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A picture of the late Danny Gray Jones, Jr. (left) as a Washington & Lee Eagle competing in the 2009 annual Christmas classic basketball event.

Tappahannock Police investigating homicide

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

23-year-old man Danny Gray Jones, Jr. killed; one man charged   The Tappahannock Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the evening hours of Sunday November 16.  At approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to the Rappahannock Apartments on Winston Road for a shots fired call.  When officers arrived they found a young black male who was unresponsive. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified

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  • 2nd Chances Ministry: helping young first time offenders make better choices

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

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    Westmoreland County School Board Vice-Chairman Gernard Reed has his finger in many productive pies, including his involvement in a program which provides non-violent first time law offenders of 14 to 24 years of age a chance to right and re-insert themselves into their community. The pastoral counseling group that offers the program is known as “2nd Chances Ministry.” Successfully completing this program is a means by which qualified offenders can

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  • Colonial Beach man killed in car crash

    Posted on November 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    King George County- A Colonial Beach man was killed Sunday (November 9) in a single vehicle crash in King George County. The crash occurred on Route 3(Kings Highway) at Rollins Ford Road in King George County. Virginia State Police Trooper R. Garnett investigated the crash. A 2014 Toyota was traveling east on Route 3, when it ran off the road left and struck a tree. The driver (single occupant) of the

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Randy Furrow

Finding the right connection with local computer expert

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

Randy Furrow is a man known not only in Westmoreland County but also in Northumberland, Richmond and Essex Counties as a go-to computer expert. He may not always be at his store because he is making good, old-fashion house calls in order to doctor sick computers. After graduating from Oral Roberts University and becoming a pastor and music director for various churches, Furrow settled in and around the Northern Neck

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  • Carrying on the successful way for nearly 20 years

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Carry-On Trailer Corporation

      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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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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