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Appalachian Cherokee tribe moving office from Montross to Williamsburg

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

With their building being sold, the Appalachian Cherokee Nation tribe has announced they have closed their Montross office and will be relocating to Williamsburg. The Cultural Center just celebrated its Grand Opening last September and had hoped to develop strong ties and values to the community. They have been fighting for state level recognition for several years. They were striving to achieve the status this past January-February from the General

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  • Chandler’s Mill Pond closed indefinitely

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:45 am


    Underlining leak discovered The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has closed Chandler’s Mill Pond to all public access after an underlining leak was discovered. The pond has shown a drop in water levels throughout the week and experienced a water level drop of 1 to 2 feet overnight. DGIF personnel are on site assessing the feasibility of moving a limited number of fish to other waters. Because of

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  • Westmoreland County Public Schools names new superintendent

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Michael Perry

    Dr. Michael Perry was selected as the next superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools at yesterday’s school board meeting. His new position will be effective July 1, 2015. Perry is currently the superintendent of Hertford County Public Schools (NC), a position he has held since 2012. With three decades of experience in education, Perry’s career has included serving as an assistant superintendent, executive director of student services, executive director for

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Colonial Beach’s final 2015 game: a reflection of their season

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

Brandon Buzby eyed home plate from where he stood on 3rd base. His team trailed the hosting Rappahannock Raiders 11-1 in the top of the fifth. One more out with a 10-run lead would end the game in that inning for Buzby and his Colonial Beach Drifters. He wasn’t ready to go home. A ball went past the catcher, and Buzby took off. He swept across home plate for the

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  • MCM Finishers

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    John and Roxanne Warren of Stratford Harbour ran the Marine Corps Marathon today, finishing in 5 hours and 33 minutes. This was John’s first MCM and Roxanne’s second. They are so most grateful to all of our area drivers who avoided hitting them as they trained for this event on the roads of Montross and Oak Grove.

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  • Rappahannock River Run, Oct. 19

    Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Mark your calendars for the 2013 Rappahannock River Run/Walk, hosted by the St. Margaret’s School Alumnae Association. In its 15th year, this event offers competitive and recreational runners and walkers the chance to come together for a 5k (3.1 mile) course through the scenic streets of Historic Downtown Tappahannock.  Race day is Saturday, October 19th at St. Margaret’s School. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to

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Issues with largemouth

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

By Susan Pietras-Smith At the December quarterly Potomac River Fisheries Commission meeting, discussion over perceived levels of largemouth bass loomed large. The commissioners heard information on why the number of bass caught has gone down according to local fishermen. Joseph Love, Tidal Bass Manager of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources gave background on the none indigenous species. Directly following the United States Civil War a program to introduce largemouth

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  • Senior Spotlight: Connecting the past to the future

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    William “Bill” Doerken has worn many hats in his 76 years, but the one he occasionally wears now is an 18th century tri-corn hat. Bill is the creator and director of the grandparent and grandchildren Summer Camps at Stratford Hall. The camps serve to allow grandparents and their grandchildren quality time together on an 18th century plantation. At the three-day residential camps, grandchildren engage in activities with their grandparents that

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  • Audubon Birdwalk at Hughlett Point, May 25

    Posted on May 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm


    On Saturday, May 25, the Northern Neck Audubon society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve in Northumberland County.  This diverse preserve lies on a peninsula jutting into the Chesapeake Bay and offers a wonderful opportunity for viewing birds and wildlife as it includes coastal forest, shrub, salt marsh, and sandy beach habitats. Possible sightings are migrating Sandpipers, Vireos and Warblers (Black-coated, Northern Parula, and

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Pet Stories

Dog found

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Help! Dog found has been roaming around at the end of Mulberry Lane in Oldhams for over two weeks now! It is a male, about 1-2 years old, brown, face like a pitbull, body like a german shepherd, long curly tail. Someone is missing this dog! Please call 804 472-3169 if it is your dog, or if you would like to take him in. Neighbors down here have been taking

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Citizen's Journalism

Church Brief

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Pastor Charles V. Payton and the Morning Star Baptist Church family cordially invite you to share in the setting apart to gospel ministry for Sister Karen Ashton on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. Karen is the daughter of Margie & Ernest Ashton of Tappahannock, Virginia.

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  • Lunch with Santa

    Posted on November 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    On December 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callao Moose lodge is excited to invite children of all ages to come out and join Santa for a lunch and get a FREE picture taken with him, plus have story time with Ms. Clause. Other activities are offered during this time such as “make your own ginger bread house” or “Make a Christmas Ornament”. We do ask that you pre-register

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  • BSA Venture Crew 258 to hold Fundraiser Dance at Colonial Beach High Scool

    Posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    BSA Coed Venture Crew to Host Fundraiser Dance Featuring the ‘8-Bit Panda’ of CBVA and his Panda Phonics Remixes bordering on Pandamonium in Electronic-Techno-House & Dub-Step creative mixing. Special Guest appearance by CBVA Guitarist Jonathan Walworth of the band ‘Conclusion’ Pass the Word and Pass the Mike! Colonial Beach High School Cafetorium – March 30th, 2013 from 6 -10 p.m. Cover Charge: $5 per Person. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

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Raising Alzheimer’s awareness

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a community program on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The program: “Know the 10 Warning signs: When to take action” will be held at the Colonial Beach Library ( Cooper Library) at 1:00pm. Please call 540-370-0835 for more information or to register.

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  • St. Margaret’s School to host KAPLAN SAT Preparation Course

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This Fall, St. Margaret’s School is planning to host a KAPLAN SAT preparation course. Interested students and parents can find out more about the course content, cost, and registration information by calling 1-800-KAP-TEST or visiting the KAPLAN web site at Registration for this 10-session Saturday/Sunday class is open to the public with a start date of Saturday, September 8, 2012. The St. Margaret’s session code is “sakf12858”. For St.

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  • Roane receives masters degree

    Posted on August 3, 2012 at 9:17 am


    Lyndon C. Roane a native of Westmoreland County and a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee High School has earned his Masters of Science Degree in Public Safety Leadership from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.  Roane also received his undergraduate degree from Virginia State University in 1991 where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Public Administration. Roane has over sixteen years of federal law enforcement experience

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Westmoreland State Park Food Drive

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

By Christopher Schmitt Westmoreland State Park is accepting donations in the form of dry or canned goods to give to the local food bank. Park Office Manager, Trisha Lewis, credited Business Manager Jim Wyman with coming up with the idea of donating to the Northern Neck Food Bank for the holidays. Lewis said, “Instead of us giving to each other here at the park, we decided we were going to

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    Posted on June 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

    DATELINE COLONIAL BEACH, VA — The Colonial Beach Baptist Church has made a request of the Girl Scout and Boy Scout Units in Colonial Beach for assistance in response to critical food shortages at the Church’s Food pantry. At the request of the Pastor, the Colonial Beach Scout Units are preparing for a Special Emergency Food Drive with in the Town of Colonial Beach and its surrounding area. The Colonial

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