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County opens $9M judicial center

The new Westmoreland County Judicial Center — a facility that has been in the planning stages for 25...

Longtime educator takes over at W&L High School

Longtime educator takes over at W&L High School

When Dashan Turner was a boy growing up in a small town in Mississippi, one of his teachers told him...

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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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

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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

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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

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Two suspected arrested in Westmoreland B&E's

Bradshaw and Covert suspected in many crimes throughout the Northern Neck

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.

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