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Westmoreland supervisors vote down dormitory proposal

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted down a motion to convert an unused building into dormitory housing for migrant workers. The proposition was to convert a currently abandoned nursing home into a dormitory outfitted to house 30 occupants. The proposal was to have the building suited for male farm workers. Many local residents came to the meeting to voice their opinions on the matter.  A little over the

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Plea agreement entered in shooting incident at party

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

Oldhams resident Jamal Brown entered an Alford plea agreement with the prosecution for several felony charges filed against him for a shooting incident. Charges included two counts of malicious wounding, one count of attempted murder, two counts of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a violent felon and maliciously shooting into an occupied vehicle. The incident occurred on May 26, 2013 at Brown’s

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  • Colonial Beach Town Council seeks information on demolition order regarding former high school

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    All members of the Colonial Beach Town Council and the town mayor were shocked by the letter of demolition sent from town code compliance official Teresa Davis. At the regular October meeting all members of the council said they had no prior knowledge of the letter sent on September 26. This letter advised the school that they must demolish the building at 315 Douglas Avenue within 30 days. The building

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  • Man sustains minor injuries from accident in Hampton Hall Bridge area involving deer

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Last Thursday, a man hopped on his 2001 Harley-Davison Sportster with plans to ride to New York but only 10 minutes into his trip, struck a deer on Rt. 202 on the Westmoreland County side of Hampton Hall Bridge. Virginia State Trooper W. Davis responded to the scene and said, “It appears the deer ran down a slope and struck the bike rider, but the rider only suffered minor injuries.

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Sports

Washington & Lee’s Hasan Gill and Alec Westall

Results for W&L runners from Fredericksburg All Area Cross Country Meet

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:34 pm

The Washington and Lee Cross Country teams participated in the Fredericksburg All Area Cross Country Meet on Thursday, October 16.  The event held at Fredericksburg Christian High School hosted 14 high schools in the local region with over 350 runners.  The All-Area designation is given to the top 20 runners.   Finishing in 7th place for the boys varsity was W&L Eagle Hasan Gill with a personal record time of

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  • Washington and Lee Eagles varsity football team takes down Northumberland, improves to 7-0

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Washington & Lee’s Marion Pollard shrugs off defenders.

    In a penalty-plagued match up against the undefeated Washington & Lee Eagles, the Northumberland varsity football team was dealt the short end of the stick as they lost 27-0.  Penalties killed a couple of drives by both teams, but three flags called back three apparent Northumberland touchdowns. The top-ranked visiting Eagles from Montross took the opening kickoff and made it look easy with a two-play 53-yard drive.  Halfback Ramani Goode

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  • Essex over Colonial Beach, 28-20

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

    The Drifters’ Lamar Lucas scored all three of his team’s touchdowns Friday night.

    Northern Neck District football fans got a treat Friday night as Essex fought off a scrappy Colonial Beach team to earn a homecoming victory, 28-20, in Tappahannock. Colonial Beach fought to the last, keeping the highly-rated Essex squad on its toes in game sure to have playoff implications.  Both teams are now 5-2 overall, but Essex remains perfect in the district, 2-0, while Colonial Beach falls to 1-1. Trojan quarterback

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Lifestyles

Muscle cars speed off the starting grid and battle for the victory on Colonial Beach Dragway.

Soaring speeds in Colonial Beach: Dragstrip a local source of thrills and high-octane action

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

A roaring, sustained explosion accompanied by the acrid odor of burnt rubber and the sonic wave that follows is not the result of a bomb blast, but the wildly designed race cars that burn the asphalt at Colonial Beach Dragway. The cars here today are so rip-roaring fast, it’s difficult to get a picture of one as the ‘Christmas tree’ that green lights the race as ‘on’ signals the drivers

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  • Colonial Beach Rescue Squad wins multiple awards at Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads convention

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A delegation from Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, including 10 Junior members, admires the awards that they collected at the recent annual convention of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads. CBVRS was one of the highest decorated squads in attendance.

    Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad was, once again, one of the most highly decorated squads at the annual Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS) convention, held recently in Virginia Beach. At the awards banquet, CBVRS won the following honors: • Rescue Call of the Year • First Place – Promotion of Safety Award • First Place – Website • First Place – Junior Scrapbook • First Place – Marching

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  • Northern Neck Technical Center students win awards at state fair

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The Northern Neck Technical Center recently had several programs participate in various competitions at the recent State Fair of Virginia. The Horticulture program finished 4th in the Horticulture display. (group picture attached) Andre Brown (RHS) and Malik Martin (EHS) placed 5th in Agriscience Demonstration at the State Fair with their presentation of constructing a Living Wreath. Elizabeth McKinley (EHS) placed first in the youth arts and crafts division for plant

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Entertainment

Church Brief

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Pastor Charles V. Payton and the Morning Star Baptist Church family cordially invite you to share in the setting apart to gospel ministry for Sister Karen Ashton on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. Karen is the daughter of Margie & Ernest Ashton of Tappahannock, Virginia.

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  • October’s Art and Wine Featured Artist: Faith Gaillot

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Faith Gaillot with one of her favorite pen and ink with watercolor drawings.

    Faith Gaillot’s striking artwork that combines pen and ink drawings with watercolor will be on display at Westmoreland County Museum for its October Wine and Art event held in association with The Inn at Montross. The show opens Wednesday, Oct. 8 with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. where Gaillot, who is largely self-taught and enjoys explaining her techniques, just may share some tips with attendees. Gaillot’s innate

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  • Eagles’ runner wins Cross Country race

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The Washington and Lee Eagles cross country teams are running full speed for this 2014 season.  Three weeks until the Conference 43 tournament, the Boys team remains solid with a fantastic core group of young men, all of whom are continuously improving.   Several season personal records were achieved at the home meet Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Hasan Gill led the pack with a 5k time of 17:39, followed by

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