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Westmoreland County Superintendent Search Public Hearing Rescheduled, March 5

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm

February 25, 2015 – The Westmoreland County School Board recently began the process of hiring a new superintendent. The first task of the board is to seek public input on desired qualities of the new division leader. The original public hearing was postponed twice due to inclement weather.  The board has rescheduled the public hearing for Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Washington and Lee High School

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Virginia State Police fields 801 calls for service from midnight to morning

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

From the Virginia State Police, submitted at 8:54 a.m. - Since midnight,  Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers statewide have fielded  801 calls for service statewide. During the period statewide, Virginia troopers responded to 238 traffic crashes and 191 disabled vehicles. The majority of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only. There have no reported traffic fatalities.   The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police

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  • Delegate Ransone’s Government Regulation Oversight Bill Heads to Governor

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The Senate of Virginia voted on Wednesday afternoon to pass Delegate Margaret Ransone’s HB1751. The legislation gives the General Assembly greater oversight of regulations with the potential to create financial problems for businesses or Virginia local governments. Bill patron Delegate Ransone commented, “This is my fourth legislative session in the House, and in that time the number of harmful rules and regulations that have been proposed has increased. This legislation

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  • Crews prepare for another winter storm

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Pre-treating underway, expect brief delays on Interstate 95 and primary routes Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing for another winter storm. Crews are currently pre-treating Interstate 95 and primary routes in the Fredericksburg area. Motorists should expect delays due to the slow moving vehicles that are applying a salt brine anti-icing solution. Anti-icing prevents ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather,

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Sydni Carey of Colonial Beach. File photo.

Colonial Beach girls, Essex boys win Conference 43 basketball championships

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

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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  • No. 1 Colonial Beach girls basketball over No. 4 Rappahannock County in Conference 43 Semifinals

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Emily Parks was back in action as she and her Lady Drifters squad disassembled Rappahannock County 69-20 on Tuesday.

    The girls varsity basketball Conference #43 semifinals were hosted by the top seeded Colonial Beach Lady Drifters this Tuesday in the Drifterdome. The winners advance to the finals this weekend in Lancaster. In the first game, the No. 1 Drifters dominated visiting Rapphanannock County with the final score 69-20.  The physicality of the Drifters simply overpowered the Panthers, who handed turnover after turnover to the undefeated Colonial Beach team with

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  • Conference #43 Basketball Tournaments: Semifinals results

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Exciting matchups look to be in store for area high school basketball fans this Saturday. In addition to the top two girls basketball teams on Conference #43 earning their way to an expected head-to-head showdown in the conference finals, the No. 1 Lancaster boys varsity squad will face a somewhat surprising opponent in Essex, who as the sixth seed overcame both No. 3 Washington and Lee and No. 2 Northumberland

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Lifestyles

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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  • Economic Update Workshop and Lunch Has Been Rescheduled

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Due to bad weather in February, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao has rescheduled the Economic Update Workshop to Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM in the church’s fellowship hall. This informative session will be presented by Vicki Thorpe and Anne Johns of Thrivent Financial and will cover the status of the current economy and its effect on investments and retirement.  Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that

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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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