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It takes a special person to run for public office. First of all, you must have the passion to serve and you must be in tune with the community’s vision. You also really should have an outgoing personality, as representing the voting public demands a lot of public interaction. And you should hold strong ethics and the ability to work with others.
But every once in a while someone runs for office with a determined attitude to put things right, to effect positive change — to re-write a locality’s future. Such was the case when one week before the 2008 May elections for Colonial Beach School Board, Tim Trivett decided to throw his hat into the ring and run for office.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 00:00
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Former school finance director will serve 2 years and 8 months
It was a fight to the finish with three hours of exhibits, charts, summaries, witnesses examination and cross examination and lots of emotional posturing between Commonwealth’s Attorney Dean Atkins representing Colonial Beach School Board and Mark Gardner, attorney for Barbara Worrell. Atkins and Gardner showcased experts in accounting and psychology as well as the current CB School Board Chairman, family members and friends of Worrell, each attempting to sway Judge Joseph Ellis’ sentencing decision.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 00:00
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There is a balancing act that takes place under Director of Planning and Zoning Gary Mitchell’s purview between the needs and wants of waterfront property owners and the town’s responsibility to fulfill the mandates contained in the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act.
The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act was adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 1988 to guide and assist localities in an effort to preserve and enhance water quality in the Chesapeake Bay through land use decisions. Currently, Phase III of the Bay Act requires all 84 local governments subject to its provisions to enact ordinances
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 15:29
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Colonial Beach School Superintendent Donna Power, School Board Chair Tim Trivett, and Elementary School Principal Kevin Newman took center stage on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to officiate at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly installed modpod unit at the elementary school. Newman cut the ribbon to the entrance to the modpod in front of a crowd of approximately 45 town officials and residents.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 00:00
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Drifter kids are smart — in fact they now hold the district title for scholastics. On Wednesday, Jan. 12, during high school academic competition, Colonial Beach defeated Washington & Lee 185-95 to win the Northern Neck District (NND) Scholastic Bowl Tournament.
On Saturday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m., at Colonial Beach High School, the Drifters will represent the NND as the No. 1 seed, while Rappahannock, who defeated Lancaster 200-95, will be seeded second at the Region A Scholastic Bow Tournament.
Individual honorees for the tournament included the following students: First team – Anne Self (W&L), Caleb Gallagher (RHS), Jeremiah Brown (CBHS) and Tierney Mays (CBHS). Second team – Emma Hollowell (LHS), Will Perkins (LHS), Brad Daiger (W&L) and Andrea Walker (RHS). Co-coaches of the year are Vick Favazza (EHS) and Veronica Reynolds (CBHS).