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Board of Supervisors meeting spells trouble for Westmoreland

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 11:30 am

The April 14 Westmoreland County Board of Supervisor’s meeting was a bit lively with some heartfelt, serious issues discussed with gusto. The issues ranged from drastic cuts to Westmoreland County road funding to the owner of the Kinsale Marina wanting to fund a revitalizing measure via construction of a six unit apartment complex with a total of 24 residents that doubles as a hotel/motel for those visiting the marina and

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Students and the community have come together to support W&L teacher Cole Vanover against being transferred to the middle school.

Eagles flock to protect beloved Teacher and Faculty Member

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Westmoreland County Public Schools recently sent out letters in sealed envelopes to approximately ten employees of various positions within their school system. The employees were informed in these letters that they would be transferred to another school within the county in the upcoming school year. One of these employees was Cole Vanover, a physical education teacher at Washington and Lee High School, as well as the head instructor of Washington

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Kathryn Beddoo has been asked to represent Virginia in two international race competitions in Australia.

The road to Oz

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

It is a wonderful thing when someone shines so bright that the community is given the opportunity to help them reach their dreams. It is even more wonderful when the community takes that opportunity and makes a dream a reality. This is most certainly the case for Washington and Lee High School Junior, Kathryn Beddoo. Beddoo has been asked to represent the state of Virginia in two international race competitions

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  • Drifters fly faster than the Eagles

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Terrin Dickerson (#3, Senior) hitting the ball to the fence.

    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

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  • 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

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Easter Extravaganza

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:56 am

All over the county this weekend Easter Egg hunts provided fun and sweet treats. Egg hunts were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church, in Kinsale and in Colonial Beach.  The weekend before, the Easter bunny visited Montross.             

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  • NNK Christian Men’s Breakfast

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:00 am


    Saturday, April 12 the Northern Neck Christian Men held their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Carmel UMC – it’s been going on for 10+ years. This year they made more than $500 that will be distributed to various county charities. From left: Dave Singstock, John Golden, Don Rawlings, Pastor Reggie Rumburg, Billy Sydnor, Russ Culver, and John Sydnor.

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  • 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

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P. Allen Smith will give a presentation at Stratford Hall April 27.

Stratford Hall’s Garden Day and Cabin Walk

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Stratford Hall will be presenting a special Garden Day and Cabin Walk event in conjunction with Historic Garden Week in Virginia. Join us on April 27, 2014, for a day of tours and presentations. Nationally known gardening expert P. Allen Smith will be giving a presentation followed by a book signing. Will Rieley, the Garden Club of Virginia’s landscape architect, will be giving a presentation on historic garden restoration. “Gardens

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  • Student Art show winners

    Posted on April 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Lakia Jones, 5th grade WDES, clay sculpture “Swan & Frog with Floating Flower” – 1st place

    Elementary Schools: 1st place- Lakia Jones (WDES 5th grade) Swan and Frog with floating flower sculpture; 2nd place- Lydia Hawkins (WDES 1st grade) Duck with Ducklings; 3rd place- Aaliyah James (CES 5th grade) Open Mouth Fish. Montross Middle School: 1st place-Cristian Flores (7th grade) Blue Heron in the Grass; 2nd place- KJ Hickman (7th grade) Chorus Line; 3rd place- Odalys Bustamante (8th grade) Swamp Bird. W&L High School: 1st place-

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  • Cub Scouts help to share the love, fun

    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    than Pratt was eager for guests to sample the fondue at the ‘Because I Love You’ Dinner.

    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

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