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Westmoreland, Colonial Beach join National Night Out celebration

Law enforcement joined with citizens from the area last week to celebrate National Night Out in West...

Montross' Bob Fox Project may be nearing its end

The Bob Fox Project in Montross, which has been providing food and gifts at Christmas for those in n...

Woman arrested in shed in Westmoreland allowed to remain free on bond

Judge Herbert Hewitt denied efforts by the King George Commonwealth's Attorney's Office last week to...

Stratford Hall Teachers learn about Virginia early history

Historic Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was home to the Lee family of Virgi...

Matematica 2016 Parents’ Night

Parents and students celebrated the 2016 Matematica program at Montross Middle School on

July 20. F...

GEAR UP students, parents attend national NCCEP conference

Two Washington & Lee High School GEAR UP students, Hazen Shryock and Destiny Crockett,

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Sheriff thanks searchers who found body of missing Montross woman

Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson this week thanked searchers who found the body of a missing Montross woman in some woods not far from her home on Feb. 27.

Read more: Sheriff thanks searchers who found body of missing Montross woman

Water and oil don’t mix

DEQ Water regulating measures spark council concerns over possible fracking in Montross

The old saying “Water and oil don’t mix”, is ringing true for members of the Montross Town Council, who are making that statement metaphorically with their concerns over the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulating water usage for localities and individuals, but not for the mining industry.

Read more: Water and oil don’t mix

Gwynnedale Alpacas is newest, successful business in Westmoreland

The newest, successful business in Westmoreland County is composed of 14 alpacas and three members of the Chatham family. Westmoreland County Circuit Court Clerk Gwynne Chatham, her husband, Ken, and her son, Ken II, are operating the Gwynnedale Alpaca Farm and delighting friends, neighbors and customers in the process.

Read more: Gwynnedale Alpacas is newest, successful business in Westmoreland

A New Bridge For Mattox Creek

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be replacing the Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) bridge over Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County this summer. VDOT Communications Manager Kelly Hannon said in an email on Thursday, Feb. 6, that work on the project is scheduled to begin in July.

Read more: A New Bridge For Mattox Creek

Brianna Bartley named WCPS Spelling Bee Champ

It took 44 words and 7 rounds before a winner was declared for the Westmoreland County Public Schools’ spelling bee district championship. At the end of the evening, sixth grader, Brianna Bartley, from Montross Middle School, sealed her victory by spelling correctly the final word of the night. The runner-up was fifth grader, Trinity Fauntleroy from Cople Elementary School. Ms. Bartley will now prepare for the regional contest in Fredericksburg.

Read more: Brianna Bartley named WCPS Spelling Bee Champ

Romance will be blooming in Montross for Valentine’s

Virginia may be for lovers, but romance will be blooming in Westmoreland County’s Town of Montross for Valentine's Day. Montross businesses will be celebrating the holiday Feb. 14-17, with sweet deals and a romantic atmosphere.

Read more: Romance will be blooming in Montross for Valentine’s

Westmoreland Board votes to increase funding for at-risk children

Dramatic increases in the need for comprehensive services for at-risk youth forced the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors Monday night to vote for a $450,000 increase in funding for this fiscal year.

The unanimous vote came after several of the supervisors expressed their concern about the growth of the program. “The taxpayers are at their limit,” said Board Vice-Chairman Woodrow Hynson.

Read more: Westmoreland Board votes to increase funding for at-risk children

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