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CB Council approves 6-cent tax increase

The Colonial Beach Town Council has voted 6-1 to raise the real estate tax rate by 6 cents. Councilw...

Potomac Riverfest draws big crowds to Colonial Beach

Potomac Riverfest draws big crowds to Colonial Beach

With skyrockets, sailing yachts and St. Barnards, the 64th Annual Potomac Riverfest wrapped up Satur...

CB School Board paves path for free lunches for all students

The Colonial Beach School Board took steps at its June 10 meeting to provide free breakfast and lunc...

Council moves forward on school demolition

The Colonial Beach Town Council has passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Mike Ham to execute an agr...

64th annual Potomac River Festival set for weekend

64th annual Potomac River Festival set for weekend

Get set for a swinging time this weekend as the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the 64th an...

Col. Beach senior wins Allstate Award

Charlottesville, VA – Nick Graves of Colonial Beach High School was chosen as one of 19 studen...

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Claybornes in the lead to take ground in “Hot Dog War”

Colonial Beach Town Council deliberated for almost an hour to decide to whom to award the lease agreement for the building on the Boardwalk located at 108 Taylor St.

In the past, competition between the leasers of this location and nearby vendors had turned into a media circus and been nicknamed “The Hot Dog War”.

Read more: Claybornes in the lead to take ground in “Hot Dog War”

Urquhart resigns the Planning Commission

Vice Chair Desiree P. Urquhart reluctantly resigned her position with the Colonial Beach Planning Commission after the March meeting. She has been called away to the family homestead in Zuni, VA, to care for her elderly mother on a full-time basis.

Urquhart moved to Colonial Beach six years ago, and became a member of the Planning Commission two years later. Her contributions to the Town will be felt for years to come.

Read more: Urquhart resigns the Planning Commission

CB Council nixes media circus on ‘Hot Dog Wars’

At the continued April work session, Colonial Beach Town Council decided to advertise for bids for the lease of 108 Taylor St., due to be in by noon on Thursday, April 11. Town Manager Val Foulds also assured Council that the vendor program had been revised to keep “like” businesses from being placed in close proximity of each other. Councilman Gary Seeber asked to insert a clause saying that  Council would not have to

Read more: CB Council nixes media circus on ‘Hot Dog Wars’

hippity hop

The annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children was held Saturday, with approximately sixty children in attendance as the truck from the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department brought the Easter bunny to Town Hill. Joan Edwards, the Easter bunny, gave each child that sat on her lap an Easter egg from the White House Easter egg roll with Barack and

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More consolidation means less local control

About once every two years council members bring up the subject of school consolidation. Former Mayor Fred Rummage was often accused of trying to consolidate the town’s school system with Westmoreland County, which he denied in a school board meeting saying “I have never in my entire adult life not supported public education! I have not in my entire

Read more: More consolidation means less local control

Building halted in CB

Notice to builders no April fools joke

Anyone wishing to seek a building permit in Colonial Beach will have to wait. Due to the council’s indecision, the Town of Colonial Beach is no longer in compliance with regulations that would allow them to issue building permits, according to R. V’lent Lassiter, Principal Environmental Planner of the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.

Read more: Building halted in CB

Sewage backflow leaves local man in a foul mood

Property owner William Entwisle is frustrated and worried over a sewage backup issue that occurs in his basement bathroom during power outages.

Entwisle lives at 209 Monroe St., near the bottom of a hill.

Entwisle, a veteran and retired firefighter, bought the house on Monroe St. three years ago. He has fond childhood

Read more: Sewage backflow leaves local man in a foul mood

Drifter pride!

Colonial Beach High School senior, and pitcher Karley Inscoe, is prepared to battle opposing hitters with her patented windmill fastball.

 

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