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Virginia Marine Resources Commission has decided to reduce the cost of recreational saltwater fishing licenses, effective April 1

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:12 pm

“Now is the time of year when saltwater anglers dust off their fishing gear and tune up their boats, and I’m pleased to announce the cost of a saltwater fishing license is going down,’’ said Commissioner John M.R. Bull. “Anglers may want to wait a week  to buy their licenses for the year, when the new, lower license fee goes in effect. This will save them at least $5 each.”

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  • Single lane traffic on Route 301 near Nice Bridge, King George

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Virginia Dept. of Transportation Update, King George: Monday-Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Traffic reduced to one lane. Crews will be replacing the guardrail on the northbound side of Route 301 near the Harry W. Nice Bridge. Motorists will be directed through the work zone by a flagging crew, and should expect brief delays.

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  • Montross Mayor David O’Dell passes away

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 11:12 am

    David O’Dell passed away the morning of December 31, 2014 According to Douglas Norris, of Montross, O’Dell was heavily involved in civic activities in the town of Montross.  He served as a town council member from July 1, 1980 until his death.  Elected as the town’s mayor twice, his first term was from July 1988 until June1, 1992.  He served as Vice-Mayor from July 1, 1992 to July 26, 1999.

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  • Issues with largemouth

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

    By Susan Pietras-Smith At the December quarterly Potomac River Fisheries Commission meeting, discussion over perceived levels of largemouth bass loomed large. The commissioners heard information on why the number of bass caught has gone down according to local fishermen. Joseph Love, Tidal Bass Manager of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources gave background on the none indigenous species. Directly following the United States Civil War a program to introduce largemouth

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  • W&L prom gets a helping hand

    Posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Cooperative Helping Hands Association member Coty Dameron recently presented a donation to the Washington and Lee High School Prom. Junior Class Sponsor Holly Rynard accepted along with Manoa Wurth, Alexa Weeks and Principal Andrea Roane. The Cooperative Helping Hands Association is the fundraising organization created by Northern Neck Electric Cooperative’s employees to support the local community. They raise funds through activities such as bake sales and their annual golf tournament.

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  • Women of the Moose donate scholarship

    Posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:18 am


    Chairman Peggy Burdett and Senior Regent Protem Jacque Cason of the Colonial Beach Women of the Moose (WOTM) recently presented the annual Nursing Scholarship to Rappahannock Community College senior Amber Umphlitte from Dunnsville. Amber has wanted to be a nurse since she was a child and suffered health issues. She says she would sit in the doctor’s office reading medical magazines and understood much of what she read, later amazing

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  • Publicity Chair, Northumberland Public Library Arts Alive Tour

    Posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Lydia and Vincent Haynie, owners of Ingram Bay Contracting, of Reedville make a generous donation to this spring’s Arts Alive Studio Tour set for the weekend of April 13 and 14. The tour is a major fund-raising event that benefits Northumberland Public Library. Ingram Bay Contracting, Inc. of Reedville, Virginia is a custom residential building and renovation company, owned by Lydia and Vincent Haynie. “We are committed to the community

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