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Many awards were given at the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Pottery by Hand, Colonial Beach business of the year

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

On the night of Wednesday, April 2 a large crowd gathered at High Tides Restaurant in Colonial Beach for the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Membership Dinner and 2013 Awards Ceremony. This dinner is held once a year in order to recognize and give awards to a number of individuals and businesses. There was a large turnout for this year’s event, with over 90 individuals in attendance. After an

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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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  • Hynson has a love of the land

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Driving through Board of Supervisor Woody Hynson’s Leedstown farm is Rockwellian in the sense of an idyllic community farm complete with several older yet fully functioning pick-up trucks, a few clean and well maintained Ford tractors and of course, a dog. “Brick Row” is complete with a home on the property that sits empty until needed and parts of broken equipment along with an older shed; this is what a

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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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  • Lady Drifters end season on a high note

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    The Lady Drifters were home to play the Lady Raiders on Feb 11. The Lady Drifters came into this game undefeated in the Conference and they wanted to keep their streak alive. The different defensive strategies [full court, half court, man to man, zone] that coach Dickerson employs is made to disrupt their opponent’s offense. They are able to change defenses from possession to possession because of the team’s ability

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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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  • Scout Sunday, Blue and Gold Banquet

    Posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Scouts participated in Scout Sunday on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Colonial Beach Baptist Church.

    Pack & Troop 258 with a few Sea Scouts participated in the Scout Sunday services on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church.  The Pack had 16 of the 23 scouts participate and the Troop had all eight members present.  The boys started with a Presentation of Flags and Pledge, and throughout the service some of the boys read verses and prayers. Following services, everyone gathered in the

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

Cub Scouts help to share the love, fun

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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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  • Spirited singers win talent contest

    Posted on October 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Ryley Combs and Katie Maxey were named winners of Extreme's Got Talent contest.

    On Sept. 26, Rylee Combs and Katie Maxey were named first place winners of the Xtreme’s Got Talent Contest sponsored by the New Life Ministries Xtreme Youth Group in Colonial Beach. The two won over the judges singing acapella. Millie McGary placed second with a liturgical dance performance, and Don Smith and Kyra Thompson placed third with a dance. “We did this as a youth outreach, designed to draw in

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