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Jennifer Grigsby is the new Principal of Colonial Beach High School.

Grigsby takes helm at Colonial Beach High School

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Colonial Beach High School is bringing another former Drifter back to the black and gold. Jennifer Grigsby accepted the position of principal as of August 1 on the heels of Superintendent Kevin Newman’s return. Grigsby worked for Colonial Beach Public Schools for a number of years in various positions. She taught a number of science classes for CBHS including physical, earth, biology, chemistry, physics, forensics and Principles of Technology from

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Western Hoedown and auction in Kinsale a great experience

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

The Kinsale Foundation’s Western Hoedown auction and dinner at The Backdraft on Saturday night, August 9, 2014 provided a truly transfigurational experience.  All told, the evening was a work of art and very uplifting!  This major fund-raiser demonstrated how much you care, and we thank you. Folks were very kind both with pre-bids and also during the evening on items generously given by local businesses, as well as by thoughtful,

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  • Survivors continue to promote cancer awareness

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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    Peggy Mothershead has been raising money for the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life for 16 years. She was doing this many years before she herself was diagnosed with cancer. She never thought she would have cancer, but as she said, it can happen to anyone. So once again, Mothershead hosted a Cancer Awareness Program at the Art of Coffee on July 24. Though the weather was bad, many survivors and

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  • Historic Nomini Hall burns

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 am

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    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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Laslow Pickett chases down the Crusaders Qb.

Rivermen suffer first loss

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

The NN Rivermen football team was home to face the Virginia Crusaders the reigning league Champions on Saturday August 9. Both team’s defenses were their strong points in the first half. The Rivermen gave up a touchdown late in the first quarter, and created turnovers to give the offense an opportunity to score. Their offense was inside the ten yard line with less than four minutes left in the second

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  • Chasing her dreams Down Under

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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    Kathryn Beddoo, an upcoming senior at Washington and Lee High School knows running. She has spent many years practicing and racing and winning. This is why she was invited to run in two races sponsored by Down Under Sports in Australia earlier this month. In doing so, she has added another run to her list, but was also afforded the opportunity to experience many things for the very first time. 

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Titans

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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    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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Crowds gather for crab feast in Montross

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

Saturday afternoon saw about 150 people inside the Westmoreland County Fire Department in Montross bellying up to all the crabs, slaw, desert,  fixins’ and beer one could hold for only 40 bucks. As people ate, drank and got merry, the band, Black Coffee-Heavy Cream jammed inside the firehouse where people from every walk of life gathered to socialize. The lead singer of the group, Aaron Tucker Saunders, is the son

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  • Friendship and artistic talent on display at museum

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Two friends of about 50 years, both former teachers, will display artistic talents that, waiting in the wings to be developed, took flight after they retired. Theirs is the August Art and Wine event sponsored by the Westmoreland County Museum, and the Inn at Montross. It will run for a month beginning Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. with an artist’s reception at the museum and refreshments available at the

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  • Colonial Beach High Reunion

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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    The Colonial Beach graduating class of 1984 had their 30th reunion on the exact day they graduated in 1984, June 7. Eighteen classmates came together for a fun time at the High Tides Tiki Bar. High times were had by all. The old high school has burned out but their caring for each other will never burn out. Some graduates still live close to Colonial Beach. But others came from

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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

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    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

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    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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