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DiRosario jailed four days before Colonial Beach mayoral election

DiRosario jailed four days before Colonial Beach mayoral election

Wayne DiRosario, one of two candidates for Colonial Beach mayor in Tuesday's election, had planned t...

Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad earns VAVRS recognitions

Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad earned several individual and group awards at the annual conve...

Concerns about schools, taxes, growth highlight Beach forums

Candidates for Colonial  Beach mayor and town council participated in two separate forums held ...

Bids withdrawn for sale of Eleanor Park

The long-simmering tensions involving the sale of the Eleanor Park property in Colonial Beach has ca...

Colonial Beach’s Guadalupe Free Clinic serves area’s poor

Colonial Beach’s Guadalupe Free Clinic serves area’s poor

When the Guadalupe Free Clinic opened on the grounds of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Colonial Be...

Outdoor showing of Mamma Mia a big hit in Colonial Beach

It was so cool.  

Cheering, clapping and singing to music of the Swedish pop band Abba while w...

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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.

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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. 

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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

Col. Beach will present stronger revitalization grant application

After only four meetings with Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, the Colonial Beach Revitalization Management Team is ready to pass the draft application on to the town council. “This will be the last meeting for the group before the grant application is approved,” Davis told the group with confidence.  

Read more: Col. Beach will present stronger revitalization grant application

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In Monroe Bay, swans struggle to keep warm.

Photo by Richard Leggitt

Colonial Beach Council gives unofficial approval for October Bikefest

The Colonial Beach Town Council received an update at last week’s work session on the planning for the first-ever bikefest to be held in town, tentatively scheduled for the second weekend in October of this year. The event’s planning group was seeking to obtain a definitive answer concerning the council’s approval of the event before proceeding with promotional activities.

Read more: Colonial Beach Council gives unofficial approval for October Bikefest

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