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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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Westmoreland County Schools well prepared for crisis

Westmoreland County parents and students have expressed safety concerns as a result of the horrific shooting crisis in Newtown, Connecticut that took 28 lives on Friday. County school officials have reassured that county schools are well prepared to deal with any developing emergency.

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W’md county prepares for budget cuts

In response to proposed budget reductions by the State of Virginia and the looming ‘fiscal cliff’ that, if it happens, could mean $1 trillion in federal budget cuts over the next decade, Westmoreland County officials are preparing for the impact the reductions of state and federal funding will have on the county’s budget.

Read more: W’md county prepares for budget cuts

Montross ready to put revitalization money to work

Montross Town Council passed a resolution last week to appropriate all Community Development Block Grant funds received towards activities to the Montross Downtown Revitalization project.

Read more: Montross ready to put revitalization money to work

Land Transfers

LAND TRANSFERS - WESTMORELAND - MAY, 2012

- Fannie Mae to Sanford, Richard T. & Jean A., 1.390 ac., Cople Dist., $117,000.00

- Bank of New York Mellon to Ray, Douglas, lot 52, Mk. Jackson subdivision, Town of Colonial Beach, $35,500.00
- Hamlet Homes Corporation to Callis, Lawrence Eugene, et al, lot 38A, Bk. 29C, Town of Colonial Beach, $142,000.00
- Joy, Sadie W., Trustee to Travis, Donale E. Travis, Mar., lot 11, Blk. D, Ebb Tide Beach, Sec. A, Washington Dist., $20,000.00
- Professional Foreclosure Corp. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., lot 22, Block 3, Lake View Sec., Placid Bay Estates, Washington Dist., $156,773.00

Read more: Land Transfers

Community Safety Day with Westmoreland Sheriff's Office

From left to right: Deputy Robert M. Pitts, Rex Gordon (Northern Neck Chevrolet employee), Tom Collins (owner of Northern Neck Chevrolet), Judith Wilcox with her son Jon Wilcox (winners of a child safety seat), Brittany Johnson (Northen Neck Chevrolet employee), and Byrd Newton (winner of a child safety seat)

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office participated in a Community Safety and Information Day on Oct. 20, hosted by and held at Cople Elementary School. The sheriff’s office displayed its Community Policing Unit, distributed materials on firearm safety, provided child identity print kits and conducted child safety seat inspections. The inspections were conducted by Deputy Robert Pitts who is a certified Child Safety Seat Technician through the VCU Transportation Safety Training Center. The intent of the inspections is to reveal any improper installations as well as conduct demonstration and instruction on how to properly install child safety seats. Anyone interested in having an inspection conducted, please contact Deputy Robert Pitts at (804) 493-8066 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In support of and in conjunction with the child safety seat inspections, Northern Neck Chevrolet and Wal-mart donated safety seats for the day's event which were given to those who participated in a hand drawing.

Sewer customers want to retain their septic systems

Following an advertised public hearing on Nov. 5, the Westmoreland County Planning Commission delivered a 4-0 vote that asks the board of supervisors to amend the zoning ordinance in order to allow new public sewer customers to maintain their septic systems after connecting to the county’s public waste water collection lines.

Read more: Sewer customers want to retain their septic systems

Board amends zoning to expedite sewer project

Too little interest was generated when members of county government offered to make sewage collection services available to Westmoreland residents in Drum Bay, Tidwells and Glebe Harbor neighborhoods. On Sept. 21, the county advised prospective service area customers that the deadline for purchasing the system’s $3,000 connections would be extended to Nov. 16, resulting in a 60-day extension of the initially stated target date. Failure to purchase a connection by the that date would result in a connection cost of $4,800.

Read more: Board amends zoning to expedite sewer project

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