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Detour in place for Mattox Creek Bridge

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Route 205 is currently closed to traffic at Mattox Creek Bridge. The route will be closed so barriers, equipment and temporary traffic signals can be staged for the bridge replacement project. The bridge will re-open by 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19. Message boards have been posted to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure. Detour signs will also be posted to guide motorists to Route 3 and Route 301

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  • Jewel Hudson finds joy in creating pottery

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    Jewel Hudson’s description of pottery-making sounds intriguing enough to want to try it. “It’s like Christmas every time you open the kiln after the final firing,” she said with her sparkling smile. “You can use the same clay, the same glaze and fire it in the same way, yet the coloring comes out different. There are also endless color combinations of clays and glazes you can use, so every piece

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  • From the community to the community

    Posted on July 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    The Westmoreland Ruritan Club was out and about recently handing out Rudy Bears to the Sheriff’s Office, Rescue Squad and Fire Department. These Rudy Bears, or Ruritan Bears, are used to give to frightened children or the elderly in emergencies. They are often given on-scene to calm those involved down. All three departments were appreciative for the donation of the bears and noted that unfortunately, these bears were often used.

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Business News

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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  • Historic property resurrected as Erica Mall

    Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

    From Left: Rosemary Mahan, Don Hess, Rev. Bernard Thompson, Pastor Michael Ramming,  and Diane Lank.

    As raindrops continued to flow last Sunday, so did curious visitors and community members at one of the biggest events in Westmoreland County this year. Capped off with a ribbon cutting by  owners Don Hess and Diane Lank, the couple held their grand opening of Erica Mall in Mt. Holly. The event was so emotional Hess stepped inside for a moment before helping his wife cut the ribbon. “This is

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  • ‘Santo Paulo Ristorante’ comes to Hague

    Posted on August 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Volunteers helped with the St. Paul’s 36th annual spaghetti dinner earlier this month.

    Saint Paul’s Catholic Mission in Hague was converted to Santo Paulo Ristorante on Friday evening, August 2nd for its 36th annual spaghetti dinner.  Savory meat sauce permeated the air as parishioners and guests enjoyed the Italian Meal prepared by chefs Ruth and John Huber. It was the first spaghetti dinner for newly installed Parochial Vicar, Father Andrew Heintz who moved to the Hague in July.  Father blessed the meal 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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