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Easter Extravaganza

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:56 am

All over the county this weekend Easter Egg hunts provided fun and sweet treats. Egg hunts were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church, in Kinsale and in Colonial Beach.  The weekend before, the Easter bunny visited Montross.             

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  • NNK Christian Men’s Breakfast

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    Saturday, April 12 the Northern Neck Christian Men held their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Carmel UMC – it’s been going on for 10+ years. This year they made more than $500 that will be distributed to various county charities. From left: Dave Singstock, John Golden, Don Rawlings, Pastor Reggie Rumburg, Billy Sydnor, Russ Culver, and John Sydnor.

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  • Newton works for new center

    Posted on February 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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    Eighty-five year old Lucius Calvin Newton of Montross is a loyal, dedicated and hard working community volunteer. He dutifully helps others in the community whether the task is requested or not! If a neighbor is in need of a ride to church, the doctor’s office or the near-by supermarket, he smiles, and performs the task as he shares a story of his life growing up as a young man in

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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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WDES students on the road and on air

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The talented and gifted students from Washington District Elementary School followed up on their studies of writing and history by traveling to Fredericksburg for a trolley tour of historic downtown Fredericksburg. Later in the day, they toured the Free Lance Star and radio station WFLS. While on tour, the students learned many interesting facts about the many battles that were fought in and around Fredericksburg. One of the highlights of

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  • Literacy serenaded at Luau

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Above, Butch Ramsey, David Smith, Ricky Wilkins, and Daniel Wallace were the musicians for the literacy luau at Washington District Elementary School. Below, Mr. Berkley signaled the way to literacy fun.

    Visitors to Washington District Elementary School were not just in store for a PTO meeting and a performance by the cute little first graders. Instead, when they walked into the building they were greeted with Hawaiian leis and were serenaded by master musicians. In addition, Mr. Pineapple was on board to welcome them to a very fun night of literacy. A literacy luau was what was in store for those

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  • Take One, Colonial Beach Elementary School live on video

    Posted on March 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Colonial Beach Elementary students in a classroom at Oak Grove Baptist Church

    As teachers got their new classrooms in Oak Grove Baptist Church ready, Colonial Beach Elementary School teachers, Amanda Hawranko and Libby Hudgins got the idea to video this fresh start in the making. They went from classroom to classroom asking teachers how they were feeling and capturing on video just how positive everyone was under the circumstances. After putting together the video, they sent it out to celebrity philanthropists who

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Religion

Vietnam worker to visits Good Shepherd Baptist

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

The community is invited to Sunday activities that will focus on current Lutheran sponsored community development projects in Vietnam, to be held Sunday, Aug. 11, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located two miles west of Callao, on Rte. 202. Pastor “J.P.” Cima, a native of Richmond who is home on a brief leave, will present the programs.  On Aug. 11, there will be a Sunday worship service at 9 am;

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  • Gleaning a future of food for all

    Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:10 am

    A group of young participants from Harvest of Hope visited several areas in the Northern Neck to find out how they can assist others, including Andrew Chapel Methodist Church (pictured above).

    Andrew Chapel Methodist Church hosted 50 high school students who are clearly the antithesis of the so-called “me generation.” There is comfort in knowing that they will inherit our world.  Andrew Chapel, along with other Northern Neck churches, provided meals for these young volunteers who came from Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and even as far away as Michigan. Their mission, under the auspices of The Society of St. Andrew, was

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  • Celebrating with joy in the dedication of the temple

    Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    By Edna Thompson Siloam Youth Sunday School Teacher Once again worship with both song and sacrifice was practiced by the people of Israel after their return to the Promised Land.  Ezra tells us the event – he describes the opposition faced by the Jews as they worked to rebuild the temple.  Chapters 5 and 6 record their eventual success.  Our lesson, taken from Ezra 6, highlights the dedication of the

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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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