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Montross council productive July meeting

On July 22, Montross Town Council quickly took care of electing officers for the new fiscal year. R....

Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Parker Farms, headquartered near Oak Grove with 2,000 acres of produce growing along the Rappahannoc...

“Bridge Closed” signs up on Rt 205

“Bridge Closed” signs were posted this week on State Route 205 in Westmoreland County as the Virgini...

14-year-old equipment endangering lives

Oak Grove VFD Chief Mike Gutridge recently advised that he is very concerned about the decaying cond...

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Patricia Faye Boone, 39, Colonial Beach arrested for assault on family member.
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VDOT to close Mattox Creek Bridge

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

 

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NN Electric Coop options 40 acres in Warsaw

Northern Neck Electric Coop-erative (NNEC) has entered into an option to purchase 40 acres of land in Warsaw situated between Hamilton Boulevard and the Route 3 Bypass. The option is contingent upon the land being rezoned to accommodate NNEC’s facilities and upon the conclusions of the engineering assessment and environmental impact studies for the site’s feasibility.

Read more: NN Electric Coop options 40 acres in Warsaw

After a 20-year break, Montross Market Days are back

Montross Market Days, held the first Saturday of every month from May through September, are back after a 20-year intermission. Discontinued in the 1990s, the Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization has revived the popular spring and summer event.

Read more: After a 20-year break, Montross Market Days are back

County Bounty available at Sisson’s Produce Stand

It’s spring and it’s time for Westmoreland County’s bountiful harvest of fruits, vegetables and herbs to begin appearing. And there is no better place to see and taste that bounty than at Sisson’s Produce Stand in Montross which has recently opened for the season.

Read more: County Bounty available at Sisson’s Produce Stand

Montross getting ready to Revitalize

The Town of Montross may begin using the $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded to it from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) for revitalization efforts, as soon as the Grant Agreement is signed.

Read more: Montross getting ready to Revitalize

W&L’s Lewis makes NN Sports’ Wall of Fame

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Washington & Lee High School Athletic Director Malcolm Lewis has been inducted into the Northern Neck Sports Wall of Fame. Lewis, a popular former varsity football coach at W&L, was inducted at a weekend ceremony at Dreamfields in Kilmarnock.

Read more: W&L’s Lewis makes NN Sports’ Wall of Fame

Placid Bay man arrested for child pornography

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year old Edwin L. Pope of 155 Lea Road in Placid Bay, on receiving information from King George Sheriff’s Office that Pope may be reproducing child pornography.

The arrest took place on Friday, April 12. Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, executing a search warrant, took Pope into custody at his home without incident. Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office assisted in recovering electronic devices and equipment, to include computers and cell phones during the search. Gloucester also assisted in recovering data from the devices recovered.

Pope has been charged with ten counts of reproduction of child pornography. He will be held without bond at the Northern Neck Regional Jail until his first court appearance on Tuesday, April 16, in Westmoreland General District Court.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be pending according to Sheriff C.O. Balderson.

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Ball playing Baldersons have a bright future

Haley Balderson dreams of being a physical therapist. Her twin brother, Carrington, would like to be a major league pitcher some day. In the meantime, while waiting for their futures to develop, the ball playing Baldersons are high school sports and academic stars at Washington & Lee High School. And, if the present is an indication of the future, the days ahead for the Balderson twins are bright indeed.

Read more: Ball playing Baldersons have a bright future

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