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Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Colonial Beach School Board members are very excited to welcome back former CB Elementary School Pri...

5th Annual Jet Ski Races begins Friday

5th Annual Jet Ski Races begins Friday

Colonial Beach will host the UWP- IJSBA Watercross National Tour, Liberty Cup portion of the Nationa...

Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

The long planned second phase of the Potomac Renaissance Condominiums in Colonial Beach began buildi...

Council not responsible for delays

In an interview with Tracey Tunstall, Director of Federal Programs and current Interim Superintenden...

Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

To facilitate the Fifth Annual International Jet Ski Races July 18-20, Taylor Street from Wilder Ave...

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

On June 12, Commissioners, staff and guests gathered to unveil the new sign naming the Potomac River...

 

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CB police accept guns through turn-in program

 When you have trash you want to get rid of you take it to the dump. When you have old clothes, you take them to a thrift store or charity. If you have old dishes and household goods you take them to a consignment shop or Goodwill.
What do you do with an old gun? Well, if you live in Colonial Beach you take it to the police department.
Sometimes people end up with a gun in the house either through a death in the family or other circumstances.
Sometimes the gun is unwanted or there are children in the home, which can become a scary combination.
If you have an unwanted gun in your home, the Colonial Beach police want you to know you can bring it to them no questions asked — provided that you follow a few conditions.
If you wish to bring the weapon in to the police station, you must ensure that it is unloaded and keep it in the trunk of your car. Phone police to let them know you are bringing it and keep it locked in your trunk. When you arrive at the police station, an officer will accompany you to your car to retrieve the weapon.
If you wish to have police pick up the weapon, call to set an appointment. Have the gun unloaded and make sure you are not holding the gun when officials arrive.
By disposing of an unwanted weapon in this manner you avoid the risk of it getting into the wrong hands and, if you are caught with a weapon illegally, other than when surrendering it to the police in this manner, you will be charged.
The police department appreciates your support in their efforts to keep our community safe.
Colonial Beach Police Department is now on Facebook. Constructed with the help of Shane Buzby and Shelly Butler, the department’s Facebook page will keep you updated on crime and other issues within the town.

— Linda Farneth

CBES Fire Drill not really a drill

 

Superintendent Dr Power and Vice Principal, Mr. Wright welcome Elementary Students back after fire officials give the all clear to return to school following a brief evacuation when the smell of gas was detected coming from the gymnasium.

 

New preschoolers at Colonial Beach Elementary School got a lesson in fire safety on their first day of school.
On Monday Jan. 4 10 students attended the new preschool program in Colonial Beach. By 10:30 a.m. the preschoolers were getting their first lesson in fire drills; but this one was not a drill. At around 10:30 a.m. school officials smelled gas in the gymnasium and in the attached building.
The school evacuated students located in the building attached to the gymnasium. Buses took children to the rescue squad building to wait for the all clear.
The Colonial Beach Fire Department responded and thoroughly checked the gym and the gas was shut off. It is unclear if gas was detected by meters.
The rest of the building is heated by a different heat source so children were allowed to return to class after a few hours.
Principal Newman was out sick, Assistant Principal Mr. Wright took charge of the evacuation and called School Superintendant Dr. Power who was at the school before the fire department arrived.
The preschool students were very excited about their first day and Wright said his students were really excited to be back as well.

Linda Farneth

Allen Powell Charged with Distribution of Drugs

In the early morning of Dec. 31 the Tri-County Task Force comprised of the Colonial Beach Police Department, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s office, King George Sheriff’s office, Caroline County Sheriff’s office, State Police, NCIS and FBI arrested Allen Powell, 59 of Lafayette Street in Colonial Beach.

Powell is charged with Distribution of Cocaine and Conspiracy to distribute Cocaine.

Powell also owns a residence in Monroe Bay Circle. He is allegedly a major distributor of drugs in Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County, according to Colonial Beach Police Chief Christopher Hawkins

Powell appeared before the Magistrate and is now being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw.
 

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Seagulls wait out the weather in Colonial Beach. Though the National Weather Service didn’t have any data about how much snow fell in Westmoreland County, its unofficial reports show the Fredericksburg area had 15 inches and Warsaw had 10 inches. The Christmas Eve forecast calls for a wintry mix of precipitation and freezing rain is expected Christmas Day.

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Colonial Beach road conditions

Lossing Ave. like all the other main roads on the Point in Colonial Beach is hard to navigate when two cars traveling in opposite directions meet.
 

Route 205 in Colonial Beach has been kept pretty clear since Friday evening, however the intersection of Rt. 205 and Colonial Ave has kept a good layer of slush which will most likely turn to ice as the sun sets. Caution should be used at this and all intersections around the beach.
 
The main streets on the point - Irving, Lossing, Bancroft, Marshall and Monroe Bay Ave. -  have been plowed to one lane but remain with at least three inches of packed snow and slush mix which will most likely turn to ice this evening. Streets running across the point from east to west are not plowed. Use extreme caution traveling on the River side of Irving Ave. as conditions are very icy on that side. Avoid Irving and Monroe Bay Ave. whenever possible till the snow stops and these roads are clear.

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Giving back

Last year Peggy and David Miner were recipients of the Colonial Beach Eagles Christmas food baskets. Times were difficult then. But, fortunately, their situation changed for the better. This year, the Miners wanted to show how grateful they are.
Peggy called it their “giving back,” and so they did. Last Friday the Miners’ sons made a donation of $200 — $100 of that the boys earned through chores and good grades. Peggy and David matched it to come up with a generous donation for this year’s Eagles food basket distribution. Their “giving back” effort compliments the Eagles’ slogan of “people helping people.”
Ladies Auxiliary President Teresa King (left) looks on as the boys, Dylan, 5; Dustin, 9; Daniel, 11; and Damon, 12, offer their donation. Back row: Aerie Secretary Tommy Edwards, Peggy and David Miner and Joel Garlaneau, president of the Colonial Beach Eagles.

CBHS Support our troops campaign

 

Colonial Beach High School students gather outside the Post Office last Wednesday, loaded up with boxes to mail overseas. The students, headed by the Student Council Association and Tricia Runyan and Gail Tinsley (sponsors), began collecting Items to support our troops abroad. Through AdoptaPlatoon, the students were matched with a platoon deployed to Iraq from Ft. Lee, Va. There are 15 men and 10 women in the platoon. Collections concluded on Dec. 1, and the group was able to prepare 40 boxes of goodies, necessities, and entertainment to ship for the holidays. Shipping costs — $12 per box — have been covered by school board officials, administrators, faculty, staff and students. A special thank you goes out to the Colonial Beach Education Foundation, for contributing to the shipping of the packages.

Girl Scout Daisies visit Colonial Beach police

In the early morning hours of Nov. 19 The Tri-County task force executed search warrants and rounded up nine people suspected of various crimes related to drug activity.
But the same day, around 6 p.m., Captain Bill Seay of the Colonial Beach Police Department was hosting a tour of the station for 10 Girl Scout Daisies.
Captain Seay explained to the group of 5 to 7 year olds that the police are not necessarily always going out here and locking up the bad guys, but that they are community oriented.
“We enjoy this opportunity to interact with you where you come in to learn more about the police department,” Seay told the girls.

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