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Colonial Beach Town Council seeks information on demolition order regarding former high school

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

All members of the Colonial Beach Town Council and the town mayor were shocked by the letter of demolition sent from town code compliance official Teresa Davis. At the regular October meeting all members of the council said they had no prior knowledge of the letter sent on September 26. This letter advised the school that they must demolish the building at 315 Douglas Avenue within 30 days. The building

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  • Man sustains minor injuries from accident in Hampton Hall Bridge area involving deer

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Last Thursday, a man hopped on his 2001 Harley-Davison Sportster with plans to ride to New York but only 10 minutes into his trip, struck a deer on Rt. 202 on the Westmoreland County side of Hampton Hall Bridge. Virginia State Trooper W. Davis responded to the scene and said, “It appears the deer ran down a slope and struck the bike rider, but the rider only suffered minor injuries.

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  • Former Kinsale Marina Manager David Chambers passes away

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The late David Chambers (right) with his wife Mary Jane.

    Former Port Kinsale Marina Manager David Chambers passed away Monday, October 6, after a long illness, surrounded by his family, his wife Mary Jane Chambers announced today.  David was 78. David was born in Washington, DC where he graduated from Good Counsel High School.  He later moved to Maryland where he graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in Business Management.  During his career he served as Senior

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Carry-On Trailer Corporation

Carrying on the successful way for nearly 20 years

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

  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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  • 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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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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