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Northern Neck Food Bank hosted Open House

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Last Wednesday the Northern Neck Food Bank hosted a special open-house event for both a fundraiser and a community outreach at their base of operations. The Food Bank has committed themselves to providing fresh, nutritious produce for those in need and has been a main supplier for many food pantries throughout the Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond, Middlesex and Essex County areas.  Lance Barton, the Director of the NNFB, spoke about

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Colonial Beach Town Official charged with trespassing

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Code Enforcement Official Teresa Davis was charged with trespassing following a complaint by the owner of 320 First Street Carl Springer. At the March 28 Town Council meeting, town officials discussed the issue, publicly, with respect to providing Davis with the funds to obtain representation for the case. Four of the six council members at the meeting voted to allow up to $4000 for her attorney. Linda Brubaker and Wanda

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  • Vote for Colonial Beach man to be next Voice contestant

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm


    Colonial Beach resident James Grigsby is in the top 25 for the NBC4 Voice contest. As part of the top 25, Grigsby is now counting on the public to be the judges and vote him in to the top four. These 25 videos are now online and to continue on to the next level, he needs votes. The top four will advance to the grand prize judging round and the

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  • Crossman chooses a life of farming over football

    Posted on April 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    William ‘Sparky’ Crossman claims he “eats, sleeps and thinks” agriculture, but to look at him, one understands he also realizes the importance of looking and being fit, well groomed and dressed for an important upcoming meeting at Doubletree Hotel in the Richmond area. Sparky is a fifth generation farmer having been born to his father’s farm in the now Dulles Airport area then an ex-horse farm near Middleburg, VA. Taxes,

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Terrin Dickerson (#3, Senior) hitting the ball to the fence.

Drifters fly faster than the Eagles

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Last Thursday, the Eagles’ Varsity Baseball team went against the Colonial Beach Drifters on the Washington and Lee field. The Eagles started off the game by striking out the first Drifter to bat. However, as the game progressed, the Eagles’ pitches began to deteriorate, which was a major deciding factor in the outcome of the game. After striking out the first batter, Colonial Beach’s Kamron Smith (#4, Junior) hit the

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  • Chancellor charges past the Eagles

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Last Thursday, the Eagles Varsity Baseball team faced off against the Chancellor Chargers for their second home game of the season. After a short delay, both teams shared the field in order to warm up for their upcoming match. The most notable player on Chancellor’s team was the big, lean, Jason Morgan (#10), a senior for Chancellor who has already been accepted to play ball in a North Carolina institution

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  • Battle in the Drifter Dome raises funds

    Posted on March 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Colonial Beach and King George faculty and staff faced off in a fundraising basketball battle.

    The staff of Colonial Beach Elementary School and King George Middle School came to battle on the 26th of February in the Drifter Dome. A battle of basketball that is, to help raise money for the CBES Revitalization Fund! King George Middle School Principal Kevin Newman, who is a former CBES principal, coached his faculty to a hard fought 49-46 loss at the end of four quarters. Principal Mary Fisher

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NNK Christian Men’s Breakfast

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

Saturday, April 12 the Northern Neck Christian Men held their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Carmel UMC – it’s been going on for 10+ years. This year they made more than $500 that will be distributed to various county charities. From left: Dave Singstock, John Golden, Don Rawlings, Pastor Reggie Rumburg, Billy Sydnor, Russ Culver, and John Sydnor.

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  • Newton works for new center

    Posted on February 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Eighty-five year old Lucius Calvin Newton of Montross is a loyal, dedicated and hard working community volunteer. He dutifully helps others in the community whether the task is requested or not! If a neighbor is in need of a ride to church, the doctor’s office or the near-by supermarket, he smiles, and performs the task as he shares a story of his life growing up as a young man in

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  • 2014 Senior Lifestyle

    Posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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Lakia Jones, 5th grade WDES, clay sculpture “Swan & Frog with Floating Flower” – 1st place

Student Art show winners

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Elementary Schools: 1st place- Lakia Jones (WDES 5th grade) Swan and Frog with floating flower sculpture; 2nd place- Lydia Hawkins (WDES 1st grade) Duck with Ducklings; 3rd place- Aaliyah James (CES 5th grade) Open Mouth Fish. Montross Middle School: 1st place-Cristian Flores (7th grade) Blue Heron in the Grass; 2nd place- KJ Hickman (7th grade) Chorus Line; 3rd place- Odalys Bustamante (8th grade) Swamp Bird. W&L High School: 1st place-

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  • Cub Scouts help to share the love, fun

    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    than Pratt was eager for guests to sample the fondue at the ‘Because I Love You’ Dinner.

    Love was in the air on Friday night as Cub Scout Pack 258 hosted a ‘Because I love you’ dinner at the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad as a fundraiser. Highlights of the night came from not only the young men standing at the door with white shirts and red bow ties handing out boxes of candy for the ladies, but also from the elderly couple who poked fun at each

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  • How Plants “Do It”

    Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Helen Hamilton is also the author of “Wildflowers and Grasses of Virginia’s Coastal Plain.”

    The public is invited to hear biologist and master gardener Helen Hamilton describe “How They Do It: Plant Sex” when the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) meets at noon on Thursday, February 20th at the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) Hall on SR 200 in Wicomico Church. Hamilton has taught high school science and surveyed plants for the U.S. National Park Service. She was on the

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