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Local business celebrates 22 years

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

Pete Gouldman, owner of The Cabinet Works of the Northern Neck, is celebrating his 22nd year in business this spring. The Cabinet Works, specializing in custom kitchen designs and installations, has been providing top-notch service from Northern Virginia to Richmond since it opened in 2003. Pete has developed a long list of contractors in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and building arenas that he calls for special job needs.

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  • A fighter from the earliest age: Westmoreland girl overcomes odds to embrace gift of life

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Little Paetynn Vaughan

    Paetynn Vaughan bounces around and plays and interacts with her surroundings like most any two-years-old. In fact, if you didn’t know any better, you would think she was born like most children, screaming and crying after the doctor’s slap and ready for a solid dosage of supplement. But Paetynn Vaughan wouldn’t be so lucky. Her battle of survival and beating the odds came from her own willingness to fight and

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  • Maniac Magee takes over Washington District Elementary School

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Mason Burkton with his Maniac Magee project.

    As part of the All School Read program, students at Washington District Elementary School have all been reading Jerry Spinelli’s novel “Maniac Magee.” Written by Spinelli in 1990, the novel explores themes of racism and homelessness. It is a story about an orphan boy who is looking for a home in a fictional town in Pennsylvania. As the story unfolds, Jeffrey  “Maniac”  Magee becomes a local legend for his feats

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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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  • 2013 Stars of Tomorrow Baseball & Softball Tournament

    Posted on August 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm


    The Stars of Tomorrow Baseball & Softball Tournament, featuring some of the rising talent from around the area, began on Aug. 8 at Dreamfields in Lancaster County. Below are the schedules and scores from the tournament. 12u Boys Thursday Westmoreland def. Northumberland 9-3 Lancaster def. Denbigh 8-5 Northumberland def. Denbigh 14-1 Lancaster def. Westmoreland 7-2 Friday, 6:00 Gloucester vs Essex, Major Boys Field Friday, 8:00 Mathews vs Gloucester, Major Boys Field

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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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