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Appalachian Cherokee tribe moving office from Montross to Williamsburg

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

With their building being sold, the Appalachian Cherokee Nation tribe has announced they have closed their Montross office and will be relocating to Williamsburg. The Cultural Center just celebrated its Grand Opening last September and had hoped to develop strong ties and values to the community. They have been fighting for state level recognition for several years. They were striving to achieve the status this past January-February from the General

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  • Chandler’s Mill Pond closed indefinitely

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:45 am


    Underlining leak discovered The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has closed Chandler’s Mill Pond to all public access after an underlining leak was discovered. The pond has shown a drop in water levels throughout the week and experienced a water level drop of 1 to 2 feet overnight. DGIF personnel are on site assessing the feasibility of moving a limited number of fish to other waters. Because of

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  • Westmoreland County Public Schools names new superintendent

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Michael Perry

    Dr. Michael Perry was selected as the next superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools at yesterday’s school board meeting. His new position will be effective July 1, 2015. Perry is currently the superintendent of Hertford County Public Schools (NC), a position he has held since 2012. With three decades of experience in education, Perry’s career has included serving as an assistant superintendent, executive director of student services, executive director for

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  • Local business celebrates 22 years

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Pete Gouldman, owner of The Cabinet Works of the Northern Neck, is celebrating his 22nd year in business this spring. The Cabinet Works, specializing in custom kitchen designs and installations, has been providing top-notch service from Northern Virginia to Richmond since it opened in 2003. Pete has developed a long list of contractors in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and building arenas that he calls for special job needs.

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  • A fighter from the earliest age: Westmoreland girl overcomes odds to embrace gift of life

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Little Paetynn Vaughan

    Paetynn Vaughan bounces around and plays and interacts with her surroundings like most any two-years-old. In fact, if you didn’t know any better, you would think she was born like most children, screaming and crying after the doctor’s slap and ready for a solid dosage of supplement. But Paetynn Vaughan wouldn’t be so lucky. Her battle of survival and beating the odds came from her own willingness to fight and

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  • Maniac Magee takes over Washington District Elementary School

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Mason Burkton with his Maniac Magee project.

    As part of the All School Read program, students at Washington District Elementary School have all been reading Jerry Spinelli’s novel “Maniac Magee.” Written by Spinelli in 1990, the novel explores themes of racism and homelessness. It is a story about an orphan boy who is looking for a home in a fictional town in Pennsylvania. As the story unfolds, Jeffrey  “Maniac”  Magee becomes a local legend for his feats

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  • 4-H Program, Westmoreland County and Montross Middle School: Call for volunteers, May 1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    The 4-H program of Westmoreland County is partnering with Montross Middle School to offer a financial literacy program called Reality Store  to 8th grade students during their career unit.  The Reality Store program culminates with a simulation event that requires help from the community.  Community volunteers are needed to person the stations that represent life’s daily expenses.  No experience necessary, all training provided on the morning of the event.  We would

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