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School board briefed on test scores

The Colonial Beach School Board met July 8 for the first time since school let out.
The summer break ...

The bombs bursting in air...

The bombs bursting in air...

Residents of Colonial Beach enjoyed a grand time Saturday night as the town set off fireworks to mar...

Beach facade program off to a slow start

Out of 30 properties located in the downtown revitalization area only eight property owners have sub...

Colonial Beach Council approves 6-cent tax increase

The Colonial Beach Town Council has approved the advertised budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The ...

Beach plans July 4th spectacular

Beach plans July 4th spectacular

Come celebrate America's 239th  year of independence in Colonial Beach. Stroll the beach, swim,...

Harley-Davidson coming to the Beach

Harley-Davidson coming to the Beach

Harley-Davidson, America’s iconic motorcycle brand, is coming to Colonial Beach. All-American ...

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Colonial Beach man killed in crash

Westmoreland County – A man is dead following a three vehicle crash in Westmoreland County that took place Saturday morning, November 20, 2010.  At 5:35 a.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper O. B. Moody was called to the scene on Route 3, Kings Highway, east of Route 634, Meadow Lane.

A 1995 Ford Contour was traveling westbound on Route 3, when the driver stopped to make a left turn and yield the right of way to a 2000 Freightliner Dump Truck heading eastbound.  The Contour was struck in the rear by a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass and pushed into the eastbound lane of travel and struck by the dump truck. 

Read more: Colonial Beach man killed in crash

Beach real estate tax rate reduced

Colonial Beach property owners will not see an increase in real estate taxes this year.  Ordinance #592 was passed by a unanimous vote of town council on Nov. 11 at a special meeting that began at 7 p.m. and adjourned at 7:04 p.m. with one public comment. All town council members were in attendance with the exception of Sparky Ridgely who was out of town.  According to council member Steve Kennedy “The reason for doing this is to keep the tax at the same level as last year.” 

Read more: Beach real estate tax rate reduced

Anglers haul in whoppers at the Beach’s rockfish tourney

     

Thank you to all who helped with the Annual Rockfish Tournament this past weekend. The event was co-sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Dockside Restaurant, Colonial Beach Yacht Center, Potomac River Charters, and Wilkerson’s Restaurant. Volunteers: Helen Moffett, Patty Hansley, Betty Whitestone, Judy Purkey, Larry Roberson, Jimmy Stanley, Ellis Rose, Mike Hamm, Jamie Geddes, Jordan Grimley, Austin Tippett, Chrissy Tippett, Carey Geddes and Peggy Campbell.
Winners of the Annual Rockfish Tournament held in Colonial Beach:

Read more: Anglers haul in whoppers at the Beach’s rockfish tourney

Drifters take 1st place at annual Theatre Festival

On Monday, Nov. 1, the Northern Neck held its annual Theatre Festival involving Colonial Beach, Northumberland and Washington & Lee High Schools.  The event was held at Northumberland High School in their beautiful state-of-the-art auditorium.  The Drifters claimed their first ever District title in Theatre, edging out W&L’s performance of “Hamlette”

Read more: Drifters take 1st place at annual Theatre Festival

Mayor calls for due process, hearing

Council defers action on real estate tax reduction and noise ordinanceThe October Town Council meeting kicked off with competing resolutions about Mayor Fred Rummage’s access to town hall. Council member Steve Kennedy placed Resolution 50-10 on the agenda, which is a resolution to reaffirm Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Those 2009 resolutions prohibit the mayor from maintaining an office in town hall and further directed the town attorney to issue a “No Trespass” notice to Mayor Rummage.  

Rummage, in response to Kennedy’s resolution, placed Resolution 51-10 on the agenda, which would rescind Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Rummage spoke to the council and citizens present noting that “When I ran for this office there was a physical office for the mayor. It is very embarrassing to me when I have to meet with people from out of town and citizens; this is not an orthodox manner in which to conduct business.”  

Read more: Mayor calls for due process, hearing

Worrell waives her preliminary hearing

Barbara Worrell, former Chief Financial Officer of Colonial Beach Schools and former acting school superintendent, through her attorney, Mark Gardner, waived her right to a preliminary hearing this afternoon, Sept. 22, in General District Court of Westmoreland County.
Worrell stands accused of 13 felony counts of embezzlement of funds from Colonial Beach Public Schools from February 25, 2008, to April 10, 2009.  Worrell was placed on administrative leave in May 2009 after the Westmoreland Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced an inv

Read more: Worrell waives her preliminary hearing

Colonial Beach prepares to maintain communications in event of storm

Communication Lines during a disaster must remain open

When disaster strikes disseminating information takes on a greater priority. All of the normal lines of communication may become gridlocked and getting information out to the residents of Colonial Beach becomes a greater challenge.

In an effort to meet this challenge, in the event of an emergency, the Town of Colonial Beach will use the following methods of getting information out to the residents.

Read more: Colonial Beach prepares to maintain communications in event of storm

Foulds clarifies questions about town electricity use

Due to overwhelming citizen response and confusion about the issue of whether a separate permit is needed for use of town electricity, this reporter sat down with Town Manager Val Foulds Monday, Aug. 23.  Foulds reported that she has received many e-mails and phone calls from groups and individuals who have been issued permits or plan to apply for permits for special events at the beach, all concerned with the availability of electricity.  
According to a memo issued by Foulds on Aug. 3, 2009, to “All Patrons of Town of Colonial Beach Public Sites and Facilities” several new policies regarding the use of public sites and facilities were instituted as of that date.  In particular, the memo notes that “Only a master electrician approved by the Town or a qualified Town employee

Read more: Foulds clarifies questions about town electricity use

 

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