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Early morning drug raids net 11 suspects in Westmoreland

A six-month undercover investigation by the Tri-County Drug Task Force resulted in two recent early ...

Westmoreland State Park becoming a go-to destination

Westmoreland State Park becoming a go-to destination

Majestic Westmoreland State Park, located on the Potomac River between George Washington’s birthplac...

Westmoreland County School Board searching for new superintendent

The Westmoreland County School Board recently held a public hearing to collect residents’  comments ...

Alpacas flourishing in Montross

Alpacas flourishing in Montross

When Ken Chatham first talked with his wife, Gwynne, about his idea of raising alpacas, she was skep...

W&L’s forensics stars head to VHSL state competition

Four Washngton & Lee forensics team members are heading to the Virginia High School League’s Mar...

Artifacts find requires add-on the plan for James Monroe Birthplace

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors voted Monday night to add to the funding for the develo...

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How many accidents does it take?

It appears VDOTs efforts of reduced speed and rumble strips are not reducing accidents on the stretch of State Route 205 in front of Halls Supermarket. The question in the minds of local residents is: How many accidents will it take for VDOT to make some significant changes to the traffic patterns in this area?

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Carol Chandler named Montross Fall Festival Grand Marshal

The Carrot Cottage’s Carol Chandler has been named the Grand Marshal of the Oct. 5th Montross Fall Festival. “Carol was unanimously selected by the Fall Festival Steering Committee’” said Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy.

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Brenda Reamy, and Town of Montross, are on the move

“We are actually moving,” said Brenda Reamy. The soft-spoken Reamy was talking about the Town of Montross’ seven-year long effort to revitalize its downtown, but she just as well could have been talking about herself.

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Rappahannock Tribe visits Birthplace

George Washington Birthplace National Monument hosted the Rappahannock Tribe for the Birthplace’s American Indian Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 17.

 

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Graceful glider

The great blue heron is a familiar sight along the banks of Popes Creek at George Washington Birthplace National Monument. These large, striking birds can be seen wading in the shallows or skimming across the surface of the water, searching for small fish.

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Montross hires Herlong Associates, Inc.

Montross Town Council voted to sign an agreement with Herlong Associates, Inc., to carry out planning and design duties for the town’s revitalization projects.

One of the duties Herlong will perform is to assist business owners who wish to take advantage of the Facade

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Jamal T. Brown, suspect arrested in connection with double shooting, faces 19 charges

Following a county-wide manhunt executed by the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police, Jamal T. Brown, age 29, of Oldhams in Westmoreland county has been apprehended and is a suspect in the double shooting.

When Brown was arrested his last known address was Hague but records list him as now being a resident of Odhams, where the shooting took place early Monday morning.

Brown is charged with eight counts of maliciously shooting at or into an occupied vehicle, five counts of use of a firearm, committing aggravated malicious wounding (second offense), two counts of maiming, (second offense), two counts attempted murder, one count attempted maliciously wounding and one count of possession of firearm after being a convicted felon.

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