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Attorney General Mark Herring (at left) heard concerns from local law enforcement at the Northern Neck Regional Jail.

Attorney General Mark Herring gathers concerns from area sheriffs, police chiefs on public safety tour

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:07 am

Attorney General Mark Herring isn’t in charge of any police forces or local prosecutors, but he and his office can still be helpful to them, as he made clear in a meeting with such officials from the Northern Neck last Wednesday morning. The meeting at the Northern Neck Regional Jail was part of Herring’s second annual “Public Safety Tour” and drew sheriffs from Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex, King George and Northumberland

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  • Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department seeks funding for roof replacement

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Chief David Robey of the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department met with town council to ask for needed funds. Robey, who had come to the council in 2013 and 2014, with the same issue approached the town council asking for funds to replace the 20-year-old roof atop the department headquarters. The station, which is located at 312 Colonial Ave has a flat rubber roof currently. The roof was last replaced

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  • Multiple stabbings in Colonial Beach Village

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

    On February 28, Colonial Beach Police and Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a “fight in progress” call in Colonial Beach Village. Police arrived to find two men stabbed and another assaulted amid the large crowd at the address. Colonial Beach Acting Chief of Police Bruce Hough told Westmoreland News, “The investigation to date has revealed a party was taking place at the residence and a subsequent altercation began between

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Shelia Delort gives some one-on-one time with four year old Mandy McHugh during the skating lesson at Stan’s Skateland.

Finding your groove at Stan’s Skateland

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:42 pm

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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  • Wishes and dreams fulfilled at Colonial Beach

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Pat Ralson, Wishes and Dreams owner, with a hand-painted desk by local artist Connie Ihlenseld.

    Two Chief Master Sergeants found their way from the Pentagon to Colonial Beach in 1988.  Gary and Pat Ralston retired from the Air Force and moved to the third generation vacation spot of Gary’s family.  They had spent most of their careers in Arlington, with Gary having 34 years in the military and Pat having 26 years. When the building that is now Wishes and Dreams became available, Gary wasted

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  • ‘Financial Forecasting’ workshop

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop on January 27th from 6-8pm at the Northern Neck Small Business Incubator in Heathsville - Financial Forecasting The objective of this workshop is to learn how to forecast financial results in a small business. Learn to efficiently and accurately produce a view of future financial results.  A six step process will be discussed along with a review of the forms, formats

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Editorial

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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