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Colonial Beach Community Center to hold summer outdoor movie nights

The Colonial Beach Community Center will host the first of a series of summer outdoor movie nights S...

George Washington's Birthplace joins celebration of NPS 100th anniversary

President Woodrow Wilson and Congress created the National Park Service in 1916 to preserve and prot...

Historic St. Elizabeth's has new altar and new stained glass window

A new altar and a new stained glass window were consecrated Friday by the members of St. Elizabeth's...

Colonial Beach Town Council postpones sale of Eleanor Park property

The Colonial Beach Town Council agreed to postpone the sale of the Eleanor Park property pending inv...

Colonial Beach resident one of nation's first female national park rangers

Colonial Beach's Pocahontas Schuck, 76, was honored last weekend to work as a volunteer at the Natio...

Colonial Beach hosts 37th Rod Run to the Beach

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Colonial Beach hosted the 37th Annual Rod Run to the Beach last we...

 

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Colonial Beach woman charged in shooting death

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A Colonial Beach woman is being held in the Northern Neck Regional Jail in lieu of $80,000 bond after being charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm in connection with a fatal shooting Jan. 27 at a Colonial Beach residence.

Read more: Colonial Beach woman charged in shooting death

Council says farewell to O’Dell

Former mayor remembered for his love of Montross

Members of the Montross Town Council honored former Mayor R. David O’Dell Jr. at their meeting last week.
O’Del died Dec, 31 after a six-week illness.

Read more: Council says farewell to O’Dell

Police investigating shooting death in Colonial Beach

The Colonial Beach Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a Colonial Beach woman.
Responding to a 911 call early Tuesday morning, officers discovered the body of Sharon Dickerson Smith. Police said Smith was shot to death in her home at 100 Hamilton St. After a preliminary investigation, officers arrested Sierra Seantaine Dillon and charged her with involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm.

Read more: Police investigating shooting death in Colonial Beach

Beach council may reignite fireworks

Last year’s council decision to cut money for fireworks for both the 4th of July and the Potomac River Festival weekend ignited a few sparks with the 2015 council during its recent work session.

Read more: Beach council may reignite fireworks

Colonial Beach looking to spruce up downtown area through revitalization

The town of Colonial Beach is on the way to revitalizing the downtown area.
A once bustling resort town in the late 1800s and early 1900s known as the “Playground on the Potomac,” Colonial Beach’s economy fell prey to the the improvements of land transportation, dwindling aquatic resources and the end of legalized gambling.

Read more: Colonial Beach looking to spruce up downtown area through revitalization

Colonial Beach adopts new flood plain rules

Ordinance paves way for residents to buy insurance
Colonial Beach has adopted a new flood plain ordinance in order to allow residents to continue to purchase flood insurance.

Read more: Colonial Beach adopts new flood plain rules

Medical clinic delays opening for two weeks

The opening of the Colonial Beach Care Clinic has been delayed until Feb. 2.
The clinic, at 700 McKinney Blvd., was set to re-open Jan 19, however due to unforeseen delays  that date was pushed back two weeks, said its new owners.

Read more: Medical clinic delays opening for two weeks

Hough named acting Beach police chief

The Colonial Beach Town Council has named Capt. Bruce Hough as the acting chief of police for a maximum of 90 days.

Read more: Hough named acting Beach police chief

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