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Carry-On Trailer Corporation

Carrying on the successful way for nearly 20 years

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

  Westmoreland County based Carry-On Trailer Corporation is the largest private employer in the county, and with seven plants nationwide, it is the largest manufacturer of utility and cargo trailers in the USA. Carry-On is an American success story remarkably not only born in a bad national economy, but it didn’t exist as little as 19 years ago. When founder Jay Pearson was in the Future Farmers of America (FFA)

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  • Beach looking to entice businesses

    Posted on August 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    A three hour and thirty-five minute Town Council work session last Thursday produced more conversation than results for the town of Colonial Beach. The seven member council wants to establish an Economic Development Authority that would allow the town to purchase Rankin’s shopping center. The center could be used for the police department, zoning administration and possibly a town hall. Some buildings could be rented to local businesses. By law

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  • Historic property resurrected as Erica Mall

    Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

    From Left: Rosemary Mahan, Don Hess, Rev. Bernard Thompson, Pastor Michael Ramming,  and Diane Lank.

    As raindrops continued to flow last Sunday, so did curious visitors and community members at one of the biggest events in Westmoreland County this year. Capped off with a ribbon cutting by  owners Don Hess and Diane Lank, the couple held their grand opening of Erica Mall in Mt. Holly. The event was so emotional Hess stepped inside for a moment before helping his wife cut the ribbon. “This is

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  • ‘Santo Paulo Ristorante’ comes to Hague

    Posted on August 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Volunteers helped with the St. Paul’s 36th annual spaghetti dinner earlier this month.

    Saint Paul’s Catholic Mission in Hague was converted to Santo Paulo Ristorante on Friday evening, August 2nd for its 36th annual spaghetti dinner.  Savory meat sauce permeated the air as parishioners and guests enjoyed the Italian Meal prepared by chefs Ruth and John Huber. It was the first spaghetti dinner for newly installed Parochial Vicar, Father Andrew Heintz who moved to the Hague in July.  Father blessed the meal and

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  • Northern Neck Chevrolet facility undergoing major renovations

    Posted on August 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

    An image projecting the new look for Northern Neck Chevrolet in Montross.

    One of Montross’s most visible landmarks is getting a facelift. For the past few weeks, Northern Neck Chevrolet has been undergoing renovations for the first time since the notable structure opened in 1976. The estimated completion date of the renovation project is the first week of November, according to Business Manager Rachael Schultz. Schultz and Dealer Principal Tom Collins said the facility would not only take on an upgraded appearance,

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  • Zipped up

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Customers were surprised to see local convenience store Get & Zip in Montross close suddenly this past week.

    Local store zipped up Yvonne Norwood was a bit surprised when her favorite convenience store at the corner of Kings Highway and Zacata Road was closed last week. Unknown to her, management made a decision to permanently close the Montross branch of Get & Zip. “I wondered if they were upgrading,” said Norwood. “I just wish there had been a posting.” Norwood has been a loyal customer for 24 years

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  • Development owes town

    Posted on October 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Gary Seeber, Colonial Beach Town official, speaks at a recent meeting.

    The town has given developers of Monroe Point 60 days to pay its utility bill with the threat of cutting water service off to the development if they don’t comply. During a Sept. 27 committee meeting, Public Works Chair Gary Seeber, authorized the town to bill the developers for a water hookup that is separate from their main hookup fee. In November, 2011, Monroe Point was informed of the meter

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