- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:36
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Burkett Lyburn, Mike Ham and Steve Kennedy are all running for Mayor in Colonial Beach.
Three candidates showed up to participate in the mayoral candidates’ forum co-hosted by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the the Colonial Beach Foundation.
Councilman Mike Ham whose term will not expire until 2014 is running on the ballot. Ham was originally appointed to fill Stephen Kennedy’s vacant seat when he resigned, then Ham ran in a special election and was successfully voted in to fill out the remainder of Kennedy’s term.
Councilman and Vice Mayor Burkett Lyburn holds one of the council seats that are up for re-election. Burkett announced earlier this year that he did not intend to run for re-election to council. His decision to run as a write-in candidate for Mayor was announced the evening of the forum.
Former Councilman Stephen Kennedy resigned his seat in the second year of his second term in office for personal reasons. His term would have expired in 2014. Kennedy now running as a write-in for the position of mayor.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:39
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Mike Ham has a goal to lower taxes for citizens if he’s elected mayor — and he has laid out a plan to work towards that goal. His plan includes promoting tourism and new business to grow new revenue, eliminating the need for more citizen taxes.
Mike Ham is on the ballot for mayor of Colonial Beach. Current mayor, Fred Rummage is retiring. Stephen Kennedy is also running for mayor as a write-in candidate.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:32
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During a request for public comments, the town heard light opposition to a proposal to renovate the old Klotz building to offer a home to pregnant woman in need. After co-founder Randy James spoke to the crowd, the audience showed support with loud applause.
Colonial Beach Town Council has been approached by Randy James to lease the old Klotz building located at 6 North Irving Ave., next to the old police department.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 18:25
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“The mission is simply to fight for the freedoms here at home, that we fought for overseas and to bring issues to people that the government is not talking about,” Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, said.
A group of highly decorated military veterans and wives have embarked on a ten day tour through the east coast states beginning here in Virginia, then heading to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and ending in Ohio.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 21 October 2012 17:53
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The Colonial Beach Planning Commission has reviewed proposed changes to the town’s sign ordinance in Article 12 of the building and zoning regulations. A public hearing on the matter is set for Nov 1. The proposed changes came about after several complaints were filed against various business owners for electronic/digital signs, neon signs and waving banners. Affected businesses added other signage to match other businesses creating what some residents referred to as the “sign wars”.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:41
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Donald Ray Warner, Sr., 74 of Woodstock, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at home after a 12 year battle with cancer.
Dr. Warner was born in Woodstock on Nov. 22, 1937, son of the late Gabriel and Sylva Heavener Warner. He was a former member of the United Methodist Churches in Woodstock and Colonial Beach and was presently a member of the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:35
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Colonial Beach has been awarded a $10,000 Mixed Use and Mixed Income Planning Grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
The purpose of the grant is to assist funding for localities to create a set of development guidelines for mixed use properties (combined residential and business) and mixed income housing as well as other developments within the target areas.
Parcels being affected will be town and privately owned, but the guidelines will only be suggestions and will not be enforced by law.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:04
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William H. Baker has been charged with murder.
Thompson's son holds her photo.
As Elizabeth D. Thompson struggled with her attacker in the early morning hours of Oct. 3, she made a desperate call to 911. According to Westmoreland County Sheriff C. O. Balderson, “Westmoreland dispatch received a 911 cell phone call, at 1:13 a.m. on October 3, 2012 from the victim herself saying she was being stabbed and it was in progress.”
Immediately, Westmoreland dispatched deputies, Eric Molinares and Charles Bowles.
According to a press release by Colonial Beach Police Chief Kenneth Blevins Sr. On Oct. 3 at approximately 1 a.m. while on patrol in the 800 block of Colonial Avenue, Sgt. M.A Russo observed activity in the parking lot of The Beach Gate Motel.
As Russo entered the parking lot to investigate the activity he was approached by several subjects reporting that a woman had been stabbed.
The victim lay on the ground in the parking lot in a pool of blood about 30 feet from her hotel room.