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Stratford Hall program to highlight Virginia's enslaved cooks

Historic Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was home to the Lee family of Virgi...

St. James Episcopal Church in Montross holds homecoming

The Rev. Alan Hooker and the congregation of St. James Episcopal Church in Montross  welcomed f...

W&L Senior Night

Thirty seniors and their families attended the annual Washington & Lee High School senior night ...

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Montross Fall Festival

After receiving a midweek weather forecast that indicated clearing for the weekend, organizers of th...

W&L graduate sends inspiring letter from Iraq

A U.S. Army soldier serving in Iraq sent an inspiring letter last week to Washington & Lee High ...

Westmoreland artist shows rock ‘n’ roll art at General's Ridge Vineyard

Popular Westmoreland County artist Phil McKenney was featured at General's Ridge Vineyard over the w...

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Popular local food truck ready for road

When sisters Debbie and Judy Beach were growing up they often helped their parents in the food concessions the parents operated. They saw the challenges, but also the rewards of owing a business and dreamed of some day having their own food service firm.
Over 40 years later, the dream of the sisters, who live in Kinsale in Westmoreland County, came true when this week they unveiled their new mobile food concession, the Flippin Yellow Truck.  

Read more: Popular local food truck ready for road

Montross Emergency Assistance Program gives residents peace of mind

Most of us have friends or family to help out in times of crisis, but what do folks who don't have that support do?
The town of Montross offers an all-volunteer Emergency Assistance Program. The program was created in 2006 in response to a town survey and is still going strong. The program offers assistance to individuals who would benefit from having someone check on them and assist with disaster preparedness before, during and after an emergency.

Read more: Montross Emergency Assistance Program gives residents peace of mind

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

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