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Meet the Colonial Beach Town Council candidates on your ballot

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:09 am

A standing room only crowd filled the Town Center on October 21 for the candidates’ forum hosted by the Colonial Beach Foundation and Chamber of Commerce. Eight of the nine candidates running for Colonial Beach Town Council were present as  Chamber President, Cary Geddes, served as moderator while Dr. Pete Fahrney organized the questions. There are seven candidates running for the three regular seats open. The three open positions are

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Town Manager Defends Demolition Request

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

Val Foulds the Town Manager of Colonial Beach defended Town Code Compliance Official, Teresa Davis, for sending the controversial letter dated September 26th. The letter, sent to Colonial Beach Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Newman required the building at 315 Douglas Avenue to be torn down within 30 days. The old brick building, known to most as the old high school, caught fire the morning of January 5th. However, the problems

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  • Westmoreland County School Board meeting report

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:23 am

    The October 20 Westmoreland County School Board meeting was a standing-room-only affair until the final moment with a first time appearance of the Washington and Lee High School guidance counseling department, who discussed how students are prepared for graduation, college and career readiness by the department. According to School Board member Gernard Reed, an organization called Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) which consists of mostly college graduates and directed by Edward

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  • Campaign signs reported stolen

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    As election day approaches with nine candidates running for town council Colonial Beach is filling up with campaign signs. Or it was. The campaigns of Wayne DiRosario and Bill Flammer have both reported that some of their signs have been stolen from the town. Kelsea’s Kitchen’s outdoor patio held a large campaign sign for Bill Flammer. The vinyl sign, which cost $175, was stolen last Thursday evening. According to a

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Colonial Beach Drifters dominate Northumberland

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:37 am

The Drifters varsity football team traveled to Northumberland to face the varsity Indians on Friday, October 24. The Drifters defense struck first with an interception returned for a touchdown. Andrai Turner connected with Mike Mothershead on a short pass and the Drifters second score and a (12-0) lead. The Indians got on the board late (12-8) at the end of the first quarter. Lamar Lucas and Dez’John Parker added to

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  • Eagles stomp Raiders 24-0, rise to 8-0

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:34 am

    The Washington and Lee football team travelled to Rappahannock looking to extend its seven-game winning streak.  After a scoreless first half, W&L got down to business behind two scores from its punishing defense and defeated the Raiders 24-0. Neither team was able to do much in the first half.  Both teams played solid defense and took turns making drive-killing mistakes.  The closest either team came to scoring happened late in

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  • Conference 43 football update: Rappahannock, Washington & Lee football game highlights Oct. 24 matchups

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 8:00 am


    Lancaster, Northumberland slide in region after homecoming weekend   Rappahannock is coming off a 30-6 win, disappointing Lancaster on homecoming. But this week, the Raiders will turn their attention to host conference rival and the top seeded team in the region, Washington & Lee. “We have to make [sure] our emotions don’t get the best of us, stay grounded and play good, solid fundamental football that we are capable of

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Hair stylist’s business going strong after 37 years

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

Imagine a nine-year old child giving you a haircut. Now, imagine yourself wanting said nine year-old child to give you that haircut. Avery Baylor started giving his family haircuts at that early age upon discovering he had a natural talent for the craft.  His father had given him and his siblings haircuts for as long as he could remember. “So, one day, I just picked up the clippers and said

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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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  • October’s Art and Wine Featured Artist: Faith Gaillot

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Faith Gaillot with one of her favorite pen and ink with watercolor drawings.

    Faith Gaillot’s striking artwork that combines pen and ink drawings with watercolor will be on display at Westmoreland County Museum for its October Wine and Art event held in association with The Inn at Montross. The show opens Wednesday, Oct. 8 with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. where Gaillot, who is largely self-taught and enjoys explaining her techniques, just may share some tips with attendees. Gaillot’s innate

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  • Eagles’ runner wins Cross Country race

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The Washington and Lee Eagles cross country teams are running full speed for this 2014 season.  Three weeks until the Conference 43 tournament, the Boys team remains solid with a fantastic core group of young men, all of whom are continuously improving.   Several season personal records were achieved at the home meet Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Hasan Gill led the pack with a 5k time of 17:39, followed by

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