Schools receive $12 million in security equipment grants
The Virginia Department of Education recently announced $12 million in state School Security Equipment Grants to protect students, faculty and visitors in 483 schools in 98 school divisions. Locally, Lancaster County received $94,476 for Lancaster Elementary School; Richmond County received $63,821 for Rappahannock High School and Richmond County Elementary School;...
Virginia High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Westmoreland County Today - November 28
Clear your schedule for the high school basketball action happening in Westmoreland County, Virginia today. For a complete list of the local high school games and how to watch them, keep reading. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater...
School Board Members Explain the Vibe at the VSBA Conference
Westmoreland County Public Schools Vice Chairwoman Iris Lane provided detail of what happened when the Virginia School Board Association met in Williamsburg. “Every year, the VSBA has an exhibition of school architecture,” she explained, “The architectural firms submit their projects, and the purpose of this competition is to raise awareness among school board members about the relationship between good design and effective teaching and learning.”
Town Council Honors CBVFD
Volunteer emergency response units form the backbone of any sort of emergency service in rural areas, and the Northern Neck is no exception. Last month, Montross made sure that the volunteers of the Westmoreland County Volunteer Fire Department, who were celebrating their 75th birthday, knew exactly how the town felt about them by making them the guests of honor at the Montross Fall Festival. Last week, the Town Council of Colonial Beach got in on the act, taking some time during their regular meeting to deliver a giant thank you to the folks at the CBVFD, both for their service to the community and for how they represented the town at the 66th Urbanna Oyster Festival Fireman’s Parade.
Risavi resigns from Library Board, Moupin appointed
Diana Cook Risavi, who has served as the Westmoreland County Trustee on the Rappahannock Regional Library Board, has decided to not ask for a renewal of her appointment. “Serving on the Library Board has been an honor,” she stated in a letter to the Board. “As many of you know, I am a West Virginia native who grew up in a poor household. With the benefit of a free public library and spectacular public school teachers, I became the first in my family to receive a college degree on scholarship and then a doctorate from the WVU College of Law. I can never stress enough how critical the exposure to reading and learning is. It is the only reason I achieved my career goal, given the absence of other resources.”
Latest dam update: March completion still stands
One has to give John Kirk, Capital Programs Manager of the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, some credit for being far more communicative than his predecessors when it comes to the monkey on the back that is the Chandler’s Mill Pond Dam. Previous communications were rare, and it brought on no small amount of frustrations as people tried to get an idea of what was taking so long with the dam. But Kirk has gone out of his way to let the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors know how much or how little progress has happened, and at last week’s Board of Supervisors Meeting, County Administrator Norm Risavi pulled up yet another update from Kirk.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Amelia; Brunswick; Caroline; Charles City; Cumberland; Dinwiddie; Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights); Eastern Essex; Eastern Hanover; Eastern Henrico; Eastern King William; Eastern King and Queen; Eastern Louisa; Fluvanna; Gloucester; Goochland; Greensville; James City; Lancaster; Lunenburg; Mecklenburg; Middlesex; New Kent; Northumberland; Nottoway; Powhatan; Prince Edward; Prince George; Richmond; Southampton; Surry; Sussex; Western Chesterfield; Western Essex; Western Hanover; Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond); Western King William; Western King and Queen; Western Louisa; Westmoreland; York.
Election night shakes up the county and beyond
Last week, voters in the Northern Neck and the whole of Virginia got to tend to their civic duty and vote in local and statewide elections. When the smoke of battle finally cleared, the victors were noted, particularly in Westmoreland County, which had its entire Board of Supervisors and School Board up for election this year, in addition to the Sheriff.
Association For Learning Environments conference comes to Westmoreland High School
Westmoreland’s new high school has been home to a number of events, including at the start of this month, when it played host to the Virginia Chapter of the Association For Learning Environments, or A4LE. Billing itself as an interdisciplinary association of professionals working at the intersection of learning...
VSBA awards announced for Westmoreland School Board
Election night has come and gone, and the School Board in Westmoreland County is one of the groups that is going to see several fresh faces when 2024 rolls in. Over half of the Board is set to be replaced next year. However, the time of those currently serving has not gone unnoticed.