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Town Manager Defends Demolition Request

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

Val Foulds the Town Manager of Colonial Beach defended Town Code Compliance Official, Teresa Davis, for sending the controversial letter dated September 26th. The letter, sent to Colonial Beach Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Newman required the building at 315 Douglas Avenue to be torn down within 30 days. The old brick building, known to most as the old high school, caught fire the morning of January 5th. However, the problems

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  • Westmoreland County School Board meeting report

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:23 am

    The October 20 Westmoreland County School Board meeting was a standing-room-only affair until the final moment with a first time appearance of the Washington and Lee High School guidance counseling department, who discussed how students are prepared for graduation, college and career readiness by the department. According to School Board member Gernard Reed, an organization called Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) which consists of mostly college graduates and directed by Edward

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  • Campaign signs reported stolen

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    As election day approaches with nine candidates running for town council Colonial Beach is filling up with campaign signs. Or it was. The campaigns of Wayne DiRosario and Bill Flammer have both reported that some of their signs have been stolen from the town. Kelsea’s Kitchen’s outdoor patio held a large campaign sign for Bill Flammer. The vinyl sign, which cost $175, was stolen last Thursday evening. According to a

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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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