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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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Wmd Supervisors finalize budget

The Westmoreland Board of Supervisors met in special session Thursday night to finalize the county’s 2014-2015 budget and in doing so joined most of the other Northern Neck localities in enacting a small tax increase to help offset shrinking state and federal revenues.

Read more: Wmd Supervisors finalize budget

VDOT work on Mattox Creek Bridge begins this week

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is beginning what will be a two-year project to rebuild the two-lane bridge over Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County.  “It has reached the end of its service life,” David Brown, VDOT’s Regional Administrator told citizens at a public information meeting in Colonial Beach on June 18.

Read more: VDOT work on Mattox Creek Bridge begins this week

Former W&L Principal enters guilty plea to DWI charges

Andrea Roane, former principal of Washington and Lee High School, whose arrest for drunk driving in a February 12 snowstorm roiled the Westmoreland County school system and eventually claimed her job, entered a guilty plea to DWI in Westmoreland County General District Court on Monday.

Read more: Former W&L Principal enters guilty plea to DWI charges

W&L’s new football coach is Northern Neck legend

Hopes for the 2014-2015 edition of the Washington & Lee Eagles varsity football team just got a lot brighter with the announcement this week that the school has hired legendary Northern Neck District Coach Todd Jones to head its football program.

Read more: W&L’s new football coach is Northern Neck legend

Environmental assessment will be required before drilling is allowed

Westmoreland County, Montross and other localities around Virginia have received a small victory in the fight against fracking.

In April, Montross joined Westmoreland County in drafting and adopting a resolution, requesting that the Governor, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and the Secretary of Natural Resources complete a joint report and recommendation on matters related to the production of oil and gas in the Tidewater region, prior to approving any state permit for exploratory or production oil or gas wells in Westmoreland County. Montross sent a letter to the Governor conveying this request.

Read more: Environmental assessment will be required before drilling is allowed

Montross will unveil three murals during First Friday Art Walk

This month’s First Friday Art Walk in Montross will be packed with activities. Aside from the area locations featuring artwork, locals and visitors will get a chance to view the progress of the three murals contracted by Bridget’s Boutique, Carrot Cottage, and The Westmoreland County Museum.

Read more: Montross will unveil three murals during First Friday Art Walk

Memorial Day brings memories of Beard’s missing brother

Americans honored the country’s fallen on Memorial Day with a variety of events, from flag observances at cemeteries, to reading lists of the fallen, to parades and picnics. Among those honoring our nation’s heroes on this day was Mickey Beard of Colonial Beach, who lost her brother in the Philippines during World War II.

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