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Western Hoedown and auction in Kinsale a great experience

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

The Kinsale Foundation’s Western Hoedown auction and dinner at The Backdraft on Saturday night, August 9, 2014 provided a truly transfigurational experience.  All told, the evening was a work of art and very uplifting!  This major fund-raiser demonstrated how much you care, and we thank you. Folks were very kind both with pre-bids and also during the evening on items generously given by local businesses, as well as by thoughtful,

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  • Survivors continue to promote cancer awareness

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm


    Peggy Mothershead has been raising money for the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life for 16 years. She was doing this many years before she herself was diagnosed with cancer. She never thought she would have cancer, but as she said, it can happen to anyone. So once again, Mothershead hosted a Cancer Awareness Program at the Art of Coffee on July 24. Though the weather was bad, many survivors and

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  • Historic Nomini Hall burns

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 am


    About 3:30 a.m. on July 22, Cople District Volunteer Fire Department answered a call to 189 Fithians La. at Nomini Hall and what a fire it was. Fortunately, no one was home. This same address had a major fire back in 2013. Cople Assistant Chief Todd Padgett said that the fire was so intense and engulfed so much of the home, units from every fire/rescue division in Westmoreland County were

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  • Detour in place for Mattox Creek Bridge

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Route 205 is currently closed to traffic at Mattox Creek Bridge. The route will be closed so barriers, equipment and temporary traffic signals can be staged for the bridge replacement project. The bridge will re-open by 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19. Message boards have been posted to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure. Detour signs will also be posted to guide motorists to Route 3 and Route 301

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  • Jewel Hudson finds joy in creating pottery

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:00 am


    Jewel Hudson’s description of pottery-making sounds intriguing enough to want to try it. “It’s like Christmas every time you open the kiln after the final firing,” she said with her sparkling smile. “You can use the same clay, the same glaze and fire it in the same way, yet the coloring comes out different. There are also endless color combinations of clays and glazes you can use, so every piece

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  • From the community to the community

    Posted on July 6, 2014 at 11:00 am


    The Westmoreland Ruritan Club was out and about recently handing out Rudy Bears to the Sheriff’s Office, Rescue Squad and Fire Department. These Rudy Bears, or Ruritan Bears, are used to give to frightened children or the elderly in emergencies. They are often given on-scene to calm those involved down. All three departments were appreciative for the donation of the bears and noted that unfortunately, these bears were often used.

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  • Potomac Supply stresses safety

    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    After having fallen on bad times, Potomac Supply, LLC is now growing, getting stronger and safer and working hard to continue this trend.  On Wednesday, June 11, they held a local fire, EMS and Police Emergency Response dinner with the county Emergency Response team, reps from Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, surrounding Fire and EMS squad reps and Potomac leadership in attendance to update them on Potomac’s emergency response plans and

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  • Colonial Beach Schools to be level funded for first quarter

    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm


    After months of discussion and dissension, and with a four to three vote, the Town Council of Colonial Beach approved level funding for the town school system-for the first quarter of the fiscal year that is. Council members Linda Brubaker, Jim Chiarello and Wanda Goforth voted against the motion to fund the schools at the $2.1 million amount of level funding. Mayor Mike Ham, Vice-Mayor Tommy Edwards, and council members

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  • Veterans remembered at Wreath Laying

    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Memorial Day 2014 was a bright sunny, yet breezy day along the waterfront in Colonial Beach. Crowds gathered in front of the town’s war memorial, known locally as the gun or cannon, to remember and honor not only the military men and women lost, but also town citizens lost over the past year. Tommy Edwards, Vice Mayor and a member of the American Legion Post #148, was the dashing Master

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