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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...

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 ...

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

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 ...

 

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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.

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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.

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W’md BOS press for new traffic light

The Westmoreland Board of Supervisors has again made plain to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) that the county needs a new traffic light installed on Route 205 at its intersection with Route 628, near Hall’s Grocery, on the road between Oak Grove and Colonial Beach.

With VDOT Representative Dave Brown in attendance at their Monday meeting, board members expressed concerned about the hazards of the county intersection which currently has a caution light for traffic on

Read more: W’md BOS press for new traffic light

Montross revitalization efforts back on schedule

Montross Town Council has taken steps to resolve issues that have held up the execution of the contract between the town and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) allowing the town to start work on revitalization efforts.

Until the contract is signed, the town can not began work or utilize the $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded by the VDHCD.

Read more: Montross revitalization efforts back on schedule

Two arrested for crimes in Montross and Oldhams

Two suspects arrested last Tuesday, March 26 for breaking and entering in Montross and Oldhams are suspected in other crimes through out the Northern Neck.

Between the evening hours of March 25 and the morning of March 26 Two businesses, the Mexicana II Grocery/Mariachi

Read more: Two arrested for crimes in Montross and Oldhams

Noted Harp Guitarist to Play at Andrew Chapel

Harp guitarist, Stephen Bennett, will play a special Concert at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Montross at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12.

Admission is free, but there will be a free-will offering. Stephen Bennett is a musician to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live

Read more: Noted Harp Guitarist to Play at Andrew Chapel

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