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George Hunter Jr. (right) with his son, George.

Beloved Westmoreland coach says farewell to youth league

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

With 20 years of experience under his belt at only 37 years of age, Montross resident George Hunter Jr. has become a beloved coach and community figure for youth, students and parents in Westmoreland County. But unfortunately for the Westmoreland Youth Association, Hunter is leaving the program to concentrate on other coaching responsibilities. Having gained a wealth of experience playing basketball for his church and the local YMCA, Hunter began

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  • Virginia delegate, Richmond County YMCA team up with local, state agencies to host ‘Be Proud, Be Protected’

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Delegate Margaret Ransone

    From county schools to law enforcement, a collective community effort has formed to provide safety and protection tips to area youth and their parents in one concentrated location. On December 10 from 5:30 to 7:30  p.m., the Richmond County Family YMCA and Virginia Delegate Margaret Ransone (R-99th), in partnership with local and state agencies, will host “Be Proud, Be Protected” at Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw. Parents and teens

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  • Tappahannock Police investigating homicide

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

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

    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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Business News

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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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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