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Cashier Joyce Potts and General Manager Rebecca Gillions assist long time customer Butch Ramsey.

A Mt. Holly mainstay since 1929 to benefit Westmoreland County Museum

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:55 am

On Saturday, May 9, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Murphy Seed Service in Mt. Holly will hold a benefit to honor Architect Raymond Downing and  to benefit the Westmoreland County Museum. There will be free entertainment provided by Gospel groups from Jerusalem Baptist Church and Salem Baptist Church. Food will also be available on premises. Murphy Seed is one of the oldest family-owned business still operating in Westmoreland County. Rebecca

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  • Ribbon cutting for renovated Rankin’s True Value Hardware in Colonial Beach

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:49 am

      A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday introduced residents and customers to the newly remodeled Rankin’s True Value Hardware in Colonial Beach. On hand was founder James A. Rankin, who started the business 50 years ago and has stores in Warrenton and King George. Loyd Alspaugh, who has served as general manager for 20 years, said of the remodeling, “It’s more of a modern upgrade from the previous layout. We tried

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  • Finding your groove at Stan’s Skateland

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Shelia Delort gives some one-on-one time with four year old Mandy McHugh during the skating lesson at Stan’s Skateland.

    Children of Montross and surrounding areas have been rediscovering the fun of roller skating at Stan’s Skateland during the cold months of winter. Stan Schoppe, owner of Stan’s Skateland and the Dairy Freeze next door, built Skateland in the 1980’s. “I was originally going to build a bowling alley with the idea of adding a skating rink after a few years,” Schoppe said.  “But I ended up building the skating

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  • Wishes and dreams fulfilled at Colonial Beach

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Pat Ralson, Wishes and Dreams owner, with a hand-painted desk by local artist Connie Ihlenseld.

    Two Chief Master Sergeants found their way from the Pentagon to Colonial Beach in 1988.  Gary and Pat Ralston retired from the Air Force and moved to the third generation vacation spot of Gary’s family.  They had spent most of their careers in Arlington, with Gary having 34 years in the military and Pat having 26 years. When the building that is now Wishes and Dreams became available, Gary wasted

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  • ‘Financial Forecasting’ workshop

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop on January 27th from 6-8pm at the Northern Neck Small Business Incubator in Heathsville - Financial Forecasting The objective of this workshop is to learn how to forecast financial results in a small business. Learn to efficiently and accurately produce a view of future financial results.  A six step process will be discussed along with a review of the forms, formats

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  • Visions By Shirl Will Soon Expand Studio and Gallery Space

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Growing Pains sign

    Watch for a Grand Opening Soon!  The small Colonial Beach studio run by Shirley Rush, which is located at 116 Hawthorn St., will soon expand into the larger adjoining building which is now vacant.  For almost four years Colonial Beach artist Shirley Rush has been operating a tiny studio and gallery on Hawthorn St. in a little shop next to the public parking lot by the Colonial Beach Museum and

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  • The Inn at Montross has new Pub

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The newly opened Pub in the cellar of The Inn at Montross is where Westmoreland residents can enjoy the ambiance of a pub and sports bar in the month of January when most pubs and bars are closed. In fact, the pub and Inn were open for dinner and drink on New Year’s Eve when others closed early or were not open at all. Inn owner Cindy Syndergaard reports that

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