- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 15:30
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Sept. 14 will be the second of three meetings concerning the upcoming Downtown Revitalization Plan. The Town of Montross has secured a Department of Housing and Community Development Planning Grant for an economic restructuring plan and physical improvements plan for the downtown totaling $25,000. The town has also secured two Virginia Housing Development Association Mixed-Used/Mixed income Planning Grants for $10,000.
Several community visioning sessions have been held and a management team comprised of local leaders and business people are in place to guide revitalization efforts. The Land Planning & Design Associates team will provide planning updates and use visioning materials already prepared by the Clay Christensen Group and other sources.
The resulting Revitalization Plan will act as the foundation for future endeavors and assist in securing additional Community Improvement Grant funding as well as funding from other sources.
This meeting will be held at the fire department at 7 p.m., on Sept. 14, and is open to the public. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and then those present will divide into groups to formulate ideas as well as suggestions. Town officials ask for as much community participation as possible at this important meeting.
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Operation In As Much volunteers head out into the community Friday, Sept. 24
Pastor Doug Davis from Rappahannock Baptist Church has been working hard on an innovative community project called ‘Operation In As Much Project.’
He first learned about this community-based program while attending a conference a few years ago. The idea was originally developed by David Crocker, pastor of Snyder-Memorial Church in Fayetteville, N.C., whose church averages about 450 volunteers who go out into the community on a Saturday twice a year. His idea has quickly spread across the United States and has had great success. When Davis discovered how much this area would benefit from this program, he didn’t hesitate. He saw this as the perfect opportunity to implement it here immediately.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 15:20
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The effort of an entire decade has been realized. Westmoreland County Museum and Library has bought the old Wakefield Furniture building in downtown Montross.
The old County Museum was built in 1941 and is situated between the old furniture store and the Montross Inn. The museum’s upstairs research library was home to county and Northern Neck Historical Society properties and archives.
The initial intention had been to construct a large new wing that would house Historical Society and county archives and exhibits. By late 2008 the costly proposition had been abandoned and Historical Society bought the Everett and Myrtle Marsh home for use as its research library and headquarters in 2009.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 22:05
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The Virginia School Board Association’s Gina Patterson met last Thursday with Westmoreland School Board members and the result was the board’s immediate release of the timeline that will govern efforts to replace outgoing division superintendent Elaine Fogliani.
Elaine Fogliani served as Westmoreland County School superintendent for six years. At the strike of midnight on Aug. 31 the Charlottesville native became a member of the University of Virginia faculty.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 18:10
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The Westmoreland Planning Commissioners, District Planning Office staff and nine county residents worked non-stop for two and a half hours this Monday afternoon to improve the language in a new Comp Plan’s final draft.
The commission conducted the advertised public hearing on the document in July and was poised to complete its comprehensive planning effort on Aug. 2, when District 3 Supervisor Lynn Brownley rocked the meeting room with critical remarks.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 21:37
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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office discovered 14,000 marijuana plants
Local law enforcement authorities received a tip last Wednesday that may have uncovered the presence of a violent Mexican drug cartel here on the Northern Neck.
With help from federal, state agencies and other local Sheriff’s Offices, the tip resulted in the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office’s confiscation and destruction of a $44 million marijuana crop and an arrest of one illegal alien.
In a phone interview on Tuesday morning, Richmond County Sheriff Douglas A. Bryant minced no words when praising the law enforcement agencies that provided their assistance and continue to lend specialized support.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 17:37
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“The Hunter Technologies Building is under contract,” District 2 Supervisor Russ Culver announced during the August 9 meeting of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors.
“There’s a lease/option,” Culver continued. “I understand O’Gara is fixing it up and has it under lease/option at this time.”
The Journal talked to O’Gara Group President James Noe on Tuesday morning and Noe confirmed the truth of Culver’s Monday night announcement to the county residents.
“We signed the lease a week or so ago,” he stated. “We have a six-month lease with an option to buy.