- Last Updated on Friday, 24 August 2012 14:26
- Published on Friday, 24 August 2012 14:26
- Hits: 1183
A legal notice appeared in the Free Lance-Star on Monday August 20, set to run for four consecutive weeks noting a foreclosure on property at 301 Beach Terrace in Colonial Beach. This address is the property on the Virginia site of the Riverboat. The deed of trust is in the name of Flanagan’s of Colonial Beach. The sale is to take place on Sept. 13, at 10:45 a.m. on the site of the property.
Bidders are required to have a $50,000 deposit or 10% of the sales price at the time of the foreclosure. Immediately after this sale, which is essentially the land and parking lot at the Riverboat, another foreclosure will take place involving the real property located in the state of Maryland, which is the Riverboat building.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:49
- Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:49
- Hits: 1501
Former council member Stephen Kennedy knows it will not be easy to win on write in votes, but he feels the town needs leadership. Something he feels the council has not had for the last four years.
“I think we have become a town that is top heavy in management. If elected Mayor I’m going to make a concerted effort to look at every job in the town from the top to the bottom. Are we doing it best, are the people in those positions the best suited, and are they protecting the town’s assets the way they should?”
- Last Updated on Monday, 20 August 2012 18:06
- Published on Monday, 20 August 2012 18:06
- Hits: 1180
A single-vehicle accident involving a Rescue Squad may have been due to driver error.
At around 9 p.m. Sunday, August 19 a Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, while returning from a transport to the hospital, skidded off the eastbound lane of Route 3 coming to rest on the driver’s side.
Three volunteer members of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad were in the ambulance and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
No patients were involved in the accident. Two crew members were transported and admitted to MaryWashington Hospital with some broken bones according to a press release from Rescue Chief, Wesley Melson. The third crew member, and driver of the vehicle was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital for observation and released early Monday morning.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. State police reported the driver overcompensated when the vehicle ran off the shoulder.
Chief Melson reported in his press release that the vehicle was traveling at normal speed in non-emergency mode and had no mechanical faults.
All crew members are expected to fully recover. More details will be forthcoming in the August 22 edition of The Journal.
- Last Updated on Monday, 20 August 2012 17:26
- Published on Monday, 20 August 2012 17:26
- Hits: 2571
All 3 passengers in single-vehicle incident taken to hospitals and are recovering
Colonial Beach, VA (August 20, 2012) - At approximately 9:05 pm on Sunday, August 19, one of the vehicles (Medic 1-4) from Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad was involved in a single-vehicle accident while returning from taking a patient to Mary Washington Hospital.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:27
- Published on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:27
- Hits: 1059
Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that Virginia Tourism Corporation will award $660,000 in matching grants to 45 local tourism initiatives as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Grant Program, of which Colonial Beach will receive $2,500.
The tourism grant is provided through the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Grant Program and is specifically designed to leverage limited marketing dollars, stimulate new marketing programs through the creation of tourism partnerships, to develop a research-based marketing program with strong measures of success, and to extend the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:10
- Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:10
- Hits: 1092
That’s the question school officials were asking the Colonial Beach Planning Commission at last Thursday’s regular meeting during a public hearing to grant a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a new private school for special needs students.
Kathleen Fitzsimmons has requested a conditional use permit to utilize the former Westmoreland Baptist Church building located at 204 Garfield Ave. for a private school for special needs students in Colonial Beach.
The school located just across from the rescue squad would operate as the Gateway Private School and would feature an educational program designed to provide each youth with the opportunity to succeed in life, to find their own strengths and to make a commitment to a future of pro-social self sufficiency, according to the application submitted.
- Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 18:19
- Published on Friday, 03 August 2012 18:19
- Hits: 970
In the early morning of Aug. 2 Colonial Beach Police officer David Mundie tazed and apprehended Brian A. Gant from Maryland charging him with theft of a local jewelry store.
Mundie responded to a call from the alarm company for Grandma's Jewelry Box located at 509 Colonial Ave. at approximately 3:57 a.m. When Mundie arrived approximately two minutes after the call he met the owner of the jewelry store who had also been contacted by the alarm company.
Upon investigation Mundie and the owner found the front door of the establishment had been forced open and determined that an undisclosed amount of money had been stolen.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 21:58
- Published on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 21:58
- Hits: 992
Colonial Beach is nearing its one year anniversary of three natural disasters that rocked the beach and surrounding area with multiple damages.
A freak 5.8 earthquake, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee caused considerable damage last August to the Town of Colonial Beach. Inspection of damage caused by the storms to the school’s old two story block building on what is currently the Elementary School Campus, revealed other damage from lack of maintenance, resulting in the school having to vacate the building and eventually build a middle school mod pod behind the high school.
The two story building served the town as an emergency shelter for many years.
Recognizing the need for a new shelter, the school board and superintendent are working closely with the council and the town to set up the high school, located on First St., with a generator that was donated from a citizen.
The citizen purchased a 30 KW generator for his home but it was too large so he donated it to the school.