- Last Updated on Saturday, 24 November 2012 09:14
- Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 22:42
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Despite the above 100 degree temperatures, spectators came out in droves to watch Colonial Beach’s Independence Day Fireworks.
Spectators started coming in in the morning hours and by 2 p.m., parking spaces were filling up. People who came to camp out on the beach all day and stake a claim to the best seats in the house made the best of the heat by swimming, sunbathing and picnic-ing.
Colonial Beach Police Chief Kenneth Blevins Sr. reported the stealth traffic counting report for incoming traffic from 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4, counted 1,830 vehicles coming into town.
For the holiday weekend, beginning at 8 a.m. July 4 to 8 a.m. July 9, there were 15,703 vehicles recorded entering town on Colonial Ave.
The week prior to July 4 brought record heat and no rain to Colonial Beach, so town officials issued a drought watch, requesting citizens to refrain from all nonessential water use.
- Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 20:46
- Published on Monday, 02 July 2012 20:46
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As Colonial Beach gears up for Independence Day the heat continues to rise to staggering temperatures, getting as high as 106 around 5:30 p.m. on Friday June 29.
Friday morning the town issued the following voluntary water restrictions which read, “Due to recent weather conditions and high usage of water reported over the past 24 hours, the town manager has declared a Drought Watch and is requesting all residents voluntarily reduce non-essential water use.”
In a phone interview on Monday morning, Town Manager Val Foulds said the voluntarily restrictions still stand. Foulds said she will watch the water levels closely.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:00
- Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:00
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Runabouts - Boats 25 feet and below
1st Mike & Diana Gadwill Happy Our’s
2nd Chris & Deb Up from the Depths
3rd Robin Schick Save the Bay
Cruisers - Boats between 26 and 35 feet
1st Jeffrey & Anne LeeJob Site III
2nd Ray & Linda Johnson The River
3rd Richard & Margaret Racine Good Sun
Yachts - Boats 36 feet and above
1st Mike & Vicky Enos Patriot
2nd Pat & Cindy Allen Bay Monster Two Plus
3rd Bob & Gail Mayer Gail Winds
Special - Best Decorated
1st Pat & Cindy Allen Bay Monster Two Plus
2nd Mike & Diana Gadwill Happy Our’s
3rd Jeffrey & Anne LeeJob Site III
- Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 19:00
- Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012 19:00
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A water-main sprung a leak when workers from Dominion Power were drilling into the street at the intersection of Hawthorne and Colonial Ave. Thursday morning in Colonial Beach to replace a telephone pole.
The water started to leak out bringing up sand and debris. As the water was forced out, the street began to cave in, eventually leaving a six to seven foot crack and a hole about five feet deep.
As the dirt and rocks were being washed away the pressure shot water out over 25 feet resulting in rocks being hurled through the front windows of the Riverview Inn.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 25 November 2012 21:29
- Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:18
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The Colonial Beach Planning Commission sent a favorable recommendation to the council to increase the amount of outdoor display/storage that businesses could utilize, but following building and zoning staff's recommendation, the commission agrees a cap should be placed on businesses.
The cap was recommended because building and zoning staff warns that if, in the future, a super store moves in, the outdoor display/storage could have a major impact on the appearance of the business and likewise on the town.
The current zoning ordinance, Article 8, limits outdoor storage to 5% of the total gross floor area of the business structure. The amendment would allow up to 30% of the total gross floor space but Gary Mitchell, Director of Building and Zoning, recommends putting a cap on outdoor display.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 23:12
- Published on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 23:12
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The Colonial Beach Business District Revitalization Management Team held a meeting on May 23 to discuss the progress of the town’s Community Development Block Grant application (CDBG) and two other grants the town is seeking, to improve the business district in Colonial Beach.
The town’s CDBG application is currently under review by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and decisions for awarding these types of grants are expected this month.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:27
- Published on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:27
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Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD) will host a portion of the Virginia Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday June 6.
The run will start in Montross at 9 a.m. and will continue in Colonial Beach at 11 a.m. starting on Washington Ave. at Hunan Diner, traveling south on Washington Ave., turning left onto Boundary, then right on Irving Ave.
They will continue south on Irving Ave. to Thackery St. where they will turn around and return north on Irving Ave. down Beach Terrace to the boardwalk.
They will continue on the boardwalk to Colonial Ave. at the Beach Inn Hotel then onto Town Hill ending at the stage.
There will be no streets closed during this event but police will have emergency vehicle escorts at the beginning of the runners and at the end.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 23:24
- Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 23:24
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Loved ones, friends, residents and military organizations gathered to pay tribute to fallen soldiers from our town that paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
The first Memorial Day service I attended for a newspaper over 20 years ago, the weather was cold, windy and wet. My thoughts strayed from the speaker to the men and women who fought under much harsher weather conditions in Vietnam, fighting in fox holes and enduring heavy rains flooding in the cold jungles. Today it seemed ironic that our more recent fallen soldiers have been fighting in harsh