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Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Picturesque Chandler’s Millpond, a 300-year-old lake on Route 3 west of Montross, has been clo...

No new county taxes for Beach residents in Westmoreland budget

Supervisor Larry Roberson recently presented highlights of the Westmoreland County budget for the re...

Young boy saves grandmother

Young boy saves grandmother

At first glance Marquis Smith is a typical nine-year-old boy in fourth grade, even to his grandmothe...

Trial begins in Oliff lawsuit against Westmoreland deputy 

The trial of two lawsuits filed by Montross restaurant owner Bryan Oliff and one of his employees, J...

Monroe: Plans call for building new scenic trail

Monroe: Plans call for building new scenic trail

Former President James Monroe’s birthday was Tuesday, April 28.
Westmoreland County is honoring its n...

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 ...

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Romance will be blooming in Montross for Valentine’s

Virginia may be for lovers, but romance will be blooming in Westmoreland County’s Town of Montross for Valentine's Day. Montross businesses will be celebrating the holiday Feb. 14-17, with sweet deals and a romantic atmosphere.

Read more: Romance will be blooming in Montross for Valentine’s

Westmoreland Board votes to increase funding for at-risk children

Dramatic increases in the need for comprehensive services for at-risk youth forced the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors Monday night to vote for a $450,000 increase in funding for this fiscal year.

The unanimous vote came after several of the supervisors expressed their concern about the growth of the program. “The taxpayers are at their limit,” said Board Vice-Chairman Woodrow Hynson.

Read more: Westmoreland Board votes to increase funding for at-risk children

Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into a two vehicle fatal crash

Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into a two vehicle fatal crash on Route 3 approximately one-tenth of a mile east of Route 657 in King George County.
 

Read more: Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into a two vehicle fatal crash

Westmoreland teenager killed in King George in head-on crash

A Westmoreland teenager was killed instantly Wednesday morning when her car drifted over the yellow line and collided head-on with a dump truck on State Route 3 in King George County.

State police identified the fatality as Chandale Dillon, 18, of Colonial Beach. The driver of the dump truck received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.

The accident occurred just before 8 a.m. east of the intersection of State Route 3 and U.S. 301 in King George.  Dillon was driving a 2000 Honda Accord westbound when she crossed the center line into the path of the eastbound dump truck.

State police said Dillion was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Route 3 was closed to traffic for two hours as a result of the crash, officers said.

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Howell and Westmoreland DSS helping citizens in need year round

Joe Howell and the Westmoreland Department of Social Services helped provide over 6,000 toys to warm the hearts of children during the holiday season. And with the polar vortex sweeping frigid cold into Virginia this week, Joe and his DSS colleagues were already back in business collecting coats, hats, scarves and gloves to warm the bodies of families in need.

Read more: Howell and Westmoreland DSS helping citizens in need year round

Spotsylvania authorities investigating death of Westmoreland County man

Sheriff’s officers in Spotsylvania are investigating the death of a Westmoreland County man who was found unconscious on the floor of a bar in Spotsylvania County on New Year’s Day.

Read more: Spotsylvania authorities investigating death of Westmoreland County man

$20 million malicious prosecution lawsuits should go to trial in 2014

The malicious prosecution lawsuits filed by Bryan Oliff, Westmoreland County’s popular restaurant owner, and two of his employees against Westmoreland County Deputy Sheriff Anthony Darby, should go to trial in 2014.

Read more: $20 million malicious prosecution lawsuits should go to trial in 2014

 

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