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Montross man maintaining Purple Martin Retreat

Montross man maintaining Purple Martin Retreat

On Father’s Day, George Henry Oliff of Montross spent time with his family. He had dinner with...

Greater Montross revitalization group seeking input from area residents

The Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization wants ideas for spiffing up and encouraging grea...

First Friday evening events return for 2015

First Friday evening events return for 2015

First Fridays and First Saturdays are back in Montross. The joyful weekend activities will continue ...

Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Picturesque Chandler’s Millpond, a 300-year-old lake on Route 3 west of Montross, has been clo...

No new county taxes for Beach residents in Westmoreland budget

Supervisor Larry Roberson recently presented highlights of the Westmoreland County budget for the re...

Young boy saves grandmother

Young boy saves grandmother

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Records: Payment mess going on for months

School board also responsible, according to county officials

The Westmoreland County School Board shares responsibility for the Westmoreland school system’s failure to make timely payments to the Internal Revenue Service and the Virginia State Retirement system, county records indicate.

Read more: Records: Payment mess going on for months

Lowry stepping down as county schools head

Westmoreland County Superintendent of Schools Rebecca Lowry resigned suddenly last week.  
Lowry submitted a letter of resignation to the county school board declaring her intention to leave her post effective June 30.

Read more: Lowry stepping down as county schools head

Stratford Hall hosting birthday bash for Lee

Stratford Hall, the 18th century plantation in Westmoreland County that is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, will celebrate Lee’s birthday Jan. 17.  

Read more: Stratford Hall hosting birthday bash for Lee

Courthouse Square in store for big makeover

With the opening of the new $9 million Westmoreland Judicial Center last year and the remodeling of the county’s George English Memorial Building, Westmoreland Registrar Kristin Hicks is the only remaining county official with offices at Courthouse Square.

Read more: Courthouse Square in store for big makeover

Westmoreland woman killed in collision

A Westmoreland County woman was killed instantly Dec. 19 when the car she was driving was struck by a septic tank truck at the intersection of Zion Church Road and Cople Highway in the eastern portion of the county.

Read more: Westmoreland woman killed in collision

Oliff’s suit against police set for Feb. trial

Restaurant owner says he was falsely charged after sheriff’s department set up drug sting

A malicious prosecution lawsuit filed by well-known Westmoreland County restaurant owner Bryan Oliff against Westmoreland County Deputy Sheriff Anthony Darby seeking $12 million in compensatory and punitive damages is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 23 in Prince William County.

Read more: Oliff’s suit against police set for Feb. trial

Ho-Ho-Holiday fun for all

Three county events ring in the season
Holiday festivities were on the agenda throughout Westmoreland County last weekend.
The 14th Annual Christmas in Kinsale celebration, the 5th Annual Holiday House Tour and the 20th Annual Montross Christmas Spirit Festival all competed for the attention of residents and visitors.

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