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Council tries to cut taxes, told it can’t

Despite their best efforts and good intentions, the Colonial Beach Town Council was unable to reduce...

High cost dooms local event

High cost dooms local event

Money was the driving factor for the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce’s decision to discontinue ho...

Police: CB Elementary School fire arson

Police: CB Elementary School fire arson

Law enforcement officials have said the Jan. 5 fire that destroyed the former Colonial Beach Element...

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Colonial Beach’s effort to honor two dozen injured soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center lit...

Ex-chief sues town for $400K

Ex-chief sues town for $400K

Former Colonial Beach Police Chief Kenneth Blevins, Sr. has filed suit in Westmoreland County Circui...

CB school board OKs $1.8M insurance deal

The Colonial Beach School Board has voted to accept an insurance settlement offer of $1.8 million to...

 

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Colonial Beach ready for a sparkling 4th of July

Colonial Beach will be celebrating the nation's 237th birthday on the 4th of July with a number of public activities culminating in a crowd pleasing, sparkling fireworks show along the Potomac River.

The fireworks, which will begin at 9 p.m. and last for almost 45 minutes, are a popular annual event that draws thousands of residents and visitors to the riverfront community each year.

Visitors come to Colonial Beach from Washington, Maryland, North Carolina and from across the Old Dominion as well as other areas to enjoy the beach community and its glittering 4th of July fireworks display.

Whether watching from a boat on the Potomac River just offshore, sitting on the beach on a blanket or viewing from the outdoor deck of a nearby restaurant, past audiences have labeled the 4th of July event absolutely spectacular.

In addition to the fireworks, other planned Colonial Beach activities include a day long fundraiser by the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, a 4th of July Golf Cart Parade, a bazaar, yard sale and raffle sponsored by St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and vendor booths and concession stands along the Colonial Beach boardwalk.

Real estate tax increase defeated

Colonial Beach Town Council held a special meeting on June 27 to vote on advertised tax increases and the town’s budget for fiscal year 2013-14.

In the advertisement, the council proposed raising real estate taxes from $0.58 to $0.63 per $100 of value.

Read more: Real estate tax increase defeated

Beach denied grant

Despite Governor McDonnell announcing more than $6.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funding, Colonial Beach’s application was denied for the second year in a row.

But the last two years of planning have left a significant number of volunteers determined to move forward

Read more: Beach denied grant

Blues Fest at High Tides brings thousands to the beach

Several thousand blues fans enjoyed a rocking weekend featuring the legendary Bobby Messano, The Nighthawks and more than a dozen other blues performers in a three-day concert at High Tides on the Potomac.

Read more: Blues Fest at High Tides brings thousands to the beach

Baker pleads ‘No Contest’ to brutal Beach Gate murder

A Maryland man has entered a plea of no contest to a charge of First Degree Murder in connection to the brutal slaying of a woman at the Beach Gate Motel in Colonial Beach on Oct. 3, 2012.

Elizabeth “Niecey” Thompson was beaten, stabbed 46 times and left lying in her nightgown in a pool of blood in the motel parking lot. Pleading no contest to the crime was William Baker, 49, of Indian Head, Md.,

Read more: Baker pleads ‘No Contest’ to brutal Beach Gate murder

8 year old hit by car on Rt. 205 near Colonial Beach

A Fredericksburg boy was injured with non-life threatening injuries last Wednesday after being struck by a King George driver.


Sergeant Thomas Molnar of the Virginia State Police reported that shortly after 5 p.m on June 19, Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a vehicle crash on State Route 205 on the Tides Mill Bridge  just past Wilkerson's restaurant in Westmoreland County.

Read more: 8 year old hit by car on Rt. 205 near Colonial Beach

Baker pleads No Contest to Beach Gate murder

  A Maryland man has entered a plea of no contest to a charge of first degree murder in connection to the brutal slaying of a woman at the Beach Gate Motel in Colonial Beach on Oct. 3, 2012.

  Elizabeth "Niecey" Thompson was beaten, stabbed 46 times and left her lying in her nightgown in a pool of blood on the motel parking lot. Pleading no contest to the crime Thursday was William Baker, 49, of Indian Head, MD., Thompson's former boyfriend.

Read more: Baker pleads No Contest to Beach Gate murder

Colonial Beach Blues Festival is this weekend

The popular Colonial Beach Blues Festival, one of the top events at the beach each year, will be held this weekend featuring the legendary Bobby Messano, The Nighthawks and more than a dozen other blues performers.

The festival is sponsored by The Colonial Beach Blues Society, High Tides on the Potomac Restaurant and others to support autism research. The festival will begin this Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon at The Black Pearl Tiki Bar on the beach.

Read more: Colonial Beach Blues Festival is this weekend

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