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Water contamination for Colonial Beach adds to troubles

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:18 am

Eclipsing even the ongoing issue of funding the school system, the town of Colonial Beach spent part of last week under a boil water notice due to test results from earlier in July. A sample taken from a home on Mimosa Avenue tested positive for Escherichia coli, more commonly known as e coli. It is found in the intestines of warm-blooded organisms. Studies of e coli have found traces of

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Survivors continue to promote cancer awareness

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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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  • Historic Nomini Hall burns

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 am


    About 3:30 a.m. on July 22, Cople District Volunteer Fire Department answered a call to 189 Fithians La. at Nomini Hall and what a fire it was. Fortunately, no one was home. This same address had a major fire back in 2013. Cople Assistant Chief Todd Padgett said that the fire was so intense and engulfed so much of the home, units from every fire/rescue division in Westmoreland County were

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  • Detour in place for Mattox Creek Bridge

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Route 205 is currently closed to traffic at Mattox Creek Bridge. The route will be closed so barriers, equipment and temporary traffic signals can be staged for the bridge replacement project. The bridge will re-open by 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19. Message boards have been posted to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure. Detour signs will also be posted to guide motorists to Route 3 and Route 301

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Chasing her dreams Down Under

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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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  • Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Titans

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Rivermen defense swarms the Titans Qb.

    In their second game of the season, the Northern Neck Rivermen were pushed to the last seconds against the Virginia Titans. The game started rather easily for the Rivermen; their defense put the Titans in a passing situation and linebacker Sid Thompson picked off the short pass over the middle to give them good field position. The offense wasted little time getting into goal to go yardage; Adeola Ogunwenmo burst

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  • Colonial Beach girls basketball player Sydni Carey looks to improve for next season and beyond

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm


    Rising high school senior Sydni Carey was described as a blessing when she transferred to Colonial Beach and signed up with the girls basketball team this past season. While Carey was a headache for opponents much like her family members before her, the aspiring college basketball player said her work to improve by next season is already underway. “I know going into my senior year I’m going to give it

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Westmoreland Ladies Brave New River Gorge

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

During the week of July 21, four Westmoreland ladies and two companions set out for a challenging adventure in the high country of West Virginia, specifically the New River Gorge.  Their destination was “Adventures on the Gorge”, an all-inclusive family resort located on the rim of the New River.  These adventurous souls are the stellar members of the Women’s Expeditionary Trailblazers International (WETBI), and they had their pick of a

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  • Westmoreland County Public Schools Calendar

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Wednesday, July 30 Summer Holiday for Students Thursday, July 31 Summer Holiday for Students Friday, August 1 Summer Holiday for Students Monday, August 4 Summer Holiday for Students Tuesday, August 5 Summer Holiday for Students Wednesday, August 6 Summer Holiday for Students Thursday, August 7 Summer Holiday for Students Friday, August 8 Summer Holiday for Students Monday, August 11 Summer Holiday for Students Tuesday, August 12 Summer Holiday for Students

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  • Montross Health Clinic celebrates 20 years

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm


    For those who need medical assistance but are uninsured and financially deprived, Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Montross could truly be what the doctor ordered. Every other Thursday from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m., they offer a full service medical clinic and prescription services. The clinic is an outreach program of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic located in Kilmarnock. The Montross clinic celebrated its 20th year anniversary

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Shark Tooth Island event to remember

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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


    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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  • Wounded Warrior event is a success

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    The 6th annual Battle at the Beach was held this past weekend at American Legion Post 148 in Colonial Beach. Ambassador for the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) James Harrison noted that this wounded warrior event was held to help support the wounded bomb technicians who have served us. They had hoped to raise enough funds to help support 3 families. The day’s activities ended up netting $4050 for this cause.

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