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Colonial Beach Town Official charged with trespassing

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Code Enforcement Official Teresa Davis was charged with trespassing following a complaint by the owner of 320 First Street Carl Springer. At the March 28 Town Council meeting, town officials discussed the issue, publicly, with respect to providing Davis with the funds to obtain representation for the case. Four of the six council members at the meeting voted to allow up to $4000 for her attorney. Linda Brubaker and Wanda

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  • Vote for Colonial Beach man to be next Voice contestant

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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    Colonial Beach resident James Grigsby is in the top 25 for the NBC4 Voice contest. As part of the top 25, Grigsby is now counting on the public to be the judges and vote him in to the top four. These 25 videos are now online and to continue on to the next level, he needs votes. The top four will advance to the grand prize judging round and the

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  • Crossman chooses a life of farming over football

    Posted on April 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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    William ‘Sparky’ Crossman claims he “eats, sleeps and thinks” agriculture, but to look at him, one understands he also realizes the importance of looking and being fit, well groomed and dressed for an important upcoming meeting at Doubletree Hotel in the Richmond area. Sparky is a fifth generation farmer having been born to his father’s farm in the now Dulles Airport area then an ex-horse farm near Middleburg, VA. Taxes,

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  • Hynson has a love of the land

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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    Driving through Board of Supervisor Woody Hynson’s Leedstown farm is Rockwellian in the sense of an idyllic community farm complete with several older yet fully functioning pick-up trucks, a few clean and well maintained Ford tractors and of course, a dog. “Brick Row” is complete with a home on the property that sits empty until needed and parts of broken equipment along with an older shed; this is what a

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  • For the love of Luke

    Posted on February 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Beth Markwith and her dog Luke having a little bonding time.

    A one and a half year old short Beagle named Luke had only been a resident of Colonial Beach for five days, but he was quickly absorbed in the hearts and minds of not only local residents, but further reaching ones as well. Long time resident Beth Markwith had just adopted Luke from the Westmoreland Animal Shelter on Sunday, Feb. 9, and the two were just beginning to establish their

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  • Rehabilitation project discussed for Colonial Beach Riverwood Apartments

    Posted on February 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Related Apartment Preservation’s (RAP) representative Richard L. Hurlbert came back, at the Colonial Beach Town Council’s request, to discuss the Riverwood Apartments (RA) rehabilitation. RAP originally approached the TC in 2008 for its approval of the purchase and refurbishment of the apartment complex. Riverwood Apartments are a low-income apartment complex between Fourth and Sixth street and Euclid Avenue and McKinney Blvd. The complex was built in the early 1980s under

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  • Duck hunting, from generation to generation

    Posted on February 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Brian and Jake Fletcher took the opportunity of youth waterfowl day to pass the tradition of duck hunting on to local youth.

    Duck hunting is a sport that has not only been around for hundreds of years, but has been a tradition that has been passed on from one generation to the next. On Feb. 1, Brian Fletcher and his son Jake Fletcher took the opportunity of Youth Waterfowl Day to pass this tradition along to the youth. Brian owns a company out of Deltaville, Virginia called Delta Marine Construction. In the

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  • Multiple shootings still under investigation

    Posted on February 12, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Law enforcement investigating the scene of an incident in Colonial Beach of Feb. 5.

    At approximately 3 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 5, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s officers and the Colonial Beach Police Department responded to a call for shots fired in the vicinity of the 90 block of New Monrovia Rd. Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement found two individuals with gunshot wounds. Recovered at the scene were two firearms and empty shell cases. The two victims were Herman E. Lee

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  • Ice training mandatory for local rescue workers

    Posted on February 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    On February 2, fire, rescue and EMT personnel from Westmoreland, Oak Grove and Cople districts gathered at Gardys Mill Pond to certify as ice rescue technicians. Participants wore yellow ice suits to battle the icy cold water.

    Saturday night when most folks were winding down from a week’s work, 27 fire/rescue and EMT personnel from Westmoreland, Oak Grove and Cople districts were in class learning ice rescue methods. Sunday morning found them on the ice at Gardys Mill Pond in an effort to certify as ice rescue technicians. Donning yellow ice rescue suits, they ran through such drills as “hope on a rope” where a rope is

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