- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:00
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It is with great pleasure that Ed Veazey and I were able to interview Beatrice Jenkins England, a descendant of the Wawaset sinking.
The newly overhauled Wawaset (wah-WAH-set) paddlewheel vanished from the Potomac River in 1873. Very little has remained to remind succeeding generations of one of the Potomac River’s most tragic river boat disasters where almost 80 people died within 100 yards of the sandy beaches of King George County. Today there is not even a
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:52
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The King George Board of Supervisors last week unanimously voted to give the go-ahead for a formal review of draft rules to address the use of outdoor wood boilers in King George.
The issue has been under review since last fall, after complaints had come to light about some users of wood boilers who have them installed close to property lines, creating a smoke nuisance for near neighbors.
Jack Green, Director of Community Development, had first provided reports to supervisors in the end of 2009.
Outdoor wood boilers are also called outdoor wood furnaces. They are freestanding units that provide heat and hot water for residences employing them. They heat water by burning wood or other fuel, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The hot water is generally circulated to and from the home through underground, insulated piping. Once inside the home, the heated water circulates through heat exchangers, radiant floor tubing, or radiators to warm the home and/or to provide hot water for residential use.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:54
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Have you seen her? The bubbly blonde is hard to miss in the cast of NBC’s comedy 100 Questions. King George grad Collette Wolfe plays Jill, a silly, sweet kindergarten teacher who rounds out a group of five friends.
The show focuses on Charlotte Payne’s (Sophie Winkleman) visit to a matchmaking service, which features a 100-question interview. Each half-hour long episode answers one of those questions as Charlotte recounts stories and memories featuring her friends Jill, Leslie (Smith Cho), Mike (Christopher Moynihan) and Wayne (David Walton).
Catch the fifth episode of 100 Questions tonight at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.
— Leslie M.A. Kompara
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:57
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If you build they will come — and on Friday evening, the entire King George family came. It was homecoming for King George County’s most celebrated athlete, Jermon Bushrod. From the moment King George Supervisor Dale Sisson proclaimed Friday, June 11, as Jermon Bushrod Day, the King George High School (KGHS) auditorium exploded into the stratosphere. Adding compliment to legendary status, Bushrod was also presented with the key the county.
With newspaper columnist Grant Paulsen as the master of ceremonies and Bushrod at his side, fans of the New Orleans Saints left tackle and KGHS graduate saw his life transform from Little League baseball to Superbowl XLIV champion; all courtesy of film, slides and narratives from former coaches, teachers and teammates.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 18:11
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To some it seems as if the recession will never end, but in King George, the future is bright. Take a look at all the building going up in King George, and you can share the feelings of hope and prosperity those brave enough to build in these times are feeling. Pictures taken by The Journal photographer on Monday are testimony to the fact that many developers think King George is the place to put their money and their talents.
New construction includes a house on Route 205 between 301 and 3; the Q Stop which is becoming a 7-11 at routes 301 and 205; the King George Sheriff’s office in the new government center next to the YMCA; the new CVS pharmacy planned at the corner of Route 3 and 301; the new dialysis center on Route 610, just north of Route 3; the new dental office on Route 3 across from the Journal offices, the new Two Rivers Baptist Church on Route 3 near Lambs Creek Church Road; the new Peoples Community Bank on Route 301 east of Route 206; Jacks Sub just across from Peoples Community Bank; and construction which has just gotten underway for the new Walmart and the new University of Mary Washington campus.