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Montross Town Council honored the late Mayor R. David O’Dell and his family at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

Montross Town Council retires gavel of late mayor R. David O’Dell, Jr.

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

Town officials on February 24, 2015 retired the gavel of the late R. David O’Dell, Jr, the longest-serving Mayor and Councilmember for the Town of Montross. O’Dell passed away on December 31, 2014. He had dedicated 34 years to his beloved Montross as a public servant on both the town council and planning commission. Council had made the decision to retire O’Dell’s gavel because of his long-running service to Montross,

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Virginia Department of Transportation ready to treat, clear roads in Fredericksburg District

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

Virginia Department of Transportation crews with nearly 900 pieces of available equipment are ready to treat and clear roads this afternoon as a winter storm moves across the 14-county Fredericksburg District. Road conditions are currently clear in most of the Fredericksburg area, with ice beginning to appear on primary roads in Stafford County, which is experiencing sleet and freezing rain. Road conditions are clear and wet in the Northern Neck

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  • Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting March 9

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

    CORRECTION: Calendar item in this week’s edition of the Westmoreland News should have read “Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors Regular/Land Use Meeting Monday, March 9, George D. English, Sr. Memorial Building, 111 Polk St., Montross, 6 p.m.

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  • 2016 Montross elections moved to November

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

      The Virginia General Assembly this year passed legislation that moves the date of election for members of Montross Town Council from May to November, beginning in 2016. Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy said that, about three elections ago, they started talking about the cost that would be passed on to the localities that were having elections at an odd time. “Because that was the only election, somebody had to

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Sports

The Essex and Washington and Lee basketball teams and W&L cheerleaders held a prayer circle in honor of the late Danny Jones, Jr. last Monday.

Washington and Lee boys basketball coach George Hunter reflects on successes, his players’ growth and challenges throughout the 2014-15 season

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

For the Washington and Lee boys basketball team, the 2014-2015 season ended all too soon. But it was a strong run nonetheless, as the Eagles finished the year 12-7 and ended the regular season on a high note with two big victories over Lancaster and Northumberland, who ranked 1 and 2, respectively, in the conference. Washington and Lee’s run came to an end in the conference quarterfinals when they were

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  • No. 1 Colonial Beach girls basketball advances to Region 1A East Semifinals

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Emily Parks hits a short jump over a defender.

    The Colonial Beach Lady Drifters were at home versus the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Lady Dragons in the 1A East Regional quarterfinals on Monday, March 2. The Lady Drifters took an early five-point lead only to have the visitors make the score close at the end of the first period (9-8). After a long three-pointer, the Lady Dragons were ahead by two with five minutes left in the half. A

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  • Colonial Beach girls, Essex boys win Conference 43 basketball championships

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Sydni Carey of Colonial Beach. File photo.

    On one side, the expected winner hoisted the trophy. On the other, a sixth-seeded team overcame the top three ranked squads in the conference en route to their huge victory in the finals. For girls basketball, No. 1 Colonial Beach grew their lead from a two-point, 20-18 advantage halftime to beat the No. 2 Rappahannock Raiders 46-33 in the Conference 43 finals at Lancaster High School. The Lady Drifters, also

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Lifestyles

​Lylly with two of her “foster pups.”

Washington District Elementary student, King George Animal Rescue League volunteer giving critters a second chance

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:35 am

Lylly Bates inherited more than her uniquely spelled first name from her mother, Jinnifer.  Lylly inherited a deep rooted love for animals, and like her mother, is dedicating her energy and knowledge into carving out a lifetime of service for improving animals’ lives. Lylly, 10, and has taken action with her serious plans for her involvement with the King George Animal Rescue League.  Her mother is the coordinator for KGARL’s

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  • Dogs found on Mulberry Lane

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Two dogs were found on Mulberry Lane on Saturday, Feb. 28. One is a pitbull, the other a German Shepherd. Shepherd ran off, pitbull still around. Call 804 472-3169 if anyone lost their dogs.

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  • Rappahannock Community College hosts air quality presentation

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    A representative of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Alison Rockwell, came to Rappahannock Community College on February 11 to make a preliminary report on the NCAR project WINTER: Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity. The project, based at Langley Research Center in Hampton, was initiated at the beginning of February, and will continue through March 15. It uses a C-130 research aircraft—a “flying laboratory”—to study the variations

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Entertainment

University of Mary Washington events open to the public through May 2015

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  Note:  All events are held at 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.   Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, June 7   Spotlight Exhibition, Melchers’ The Crimson Rambler, exemplifies how the garden as subject matter was ideally suited to Melchers’ adoption of impressionistic painting; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; daily 10 a.m – 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, through March 31 museum closes at 4

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  • Free Lasagna dinner in Oak Grove

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Free Lasagna dinner, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oak Grove 224-7309. Friday February 27 5:30 – 7:00. Everyone is welcome!

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  • Understanding consequences, causes of flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Dr. Ivor van Heerden

    The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum continues the 2015 Winter/Spring lecture series with Dr. Ivor van Heerden’s presentation of “Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later, and Lessons Learned.”  The lecture will be on Monday, March 2 and begins at 7:00 PM in Festival Halle located at 177 Main Street in Reedville, VA. Dr. Ivor van Heerden played a key role in the dissemination of information related to the consequences and causes of the

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