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Dixon recognized as Hague ambulance/rescue service founder

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm

When 86-year-old Ferman Dixon passed away in October of 2012, an important part of Westmoreland County remained in his honor; Dixon’s founding of the first ambulance /rescue service in the Hague area. As a founding member of the Westmoreland County Volunteer Rescue Squad (WCVRS), he and others procured the first ambulance called “OLD 25” and Dixon answered rescue calls from his store. Dixon founded his restaurant/bar/store in 1947 which marked

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  • Sheriff’s Office recieves awards

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    First Sergeant Danny A. Jones and Deputy Antwan X. Smith accept the VLEC 2nd place award, (Sheriff’s Office 1-25 Deputies category) and the Impaired Driving Awareness Award.

    The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) awarded the recipients of the 2013 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge (VLEC) for the best traffic safety programs in the state. The awards were presented at a luncheon that took place on September 09, 2014 during the VACP’s 89th annual Training Conference at the Roanoke Hotel in Roanoke, Va. The VLEC, celebrating its twenty-fifth year in Virginia, promotes professionalism in traffic safety and

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  • Coming full circle; A Teacher’s Story

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Katherine Stewart and her grandmother, Joyce Clayton celebrate at the 2014-2015 Education Kick-off at Westmoreland County Public Schools.

    When Joyce Clayton started teaching in 1968 in King William, the school had three Indian tribes at that time which created an interesting environment. She learned how to deal with a variety of children and their parents and eventually brought her expertise to Westmoreland County Public Schools in 1978, when she arrived as a Resource Teacher. Joyce never looked back and worked her way up to Acting Superintendent and retiring

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  • Crowds gather for crab feast in Montross

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am


    Saturday afternoon saw about 150 people inside the Westmoreland County Fire Department in Montross bellying up to all the crabs, slaw, desert,  fixins’ and beer one could hold for only 40 bucks. As people ate, drank and got merry, the band, Black Coffee-Heavy Cream jammed inside the firehouse where people from every walk of life gathered to socialize. The lead singer of the group, Aaron Tucker Saunders, is the son

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  • Friendship and artistic talent on display at museum

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rosa Noyes with one of her enchanting seascapes.

    Two friends of about 50 years, both former teachers, will display artistic talents that, waiting in the wings to be developed, took flight after they retired. Theirs is the August Art and Wine event sponsored by the Westmoreland County Museum, and the Inn at Montross. It will run for a month beginning Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. with an artist’s reception at the museum and refreshments available at the

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  • Colonial Beach High Reunion

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm


    The Colonial Beach graduating class of 1984 had their 30th reunion on the exact day they graduated in 1984, June 7. Eighteen classmates came together for a fun time at the High Tides Tiki Bar. High times were had by all. The old high school has burned out but their caring for each other will never burn out. Some graduates still live close to Colonial Beach. But others came from

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