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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 election results

Edward Blunt, Michael Looney and Burkett Lyburn have won four-year terms to the Colonial Beach Town Council.

The three were the top vote-getters in the Nov. 4 election, with Blunt leading the way with 558 of the 916 votes cast, election officials reported. Looney (452) and Lyburn (414) also easily outpaced the rest of the field.

Read more: Colonial Beach election results

Geddes: Bike Fest was good for businesses

While the final numbers from the first Colonial Beach Bike Fest won’t be known  until December when the meals and lodging taxes have been paid, Chamber of Commerce President Carey Geddes said the event yielded positive results.
Geddes is hopeful local businesses will report double or triple their sales compared to what they reported last  October. Geddes said the chamber paid $650 in meals taxes, which equates to about  $13,000 in revenue.

Read more: Geddes: Bike Fest was good for businesses

hometown fun at the homecoming parade

The Colonial Beach High School PTA sponsored several homecoming events Oct. 31. The evening began with a parade from the old elementary campus up Colonial Avenue and ending at the high school. After arriving at the school, attendees enjoyed music, hot dogs and pizza. The seniors took the win during a tug-of-war competition.

Read more: hometown fun at the homecoming parade

Elementary students move into new home

Faces were beaming, despite carrying heavy loads of boxes, chairs, desks and other school supplies after Colonial Beach Superintendent Kevin Newman got the all clear to start moving into the new elementary school mod pods.

Read more: Elementary students move into new home

Colonial Beach groups will team up to host fall festival

This year, the Colonial Beach PTA, Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Rescue Squad are teaming up with Custom Cartz and Coldwell Banker Elite to combine fall activities into one big day on Town Hill from  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25.

Read more: Colonial Beach groups will team up to host fall festival

Beach manager defends decision to raze ex-school

Foulds says building was unsafe, and several residents complained
The Colonial Beach town manager said the former elementary school has to be torn down due to safety concerns and citizens’ complaints.

Read more: Beach manager defends decision to raze ex-school

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

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Bike Fest a roaring good time

About 10,000 attend first annual event in county

Bikers from D.C., Maryland and Virginia and points farther out gathered for the First Annual Bike Fest in Colonial Beach this weekend.

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