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Washington and Lee volleyball team victorious over conference rivals, improves to 11-9

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm

The Lady Eagles are back on the winning track. With home games on Tuesday and Thursday, the Washington and Lee varsity volleyball team reclaimed a winning record at 11-9 after defeating the Rappahannock Lady Raiders 3-1 and dominating the Lancaster Lady Devils 3-0. Scores were close against Rappahannock as W&L edged out the visitors in the first set, 26-24 and won 25-21 in the second. The Lady Raiders kept their

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Colonial Beach Town Council seeks information on demolition order regarding former high school

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

All members of the Colonial Beach Town Council and the town mayor were shocked by the letter of demolition sent from town code compliance official Teresa Davis. At the regular October meeting all members of the council said they had no prior knowledge of the letter sent on September 26. This letter advised the school that they must demolish the building at 315 Douglas Avenue within 30 days. The building

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  • Man sustains minor injuries from accident in Hampton Hall Bridge area involving deer

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Last Thursday, a man hopped on his 2001 Harley-Davison Sportster with plans to ride to New York but only 10 minutes into his trip, struck a deer on Rt. 202 on the Westmoreland County side of Hampton Hall Bridge. Virginia State Trooper W. Davis responded to the scene and said, “It appears the deer ran down a slope and struck the bike rider, but the rider only suffered minor injuries.

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  • Former Kinsale Marina Manager David Chambers passes away

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The late David Chambers (right) with his wife Mary Jane.

    Former Port Kinsale Marina Manager David Chambers passed away Monday, October 6, after a long illness, surrounded by his family, his wife Mary Jane Chambers announced today.  David was 78. David was born in Washington, DC where he graduated from Good Counsel High School.  He later moved to Maryland where he graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in Business Management.  During his career he served as Senior

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Colonial Beach's Andrai Turner takes the ball around the outside.

Colonial Beach Drifters varsity football team shuts out Rappahannock Raiders

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

The Drifters varsity football team was home versus the Raiders on Thursday October 9. The Drifters hit the ground running and never stopped. Their twelve play 58 yard drive resulted in a two yard touchdown run by Lamar Lucas. An interception by Andrai Turner gave the Drifters the ball back on the fourteen yard line. After an eleven yard run, Carter Foster punched the ball over the goal line for

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  • Washington and Lee Eagles shut out Lancaster Red Devils, improve to 6-0

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Ramani Goode rushes toward the end zone with a Lancaster  defender in pursuit.

    Washington & Lee’s homecoming football game against the Lancaster Red Devils was supposed to be a battle of heavyweights.  Both teams entered the game unbeaten and looking to assert themselves as the big boys on the block in the Northern Neck District. When the rain came down at the end of the game, it was the Eagles who proclaimed themselves, in dominant fashion, the team to beat. W&L, in typical

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  • Colonial Beach Drifters volleyball team edges past Washington and Lee Eagles, 3-2

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Colonial Beach's Brooke Payne digs the ball against the Lady Eagles.

    The Lady Drifters volleyball team was at home playing the Lady Eagles on Tuesday October 7. The first set went to extra points and the Lady Eagles won (26-24). The second set was won by the Lady Drifters (25-17); this tied the game (1-1). The third and fourth sets followed the first and second; each team won one. The third set won by the Lady Eagles was (25-21). In the

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A delegation from Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, including 10 Junior members, admires the awards that they collected at the recent annual convention of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads. CBVRS was one of the highest decorated squads in attendance.

Colonial Beach Rescue Squad wins multiple awards at Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads convention

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad was, once again, one of the most highly decorated squads at the annual Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS) convention, held recently in Virginia Beach. At the awards banquet, CBVRS won the following honors: • Rescue Call of the Year • First Place – Promotion of Safety Award • First Place – Website • First Place – Junior Scrapbook • First Place – Marching

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  • Northern Neck Technical Center students win awards at state fair

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The Northern Neck Technical Center recently had several programs participate in various competitions at the recent State Fair of Virginia. The Horticulture program finished 4th in the Horticulture display. (group picture attached) Andre Brown (RHS) and Malik Martin (EHS) placed 5th in Agriscience Demonstration at the State Fair with their presentation of constructing a Living Wreath. Elizabeth McKinley (EHS) placed first in the youth arts and crafts division for plant

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  • Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Tony Booth

    The Chantilly Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public and  veterans to this special occasion on Saturday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Montross. Refreshments will be served. Guest speaker will be Mr. Tony Booth, President of Millenium Marketing in Richmond, and also a radio broadcaster on station 107.3. Mr. Booth has spoken over the years on his military position as

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Entertainment

Church Brief

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Pastor Charles V. Payton and the Morning Star Baptist Church family cordially invite you to share in the setting apart to gospel ministry for Sister Karen Ashton on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. Karen is the daughter of Margie & Ernest Ashton of Tappahannock, Virginia.

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  • October’s Art and Wine Featured Artist: Faith Gaillot

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Faith Gaillot with one of her favorite pen and ink with watercolor drawings.

    Faith Gaillot’s striking artwork that combines pen and ink drawings with watercolor will be on display at Westmoreland County Museum for its October Wine and Art event held in association with The Inn at Montross. The show opens Wednesday, Oct. 8 with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. where Gaillot, who is largely self-taught and enjoys explaining her techniques, just may share some tips with attendees. Gaillot’s innate

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  • Eagles’ runner wins Cross Country race

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The Washington and Lee Eagles cross country teams are running full speed for this 2014 season.  Three weeks until the Conference 43 tournament, the Boys team remains solid with a fantastic core group of young men, all of whom are continuously improving.   Several season personal records were achieved at the home meet Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Hasan Gill led the pack with a 5k time of 17:39, followed by

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