- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2011 00:00
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After months of conjecture, the list of candidates standing for election in Westmoreland County’s November election is complete and the race has officially begun.
Incumbent Westmoreland County Sheriff C. O. Balderson, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Clyde N. Fisher, an Independent candidate and another Westmoreland county native.
Incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Dean J. Atkins has been challenged by Julia Hutt Sichol. Both Atkins and Sichol filed as
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 17:43
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The Westmoreland supervisors met last Friday and adopted a resolution that establishes the jurisdiction’s personal property tax relief rate for the 2011 tax year.
Commissioner of Revenue Carol Gawen told the supervisors that the commissioner’s office had double- and triple-checked the math and felt confident the numbers were correct. Relief had been dropped a percentage point when compared to relief conveyed one year before.
“The cost of new cars is higher,” County Administrator Norm Risavi then explained. A previously established sum held in
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:02
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At 7:30 Wednesday evening, Aug. 17, Deputy Antoine Smith and Clarence W. “Juice” McKenney squared off with guns drawn, but no one was shot.
Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a reckless driver in an orange Camaro coming toward Montross on Route 202. Deputy Smith was driving toward Mt. Holly on 202 when he encountered the orange Camaro driving
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:21
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The numbers are in and Westmoreland County’s Montross Middle School met the national Adequate Yearly Progress requirement when student test scores were returned. The neighboring division’s Colonial Beach Elementary also made the grade, but other schools in the two divisions failed to deliver.
As a result of the 2010-2011 evaluation metrics, Westmoreland County and Colonial Beach are among Virginia’s 128 failing school divisions. Only four of the state’s 132 divisions passed.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:59
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The Westmoreland Supervisors met this Monday night with VDOT Northern Neck Residency Administrator David Brown and adopted the set of resolutions that allow the Department to begin work on rural additions as quickly as this fall. The action included a certificate that appropriate rights-of-way have been obtained.
The District 4 projects include a 0.15-mile stretch of Westmoreland Drive in the Westmoreland and Potomac Shores subdivisions that runs from Monticello Drive to Cedar Lane. That cost is $152,000. The same subdivisions’ Piney Forest Drive is to be added to the set of state maintained streets. The 0.25-mile project begins at Wakefield Drive and terminates at
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 15:02
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Westmoreland County’s Land Use Office was bustling with developer activity when the county approved a preliminary plan for Clint and Linda Loeffler’s Fox Meadow Subdivision on June 14, 2005. Development activity had all but come to a halt when the couple returned this Monday to receive Planning Commission approval of a revised preliminary plan.
In 2005 new residential subdivision development had reached an all time high. The building industry was booming and developers such as Branson Cove’s Marty Miller and Northern Neck Subdivision’s Rich Ward had become household names. Money flowed to support the county’s
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:50
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Westmoreland County will be split by Virginia Senate Districts beginning with the November 2011 election. Voters in local election districts 3, 4 and 5 will remain in the 28th State Senatorial District and will vote for the seat now held by Richard Stuart (R). Voters in local election districts 1 and 2 have become part of the 4th State Senatorial District and will vote for the seat now held by Ryan McDougle (R).
After obtaining preclearance from the Department of Justice for our local redistricting plan, work began in the registrar’s office to assign all areas in the county accordingly by the new local plan as well as by the state’s new plan.
It is very important to note that the State Senate lines are based on the old local election districts, not the new ones recently approved by the