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getting a jump on holiday shopping

getting a jump on holiday shopping

Christmas shoppers and visitors from throughout the area mingled with local artists and crafters Nov...

Pay attention during insurance open enrollment

People enrolled in a health insurance program through their employer or one purchased as a self-empl...

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

The Washington & Lee Eagles got off to a slow start in their second-round home 1A East playoff g...

beach health center saved, to stay open

beach health center saved, to stay open

King George clinic owners ready to take over facility
Not so fast.
The planned closure of the Colonial...

Rockfish tournament

Rockfish tournament

Annual event takes on special meaning for several special anglers

Century 21 Battlefield spearheads collection of 1100+ boxes of cereal

Century 21 Battlefield spearheads collection of 1100+ boxes of cereal

The 2014 annual Fredericksburg Assn. of Realtors “Cereal Drive “ was a tremendous success! Locally, ...

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King George

SETTING

County workers to get 2% pay raise

Monday, 24 November 2014

King George County employees will receive 2 percent pay raises effective Jan. 1.
The King George Board of Supervisors agreed to increase the planned raises from 1 percent to 2 percent at its Nov. 18 me...

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Colonial Beach

SETTING

Beach officials assess housing needs

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Beach officials assess housing needs

Eight residents are counting on the town winning a housing-needs grant to see improved living conditions in Colonial Beach.
However, Northern Neck Planning District Commission Director Jerry Davis said...

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Westmoreland

SETTING

Sports

SETTING

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

The Washington & Lee Eagles got off to a slow start in their second-round home 1A East playoff game against undefeated Parry McCleur of Buena Vista, and it cost them.

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Area Deaths

SETTING

Ex-mayor Rummage dies at 83

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Ex-mayor Rummage dies at 83

Whether one supported his political beliefs or not, one thing most people agreed upon is that former Mayor Fred Rummage stuck to his guns and stood up for what he believed.

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Columnists

SETTING

Is the fracking boom in Virginia in for a bust?

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

There is no business quite as boom and bust as the oil and gas industry.  A trend develops, high prices seem to be the wave of the future, massive investments are made, and then oops, things chan...

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The College of Southern Maryland Northern Neck area connection

Basketball fever is hotter than ever before at the College of Southern
Sports Editor Maryland. Since 2008, the connection between the Northern Neck metropolitan area and the CSM’s lady basketball team is growing stronger.  With an influx of talent arising from their newest coaches and King George residents, head coach Phil Hempfield and assistant coach Robin Cobb, to Washington & Lee grad and multi-athlete Ashley Farmer, the Northern Neck link to athletics has found a new home.

Hempfield is the CSM Lady Hawks head coach, and founder and president of the Swish basketball AAU team. After 22 years of service, he retired from the Navy and now works as a consulting analyst for a government contractor at the NSWC Naval base in Dahlgren.
Cobb is the CSM Lady Hawks assistant coach and an assistant coach with the Swish basketball AAU team. In the past, she has served as an assistant coach with the King George High School girls varsity, junior varsity and King George Parks & Recreation Department. Cobb is employed at King George School Board as a central office technician.
Given the fact that Colonial Beach grad and CSM basketball star Tiana Payton’s impact to their program was instantaneous, future CSM players from the Northern Neck area will continue to be heavily recruited. Although Payton is currently absent from the team due to illness, she still has another year of eligibility to play. The mere thought of Payton and Farmer in the same backcourt will give opponents shivers.
The link between Hempfield, Cobb and Farmer originates three years ago when Farmer was a member of the Swish AAU girls travel basketball team. Farmer and her Washington & Lee Eagles teammate Kelisha Johnson formed a formable tandem with both Swish, and the Eagles team.
Now that Farmer has become a full-time student at CSM, majoring in exercise science, her life a leader and captain on the basketball court has taken on new roles. Although she was major factor in point production at Washington & Lee, she must now formulate an entirely different approach by distributing the ball equally among her new teammates.
“We have a long way to go,” Hempfield said. “At Washington & Lee they had a two-man game (Kelisha Johnson and Ashley Farmer).  Now I am trying to coach them into a team concept. Ashley is very quick and gets off her shot any time she wants too, but we’re trying to focus on picking certain spots instead of just shooting.”
The CSM Lady Hawks have played two games this season against Potomac State and NOVA. Fighting through an upper respiratory illness, Farmer scored 13 points, while 

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