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Above, individuals and representatives of their organizations holding plaques awarded by the Dickerson’s. Below, Major John Hoover with Jeryl Dickerson Sr.

Dickerson’s recognize rescue and recovery efforts

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The July 14 Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting was extraordinary in that county resident Jeryl Dickerson Sr. and family stood to recognize the efforts of rescue and law enforcement personnel in the search for the late Jeryl Dickerson Jr. who recently passed away. The room was silent as those in attendance reflected on the Dickerson family’s loss and erupted in applause over those recognized and Jeryl Sr.’s strength as

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Historic Nomini Hall burns

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 am

About 3:30 a.m. on July 22, Cople District Volunteer Fire Department answered a call to 189 Fithians La. at Nomini Hall and what a fire it was. Fortunately, no one was home. This same address had a major fire back in 2013. Cople Assistant Chief Todd Padgett said that the fire was so intense and engulfed so much of the home, units from every fire/rescue division in Westmoreland County were

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  • Detour in place for Mattox Creek Bridge

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Route 205 is currently closed to traffic at Mattox Creek Bridge. The route will be closed so barriers, equipment and temporary traffic signals can be staged for the bridge replacement project. The bridge will re-open by 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19. Message boards have been posted to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure. Detour signs will also be posted to guide motorists to Route 3 and Route 301

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  • Jewel Hudson finds joy in creating pottery

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:00 am


    Jewel Hudson’s description of pottery-making sounds intriguing enough to want to try it. “It’s like Christmas every time you open the kiln after the final firing,” she said with her sparkling smile. “You can use the same clay, the same glaze and fire it in the same way, yet the coloring comes out different. There are also endless color combinations of clays and glazes you can use, so every piece

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Rivermen defense swarms the Titans Qb.

Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Titans

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

In their second game of the season, the Northern Neck Rivermen were pushed to the last seconds against the Virginia Titans. The game started rather easily for the Rivermen; their defense put the Titans in a passing situation and linebacker Sid Thompson picked off the short pass over the middle to give them good field position. The offense wasted little time getting into goal to go yardage; Adeola Ogunwenmo burst

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  • Colonial Beach girls basketball player Sydni Carey looks to improve for next season and beyond

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm


    Rising high school senior Sydni Carey was described as a blessing when she transferred to Colonial Beach and signed up with the girls basketball team this past season. While Carey was a headache for opponents much like her family members before her, the aspiring college basketball player said her work to improve by next season is already underway. “I know going into my senior year I’m going to give it

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  • Jones to be new Washington and Lee Football Coach

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Todd Jones has been named the next football coach at Washington & Lee after serving four seasons at Pulaski. The Eagles are weeks before the season, but Jones says all the players will be key to moving forward with the program. “They have to understand how important they all will be to our success,” Jones said. “It’s going to take them all and they need to understand that.” Jones spent

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Montross Health Clinic celebrates 20 years

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

For those who need medical assistance but are uninsured and financially deprived, Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Montross could truly be what the doctor ordered. Every other Thursday from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m., they offer a full service medical clinic and prescription services. The clinic is an outreach program of the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic located in Kilmarnock. The Montross clinic celebrated its 20th year anniversary

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  • Garden Club of the Northern Neck presents three Beautification Awards

    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Garden of honorees William and Joan Dawson in Hague.

    The Garden Club of the Northern Neck presented its biannual Beautification Awards last month to three outstanding examples of landscaping and improvement of surroundings by civic, commercial, educational or professional establishments in the Northern Neck, according to Jane Henley, Conservation and Beautification Committee Chair. Honorees were Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Irvington (Lancaster County), the Town of Warsaw (Richmond County), and garden of William and Joan Dawson in Hague (Westmoreland County). Damon S.

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  • Jones takes food on the road

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Mark Jones, born and raised in Westmoreland County, has brought one more dimension to the eating pleasures that can be found in the Northern Neck. From BBQ to Angus beef burgers and then to blackened scallops, Jones has years of experience in whetting the appetites of those he serves. Jones has been catering private dinners for a little over a year and recently purchased a food unit in hopes of

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Shark Tooth Island event to remember

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Saturday, July 12 was a warm and sunny day, perfect for all those who gathered on Shark Tooth Island for live music, good food and good fun. For the third year in a row, Fredericksburg area band, Swamp Trash, played on Shark Tooth Island. Becky Morgans, who organized the event, ferried the band out to the island on their pontoon boat. After a day of music and fun, the band

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  • Kinsale celebrates July fourth

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    The July 4th celebration in the town of Kinsale was a sight to behold for those raised in cities and suburbs because the entire event was a page out of a story book of old Americana. The mid-town gazebo had live music from a local band, a food wagon with remarkably good eats, families galore sitting and chatting and people generally strolling through the town at a leisurely pace taking

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  • Wounded Warrior event is a success

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    The 6th annual Battle at the Beach was held this past weekend at American Legion Post 148 in Colonial Beach. Ambassador for the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) James Harrison noted that this wounded warrior event was held to help support the wounded bomb technicians who have served us. They had hoped to raise enough funds to help support 3 families. The day’s activities ended up netting $4050 for this cause.

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