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CB Potomac River Festival Baby and Fire Dept. Contest applications being accepted:

2013 Baby Contest, hosted by the CBVFDLA, will be held on Sunday, June 2, at the CBVFD. NO ENTRIES will be accepted that day.

A boy and girl winner will be picked in each of the four age groups from 6 months to 6 years. 6 months to 12 months

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Despite tight inventory, area Realtors agree market is improving

After years of depressed prices, Realtors said this week the real estate market in King George appears to be on the road to recovery. Although inventory is tight, sales have increased and prices are stabilizing, according to a number of area brokers and agents. Westmoreland County is recovering more slowly except for Colonial Beach where a good

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Run for the Fallen

- One Mile  - One Marker  - One Hero
Honor and Remember, Inc and RunfortheFallen.org are partnering in a special event to call attention to and honor the men and women who have recently died in military service to America.

A team of more than 30 active duty members of the military from bases throughout VA and other locations

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Cleaning and Painting project begins on Harry Nice Bridge

Overnight Flagging Operations Start On Or About April 15

The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) announces a $13.7 million cleaning, painting and repair project for the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301), which connects Charles County, Md., and King George County, Va., across the Potomac River. This preservation project, funded completely by toll revenue, is part of the MDTA’s commitment to preserving and maintaining the State’s aging toll bridges, tunnels and highways.

Beginning on or about April 15, the Nice Bridge will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic during the following overnight off-peak hours: Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning and Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

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VaHomeschoolers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

GLEN ALLEN – Interested and anxious parents and rambunctious and excited students packed the Cultural Arts Center last weekend to share a common interest: home schooling.

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Supervisor Brabo represents KG county at D.C. conference

As members of the Agricultural and Rural Affairs committee and members of the Rural Action Caucus, Westmoreland County Supervisor Rosemary Mahan and King George Dahlgren District Supervisor Ruby Brabo traveled to the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., held March 2-5. Discussions during committee meetings ranged from passing a resolution to support expansion of locally grown and produced food, redefining rural as a population of 50,000 versus the current definition of 20,000, country of origin labeling, removing nutrition

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History’s invisible heroes: The men of the USS Mason

They were 150-men strong, with the mission to shepherd United States naval ships loaded with weapons, fuel, troops, and machinery across the Atlantic Ocean. They were the men of the USS Mason, Destroyer 529. More importantly, the Mason  was the first Navy ship manned predominantly by an African American crew.

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Masonic Grand Lodge Installs Local Deputy

Richmond  - Nov. 7 - at the 234th Grand Annual Communication of Virginia Masons, Allen Reamy Clark of Hudson-Morris Lodge No. 80 in, King George was installed as District Deputy Grand Master

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