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Deputy Karl Wendall, Student Tenelle Fisher and Sheriff C.O. Balderson.

D.A.R.E. graduates 119 Montross Middle School students

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:58 am

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department’s D.A.R.E program held graduation ceremonies for 119 students who successfully completed the 10-week anti-drug program. Students were given a Certificate and a D.A.R.E. program T-shirt for completing the course. Deputy Karl Wendall opened the ceremony by thanking the staff and students for their hard work and reminded the graduates of the motto “Keeping It Real.” Sheriff C.O. Balderson, in addressing the faculty and students, said,

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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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  • Former minister sentenced on child pornography charges

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Former Minister Edwin L. Pope was sentenced to five years with two years suspended on each of the six counts of the production of child pornography involving a child under the age of 15. He also received five years with no time suspended on one count of production of child pornography involving a 15-to-17-year-old and three years suspended on each of the possession of child pornography charges. Former Westmoreland County

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CB varsity baseball

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 yet. A ball went past the catcher, and Buzby took off. He swept across home plate for

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  • Washington and Lee varsity baseball season comes to a close

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Freshman Carson Bell pitched the complete game in Round 1 of Conference 43 versus Essex. He delivered 10 strikeouts, including three in the final inning where he struck out the side in order.

    Washington and Lee varsity baseball team’s defense fought hard to recover from an early deficit, delivering five perfect innings against the Essex Trojans in Round 1 of the Conference 43 tournament. But the visitors’ defense would hold, allowing Essex to notch a 3-1 victory and advance to the conference semifinals. As for the Eagles, the game’s result marked the end of their 2015 season. “We won some tough games, finished third

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  • Colonial Beach baseball edges #1 Rappahannock 1-0 to close out regular season

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Wyatt Feltner at-bat.

    Drifters to host Round 1 game The Colonial Beach varsity baseball team wrapped up the regular season with a bang when they defeated the top-seeded Rappahannock Raiders 1-0. The Drifters’ Nick Graves allowed one hit as the pitcher, recording 10 strikeouts.  Offensively, he scored his team’s winning run against the Raiders. With two outs on the board, Graves hit a double to move to 2nd, advanced off a passed ball,

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Bill Brann, songwriter and musician.

Montross musician Bill Brann still pursuing passion

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Bill Brann, singer, songwriter and violinist and life long bluegrass musician has been playing music since 1943. Born and raised in the Callao / Harry Hogan area, Brann currently lives in Montross and has made a name for himself over the years. And he has many delightful stories to tell about his experiences as a musician. Although Brann has a built-in passion for Blue Grass, he likes all kinds of

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  • Local author inspires new Virginia state song

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr.

    Students who attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in the 1970s and 1980s fondly remember the history lessons received in the Civil War lectures by Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. What those students and the general public might not realize, however, is that this same distinguished professor has spent the last five years making it possible for Virginia to have a new state song. On tax day, the Governor of

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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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Annual Auto Show back in Montross, May 30

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

The Northern Neck Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold it 22nd Annual Auto Show at Stan’s Skateland and Dairy Freeze in Montross this Saturday, May 30th from 8 AM till 3 PM.  Car show consists of fourteen antique classes representing all makes and models from 1990 and earlier, including custom, modified, and foreign cars, as well as modern Mustangs, Corvettes, and sport muscle cars (Camaro, Barracuda,

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  • Memorial Day Weekend dinner from Kinsale

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Friday, May 22. Cople District VFD’s Coles Point substation (corner of Coles Point Road and Tucker Hill Road) will be the scene of pick-up (5-7 p.m.) for the Kinsale Firemen’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Friday totally delicious grilled chicken dinners. This is all take-out. Home delivery is also available at 5 p.m. by calling IN ADVANCE to Lynn King (804-214-0955) with name, address, number of dinners.

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  • Exploring Kinsale as part of Historic Garden Week

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Homeowners gathered at a party in their honor at the home of Betsy and George Sisson held Sunday, April 12.

    It’s time once again for Historic Garden Week across the Commonwealth and this year the Garden Club of the Northern Neck invites you to “Explore the Treasures of Kinsale” in Westmoreland County. The tour will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 10am until 4pm, rain or shine. Five lovely homes in Kinsale and Hague are featured and may be visited in any order after you purchase a ticket at

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