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Carlson excited to join Montross Council

Carlson excited to join Montross Council

New Montross Town Council member Carolyn Carlson was well received by the rest of the group at the D...

Montross Spirit Festival

Montross Spirit Festival

Music and band students from Montross middle and high school perform Christmas music at the Art of C...

Montross Spirit Festival drew happy weekend crowds

Montross Spirit Festival drew happy weekend crowds

The annual Montross Christmas Spirit Festival drew steady and happy weekend crowds as Westmoreland C...

Montross to help decorate Christmas tree at governor’s mansion

Montross to help decorate Christmas tree at governor’s mansion

The Town of Montross is happy to announce its participation in this year’s decorating of the V...

Culver hopes to help generate jobs for residents of Westmoreland County

Culver hopes to help generate jobs for residents of Westmoreland County

A former production manager at The Washington Post, who served on the Westmoreland Board of Supervis...

Lewis sees teacher recruitment as a key to moving schools forward

Richard Leggitt

The newest At-large member of the Westmoreland School Board believes one of the key...

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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.

-- Richard Leggitt

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

Suspect in recent Montross thefts arrested

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office is so sure they have the right man, they have cleared nine different recent cases of larceny in and around the Montross area.

Read more: Suspect in recent Montross thefts arrested

 

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