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Northern Neck Electric Cooperative’s Andrew Packett speaks to students at Washington District Elementary.

Northern Neck Electric brings safety message to elementary students

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:15 am

Andrew Packett of Northern Neck Electric Cooperative in Warsaw once again travels out to area schools in nine local school divisions  to teach concepts of electricity; his goal is to advise students of safety around electricity. Packett starts off his presentation with a basic review of electricity and the concept of protons, neutrons, and electrons. He then moves on to cover series and parallel circuits. Students get to see the

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Virginia Marine Resources Commission has decided to reduce the cost of recreational saltwater fishing licenses, effective April 1

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:12 pm

“Now is the time of year when saltwater anglers dust off their fishing gear and tune up their boats, and I’m pleased to announce the cost of a saltwater fishing license is going down,’’ said Commissioner John M.R. Bull. “Anglers may want to wait a week  to buy their licenses for the year, when the new, lower license fee goes in effect. This will save them at least $5 each.”

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  • Colonial Beach Planning Commission appoints new members, mulls breweries

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:39 am

    As quickly as the Colonial Beach Planning Commission filled its seats last year, the seats have emptied. With resignations of Maureen Holt, Kelly DeJesus, Kent Rodeheaver  and most recently Steve Cirbee,  coming within a few months, two applications were chosen to go forward to the Town Council. Diana Clopton and Pamela Tolson were recommended to be appointed commissioners by the council. The third position was not filled as it has

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  • Discoveries abound in Westmoreland County

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

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    Residents of Westmoreland County often wonder why certain projects such as bridge reconstruction, building construction and special projects like the enhancement of President Monroe’s Birthplace get delayed. The answer oftentimes is that construction workers inadvertently encounter remnants of the rich tradition and history of Westmoreland County. When artifact discoveries occur, archeologists are called in for digs and determinations, as are purveyors of viewpoint and surveyors of landscape to consider if

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2015 Group 1A Boys All-State Basketball Team

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

  FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE POSITION FIRST NAME LAST NAME SCHOOL YEAR Player Juan Thornhill Altavista Sr. Player Darius Johnson Altavista Sr. Player Tanner Robinette Honaker Jr. Player Nate Jones Radford Sr. Player Demetrius Johnson Altavista Sr. Player Clif Conley Galax Sr. Player Justin Williams Surry County Jr. Player Meche Maulbeck Altavista Sr. FIRST NAME LAST NAME SCHOOL YEAR Player of the Year Juan Thornhill Altavista Sr. Coach of the Year

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  • Washington and Lee varsity baseball team starts strong

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:19 am


    The Washington & Lee High School Varsity Baseball Team opened its up its season last week with matchups versus Charles City and West Point.  Monday’s matchup with Charles City opened up slowly but ended in a 29-0 rout finding the Eagles on top.  Thursday’s game versus the Pointers of West Point also ended favorably for the Eagles, finding them on the good side of a 9 – 3 final score.

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  • Donkey Basketball Game at Colonial Beach High School

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    The Colonial Beach High School PTA will be hosting a Donkey Basketball Game on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the High School Gym. Come out and watch the teachers, students, administrative staff, town officials and business owners play against each other while riding a donkey! It will be a evening full of laughter and fun, while raising money to help our students and staff members of Colonial Beach High School!!

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Courtney Garrett (second from left) with Washington District Elementary School first grade students Autumn Dove, Lucian Henderson and Leah Straughan.

Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia, visits with students at Washington District Elementary School

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia 2014, arrived at Washington District Elementary School on Friday, March 13, with little fanfare wearing normal street clothes. Once she donned her sparkling crown and Miss Virginia sash however, it was like a princess was born. As Garrett sat at a lunch table surrounded by duly impressed kindergarteners and first graders who had been selected for the honor of having lunch with Miss Virginia, starry-eyed fifth

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  • Couple helps littlest family member, Chihuahua Olivia, find her footing

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:12 am


    Auto body repair professional and sign painter Donald Payne and his wife, Tammy met the “special needs” Chihuahua puppy at a craft show event in King George. “We had stopped to look at some hand painted signs at a booth and saw this tiny puppy in a basket,” Tammy said.  “I thought the pup was having a seizure, so I spoke to the woman at the booth about it.  That’s

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  • Committed to fighting cancer: Daiger family unites for Relay for Life

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Lenna Daiger, lower right, with her husband Tim above, and parents, Joyce and John Sydnor have been helping to raise money for Relay for Life for 20 years.

    We never know when our actions to help others may have a return impact on our own lives. Hague resident Lenna Sydnor Daiger, along with her family, has helped raise money for cancer research for 20 years. Last fall, Daiger, 49, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her annual mammogram in November of 2013 was clear, yet last August, Daiger knew something was not quite right. “I was at work,” she

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Westmoreland County Museum & Inn at Montross Kids Day

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross are hosting an artists’ reception tomorrow March 28, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. open to both the students and the community to highlight our local talent.  Some of the fun activities include: hula hoops, volleyball, and face painting behind the museum, “Take your kid’s photo with the Easter Bunny” at the Inn at Montross, art creation on Bridget’s Bouquets windows, and Montross Library’s sidewalk

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  • 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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