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Stratford Hall board of directors selects new president

Stratford Hall board of directors selects new president

Stratford Hall, the home to the Lee Family of Virginia and one of the state's top tourist destinatio...

Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Stratford Hall to hold traditional trades fair

Annual event slated for May 28
Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was the home o...

Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

Westmoreland VFD burns house at Stratford Hall in training exercise

The Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department received valuable training for fighting a residential hom...

A sweet day!

A sweet day!

Tom and Martha Crimmins of Westmoreland County were at the Kinsale Strawberry Festival Saturday help...

Improved First Fridays kicks off

Improved First Fridays kicks off

Market Days moves for bigger, more fun event
Montross First Fridays are back this weekend, and the We...

County mulls increasing Placid Bay’s road user fees

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, acting on a request from the Placid Bay Civic Associat...

 

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Stratford Hall plans renovation of historic gatehouse at Lee family home

Stratford Hall, the historic Westmoreland County home of the Lee family of Virginia, is restoring and repairing the gatehouse entrance to the 1,900-acre plantation. Work on the project is expected to be completed next month.

Read more: Stratford Hall plans renovation of historic gatehouse at Lee family home

Film focuses on local man’s years working in Soviet Union

A documentary funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities premiered Sunday at the A.T. Johnson Museum in Montross. The documentary tells the little known story of black educator and agricultural specialist Joseph J. Roane of Westmoreland County who traveled to the Soviet Union in the 1930s to try and help increase agricultural production in the Communist country.

Read more: Film focuses on local man’s years working in Soviet Union

Planned $2 million realignment of Westmoreland intersection underway

A contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation has begun a $2.2 million realignment of a dangerous intersection in Westmoreland County, according to Kelly Hannon, a VDOT spokeswoman.

Read more: Planned $2 million realignment of Westmoreland intersection underway

Chalk artist returns to Montross for more mural painting

Stimmell Van Latum to open Montross Mural Studio

Melanie Stimmell Van Latum, the internationally known Los Angeles artist who has created 11 murals in the town of Montross in recent years, is returning to the Westmoreland County town to open the Montross Mural Studio.

Read more: Chalk artist returns to Montross for more mural painting

Maddox bridge project on target

State official says project is over budget, however
Linda Farneth

Despite the recent snowstorm that hit the area in late January, the Mattox Creek Bridge project is progressing well according the VDOT Communications Manager Kelly Hannon. However the project is over budget.

Read more: Maddox bridge project on target

Stratford Hall celebrates Lee birthday 1862-style

Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was the home of the Lee family of Virginia, celebrated the birthday of famed Civil War General Robert E. Lee Saturday. Hundreds of area residents and tourists toured the Great House, listened to live entertainment, enjoyed barbecue and learned about Civil War history.

Read more: Stratford Hall celebrates Lee birthday 1862-style

Wmd’ School Board plans for 2016

Ralph Fallin, one of three new school board members in Westmoreland County, begins 2016 determined to help the school board develop a master plan for the future education of Westmoreland’s school children.
“The plan needs to include a new high school that incorporates the latest technology, including a performing arts center and accommodates students with special needs,” said Fallin. “We need to be innovative and consider non-traditional attractive designs that can be easily modified to accommodate evolving technology and changing teaching strategies.

Read more: Wmd’ School Board plans for 2016

 

 

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