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Westmoreland County Public Schools names new superintendent

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

Dr. Michael Perry was selected as the next superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools at yesterday’s school board meeting. His new position will be effective July 1, 2015. Perry is currently the superintendent of Hertford County Public Schools (NC), a position he has held since 2012. With three decades of experience in education, Perry’s career has included serving as an assistant superintendent, executive director of student services, executive director for

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Former minister sentenced on child pornography charges

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Former Minister Edwin L. Pope was sentenced to five years with two years suspended on each of the six counts of the production of child pornography involving a child under the age of 15. He also received five years with no time suspended on one count of production of child pornography involving a 15-to-17-year-old and three years suspended on each of the possession of child pornography charges. Former Westmoreland County

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  • Revitalization close to realization: Town of Montross project continues

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Town Manager Brenda Reamy and Town Employee Dougie Norris.

    “Seems like it’s been forever, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Town Manager Brenda Reamy on the Re-vitalization project going on in the town of Montross. The project started back in 2011 and is funded by the Department of Housing Community Development. Director Jerry Davis of the Northern Neck Planning Commission serves as the project director. “Normally a management team consists of 10 to 15

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  • Angelo’s owner’s name cleared

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Bryan Oliff

      It was a long time coming, but Bryan Oliff finally had his day in court, and even though his malicious prosecution suit against Westmoreland County Deputy Anthony Darby was dismissed, no evidence or testimony stating that Oliff had knowledge or participated in the sale or use of Cocaine was ever submitted before the court. Oliff, owner of Angelo’s Pizza in Montross, has claimed his innocence since his arrest on

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Sports

Wyatt Feltner at-bat.

Colonial Beach baseball edges #1 Rappahannock 1-0 to close out regular season

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Drifters to host Round 1 game The Colonial Beach varsity baseball team wrapped up the regular season with a bang when they defeated the top-seeded Rappahannock Raiders 1-0. The Drifters’ Nick Graves allowed one hit as the pitcher, recording 10 strikeouts.  Offensively, he scored his team’s winning run against the Raiders. With two outs on the board, Graves hit a double to move to 2nd, advanced off a passed ball,

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  • Washington and Lee girls soccer extends conference record to 6-0

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Armani Henry in action.

      The Lady Eagles Varsity Soccer Team continues on their winning streak this week shutting out two conference rivals.  Coach Cole Vanover provided a breakdown of the highlights: “On Wednesday we travelled to Northumberland. It was the third time we played them. The previous two games we won 5-2 and 4-1. “It’s always very tough to beat a team three times in one season, especially on their senior night. Early

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  • Colonial Beach athlete and student Nick Graves receives Virginia High School League Achievement Award

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Nick Graves

    A tremendous worker. Dedicated. Dependable. Highly skilled. Competitive. Polite. In the words of his coaches, that’s Nick Graves. The senior standout athlete and student from Colonial Beach High School recently received the Allstate Foundation/Virginia High School League Achievement Award as the Group 1A Male Athlete of the Year. “It’s an honor being recognized with such a prestigious award. It shows hard work and dedication truly pay off,” Nick said. “To

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Lifestyles

Bill Brann, songwriter and musician.

Montross musician Bill Brann still pursuing passion

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Bill Brann, singer, songwriter and violinist and life long bluegrass musician has been playing music since 1943. Born and raised in the Callao / Harry Hogan area, Brann currently lives in Montross and has made a name for himself over the years. And he has many delightful stories to tell about his experiences as a musician. Although Brann has a built-in passion for Blue Grass, he likes all kinds of

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  • Local author inspires new Virginia state song

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.

    Students who attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in the 1970s and 1980s fondly remember the history lessons received in the Civil War lectures by Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. What those students and the general public might not realize, however, is that this same distinguished professor has spent the last five years making it possible for Virginia to have a new state song. On tax day, the Governor of

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  • A fighter from the earliest age: Westmoreland girl overcomes odds to embrace gift of life

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Little Paetynn Vaughan

    Paetynn Vaughan bounces around and plays and interacts with her surroundings like most any two-years-old. In fact, if you didn’t know any better, you would think she was born like most children, screaming and crying after the doctor’s slap and ready for a solid dosage of supplement. But Paetynn Vaughan wouldn’t be so lucky. Her battle of survival and beating the odds came from her own willingness to fight and

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Entertainment

Memorial Day Weekend dinner from Kinsale

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Friday, May 22. Cople District VFD’s Coles Point substation (corner of Coles Point Road and Tucker Hill Road) will be the scene of pick-up (5-7 p.m.) for the Kinsale Firemen’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Friday totally delicious grilled chicken dinners. This is all take-out. Home delivery is also available at 5 p.m. by calling IN ADVANCE to Lynn King (804-214-0955) with name, address, number of dinners.

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  • Exploring Kinsale as part of Historic Garden Week

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Homeowners gathered at a party in their honor at the home of Betsy and George Sisson held Sunday, April 12.

    It’s time once again for Historic Garden Week across the Commonwealth and this year the Garden Club of the Northern Neck invites you to “Explore the Treasures of Kinsale” in Westmoreland County. The tour will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 10am until 4pm, rain or shine. Five lovely homes in Kinsale and Hague are featured and may be visited in any order after you purchase a ticket at

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  • Kinsale Strawberry Festival, May 9

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Service with a smile --  Kinsale servers love sharing luscious strawberries with neighbors for a very good cause -- to help raise funds so Cople District VFD can continue to save lives and property.

    Strawberries galore (and homemade shortcake too) are coming to Kinsale for YOU on Mother’s Day Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 10-3 for the 5th annual Kinsale Strawberry Festival, a fund-raiser for Cople District VFD. So much will be going on in Kinsale you’ll want to spend quite awhile in town, having fun and listening to music by Black Coffee and Heavy Cream (11-3), at events stretching from the Firehouse to

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