- 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
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:27
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Several thousand blues fans enjoyed a rocking weekend featuring the legendary Bobby Messano, The Nighthawks and more than a dozen other blues performers in a three-day concert at High Tides on the Potomac.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:41
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A Maryland man has entered a plea of no contest to a charge of First Degree Murder in connection to the brutal slaying of a woman at the Beach Gate Motel in Colonial Beach on Oct. 3, 2012.
Elizabeth “Niecey” Thompson was beaten, stabbed 46 times and left lying in her nightgown in a pool of blood in the motel parking lot. Pleading no contest to the crime was William Baker, 49, of Indian Head, Md.,
- Last Updated on Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:28
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A Fredericksburg boy was injured with non-life threatening injuries last Wednesday after being struck by a King George driver.
Sergeant Thomas Molnar of the Virginia State Police reported that shortly after 5 p.m on June 19, Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a vehicle crash on State Route 205 on the Tides Mill Bridge just past Wilkerson's restaurant in Westmoreland County.