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Stratford Hall program to highlight Virginia's enslaved cooks

Historic Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was home to the Lee family of Virgi...

St. James Episcopal Church in Montross holds homecoming

The Rev. Alan Hooker and the congregation of St. James Episcopal Church in Montross  welcomed f...

W&L Senior Night

Thirty seniors and their families attended the annual Washington & Lee High School senior night ...

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Montross Fall Festival

After receiving a midweek weather forecast that indicated clearing for the weekend, organizers of th...

W&L graduate sends inspiring letter from Iraq

A U.S. Army soldier serving in Iraq sent an inspiring letter last week to Washington & Lee High ...

Westmoreland artist shows rock ‘n’ roll art at General's Ridge Vineyard

Popular Westmoreland County artist Phil McKenney was featured at General's Ridge Vineyard over the w...

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14-year-old equipment endangering lives

Oak Grove VFD Chief Mike Gutridge recently advised that he is very concerned about the decaying conditions of radio communications in Westmoreland County, “I’m concerned about the safety of firefighters, EMS, police and the community.”

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Westmoreland Sheriff’s report

JUNE 16
Patricia Faye Boone, 39, Colonial Beach arrested for assault on family member.
JUNE 18
Gregory D. Butler, 35, Colonial Beach arrested for drunk in public.
JUNE 19
Gary Allen Gayhart, 32, Woodbridge arrested for probation violation on felony offense.
JUNE 20
Christopher Lee Feather, 21, Dunnsville arrested for DWI.
JUNE 21
Jose Juan Ochoa-Godinez, 34, Warsaw arrested for DWI.
JUNE 22
Ebony Lakeisha Hudnall, 22, Kinsale arrested for DWI: 1st offense with child.
Sanford James Bryan, 63, Richmond arrested for DWI and carry concealed weapon.
LaTasha Denise Holmes, 29, King George arrested for DWI.
JUNE 23
Cheryl Lynn Goolsby, 43, Montross arrested for possess similar drug synthetic cannabinoids.
JUNE 25
Catherine Marie McCauley, 56, Montross arrested for assault on family member.
JUNE 26
Kristy Elaine Joines, 20, King George arrested for DWI.
Randy Paul Rogers, Jr., 32, Colonial Beach arrested for DWI.
Donald William Arone, 55, Richmond arrested for fail to appear on a felony offense on June 24, 2014.
JUNE 27
Jeffrey Lamarr Rose, 43, Hague arrested for felony strangle another causing injury, felony abduction and assault on family member.
JUNE 28
Robert Antoine Kelly, 29, Hague arrested for drunk in public.
Larry Chester Brooks, 56, Montross arrested for resisting arrest and violation of protective order.
JUNE 30
Brian David Geronimo, 25, currently at NNRJ was served with a capias for probation violation on felony offense.
George Antonio Lee, 40, currently at NNRJ was served with a capias for probation violation on felony offense.

VDOT to close Mattox Creek Bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which has promised to close the Mattox Creek Bridge on Route 205 for no more than seven days during its reconstruction, will close the bridge for three days beginning July 15. While the bridge is closed, detours to Route 3 and Route 301 will be set up.

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Murals will be a tough act to follow

The three new murals painted by renowned artists Melanie Stimmell from Los Angeles, and Anat Ronen, a Houston resident originally of Israel, will be a tough act to follow. However, the continued revitalization efforts in Montross will compliment the murals well.

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Wmd Supervisors finalize budget

The Westmoreland Board of Supervisors met in special session Thursday night to finalize the county’s 2014-2015 budget and in doing so joined most of the other Northern Neck localities in enacting a small tax increase to help offset shrinking state and federal revenues.

Read more: Wmd Supervisors finalize budget

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 rebuild the two-lane bridge over Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County.  “It has reached the end of its service life,” David Brown, VDOT’s Regional Administrator told citizens at a public information meeting in Colonial Beach on June 18.

Read more: VDOT work on Mattox Creek Bridge begins this week

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 a February 12 snowstorm roiled the Westmoreland County school system and eventually claimed her job, entered a guilty plea to DWI in Westmoreland County General District Court on Monday.

Read more: Former W&L Principal enters guilty plea to DWI charges

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