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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • Kimble recounts Vietnam War experience

    Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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    After graduating high school, Jack Kimble told his father he wished to enlist in the U.S. Army because of the early on growing tensions and combat actions in Vietnam. The year was 1965, and the ‘military’ actions were yet to be labeled as outright war. By the time Kimble came home, the so-called ‘military actions’ became war. Kimble’s father, a West Virginia farmer, warned him against joining the military, and

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  • Annual Senior Resource Fair

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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    On Thursday, May 15 the Westmoreland County Department of Social Services held its first annual Senior Resource Fair. The fair was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AT Johnson Museum Building. There were 20+ vendors from area agencies there ready and available to answer questions about their services and provide information. Vendors included, Westmoreland Social Services Fuel, Program and Needy Meds Program, American Retirement Homes, Inc., Middle

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  • Utility work paving way for bridge construction

    Posted on May 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Construction on Mattox Creek Bridge will begin in July.

    People may have noticed some work happening near the Mattox Creek Bridge on Route 205 between Oak Grove and Colonial Beach recently. According to VDOT Communications Manager Kelly Hannon, what residents and motorists may be observing is the final stages of utility relocation work before construction begins. The Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is actively moving their utility lines in advance of construction work at the bridge. This utility work is

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