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An attempt to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in Colonial Beach last year on MLK Day got delayed due to icy road conditions, and the event was held in the closing days of February instead. This time, the celebration went off without a hitch, and Colonial Beach Baptist Church saw pl…

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Delegate Tim Anderson, the representative for Virginia Beach, proposed two bills targeting Omega Protein’s operations and both were tabled by the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee last week.

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Volunteers are the backbone of many parts of a rural town, and Colonial Beach is no exception. Volunteer fire departments have been around in some form or another since the 1780’s and have come a long way since then.

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Northumberland’s first fatal crash of 2023 came late last Monday.

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Thanks to VDOT resident engineer for the Northern Neck, David Beale, and his team, Kilmarnock is set to get significant improvements in the realm of pedestrian safety, town manager Susan Cockrell revealed Monday night.

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On Jan. 4, the King George Public Animal Shelter announced on Facebook that it was suspending euthanasia. Sheriff Chris Giles announced on Jan. 19 that the shelter, which is run by the King George County Sheriff’s Office, has concluded its brief suspension on animal euthanasia.

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Bay Transit announced that the 2023 edition of the Bay Transit – Rappahannock Community College (RCC) Scholarship will be $2,000.   With funds generated from sponsorships of Bay Transit’s annual ‘Art in Transit’ judged competition, as well as a $1,000 match from the RCC Educational Foundatio…

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As it turns out, the dam at the Chandler’s Mill Pond is not the only problematic dam in the county of late, and there could be a number of twists and turns coming in the future.

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As time passes, new technology becomes available, old technology breaks down, and things have to be replaced. The replacement of old tech with the new is likely to happen in the near future for Colonial Beach Town Council.

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The town of Montross may be getting a law library installed some time in the near future.

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2022 was the busiest year Richmond County EMS has seen since the department started tracking call volumes. The 1,675 calls for service resulted in over 1,700 patient contacts, EMS Chief Mitch Paulette revealed at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

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The volunteer firefighter, and volunteerism in general, is a sadly dying breed these days. These are people who are willing to be on call at all times of the day for no compensation or reward other than the satisfaction of knowing they may have made a difference in someone’s life. Fortunatel…

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Regardless of what surrounding counties are doing, Northumberland is not ready to say “yes” to solar, the majority of the county’s supervisors decided last week.

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For the past few months, a construction project has been underway to repair the shoreline at the beach in Cabin Point, which had been vanishing in steadily greater amounts. At the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, county administrator Norm Risavi broke the news of t…

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Warsaw manager Joseph Quesenberry expressed excitement and optimism about a major project that “looks like it’s going to happen,” and that is a new RCC healthcare training facility.

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It may be a new year, and the holiday season has passed us by, but as with many things, work never truly stops. The Westmoreland County Public Schools division is working out how to implement two new policies, IIA and IIBA, that were adopted at the end of the year by the School Board during …

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Since it was unveiled in 2019, the plans for the upgrade to Montross’ aging water system have had their twists and turns, plus the occasional odd stumbling block, typically in the form of a nonresponsive citizen. In December, it turned out this was the case once again.

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Angel Visit Baptist Church will host the Thirty-fourth Annual Essex County Community Celebration of the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 7 p.m. at 29566 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville, Virginia. The theme of the celebration is “Remember and Respond.”

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2022 was quite the year for Montross, particularly in the realm of its planned improvements. The saga of the new park, which began back in April of 2021, is of particular note.

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Warsaw residents kick off a new year with new bragging rights—the town has delivered on its promise to make the playground on Main Street more inclusive by adding ADA-compliant equipment.

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In 2022, the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, which consists of over 64,000 square miles, received an overall health grade of 32, a D+.

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Appearances can be deceiving, but in some cases, it’s still a good idea to err on the side of caution. This was pretty much the main thing to take away from a presentation that Michael Fiore and Stephen Anstine of Resource International gave to the Board of Supervisors last year when Monroe …

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The town of Colonial Beach is quite proud and protective of its Volunteer Rescue Squad, one of the few that remain in place on the Neck. Back in 2022, they fought tooth and nail to keep the Rescue Squad intact. Last month, the town entered into a ground lease with them as a result of a resol…

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In recent years, quite a lot has been afoot in the Town of Montross, whether it be everything associated with the planned upgrade to the water system or the new park. It’s all slowly coming together, and just before the last weeks of 2022, the Montross Town Council laid out just how far seve…

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As Christmas fades back into the mileposts of yesteryear, it won’t be long before the many decorations for that most wonderful holiday of the year are taken down and put once more into storage. Driving around a place to simply enjoy the soft glow of festive lights and lawn decorations is a t…

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As the year inches closer to its grand finale, VDOT continues to work across the area to fix and improve the roadways. David Beale, the resident engineer, was on hand at last week’s meeting to give Westmoreland County’s Board of Supervisors an update on what he and his work crews had been up to.

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Virginia’s U.S Congressmen—Rep. Rob Wittman and Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner—are celebrating a win for the Northern Neck in Washington. Both the Senate and the House passed the Northern Neck National Heritage Act, legislation that makes land between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers …

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While the town of Montross’s new park chugs along towards completion, other little tasks around the town have been hopping towards completion as well. Of particular note were a few updates involving work towards efforts on a municipal parking lot, as well as, the planned pickleball court.

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Councilman Robert Barker came onto the Montross Town Council to fill in the vacancy left when Ferdie Chandler stepped down from his seat at the end of 2018. He has served on the council since, always on call if a quorum was needed. Thus, what started out as a short-term seat-warming took on …

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Central Rappahannock Regional Library continues to distribute free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.