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Colonial Beach Honors our fallen for Memorial Day

A large crowd of almost 200 people gathered outside the cannon in Colonial Beach on Memorial Day. Citizens, family of fallen soldiers and fellow military joined in mourning the loss of great men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, as well as celebrating the lives of those still with us.

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Placid Bay is rebuilding

The small community of Placid Bay is rebuilding not only their community but trust as well. Dr. John L. Johnson, president of Placid Bay Civic Association and the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up with the community to help make their neighborhood a safer more relaxed place to live.

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Two shot during a party early Monday morning

An 11-year-old boy and a 46-year-old man are both in the hospital with gunshot wounds. Sadly no witnesses have come forward to help catch the assailant.

The boy has been in critical condition since last night, May 27, hours after being shot while sleeping in the back seat of a burgundy Cadillac earlier that morning at 2:30 a.m.

The shooting occurred at a residence on Dameron Way in Oldhams, VA.

Police believe the bullets were intended for the adult victim, who was in serious but non-life threatening condition according to reports last night.

Investigating officers told Sheriff C. O. Balderson that upon arrival there appeared to be 100 to 150 party goers at that location. The group had gathered for a weekend celebration and said the party was just ending when a suspect, or suspects, shot eight rounds into the car.

With over 100 people at the scene, no witnesses have come forward to give information, however Sheriff Balderson believes they have at least one person of interest on Tuesday. Balderson would not say if the person of interest was a witness or a suspect.

Both victims are currently at MCV. Last night the boy was in critical condition but did have improvement. It is not clear what his injuries are or if the boy will suffer any long term problems as a result of the shooting.

Witnesses are urged to come forward with any information by either calling Detective Jay Mitchell at (804) 493-8066 or by going on the Sheriff's Office website. www.westcoso.us and leaving an anonymous tip.

 

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Three car accident at Halls intersection

VDOT will have one more accident to add to its study of the Hall's intersection at Routes 205 and 628. Luckily no fatalities resulted from the incident.
Two cars collided at the intersection at State Routes 205 and 628 causing a pickup truck to flip to its drivers side and slam into another vehicle. No serious injuries were reported.

Read more: Three car accident at Halls intersection

Colonial Beach Welcomes Mr. Hipple

Andrew Hipple

The Colonial Beach School Board is pleased to announce the hire of Andrew S. Hipple as the Colonial Beach Middle/High School Principal effective July 1. Mr. Hipple earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in Agriculture Education and a Master of Education degree through California University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hipple comes to Colonial Beach from Rappahannock County Public Schools where he has worked as an Assistant Principal at both the elementary and secondary level. He was a classroom teacher for ten years in Virginia and Pennsylvania before becoming a school administrator. In addition, Mr. Hipple has been employed as a post-secondary technical school administrator.

Mr. Hipple and his family, wife Melissa, and three teenage children, Britton, 18, Nicholas, 17, and Libby, 13 will be relocating to the Colonial Beach area in June.

“I am excited to begin a new chapter in Colonial Beach Public Schools. It is an honor to serve the Colonial Beach community by working with the School Board to prepare young minds that will serve our community well. I am looking forward to meeting and working with teachers and staff, students, parents, and community members.”

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