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Westmoreland State Park Food Drive

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

By Christopher Schmitt Westmoreland State Park is accepting donations in the form of dry or canned goods to give to the local food bank. Park Office Manager, Trisha Lewis, credited Business Manager Jim Wyman with coming up with the idea of donating to the Northern Neck Food Bank for the holidays. Lewis said, “Instead of us giving to each other here at the park, we decided we were going to

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  • A Colonial Beach Winterfest

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

    By Susan Pietras-Smith Even with a week’s delay due to bad weather, the 2014 Colonial Beach WinterFest and Santa Parade drew a good crowd of the young and young at heart. Children from infants to tweens joined their parents and the town’s mayor to welcome Santa to town on the 13th. A bright sunny day greeted the gathered crowds as floats from local Girl Scout, Boy Scouts, and others led

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  • Getting to know your officials: Superintendent Rebecca Lowry

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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    “I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. When I was in elementary school I used to cry when they would make me go home in the evenings…. I just really kind of loved it from the beginning.” Rebecca Lowry is Superintendent of the Westmoreland County school system and it would be hard for anyone to say that Dr. Lowry is not qualified for her position. With a PhD

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  • Senior Spotlight: Westmoreland County’s Mickey Hawkins is exercising a youthful spirit

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

    When Mickey Hawkins, age 77, was washing his pick-up truck, he felt a severe case of heartburn coming on. Mickey took a seltzer tablet and continued washing his pick-up. After the pain traveled up Mickey chest, he told his wife Kay “I’m having a heart attack.” Tests at the hospital revealed Mickey was right. Mickey was only 39 years old at the time and suffered such a serious heart attack,

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  • $711 from 7-Eleven to Colonial Beach Public Schools

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

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    Colonial Beach Public Schools is proud to have been selected to receive the Project – A – Game grant. In an effort to support local young athletes and local school divisions, Colonial Beach’s 7-Eleven store has donated $711 to Colonial Beach Public Schools. This grant was made possible through 7-Eleven’s Project A-Game youth outreach program.  The mission of Project-A-Game is to help kids develop their full potential by promoting academics

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  • Washington & Lee Band Wins First Place

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:05 am


    They might be small in number, but the Washington and Lee High School’s Marching Eagle Band, displayed marching and musical talent as they were awarded first place at the Urbanna Oyster Festival, beating out several seasoned and large musical groups. Not only did they debut their spectacular marching number, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, but they performed in the new marching band uniforms.   There is something to be said for

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  • Virginia State Police remind Virginians to drive to save lives this Thanksgiving holiday, especially in inclement weather

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Virginians’ risks of being involved in a serious or deadly traffic crash. As families and friends prepare to gather to give thanks this year, the Virginia State Police reminds motorists to make safety a priority during the holiday weekend. Virginians are reminded to drive to save lives by always buckling up, never driving drunk

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