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Early morning drug raids net 11 suspects in Westmoreland

A six-month undercover investigation by the Tri-County Drug Task Force resulted in two recent early ...

Westmoreland State Park becoming a go-to destination

Westmoreland State Park becoming a go-to destination

Majestic Westmoreland State Park, located on the Potomac River between George Washington’s birthplac...

Westmoreland County School Board searching for new superintendent

The Westmoreland County School Board recently held a public hearing to collect residents’  comments ...

Alpacas flourishing in Montross

Alpacas flourishing in Montross

When Ken Chatham first talked with his wife, Gwynne, about his idea of raising alpacas, she was skep...

W&L’s forensics stars head to VHSL state competition

Four Washngton & Lee forensics team members are heading to the Virginia High School League’s Mar...

Artifacts find requires add-on the plan for James Monroe Birthplace

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors voted Monday night to add to the funding for the develo...

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Tour to show off homes’ splendor

The Westmoreland County        Museum and Murphy’s Seed Company in Mt. Holly will sponsor the 5th Annual Holiday House Tour from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.
The tour will begin in Montross and will travel to Hague, where visitors will be able to tour some of Westmoreland County’s most historic homes festooned for the Christmas holidays.

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Montross making strides in effort to revitalize itself

The Town of Montross’ revitalization efforts have exceeded expectations so far.

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Montross using state grant to spruce up town

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Revitalization took center stage at the Oct. 28 Montross Town Council meeting.
The Town of Montross has been in the implementing stages of its half million dollar Community Development Block Grant it received from the state.
Of that amount, $80,000 has been dedicated to helping area businesses improve storefronts through facade improvement programs. Town Manager Brenda Reamy told the council most of the projects are completed, or very close to it. The only one that is not is the Napa building. It will be torn down and rebuilt. The building will look the same, so it still will qualify for the facade project.

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Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has voted to deny permission for  giant farming operator Parker Farms to build a migrant labor camp at the Flat Iron Road site of an abandoned nursing home.

Read more: Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

Oldhams man gets 20 years for shooting

A Westmoreland County man entered a plea of no contest Oct. 17 to seven felony counts in Westmoreland County Circuit Court.
Jamal Tavon Brown, of Oldhams, received 70 years in prison, but with suspended sentences will serve four, five-year sentences consecutively, or 20 years.

Read more: Oldhams man gets 20 years for shooting

Appalachian Cherokees open museum and culture center

The Appalachian Cherokee Nation, one of the largest non-federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States, has opened a museum and culture center in Westmoreland County, so tribe members, residents and school children can learn about the tribe’s history, traditions and regalia.

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Thousands flock to Montross Fall Festival

The Montross Fall Festival has been a popular Westmoreland County event for more than 60 years, but few crowds have matched the size and enthusiasm of the 2014 edition.
Residents were on hand  to greet festival visitors from across the state.

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