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$711 from 7-Eleven to Colonial Beach Public Schools

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

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

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    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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  • Getting to know your officials: Westmoreland County School Board Member Coralynn Wise

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Coralynn Wise

    Coralynn Wise has been serving on the Westmoreland County School Board for two years representing district three. When asked why she wanted to get in the educational system, she responded, “By getting involved in the organization of Westmoreland County School system, I felt I could be of service to the entire community.” When asked what progress she felt she had made, she said, “As a member of the school board,

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Travel

New traffic signal pattern at King George High School

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Split phase will assist drivers exiting the high school onto Route 3 FREDERICKSBURG – Starting today, a new traffic pattern on Route 3 at the intersection with King George High School (Foxes Way) and St. Anthony’s Road in King George County will separate the traffic movement from both side streets. Previously, traffic exiting King George High School and St. Anthony’s Road onto Route 3 yielded to oncoming traffic while making a

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  • The truth about traveling

    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Squeezing into a taxi in Thailand can be tough.

    Being half a world away and 12 hours ahead of America, or the east coast at least, I don’t get to talk to my loved ones very much. I do most of my talking through words typed on the computer. I realize this is a serious lack of communication, but it baffles me that everyone still has a terrible misconception about what I’m doing over here in Asia. Whenever I

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  • Holiday Season, Thailand Style

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 4:00 am

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    Story and photo by Jordan Coates, Contributing Writer Holidays are part of culture and tradition. They are beautiful, cherished celebrations that run deep through most people in the world. However, what happens if you are displaced from your usual holiday atmosphere? You can take the girl out of the holiday spirit, but can you take the holiday spirit out of the girl? Let’s start with Halloween. Given that Halloween is

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Education

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$711 from 7-Eleven to Colonial Beach Public Schools

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

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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  • Rappahannock Community College honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Elizabeth "Sissy" Crowther

    A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on October 22. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, welcomed attendees to the event. She acknowledged members of the College Board and the RCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, then introduced Foundation board representative and long-time friend

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  • Rappahannock Community College honors American veterans

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Left:  veteran of the armed forces, Beal Carter assured RCC students and staff that he considers the role of a soldier to be a worthwhile one. Right: Military spouse Deborah Carter tells fellow RCC students “What Veterans’ Day means to me.”

    As a tribute to the military services whose members put their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, both Rappahannock Community College campuses observed Veterans’ Day with a short ceremony of recognition and commemoration. Members of the junior ROTC groups of King and Queen Central and Rappahannock High Schools presented the colors as RCC’s Sandy Henderson sang the national anthem. RCC dual enrollment recruiter Hutt Williams, the

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Religion

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2nd Chances Ministry: helping young first time offenders make better choices

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

Westmoreland County School Board Vice-Chairman Gernard Reed has his finger in many productive pies, including his involvement in a program which provides non-violent first time law offenders of 14 to 24 years of age a chance to right and re-insert themselves into their community. The pastoral counseling group that offers the program is known as “2nd Chances Ministry.” Successfully completing this program is a means by which qualified offenders can

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  • Church Brief

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Pastor Charles V. Payton and the Morning Star Baptist Church family cordially invite you to share in the setting apart to gospel ministry for Sister Karen Ashton on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. Karen is the daughter of Margie & Ernest Ashton of Tappahannock, Virginia.

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  • This weekend: Good Shepherd Lutheran’s Pizza and Movie Party and return of Family Worship Services

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Pizza and Movie Party Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao will host a ‘Pizza & Movie Party’ on Saturday, Oct 4, 1:00PM to celebrate a new season of activities. The movie “God’s Not Dead” is a story of a college freshman and devout Christian who finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class. The class begins with the students being told they must disavow

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Health

Medicare Open Enrollment is closing soon

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

The Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is fast approaching, so now is the time to check and see if you will have the Medicare coverage you need to meet your needs, at a price you can afford, starting January 1, 2013. December 7 is the last day that most people with Medicare can chose or change their Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2013. Medicare is stronger than ever with

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  • Medical center hosts open house

    Posted on August 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

    A VISITOR TO THE  Westmoreland County Medical Center’s open house gets a check up.

    The Westmoreland County Medical Center hosted an open house Aug. 18 in honor of National Community Health Center Week. The mid-week event was a part of state-wide celebrations that sought to inform the community of the availability of services in their area. Approximately 80 residents came out to take advantage of free blood sugar screenings, BMI measurements and blood pressure tests. Participants also enjoyed demonstrations by MedAir Home Care, were

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  • Getting a close shave

    Posted on April 6, 2012 at 4:00 am

    The Montross Fire Department held a silent auction and “shave-off” to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research. Monica Dowell, with Shear Madness, shaved many heads on March 31

    Montross Fire Department hosts St. Baldrick’s event for children’s cancer research Story and photos by Nikki Clifton, Contributing Writer     On March 31 the Montross Volunteer Fire Department hosted a silent auction as a benefit for the St. Balderick’s charity in the department’s dining hall. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and

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