- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:08
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Colonial Beach High School junior Inesha Thompson has been selected to participate in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program.
Thompson was selected by a panel based on her outstanding academic record, essay composition and letter of recommendation. The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience that includes 10 lesson modules with reading and research assignments, quizzes, simulations, discussion forums, case studies and a final project.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:59
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New noise ordinance, no more pay-to-play
Colonial Beach Town Council members came to an agreement, by way of e-mails and telephone conversations over the last several weeks, to provide Mayor Fred Rummage with office space at 700 Colonial Ave. (where the transit office is located), provided that the mayor indicate his acceptance by notifying council member Sparky Ridgely by Dec. 1, 2010. In response to council’s proposed action, Rummage said “I do object. This is nothing more than an absolute insult.”
Rummage further stated “to render me a room in the ‘outhouse’ — the abandoned public works department? No, thank you.” According to Rummage, he was not aware of and did not participate in any conversations or e-mails that occurred between council members in regard to his request to reinstate the mayor’s office at Town Hall.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 21 November 2010 16:39
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Westmoreland County – A man is dead following a three vehicle crash in Westmoreland County that took place Saturday morning, November 20, 2010. At 5:35 a.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper O. B. Moody was called to the scene on Route 3, Kings Highway, east of Route 634, Meadow Lane.
A 1995 Ford Contour was traveling westbound on Route 3, when the driver stopped to make a left turn and yield the right of way to a 2000 Freightliner Dump Truck heading eastbound. The Contour was struck in the rear by a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass and pushed into the eastbound lane of travel and struck by the dump truck.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:58
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Colonial Beach property owners will not see an increase in real estate taxes this year. Ordinance #592 was passed by a unanimous vote of town council on Nov. 11 at a special meeting that began at 7 p.m. and adjourned at 7:04 p.m. with one public comment. All town council members were in attendance with the exception of Sparky Ridgely who was out of town. According to council member Steve Kennedy “The reason for doing this is to keep the tax at the same level as last year.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 16:42
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Thank you to all who helped with the Annual Rockfish Tournament this past weekend. The event was co-sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Dockside Restaurant, Colonial Beach Yacht Center, Potomac River Charters, and Wilkerson’s Restaurant. Volunteers: Helen Moffett, Patty Hansley, Betty Whitestone, Judy Purkey, Larry Roberson, Jimmy Stanley, Ellis Rose, Mike Hamm, Jamie Geddes, Jordan Grimley, Austin Tippett, Chrissy Tippett, Carey Geddes and Peggy Campbell.
Winners of the Annual Rockfish Tournament held in Colonial Beach:
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 16:29
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On Monday, Nov. 1, the Northern Neck held its annual Theatre Festival involving Colonial Beach, Northumberland and Washington & Lee High Schools. The event was held at Northumberland High School in their beautiful state-of-the-art auditorium. The Drifters claimed their first ever District title in Theatre, edging out W&L’s performance of “Hamlette”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:00
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Council defers action on real estate tax reduction and noise ordinanceThe October Town Council meeting kicked off with competing resolutions about Mayor Fred Rummage’s access to town hall. Council member Steve Kennedy placed Resolution 50-10 on the agenda, which is a resolution to reaffirm Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Those 2009 resolutions prohibit the mayor from maintaining an office in town hall and further directed the town attorney to issue a “No Trespass” notice to Mayor Rummage.
Rummage, in response to Kennedy’s resolution, placed Resolution 51-10 on the agenda, which would rescind Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Rummage spoke to the council and citizens present noting that “When I ran for this office there was a physical office for the mayor. It is very embarrassing to me when I have to meet with people from out of town and citizens; this is not an orthodox manner in which to conduct business.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 16:41
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Barbara Worrell, former Chief Financial Officer of Colonial Beach Schools and former acting school superintendent, through her attorney, Mark Gardner, waived her right to a preliminary hearing this afternoon, Sept. 22, in General District Court of Westmoreland County.
Worrell stands accused of 13 felony counts of embezzlement of funds from Colonial Beach Public Schools from February 25, 2008, to April 10, 2009. Worrell was placed on administrative leave in May 2009 after the Westmoreland Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced an inv