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Historic St. Elizabeth's has new altar and new stained glass window

A new altar and a new stained glass window were consecrated Friday by the members of St. Elizabeth's...

Colonial Beach Town Council postpones sale of Eleanor Park property

The Colonial Beach Town Council agreed to postpone the sale of the Eleanor Park property pending inv...

Colonial Beach resident one of nation's first female national park rangers

Colonial Beach's Pocahontas Schuck, 76, was honored last weekend to work as a volunteer at the Natio...

Colonial Beach hosts 37th Rod Run to the Beach

Cars, cars and more cars.  

Colonial Beach hosted the 37th Annual Rod Run to the Beach last we...

Fundraising benefit held for Vickie Coffman

Fundraising benefit held for Vickie Coffman

Photos by Richard Leggitt

Chelsea Padgett of Daytona Beach, Fla., helps arrange the dozens upon doz...

Colonial Beach council postpones Eleanor Park vote again

Colonial Beach council postpones Eleanor Park vote again

The Colonial Beach Town Council last week postponed until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 a vote on whether to ...

 

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Two talented women destined to cross paths

One may call it fate or destiny, but the similarity between two women, Olga Farneth and Velia Jacobo, have strengthened a friendship and helped each other in their paths to recovery.

Read more: Two talented women destined to cross paths

Legg no stranger to making history

Colonial Beach Town Council formally introduced Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as the town’s new permanent Chief of Police.

Read more: Legg no stranger to making history

I Love You Dinner

Cub Scout Pack 258, with the support of the CB Volunteer Rescue Squad, held an “I Love You Dinner” fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 21. Over 45 tickets were sold for a wonderful dinner prepared by the Melson and Meler families of Pack 258.  Many of the boys volunteered to help set up tables, put up decorations and peel the many pounds of potatoes needed.

Read more: I Love You Dinner

Goodwill opens rack store in Colonial Beach

The Rappahannock Goodwill Industries held its grand opening at the Beach Gate Shopping Center on Feb. 28, in Colonial Beach.

Read more: Goodwill opens rack store in Colonial Beach

Wilkerson’s is open for 2014 season

After a brief winter break, Wilkerson's Restaurant is open for business and again providing residents and visitors to Colonial Beach with mouth-watering seafood and a warming waterfront atmosphere.

Read more: Wilkerson’s is open for 2014 season

Eagles donation

Colonial Beach Councilman Tommy Edwards, left, presents a check for $5,000 from the Colonial Beach Eagles Aerie 4315 to Debbie Ryan, second from left, of University of Virginia Health Systems.  The check is to help fund UVA’s research into pancreatic cancer. 

Read more: Eagles donation

Update on double shooting on New Monrovia Road


There are new details about the events that unfolded Wednesday starting with a double shooting around 2:30 p.m. and ended with shots fired into a car on Cedar Hill Road and another car running off the road and damaging the porch of a home at 1439 Cedar Hill Road.

Police responded to a 911 call with a report of shots fired at a residence on New Monrovia Road/Old Road. When police arrived they found two men shot, laying in close proximity of each other.

Read more: Update on double shooting on New Monrovia Road

Two people shot on New Monrovia Road

Update:

According to Westmoreland County Sheriff C. O. Balderson the three incidents that occurred are believed to be related. Police do have suspects in the case but no one has been apprehended at this time. Anyone with any information concerning these incidents is urged to call the Westmoreland County Sheriff's office at (804)-493-8066 or text your tip to 847411 (TIP411).

Both victims in the Monrovia shooting are being treated at Mary Washington Hospital. No word on their condition yet.

No one has been reported injured in the incidents on Cedar Hill Road. No police, fire or rescue personnel responding were injured during any of these calls.


Shots fired into a vehicle; vehicle crashes into home on Cedar Hill Road

Cedar Hill Road has been shut down from Route 205. Shots were fired into a vehicle and another vehicle has crashed into a home on Cedar Hill Rd. It is unclear if the two incidents are related or if they have any connection to the earlier double shooting on New Monrovia Road.

At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon Westmoreland County Sheriff’s officers and Colonial Beach Police Department responded to a call for two people shot and remain on scene at this time. The incident took place at a home on the corner of New Monrovia Rd./Old Rd. and Monrovia Ln.  

4:05 p.m.
A call came in to police that a car had crashed into a home at 1439 Cedar Hill Rd. Responding officer called in to dispatch reporting a car at a different location with its windshield blown out and no occupant in sight.

Dispatch responded that a call had come into the Westmoreland Sheriff’s department of shots fired into a vehicle. Police are still trying to determine if the two incidents are connected.

The responding officer asked dispatch to tell resident at 1439 Cedar Hill Rd. to go back into their home. Responding officer reported the home had a vehicle crashed into the home, with its engine running. Responding officer stated there was no danger at this time to the occupants but advised other responders to use caution since the driver of the vehicle in the home of Cedar Hill had also not been located.

4:20 p.m.
Police reported no injuries at the home on Cedar Hill Rd.

Citizens are cautioned not to venture into that area until police can determine if the area is safe.

Updates as they become available.
Linda Farneth

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