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Westmoreland has share of prominent African-Americans

Westmoreland has share of prominent African-Americans

Every February, the nation celebrates Black History Month and takes the  time to recognize the contr...

Leedstown Resolutions to be celebrated

The historic Leedstown Resolutions, a statement of self-determination and a protest against British ...

Lowry addresses school payroll problems

Speaking to the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, Rebecca Lowry, the county’s superintendent...

Records: Payment mess going on for months

School board also responsible, according to county officials

The Westmoreland County School Board s...

Lowry stepping down as county schools head

Lowry stepping down as county schools head

Westmoreland County Superintendent of Schools Rebecca Lowry resigned suddenly last week.  
Lowry subm...

Stratford Hall hosting birthday bash for Lee

Stratford Hall hosting birthday bash for Lee

Stratford Hall, the 18th century plantation in Westmoreland County that is the birthplace of Robert ...

 

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Two suspected arrested in Westmoreland B&E's

Bradshaw and Covert suspected in many crimes throughout the Northern Neck

Two suspects arrested last Tuesday March 26 for breaking and entering in Montross and Oldhams are suspected in other crimes through out the Northern Neck.

Read more: Two suspected arrested in Westmoreland B&E's

W’md faces reduced revenues amid state and Federal budget cuts

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting this week to discuss the ways to reduce costs and raise revenue as a result of the impact on local governments of the budget crisis that has slammed the federal and state governments for the past several years.

Read more: W’md faces reduced revenues amid state and Federal budget cuts

Revitalization efforts in Montross stalled

The town of Montross had a lot of work to do before it could start utilizing the $500,000, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) for revitalization efforts.
Some of work included ensuring that policies such as nondiscrimination, grievance procedures, anti displacement plan etc had been drafted, updated and/or adopted.

Read more: Revitalization efforts in Montross stalled

VDOT to conduct traffic study at intersection of Rt. 205 and 628

Dave Brown, Northern Neck Residency Administrator for VDOT, addressed Colonial Beach Town Council at the March meeting to hear council and public opinion on the need for installing a regular traffic light at the intersection of routes 205 and 628. He also announced a traffic study for the intersection, which is near Hall’s Supermarket.

Read more: VDOT to conduct traffic study at intersection of Rt. 205 and 628

Bomb threat, shooting and two thefts kept Sheriff’s Office busy

Two suspects are in custody, being held without bond at the Northern Neck Regional Jail, and will appear before the Westmoreland General District Court for two very different charges.

Thefts
The Westmoreland Sheriff’s Office is investigating two thefts in Westmoreland County, both occurring between the evening of March 8 and the early morning of March 9.

Read more: Bomb threat, shooting and two thefts kept Sheriff’s Office busy

New county store to end long drive for gas and groceries

A new country store, Erica Mall, will open this summer at the intersection of Mt. Holly Rd. and Erica Rd. in Westmoreland County. The new store will end a long drive of up to 15 miles for residents from Nomini Bay to the Potomac River who are in need of gas and groceries 

Read more: New county store to end long drive for gas and groceries

Westmoreland Board of Supervisors approve auxiliary Sheriff’s Deputies

In an effort to help the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office deal with growing responsibilities and reduced resources, the Westmoreland Board of Supervisors Monday night approved the appointment of unpaid auxiliary deputy sheriffs.

Read more: Westmoreland Board of Supervisors approve auxiliary Sheriff’s Deputies

 

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