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Senior reductions pass at Colonial Beach Town Council meeting

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:00 am

A three hour long meeting of the Town Council of Colonial Beach ended with more postponements of resolutions and ordinances than actual passing of anything. The meeting which began at the normal 7 p.m. time lasted past 10 p.m., but much of the agenda was postponed until another time with no actual time set. Items that were passed included Ordinances 651 and 654 both which involve discounts for senior citizens

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State Police rule Colonial Beach School fire arson

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

COLONIAL BEACH, Va. – The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office has determined the former Colonial Beach Elementary School fire was an act of arson. At approximately 4 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2014, Virginia State Police Special Agent A.B. Cooke Jr., responded to the 300 block of Douglas Avenue in Colonial Beach, Va., to investigate the fire that completely destroyed the vacant, condemned structure. A preliminary

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  • Corn has bumper crop

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Sparky Crossman and his daughter Katie Myer of Laurel Springs Farm.

    This year’s bumper crop of corn may be pleasing to consumers as corn related food and non-food products’ prices spiral downward, but as prices fall so does employment and the family farmer’s ability to make a living. Because of one of the best growing seasons in recent years, the 20 percent decrease in corn prices has reached a four year low and industry experts are predicting prices will drop even

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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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Pictured above is Washington and Lee Cross County runner Alec Westall

Runners take on unfamiliar course

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Washington and Lee’s Cross Country teams traveled to Northumberland for a conference meet against Rappahannock  and Northumberland High Schools.  The unfamiliar course was described by coaches and runners as slow and challenging due to the number of hills, turns, and narrow paths through the woods.  Several runners tripped and all ran cautious.  Despite this true “cross country” course, W&L finished strong.  In the girls race, JV runner Jennifer Broglin placed

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  • Washington and Lee tops King George in overtime

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Coach Todd Jones was excited about the win.

    The Todd Jones football era at Washington & Lee High School began with a bang as the Eagles opened their season at King George with a come-from-behind win against the 4A Foxes.  W&L’s running back trio of D.J. Weldon, Dexter Thompson, and Marion Pollard combined for 415 yards and propelled the Eagles to a 46-44 victory. W&L kicked off to start the game, and the stifling Eagle defense held King

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  • Opening day for Youth Football

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The cheerleaders keeping the crowd involved

    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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First Sergeant Danny A. Jones and Deputy Antwan X. Smith accept the VLEC 2nd place award, (Sheriff’s Office 1-25 Deputies category) and the Impaired Driving Awareness Award.

Sheriff’s Office recieves awards

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) awarded the recipients of the 2013 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge (VLEC) for the best traffic safety programs in the state. The awards were presented at a luncheon that took place on September 09, 2014 during the VACP’s 89th annual Training Conference at the Roanoke Hotel in Roanoke, Va. The VLEC, celebrating its twenty-fifth year in Virginia, promotes professionalism in traffic safety and

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  • Coming full circle; A Teacher’s Story

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Katherine Stewart and her grandmother, Joyce Clayton celebrate at the 2014-2015 Education Kick-off at Westmoreland County Public Schools.

    When Joyce Clayton started teaching in 1968 in King William, the school had three Indian tribes at that time which created an interesting environment. She learned how to deal with a variety of children and their parents and eventually brought her expertise to Westmoreland County Public Schools in 1978, when she arrived as a Resource Teacher. Joyce never looked back and worked her way up to Acting Superintendent and retiring

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  • Crowds gather for crab feast in Montross

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am


    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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WYA 2nd Annual Car, Bike & Truck Show

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

On August 9th the Westmoreland Youth Association (WYA) held their 2nd Annual Car/Bike/Truck Show at the YMCA parking lot in Montross.  It was a beautiful fun filled day for all involved.  The WYA holds this annual event to raise money to purchase needed safety equipment.  This year we purchased new pants with pads and replaced shoulder pads.  We would like to thank our trophy sponsors, Northern Neck Chevrolet, Bareford Buick

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  • Radio DJ is avid supporter of Bikefest

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Ripley thanks sponsors and volunteers at the wounded warrior event held in Colonial Beach this past Sunday.

    The “First Annual Colonial Beach Bikefest” is the brainchild of several people including co-founder and radio DJ Ripley from 97.7 “Ripley on the Rocket” show broadcast in Southern MD, but heard throughout Westmoreland County in the afternoon. Southern Maryland’s only classic rock station is also Westmoreland County’s only classic rock station. Ripley, an ex-Baltimore City Police Officer, retired from the hey-days of the force in 1989 when he had a

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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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