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Westmoreland Supervisor Robersons in Rio

Westmoreland Supervisor Robersons in Rio

Photo by Richard Leggitt

Westmoreland Supervisor Larry Roberson, right, of Colonial Beach was in RI...

Westmoreland Supervisors add two new polling places for fall elections

Westmoreland Supervisors add two new polling places for fall elections

For years some citizens of Westmoreland County have complained they have had to drive as many as 40 ...

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...

 

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Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Annual event slated for May 28
Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was the home of two of America's founding fathers and the birthplace of Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee, will host its annual Traditional Trades Fair on May 28th.

Read more: Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

The Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department received valuable training for fighting a residential home fire last week when they tackled the controlled burn of an unoccupied and uninhabited house on the property for Stratford Hall.

Read more: Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

A sweet day!

Tom and Martha Crimmins of Westmoreland County were at the Kinsale Strawberry Festival Saturday helping raise money for a Stratford Fire Substation with a  raffle whose cash prize is $4,000.

Read more: A sweet day!

Improved First Fridays kicks off

Market Days moves for bigger, more fun event
Montross First Fridays are back this weekend, and the Westmoreland County village is combining its traditional First Fridays art walk and music series with the Montross Market Days, normally held on the Saturday after the First Friday, for a larger, more energetic event.

Read more: Improved First Fridays kicks off

Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office arms citizens with self-defense skills

The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the 8th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Violence, conducted a Self Defense Seminar on April 14 in the sheriff's office training room.

Deputy Kim Simon, Crime Prevention Specialist and Sergeant Anthony Darby, a

Defensive Tactics Instructor conducted the training session.

Students ranged in age of woman from 12 to 60 years old.

“Sergeant Anthony Darby and I always

enjoy helping citizens of all ages feel more safe, secure and in control of their own environment. We

look forward to presenting more of these programs in the not too distant future.” Simon said.

The Sheriffs office will announce future classes, however, anyone interested in being notified when

classes are scheduled can call the Westmoreland sheriff's office at 804-493-8066 to be placed on a notification list.

Participants were instructed on methods of recognizing, avoiding and preventing the chances of being a

victim of violent crime as well as practical exercises to enhance self-defense skills in a controlled

environment.

“For folks who were unable to attend," Simon said she recommends the following safety tips "to help improve one's personal safety on a daily basis.”

1. Be A.L.E.R.T. - Always Look/Listen Everywhere Regardless of Time of day

2. Reduce distractions - texting, talking and daydreaming lower your ability to recognize, avoid and

prevent a dangerous encounter.

3. Be confident - in yourself, in your posture, in your destination. Move with a purpose, no dilly

dallying!

4. Trust your gut - if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Get away from any person, place or

situation that gives you that funny feeling in your belly.

5. Take a class - learning some basic defensive skills can improve your confidence and help you to

take action if you find yourself in a dangerous encounter.

Sheriff C. O. Balderson said she wished to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Katherine Cross for organizing

the annual vigil events to include her support of this training.

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Montross residents work to reinvigorate Bob Fox Project 

A group of Montross residents met recently at the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department to talk about ways to reinvigorate the Bob Fox Project, a volunteer effort to help provide Christmas for needy individuals that was begun 32 years ago as a memorial to former Westmoreland County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Fox.

Read more: Montross residents work to reinvigorate Bob Fox Project 

MWH Cancer Clinic to open in N. Neck

Summer opening slated at site of Walsh’s former clinic
Mary Washington Healthcare has announced it will open a cancer clinic in Montross this summer at the Kings Highway location of the former Mid-Rivers Cancer Center operated by Dr. Christopher Walsh.

Read more: MWH Cancer Clinic to open in N. Neck

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