUNGSTERS

    Area youngsters will appear in The Westmoreland Players’ comedy Life with Father, Feb. 28-March 5. From top are Nica Wyszynski (Washington & Lee), Becky McGlinn (Rappahannock), Jeremy Saunders (Washington & Lee), MaKenzie Hall (Rappahannock), Philip Haynie (Chesapeake Academy) and home schooler Thorne Thompson.  (Not pictured is Michael Plante from Northumberland.) Call 520-9345 or visit www.westmorelandplayers.org.

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