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Town of Colonial Beach drinking water warning

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

DRINKING WATER WARNING Town of Colonial Beach Water System BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING   Our water system testing recently detected a fecal indicator (E. coli)* in our water.  As our customers, you are being notified to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. On July 8, 2014, we collected a water sample that tested positive for E. coli.   What should I do?  What

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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

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    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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  • From the community to the community

    Posted on July 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    The Westmoreland Ruritan Club was out and about recently handing out Rudy Bears to the Sheriff’s Office, Rescue Squad and Fire Department. These Rudy Bears, or Ruritan Bears, are used to give to frightened children or the elderly in emergencies. They are often given on-scene to calm those involved down. All three departments were appreciative for the donation of the bears and noted that unfortunately, these bears were often used.

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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

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    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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  • Colonial Beach 2008-2009 State Championship team reunites

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    The 2009 Colonial Beach boys’ basketball team returned to where it all started on Saturday to celebrate winning the Group A, Division I State title. Pictured from left, Steve Swope, Tristan “TT” Carey, Jarrod Flores, Jonathan Parker, Jamel Dickerson, Kevin Swope, Thomas Perry, Dylan Farinet and Alex Gorfida.

    Coaches, players and members of the 2009 Colonial Beach Boys’ Basketball Team (27-3) smiled and laughed Saturday afternoon during their reunion near the Potomac River. After all, how could anyone not smile? The team won the school’s first boys’ state basketball championship defeating Eastern Montgomery, 77-75. “It was the greatest career experience I’ve ever had in my life,” former coach Steve Swope said. “It was exhilarating.” On Saturday, Swope called

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Lifestyles

Garden of honorees William and Joan Dawson in Hague.

Garden Club of the Northern Neck presents three Beautification Awards

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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

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    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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  • Boat Parade honors author Sherryl Woods

    Posted on June 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    #1 New York Times best-selling author Sherryl Woods has been selected to be the grand marshal of this year’s Festival Boat Parade on Sunday, June 8 at 1 p.m., the final big event of the town’s annual Potomac River Festival weekend. The best viewing is front and center on the Town Pier where each vessel and its captain will be introduced.  This year’s theme is Potomac River Party Palooza. So,

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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

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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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  • Metal man to exhibit at County museum

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

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    Most of us have, at one time or another, looked at a cloud or a piece of driftwood and seen a flower or a fish or a face. That’s what Page Winter of Zacata does, only he sees what bits and pieces of scrap metal could become, and turns them into amazing whimsical sculptures. Winter will display some of the fanciful art pieces that come into being under his creative

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