- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 23:12
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The Colonial Beach Business District Revitalization Management Team held a meeting on May 23 to discuss the progress of the town’s Community Development Block Grant application (CDBG) and two other grants the town is seeking, to improve the business district in Colonial Beach.
The town’s CDBG application is currently under review by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and decisions for awarding these types of grants are expected this month.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:27
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Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD) will host a portion of the Virginia Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday June 6.
The run will start in Montross at 9 a.m. and will continue in Colonial Beach at 11 a.m. starting on Washington Ave. at Hunan Diner, traveling south on Washington Ave., turning left onto Boundary, then right on Irving Ave.
They will continue south on Irving Ave. to Thackery St. where they will turn around and return north on Irving Ave. down Beach Terrace to the boardwalk.
They will continue on the boardwalk to Colonial Ave. at the Beach Inn Hotel then onto Town Hill ending at the stage.
There will be no streets closed during this event but police will have emergency vehicle escorts at the beginning of the runners and at the end.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 23:24
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Loved ones, friends, residents and military organizations gathered to pay tribute to fallen soldiers from our town that paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
The first Memorial Day service I attended for a newspaper over 20 years ago, the weather was cold, windy and wet. My thoughts strayed from the speaker to the men and women who fought under much harsher weather conditions in Vietnam, fighting in fox holes and enduring heavy rains flooding in the cold jungles. Today it seemed ironic that our more recent fallen soldiers have been fighting in harsh
- Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 22:39
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The Tri County Task force has served warrants on two more individuals, Dwayne C. West 27 of Colonial Beach and Hayes J. Johnson, 30 of Hague as a part of Operation Impact.
Both individuals were incarcerated at the time and are being held without bond at the Northern Neck Regional Jail. West and Johnson will come before the Westmoreland Circuit Court on June 1.
West has been charged with two counts of actively participating in a street gang, namely “Pound Property”.
Pound Property has been listed on the State Police Website as a gang for years according to Chief Kenneth Blevins Sr.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:05
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Tri-County Task force makes 21 arrests in Operation Impact
The Tri-County Task Force arrested 21 suspects for various charges of distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substances as a part of Operation Impact.
The first three arrests involved George B. Oliff of Montross, owner and operator of Angelo's Pizza.
Oliff was charged with five counts of distribution of an imitation controlled Schedule I or II substance.
Oliff is a respected businessman in the community of Montross and there is no doubt the charges against him will come as a shock to many residents.
Oliff is a member of Industrial Development Revitalization Committee and was very supportive of the O'Gara Group coming to Westmoreland County.
Along with Oliff, Josh R. Sanford, 31 of Montross was arrested Wednesday morning and is charged with one count of distribution of an imitation controlled Schedule I or II substance.