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Patricia Faye Boone, 39, Colonial Beach arrested for assault on family member.
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Gregory ...

VDOT to close Mattox Creek Bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which has promised to close the Mattox Creek Bridg...

Murals will be a tough act to follow

Murals will be a tough act to follow

The three new murals painted by renowned artists Melanie Stimmell from Los Angeles, and Anat Ronen, ...

Wmd Supervisors finalize budget

The Westmoreland Board of Supervisors met in special session Thursday night to finalize the county’s...

VDOT work on Mattox Creek Bridge begins this week

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 reb...

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 ...

 

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Courthouse Construction

Construction on the new Westmoreland County Judicial Center in Montross is in the home stretch. 

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Westmoreland Officials Anticipating Low Turnout

Westmoreland County Registrar Kristin Hicks is anticipating a low turnout for the Nov. 5 general election, but is hopeful that the turnout will exceed the 37 percent of registered voters who participated in 2009, the last Virginia gubernatorial election.

Read more: Westmoreland Officials Anticipating Low Turnout

Hometown Family Fun at the Montross Fall Festival

From family skate night, to the best chocolate cake contest, to the Chandler three-mile race, to an arts and crafts show and a parade, the Montross Fall Festival kicks off this weekend.

For almost six decades, the festival has been a highlight of the fall in Westmoreland County, and this year’s event, which also features a scavenger hunt, a baby contest and a car show, looks as spectacular as ever.

“The Fall Festival is my favorite event in Montross,” said Carol Chandler, a longtime Montross civic leader who was chosen as the Grand Marshal for the parade at this year’s event.

“It is a little bit of everything that is good about our community- the food, the crafts, the families and the high school kids,” Chandler said. “I love it.”

“The Town Fall Festival has been an important event to the Town for over 60 years,” said Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy.  “This year’s theme, ‘Hometown Family Fun’, is just what our festival is all about.”

Reamy urged everyone to “come and join the fun” at the event which begins Thursday evening and concludes Saturday night.

The schedule of events is as follows:

THURSDAY Oct. 3
• 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Peoples Community Bank’s Family Skate Night at Stan’s Skateland

FRIDAY Oct. 4
• 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Best Chocolate Cake Contest sponsored by the Peggy Garland Law Office
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Customer Appreciation Lunch sponsored by Union First Market Bank
• 6 p.m.
Little Mr. & Miss Fall Festival Pageant at W&L High School
• 7 p.m.
W&L Homecoming Football Game vs. Spotsylvania at W&L High School

SATURDAY Oct. 5  
• 7 a.m.
Chandler 3-Mile Race starts at Montross Vol. Rescue Squad

• 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies at Westmoreland Courthouse Square Courtyard
Welcome - Mayor R. David O’Dell, Jr.
National Anthem - Sandra Henderson
Flag Raising - Boy Scout Troop 252 & Cub Scout Pack 208
“I Am the Flag” - Larry D. Greene

• 9 a.m.
Sidewalk-Chalk Art Contest Check-In sponsored by theThe Art of Coffee

• 9 a.m. To Noon
Peoples Community Bank Classic Car & Truck Show at Peoples Bank

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Mourning Jewelry Exhibit” at the Westmoreland County Museum

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Civil War Artifacts at the Westmoreland County Museum Annex

• 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Stratford Harbor Hee-Haws performing on Courtyard Street

• 10 a.m. Noon
Scavenger Hunt   Check-In at Sunbelt Realty Office

• 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
One Day Remains performing on Courtyard Stage
• 11 a.m.
PAWS Pet Show at the People’s Insurance Agency Lot

• 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Voices of Macedonia on the Courthouse Porch

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Siloam Church Praise Dancers, Youth Choir and Men’s Group on the Courtyard Stage

• 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Men of Shabach on the Courthouse Porch

• 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Justified performing on the Courtyard Stage

• 2 p.m.
Parade with Grand Marshal Carol C. Chandler

• 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jerusalem Men’s Chorus performing on the Courtyard Stage

• 3:30 p.m.
Parade and Festival Awards on the Courthouse Porch

• 4 p.m.
Raffle Drawings on the Courthouse Porch

Members of Montross Tea Party celebrate Constitution Day

Members of the Montross Tea Party, which believes the federal government should be limited to exercising only those powers authorized by the Constitution, made that point Saturday by reading the Constitution on the steps of the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

Read more: Members of Montross Tea Party celebrate Constitution Day

Come out for Stratford Hall’s Wine and Oyster Festival on Saturday

“What a way to celebrate the first day of fall,” said Jon Bachman, Stratford Hall’s public events manager. 

The 7th Annual Wine and Oyster Festival at Stratford Hall will be held this weekend, beginning Saturday, Sept. 21.  Bachman and the rest of the Stratford Hall team are expecting a smashingly successful event at the historic home of Virginia’s Lee family.

Read more: Come out for Stratford Hall’s Wine and Oyster Festival on Saturday

Sheriff’s Office honored

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office was awarded second place in the Sheriff’s Offices’ 11 to 25 Deputies category at the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge (VLEC) Awards Ceremony in Williamsburg.  Along with the second place award, the sheriff’s office also received the “Rookie of the Year” Award for Best First-Time Entry.  “To have your peers acknowledge the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office

Read more: Sheriff’s Office honored

How many accidents does it take?

It appears VDOTs efforts of reduced speed and rumble strips are not reducing accidents on the stretch of State Route 205 in front of Halls Supermarket. The question in the minds of local residents is: How many accidents will it take for VDOT to make some significant changes to the traffic patterns in this area?

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