Today's Top Story


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

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News


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

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story
  • 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,

    Read Full Story


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

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story



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

Read Full Story
  • 2014 Senior Lifestyle

    Posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Check out our 2014_Senior_Lifestyle Tab

    Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story


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

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day