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Colonial Beach Town Council votes 6-1 to turn off Ustream video for council work sessions

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Even though he called for transparency in government while running for election, Eddie Blunt, the new vice-mayor of Colonial Beach, has had the Ustream video turned off for all town council work sessions. Two years ago, the council began streaming all council meetings on the town’s Ustream account. This service is used by many citizens of the town, particularly with work sessions, due to other obligations that do not allow

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  • Montross Middle School named a GEAR UP School

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia is one of just ten states recently awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), sixteen school districts in Virginia were selected to participate in the program. Montross Middle School is one of the grant recipients. “Expanding access

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  • Congressman Rob Wittman to guest host The John Fredericks Morning Radio Show

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      It’s The Rob Wittman Show. Round three.Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) will guest host The John Fredericks Morning Radio Show for the third time on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Wittman last commanded the microphone as a guest host for Fredericks in April 2014. The John Fredericks Morning Show is heard on WHKT AM 1650 in Hampton Roads and WNTW AM “The Answer” in Richmond and throughout Central

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Business News

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

Wishes and dreams fulfilled at Colonial Beach

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

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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  • Visions By Shirl Will Soon Expand Studio and Gallery Space

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Growing Pains sign

    Watch for a Grand Opening Soon!  The small Colonial Beach studio run by Shirley Rush, which is located at 116 Hawthorn St., will soon expand into the larger adjoining building which is now vacant.  For almost four years Colonial Beach artist Shirley Rush has been operating a tiny studio and gallery on Hawthorn St. in a little shop next to the public parking lot by the Colonial Beach Museum and

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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

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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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