- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:59
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Colonial Beach officials feel that the Fourth of July holiday and weekend was a big success. Except for some complaints by motorists coming from the southern-most part of town (the Point), there were no other known complaints as of Monday, July 8.
Motorists coming from the Point in Colonial Beach reported wait times of up-to-two hours, where traffic was
- Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 11:35
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Colonial Beach Schools’ budget has taken two hard hits over the last few years. The first was due to the continually deteriorating conditions at the elementary school campus, and the second came when government funding was reduced by roughly $800,000.
In 2011, the Colonial Beach area suffered damage from an earthquake and two named-storms, one of which dumped 21 inches of rain on the town in one day. After these storms left water damage in the bathrooms of the oldest and largest
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 19:15
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Colonial Beach will be celebrating the nation's 237th birthday on the 4th of July with a number of public activities culminating in a crowd pleasing, sparkling fireworks show along the Potomac River.
The fireworks, which will begin at 9 p.m. and last for almost 45 minutes, are a popular annual event that draws thousands of residents and visitors to the riverfront community each year.
Visitors come to Colonial Beach from Washington, Maryland, North Carolina and from across the Old Dominion as well as other areas to enjoy the beach community and its glittering 4th of July fireworks display.
Whether watching from a boat on the Potomac River just offshore, sitting on the beach on a blanket or viewing from the outdoor deck of a nearby restaurant, past audiences have labeled the 4th of July event absolutely spectacular.
In addition to the fireworks, other planned Colonial Beach activities include a day long fundraiser by the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, a 4th of July Golf Cart Parade, a bazaar, yard sale and raffle sponsored by St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and vendor booths and concession stands along the Colonial Beach boardwalk.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 10:15
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Colonial Beach Town Council held a special meeting on June 27 to vote on advertised tax increases and the town’s budget for fiscal year 2013-14.
In the advertisement, the council proposed raising real estate taxes from $0.58 to $0.63 per $100 of value.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 10:14
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Despite Governor McDonnell announcing more than $6.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funding, Colonial Beach’s application was denied for the second year in a row.
But the last two years of planning have left a significant number of volunteers determined to move forward