Local News

clonialbeach

Colonial Beach Town Official charged with trespassing

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Code Enforcement Official Teresa Davis was charged with trespassing following a complaint by the owner of 320 First Street Carl Springer. At the March 28 Town Council meeting, town officials discussed the issue, publicly, with respect to providing Davis with the funds to obtain representation for the case. Four of the six council members at the meeting voted to allow up to $4000 for her attorney. Linda Brubaker and Wanda

Read Full Story
  • Vote for Colonial Beach man to be next Voice contestant

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    grigsby

    Colonial Beach resident James Grigsby is in the top 25 for the NBC4 Voice contest. As part of the top 25, Grigsby is now counting on the public to be the judges and vote him in to the top four. These 25 videos are now online and to continue on to the next level, he needs votes. The top four will advance to the grand prize judging round and the

    Read Full Story
  • Crossman chooses a life of farming over football

    Posted on April 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    sparky

    William ‘Sparky’ Crossman claims he “eats, sleeps and thinks” agriculture, but to look at him, one understands he also realizes the importance of looking and being fit, well groomed and dressed for an important upcoming meeting at Doubletree Hotel in the Richmond area. Sparky is a fifth generation farmer having been born to his father’s farm in the now Dulles Airport area then an ex-horse farm near Middleburg, VA. Taxes,

    Read Full Story

National News

Business News

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

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story
  • ‘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

    Read Full Story

Technology

Editorial

Guest Editorial: Medical pilots see the cost of drunk driving

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Seventeen million Americans admitted to driving drunk at some point in 2010, according to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Amazingly, if this same group of people lived in the same state, it would rank fifth in size between Florida and Illinois. Despite significant improvements over the last decade, the statistics remain sobering: 27 people die every day in alcohol related traffic crashes, representing more than

Read Full Story
  • Guest Editorial: Realize, Recognize, Reach Out

    Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:05 am

    “I just want it to stop.” “It” is child abuse or neglect, and when Social Workers talk with child victims, this is a statement most often heard from them. Children love their parents and caretakers. Children want their caretakers to behave like parents and guardians, who love and cherish them—they want their caretakers to behave like parents they see on television. And children want to be with their families. They

    Read Full Story
  • Putting down roots for veggies

    Posted on March 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Vegetable gardening has seen a revival in the past few years.  There are as many reasons for growing your own produce as there are people planting.  Some of the more common reasons include food safety (knowing who produced your food and how), economics (although it is debatable whether growing your own saves you money), fresh food, and just the fun of it! Many people have never grown a vegetable garden

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day