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One week left to prepay college tuition

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Enrollment for Virginia529’s Prepaid Tuition Program Closes March 31 The deadline to enroll in Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program is fast approaching. With Virginia529 prePAID (prePAID), parents, grandparents and other loved ones can purchase defined benefit contracts, for newborn children through ninth graders. The prePAID program is designed to cover the normal full-time undergraduate tuition and fees assessed to all students at a Virginia public university. “Our customers find that

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  • Fairy tales meet real life in Colonial Beach High School play

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Group photo of play cast members

    In the world of drama, the show must go on, even when everything is not quite how you would like it. In essence, that is what English teacher and Drama coach Jen McLaughlin said as she introduced the Colonial Beach High School Play, “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.” According to McLaughlin, the group started practicing in January, but bad weather kept delaying their practice schedule. Then, on the night of the

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

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

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

    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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  • Four Washington & Lee forensics students heading to state competition

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:41 am

    The Washington and Lee High School Forensics students at regionals.

    The inclement weather could not keep the orators from Region 1A East from competing this past Saturday. With a two-hour delay in place, the speakers traveled to West Point High School to perform their magic with their public speaking skills and hopefully earn a berth in the State tournament that will be held in Richmond at the end of March. Earning the right to travel to the State tournament were

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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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  • 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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  • Washington and Lee High School musician hopes to turn passion into career

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Jeremy Saunders

    The Drum Major for the Washington & Lee High School band in Montross has musical aspirations that go beyond his current status as Drum Major and bass guitar player with the school band. Jeremy Saunders, an 11th grader, is committed to continuing his education in the musical field and is looking for sponsors to help him achieve his dream of becoming a serious musician. Being involved with music has been

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