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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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  • Carrying on the successful way for nearly 20 years

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Carry-On Trailer Corporation

      Westmoreland County based Carry-On Trailer Corporation is the largest private employer in the county, and with seven plants nationwide, it is the largest manufacturer of utility and cargo trailers in the USA. Carry-On is an American success story remarkably not only born in a bad national economy, but it didn’t exist as little as 19 years ago. When founder Jay Pearson was in the Future Farmers of America (FFA)

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  • Derby successful in Kinsale

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Diane Jackson with her painting Bogue Sound, which she has donated to Kinsale Museum.

    Past and present always walk hand in hand in Kinsale, where shared reminiscences are more vivid at times than anything the day’s TV news has to offer. Kinsale Day #37 on Sept. 20, 2014 was full of such moments, truly a reunion of old friends and new with Kinsale on their mind, brought home by country roads with a boost from the internet and the local papers. “It’s a town

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  • Placid Bay Community celebrates progress

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Placid Bay residents recently 
celebrated the completion of two totally rebuilt dams in the subdivision.

    Torrential downpours may have damaged the dams in the Placid Bay subdivision three years ago, but the community has come together to make a difference since then. They celebrated this triumph with a dedication, ribbon cutting ceremony and a dam party on Saturday, September 20. The ceremony was for the two totally rebuilt dams on Short Way and Mattox Avenue. These were paid for with a $1.2 million loan that

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  • Dixon recognized as Hague ambulance/rescue service founder

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Ferman Dixon

    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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