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Plea agreement entered in shooting incident at party

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

Oldhams resident Jamal Brown entered an Alford plea agreement with the prosecution for several felony charges filed against him for a shooting incident. Charges included two counts of malicious wounding, one count of attempted murder, two counts of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a violent felon and maliciously shooting into an occupied vehicle. The incident occurred on May 26, 2013 at Brown’s

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  • Colonial Beach Town Council seeks information on demolition order regarding former high school

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    All members of the Colonial Beach Town Council and the town mayor were shocked by the letter of demolition sent from town code compliance official Teresa Davis. At the regular October meeting all members of the council said they had no prior knowledge of the letter sent on September 26. This letter advised the school that they must demolish the building at 315 Douglas Avenue within 30 days. The building

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  • Man sustains minor injuries from accident in Hampton Hall Bridge area involving deer

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Last Thursday, a man hopped on his 2001 Harley-Davison Sportster with plans to ride to New York but only 10 minutes into his trip, struck a deer on Rt. 202 on the Westmoreland County side of Hampton Hall Bridge. Virginia State Trooper W. Davis responded to the scene and said, “It appears the deer ran down a slope and struck the bike rider, but the rider only suffered minor injuries.

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  • Former Kinsale Marina Manager David Chambers passes away

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The late David Chambers (right) with his wife Mary Jane.

    Former Port Kinsale Marina Manager David Chambers passed away Monday, October 6, after a long illness, surrounded by his family, his wife Mary Jane Chambers announced today.  David was 78. David was born in Washington, DC where he graduated from Good Counsel High School.  He later moved to Maryland where he graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in Business Management.  During his career he served as Senior

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  • ‘Operation Quick Strike’ in Westmoreland County nets seven arrests across Northern Neck

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Law enforcement on Thursday morning arrested seven individuals on drug-related charges as a result of “Operation Quick Strike” conducted by detectives in Westmoreland County, the sheriff’s office reported Friday. Clifton L. Blue, 41, of Kinsale, was charged with two counts of distributing a Schedule 1/2 controlled substance, namely crack cocaine. Thomas N. Catlett, 61, of Callao, was charged with two counts of distributing a Schedule 1/2 controlled substance, namely crack

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  • Westmoreland County Schools off to strong start

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    The push for teamwork and positive work environments still appears to be a top priority for Westmoreland County Schools this year. The first school board meeting of the school year was met with few public comments and several presentations reflected the positive outlook for the school year. Kicking off the first school board meeting of the school year, Darryl Williams gave a staff development presentation on cultural competencies and teamwork.

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  • Bike Fest concerns continue in Colonial Beach

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    You cannot camp in Colonial Beach, per town ordinance, but there was no one to enforce it according to the September work session of the Town Council. In discussion over the upcoming Colonial Beach Bike Fest over October 9-12, council member Pete Bone asked about people allowing camping on their property during the weekend. According to the Town Manager Val Foulds and Police Chief Libby Legg, if money changes hands

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  • State Police rule Colonial Beach School fire arson

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    COLONIAL BEACH, Va. – The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office has determined the former Colonial Beach Elementary School fire was an act of arson. At approximately 4 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2014, Virginia State Police Special Agent A.B. Cooke Jr., responded to the 300 block of Douglas Avenue in Colonial Beach, Va., to investigate the fire that completely destroyed the vacant, condemned structure. A preliminary

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  • Corn has bumper crop

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Sparky Crossman and his daughter Katie Myer of Laurel Springs Farm.

    This year’s bumper crop of corn may be pleasing to consumers as corn related food and non-food products’ prices spiral downward, but as prices fall so does employment and the family farmer’s ability to make a living. Because of one of the best growing seasons in recent years, the 20 percent decrease in corn prices has reached a four year low and industry experts are predicting prices will drop even

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