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King George sets tax rates; hearing on budget draws three comments

The King George Board of Supervisors heard from three speakers at last week’s public hearing on its ...

King George Fracking info session scheduled for June 12

The King George Board of Supervisors has scheduled a fracking information session for the community ...

Going Outdoors? Beware of the Ticks!

Anyone who ventures outdoors, or anyone who lives with someone that does should read this article. I...

Col. Beach Sewer usage rate increase recommended

In Colonial Beach, the town’s sewer fund is currently losing money. The town council has been warned...

“Blast and cast” fun to try

“Blast and cast” fun to try

Years ago, I was friends with a Marine stationed at Quantico, and he had access to a property in Wes...

Drifters overpower W&L Eagles

Drifters overpower W&L Eagles

On Thursday, the Drifters won the first round of the annual Northern Neck war between the Beach and ...


 

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King George sets tax rates; hearing on budget draws three comments

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The King George Board of Supervisors heard from three speakers at last week’s public hearing on its proposed budget for next fiscal year, 2014-15, with no one speaking during the hearing on tax rates ...

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Colonial Beach

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Col. Beach Sewer usage rate increase recommended

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

In Colonial Beach, the town’s sewer fund is currently losing money. The town council has been warned since 2012, but so far, the council has not taken action to rectify the problem. The 2012 council w...

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Westmoreland Treasurer Retires

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Westmoreland Treasurer Retires

On May 30, Elizabeth “Liz” Nash will retire as Treasurer of Westmoreland County after 28 years of service – 11 years as Treasurer.  Twenty eight years ago, the Treasurer, Margaret Nash, hired Liz...

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Win 4 Wesley Golf Tournament returns to Cameron Hills

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Win 4 Wesley Golf Tournament returns to Cameron Hills

Friday, on the grounds of Cameron Hills Golf Course, it was a celebration of courage. For the Berry Family, and over a hundred golfers, and the staff at Cameron Hills, the annual benefit is more than ...

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Jack W. France, Sr.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Jack W. France, Sr., 64, who resided in Stratford Harbour, in Montross, VA., left this earthly life on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a courageous and hard fought battle with lung cancer.

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Antiques Considered - April 23, 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Antiques Considered - April 23, 2014

This Chinese ginger jar comes from an old Northern Neck family. The base is in excellent condition, but the lid has been broken and repaired crudely. The owners are thinking of making it into a lamp, ...

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KG native plays at sports HOF benefit

The King George High School Sports Hall of Fame Benefit Concert last week featured KGHS alum Brock Butler and his touring band Perpetual Groove along with the local band Who Took Fred.
The concert, which was held at King George High School on March 18, was the first fundraising event benefitting the new Hall of Fame.   Butler, who graduated from KGHS in 1997, kicked off the event with a solo acoustic set, followed by sets from both bands.
Butler has a long musical history, dating back to his years at KGHS, when he played in the school Jazz band and attended weekly guitar lessons at Roberson’s Music in Fredericksburg.  During his high school days he played in his first band, The Corporate Sugar Daddies.
After graduating from KGHS, Butler went on to school at Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned a degree in video and film production, with a minor in sound engineering.  Butler met Perpetual Groove’s bassist Adam Perry at the college. “It was evident we were as interested in music in our free time as our studies,” said Butler.   Perpetual Groove was born.

Perpetual Groove, based out of Athens, Ga., tours nationally and internationally with over 150 shows scheduled each year.   The versatile rock band features original songs that range from ’70s rock to softer fare.
“We try and get in touch with the mood of where we are,” Butler said, referring to the band genre.   “HEAL” is the newest album released by the band.  Butler, who is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band, has also released an album, “Lately Here Through,” which features some of his solo acoustic material, described as having a singer/song writer, Americana folk element.  Both albums are available on iTunes and other outlets.
A short stop in his native town between two performances on each side, Butler said it was great to have a chance to give back to his former school.  All funds raised will help start up the new KGHS Sports Hall of Fame.  Perpetual Groove performed in Blacksburg the night before, where several KGHS grads who attend Virginia Tech enjoyed their music, and then the band had a performance scheduled for the following night in Washington, D.C.
The music provided by both bands was superb and all who attended really got their money’s worth in the 4-hour long concert.  The audience was also treated to a guest performer; King George Judge Horace Revercomb III stepped up with his saxophone to play a few tunes with Butler’s band.

Watch for the next KGHS Sports Hall of Fame fundraising endeavor, a golf tournament, coming soon.

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