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​Jon Landis, Andrew Harrison, Bernie Stanley of the Shockhoe Solar Co. with Delphine and Richard Daiger in front of their new Solar Panel.

Tidwells couple shines spotlight on cleaner energy with installation of solar panels

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Richard and Delphine Daiger, residents of Tidwells since 2008, have come up with their own plan of embracing the “green movement,” or the clean production of energy using wind, water flow or the sun. By having solar panels installed at their home to generate their electrical needs, their plan is to produce enough electricity to “build a credit” with Northern Neck Electric Co-op (NNEC) by sending the unused extra power

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Colonial Beach Town Council votes 6-1 to turn off Ustream video for council work sessions

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Even though he called for transparency in government while running for election, Eddie Blunt, the new vice-mayor of Colonial Beach, has had the Ustream video turned off for all town council work sessions. Two years ago, the council began streaming all council meetings on the town’s Ustream account. This service is used by many citizens of the town, particularly with work sessions, due to other obligations that do not allow

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  • Montross Middle School named a GEAR UP School

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia is one of just ten states recently awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), sixteen school districts in Virginia were selected to participate in the program. Montross Middle School is one of the grant recipients. “Expanding access

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  • Congressman Rob Wittman to guest host The John Fredericks Morning Radio Show

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      It’s The Rob Wittman Show. Round three.Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) will guest host The John Fredericks Morning Radio Show for the third time on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Wittman last commanded the microphone as a guest host for Fredericks in April 2014. The John Fredericks Morning Show is heard on WHKT AM 1650 in Hampton Roads and WNTW AM “The Answer” in Richmond and throughout Central

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Washington and Lee's Amy Saunders launches the ball over Rappahannock's Megan Elbourn for the attempted shot.

Rappahannock girls varsity basketball team defeats Washington and Lee 54-28

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Despite another late-game burst from the Washington and Lee Eagles, the Rappahannock Lady Raiders controlled the first three quarters of play to coast to victory, 54-28. W&L sank more shots in the final quarter than they did in the first three periods of play, with five players combining for 15 points in the fourth, including five from Rynesha Goode. But Rappahannock contained the Eagles to a five-point first half, and

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  • Colonial Beach Lady Drifters notch three straight, dominate top conference rivals

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Emily Parks shows her range with a three pointer.

    The Colonial Beach varsity girls team rebounded from a close loss to Caroline in the past week with three dominant victories, including two over top conference rivals Northumberland and Rappahannock. Hosting their opponents all of last week, the Lady Drifters on Tuesday took on the Cavaliers and fell by a mere three points in a 52-49 defeat. The Lady Drifters turned their luck around to command Wednesday evening’s matchup, out-scoring

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  • Colonial Beach varsity girls basketball squad defeats Rappahannock 70-41, gets Northumberland tonight

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Colonial Beach put together a commanding performance to defeat the visiting Lady Raiders 70-41 with four of their Lady Drifters scoring in the double-digits. Sydni Carey tallied up 12 points in the first quarter to help her team lead the Raiders 14-6. In the second period, Meredith Slaw led the Raiders’ charge with a seven-point effort, but Carey, Kenzie Cox and Alexia Wilson combined for 16 points to extend the

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Pat Ralson, Wishes and Dreams owner, with a hand-painted desk by local artist Connie Ihlenseld.

Wishes and dreams fulfilled at Colonial Beach

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Two Chief Master Sergeants found their way from the Pentagon to Colonial Beach in 1988.  Gary and Pat Ralston retired from the Air Force and moved to the third generation vacation spot of Gary’s family.  They had spent most of their careers in Arlington, with Gary having 34 years in the military and Pat having 26 years. When the building that is now Wishes and Dreams became available, Gary wasted

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  • Celebrating Robert E. Lee’s 208th birthday at Stratford Hall

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:31 am

    From left: musicians Laureen Smith, Doug Marshall and Tina Buchanan.

    Stratford Hall, home of the Lee family, hosted the birthday commemoration of General Robert E. Lee on January 17.  This year marks the 208th year anniversary of Lee’s birth at Stratford Hall on January 19. Four generations of Lees lived at Stratford Hall, including two signers of the Declaration of Independence.  The Lees were a powerful family of the ruling Virginians of the times. Although Lee moved from Stratford Hall

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  • Cook-off kicks off Relay for Life for counties of Richmond, Essex and Westmoreland

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Winners at the chili cook-off: Liz Nash (left), Joyce Coates, Emily Wise and Clarissa Francis.

    The American Cancer Society Relay of Life is the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer.  It unites people who have battled cancer, lost loved ones and are taking action to conquer cancer once and for all. This year, the Relay for Life is incorporating the counties of Westmoreland, Richmond and Essex. The Co-Chairpersons for 2015 are Charles Self, Connie Allen and Arita Smith. The 2015 fundraising started with a

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Contest gives students opportunity to embrace their inner-sleuth

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:18 pm

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library announces its first-ever “Northern Neck History Detectives Poster Contest” for public, private, and home school students in grades 4-6 in Lancaster, Richmond, Northumberland, and Westmoreland counties.  Students are invited to submit creative artworks about local history in the colonial and revolutionary periods.  Contest Chairman Laurie McCord says, “We want students to imagine traveling back in time to the 1700s, especially during the lifetimes

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  • Visions By Shirl Will Soon Expand Studio and Gallery Space

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Growing Pains sign

    Watch for a Grand Opening Soon!  The small Colonial Beach studio run by Shirley Rush, which is located at 116 Hawthorn St., will soon expand into the larger adjoining building which is now vacant.  For almost four years Colonial Beach artist Shirley Rush has been operating a tiny studio and gallery on Hawthorn St. in a little shop next to the public parking lot by the Colonial Beach Museum and

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  • Colonial Beach School of Rock Concert, January 17

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Sleepless December

    The Colonial Beach School of Rock Concert, promoted by Straight Shooter Promtion (CBVA) in conjunction with Power Jam Music Alliance and the Maryland State Arts Council, will feature events that  are Drug, Alcohol and Obscenity Free at Colonial Beach High School, 100 First St., Colonial Beach, VA 22443, January 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. The  CBVA Winter Concert includes: Alternative Rock; Pop Punk; Punk Rock; Indie, with a taste

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