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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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  • Former minister sentenced on child pornography charges

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Former Minister Edwin L. Pope was sentenced to five years with two years suspended on each of the six counts of the production of child pornography involving a child under the age of 15. He also received five years with no time suspended on one count of production of child pornography involving a 15-to-17-year-old and three years suspended on each of the possession of child pornography charges. Former Westmoreland County

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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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Does chiropractic work?

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Over the years, I have heard people who visit a chiropractor say “I just saw my chiropractor and I feel great” or “I hurt my back and I have to go to my chiropractor” without mentioning a doctor. I also noticed the personal means these folks address their chiropractor as “my” (chiropractor) whereas a doctor would be address as “the” (doctor). As a psychotherapist, my educated guess is a feeling

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  • Letter to the Editor: A fire hero

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    A Strange Thing Happened….. Chief David Robey from the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department was on his way to All American Harley-Davidson on Thursday April 2, 2015 to finish up some paperwork for a Harley-Davidson that the Fire Department had purchased to raffle off for their fundraiser. He was travelling on rt. 6 just outside of LaPlata when he noticed that there was smoke bellowing out of a house. He

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  • Thank a farmer during Agriculture Week, March 15-21

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      March 15 – 21, 2015 is Virginia Agriculture Week. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services suggests that it’s the perfect opportunity to give credit where credit is due. During this special week, take a minute to thank a farmer. No engraved note paper or frilly bouquets required; a thoughtful nod will do. Of course every farmer has a lot of help, but gratitude for all of Virginia’s growers

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