See the King George Home & Craft Show review section inside. Pages 11-14
Volume 38, Number 10
Walnut Hill rezoning request scheduled for hearing
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March 25 at UMWDahlgren
Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors is currently scheduled to hold a public hearing and review of a rezoning request on March 18 for a 6.75-acre site on US 301 (James Madison Pkwy) in Dahlgren adjacent to the Bayberry subdivision. The Planning Commission had voted unanimously on Jan. 14 to recommend denial of the rezoning request that will be decided by the Board of Supervisors. That recommendation followed lively discussion by several of the ten Planning Commissioners, with review of the case at two monthly meetings, starting in December. The review and recommendation in January was on an amended request with changes to the original proffer statement along with revised development plan drawings. Should the rezoning be approved, the current revised request would prohibit five of the commercial byright uses including repair facility, boat sales, contractors equipment yard, commercial garage, and commercial parking lot. Those uses would not be prohibited on the whole 6.75-acre site which is the subject of the request. The prohibition would only apply to a strip of land, termed as a “restricted area,” immediately adjacent to Bayberry subdivision lots. That restricted strip is proposed to be 223-feet wide at its widest part at the front of the property along U.S. 301, and narrows to 132-feet at the back of the property subject to the rezoning request. DETAILS OF REZONING JPI Walnut Hill LLC represented by Jay Jarrell is requesting to rezone from Rural Agricultural (A-2) to General Trade (C-2), with proffers, a small portion of a 128.95-acre parcel, identified as Tax Map 9 Parcel 34. The property is on the west side of US 301 about .2 miles south of the intersection with Danube Drive (Route 1101). It would be served by public utilities to be provided by the King George County Service Authority. It is located in the Dahlgren Primary Settlement Area in the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The 6.75 acre parcel is currently part of a larger parcel to its north with A-2 zoning. All of the 128.95acre parcel is in open land and woodlands. The small parcel requested for rezoning also abuts two residential properties in the Bayberry subdivision and is an irregular shape. The purpose of the rezoning is to consolidate it with a smaller triangularly-shaped parcel 37A, which contains 1.91 acres adjacent to it. That adjacent property to which it would be added is already commercially-zoned and also fronts on US 301. A boundary line adjustment would be made to result in a rectangular parcel with frontage on US 301. A detailed traffic impact analysis was submitted by the applicant, which was reviewed and commented on by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). As a result, the applicant’s proffers include VDOTrecommended safety improvements to a number of median cross-overs and existing entrances. ADDITIONAL PROFFERS On Dec. 10 when a public hearing was held by the Planning Commission, it identified issues having to do with site lighting, permitted uses that would allow longer hours with dense lighting, and the need for a landscape buffer. The applicant had amended its proposed proffers by the time the case was reconsidered in See Walnut Hill, page 4
Builder Tommy Burrell, Sr. (left), T. C. (Terry) Collins and Westbrooke Homes’ Allen West take a break for lunch in the cafeteria at King George High School Saturday afternoon at the King George Home & Craft Show. Lori Deem of The Journal (standing) talks to Julia Snow (right). The Ruritans served hot dogs, barbecue, spaghetti and meatloaf with mashed potatoes. All good! See more photos from the show on pages 11-14.
Nothing stands in the way of Katrina Anderson Leonard Banks Sports editor Katrina Anderson in not your average run of the mill eighth grader. In fact, the King George Middle School student’s athletic interests are unique. Given the fact she is fast on her feet, and has always enjoyed the physicality of competitive sports, her interests have focused on football and wrestling. “My mom tried to put me in a cheerleading program, and it wasn’t for me,” Anderson said. “During the middle of the first cheerleading practice I simply said no, and walked out. The only other sport there was at the time was flag football, and that is where my love for the sport began.” After playing flag football for two years in the KGYAA, Anderson pursued tackle football under the auspices of the King George Middle School program. Impressed by her ability to compete with her male teammates, KGMS head coach Chris Zylonis kept her on the team. “I remember the first day of tryouts, we split up by position,” Zylonis said. “She picked the toughest group to go with, which was our linebackers and running backs (a group known for toughness, strength, and speed). I paid attention to her drills and noticed for three days straight of
tough tryouts that she didn’t shy away, flinch, or back down from anyone. The fact that most of her teammates outweighed her by 20-30 pounds sold me on her as a football player regardless of gender.” During the initial stages of practice her male teammates were slightly tentative about tackling Anderson, but after the first set of drills, all their fears quickly went away. “I remember one of my first football practices, no one wanted to try and tackle me, but the coach told them that I am no different from another football player,” Anderson said. After several practices that featured intense tackling, Anderson soon earned the respect of her teammates and coaches. With the exception of using a different locker room, and wearing special shoulder pads, Anderson participated in the same drills as her male teammates. Although her playing time was limited to the final five minutes of the game, the inside linebacker was happy to have the opportunity to get on the field. “Usually I will play in the last five minutes, but I don’t care, because it gives me an opportunity to get on the field for at least two plays,” Anderson said. Throughout her life, Anderson
has always gravitated towards the challenging aspects of sports and recreation. She is a risk taker, who takes on life while throwing caution to the wind. “She has always been active and very rough to begin with,” Katrina’s mother, Holly Anderson said. “Even from a young age, she was daring. When she would go outside to play, she could be seen climbing or hanging upside from a tree. Football seemed to fit her, and she picked it quick.” After football practice, Anderson would play soccer for the King George Parks & Recreation Department. Although her daily regimen of sports activities would stifle a normal kid, Anderson excelled in the classroom. Shortly after football season, Anderson discovered wrestling. Wrestling in the 120-126 pound class, Anderson pinned her first opponent during her first match in 26 seconds. Although a post-concussion syndrome injury prevented her from wrestling during the KGMS wrestling team’s first tournament, she continued to attend wrestling practice. With the hope of increasing her skill level, she also signed up with the King George Parks & Recreation Department wrestling team. Anderson not only won seven
Never a dull moment in the life of a rising star athlete. After a full season of football and wrestling, King George Middle School eighth grader Katrina Anderson is currently pursuing a spot of the King George High School junior varsity soccer team. out of nine matches, but also won her last three matches by consecutive pins. Currently, Anderson is attempting to make the King George High School junior varsity girls’ soccer team. “It’s kind of weird, because for the last three years I’ve been the only girl competing with guys,” Anderson said. “With soccer, its all girls now, and it’s a tough change, because I am not used to girls.”
Supervisors and School Board talk budget and more Phyllis Cook The King George Board of Supervisors and the county School Board got together last week for a congenial joint meeting to talk budget and other matters. The joint meeting took place on Feb. 25. All members of the governing body were present. They are Chairman Joe Grzeika, Dale Sisson, Cedell Brooks, Ruby Brabo and Jim Howard. Four of the five members of the School Board were in attendance, including Chairman Mike Rose, Ken Novell, Kristin Tolliver and TC Collins, with John Davis absent. Grzeika began the meeting saying the board was still gathering information for its own budget deliberations, adding, “This is not a decision-making meeting.” He also said, “We are looking for your inputs to understand what we are facing that we’ll need to deal with as we go forward.” Grzeika was referring to a budget gap mentioned by Travis Quesenberry. Quesenberry said the gap currently adds up to about $3.7 million between the totals for department requests and projected revenues, which would include a 3-cent increase for an equalized tax rate due to last year’s reassessment.
Finance director Robyn Shugart noted that revenue projections used were very preliminary and many would be adjusted as they continued through the budget process. SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET REQUEST Division Superintendent Rob Benson provided an overview of projected revenues and proposed expenditures, highlighting changes and additions from the current year’s budget. The School Board had held a public hearing on a proposed budget the previous week that drew no speakers. The budget request had been adopted during its meeting on the previous night. The proposal totals $43,762,146, with the operating budget coming to $36,599,679. The School Board is asking for an increase in the county’s funding of $692,874. Benson said the total requested from the county for 2014-15 would be $15,042,227 compared to $14,349,353 in the current year, 2013-14. The School Board’s budget request includes 1-percent raises across the board, along with an additional longevity step increase, which for most employees would add up to an additional 2-percent. Those raises are estimated by Benson to cost $748,158. A hike in the division’s share of Virginia
Retirement System (VRS) costs is $770,206 more than the current year. Benson said he based the proposed 2014-15 budget request on an average daily membership (ADM) of 4,130 students, compared to the current year’s budget which was built on 4,100 students. He is currently projecting to end the current year with an ADM of about 4,165- 4,180 students. The ADM figure was discussed. It was noted there might be room to adjust it a little higher to reflect more in state revenue. Benson said using an ADM of 4,160 would provide about $134,000 in additional revenue from the state. Benson has posted the School Board’s budget request to its website for the public to view and comment. OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED Several other topics were discussed or touched on, including a new roof for the current middle school, a possible future use of the closed former middle school building, repairs needed for the high school track adjacent to the middle school, and a draft revamped facility use agreement. The revamped facility use agreement is scheduled See joint meeting, page 4
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On March 25, King George County will host its first public forum on a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) underway for the communities around the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The forum’s focus is to provide an overview about the JLUS and its importance, an explanation of the study process, and information about the compatibility factors being assessed. The forum on March 25 will begin at 7 p.m. at the UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education & Research. County residents and other business and community members are encouraged to attend. This is the first direct opportunity for the public to provide input, which is a critical component in the development of the JLUS to ensure that it is responsive to local community needs. This forum is slated to provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a presentation and round table discussion of the Joint Land Use Study, which addresses compatibility planning for the areas surrounding the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. PURPOSE OF JLUS King George, in cooperation with other communities, agencies, and organizations in the region, is conducting a JLUS to identify existing and potential land use issues that could impact the Dahlgren mission and operations. Recommendations are being developed to mitigate or prevent the issues identified and to guide compatibility planning around Dahlgren, its Pumpkin Neck Annex, andthePotomacRiverRangeComplex. The idea is to accommodate new growth and economic development in the adjacent communities, protect public health and safety, while at the same time sustaining the operational missions of the base. The JLUS is exploring how Dahlgren and local jurisdictions can work together through enhanced communication and coordination to best achieve the mutual goals of all stakeholders. The study is expected to make recommendations that will emphasize compatible growth and sustainable and coordinated planning that fosters mutual positive growth on the Navy base at Dahlgren and in the surrounding communities. Part of that plan is to include the development of an on-going communications plan to facilitate frequent discussion between elected officials of the affected localities and the base commander. Some of that is already ongoing through COMREL and the Fredericksburg Chamber’s Military Affairs committee. LOCALITIES In addition to King George, the other localities included in the JLUS are Westmoreland and Colonial Beach, along with the Charles County and St. Mary’s County in Maryland. The Navy base at Dahlgren is part of the Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP). PROJECT STUDY AREA Additional information about the JLUS project is available at See jlus, page 4
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
antioch baptist church will hold a Menâ€™s Ministry Annual Revival from Wed. March 12-Friday March 14, starting at 7 p.m. each night. Guest preachers include: Rev. Perry L. Scranage, Jr. of Restoration Worship Center, KG on Wed. Mar. 12; Rev. Carter Milton of the Church of God, KG on Thur. March 13 and Rev. Donnell Howard of the Union Bethel Baptist Church in KG on Friday, March 14. The Menâ€™s Ministry will hold a special service on Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. If you have questions, please call Aubrey Bland, (540) 775-4628. Round hill baptist church will present a concert on Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Scheduled to perform are ensembles from Bluefield College: Variations & Praise Singers., who will perform a wide variety of sacred choral music. Round Hill is located at 16519 Round Hill Road, KG. Call (540) 775-5583 with any questions. Mt. carmel baptist church invites you to come celebrate with them on the 34th Church Anniversary, Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Bob Ellinger, Pastor of the Hebron Baptist Church, Spotsylvania. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. The church is located at 9294 James Madison Pkwy., KG. zion baptist church invites you to the celebration of the 33rd year Anniversary of the Bright Stars Group. Zion Baptist Church, Kinsale, March 9 at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration.
little zion baptist church will present â€œFreestyleâ€? as hosted by Pastor Earl T. Howerton and the LSBC Young Adult Ministry. Starting at 7 p.m. on March 7, there will be poetry, singing, dancing, spoken word and more, all from a Christian Perspective. 7748 Leedstown Road, CB. For more info call Jennifer (540) 2057752 or Tina (804) 761-7403. moms in prayer intâ€™l Moms in Prayer International meets on Mondays at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church 5590 Kings Highway, King George. (540) 775-9131. love thy neighbor will hold its March event on Sunday, March 9. Inspirational Hour 2-3 p.m. Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen 3-5 p.m. KG Citizens Center. www.lovethyneighborkg.org. SET YOUR CLOCKS 1 HOUR AHEAD THIS SATURDAY. DONâ€™T MISS CHURCH!
Save the Date Mark your calendar on May 31, 2014 for a â€œDay in the Countryâ€?
To celebrate the 300th Anniversary of HwB Join in the fun at Historic Lambâ€™s Creek Church from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located just off Route 3 on Lambâ€™s Creek Church Rd in KG, Come out for a fun day of Tours, BBQ, Live Entertainment, Games for Kids, Baked Goods Auction & Plant Sale For more information visit the website at www.hanoverwithbrunswick.com
Dahlgren UMC to offer weekly Lenten Services Dahlgren United Methodist Church invites the community to 12 noon Wednesday Lenten Services. Beginning on Wednesday, March 12 and continuing each Wednesday through April 16, services will begin at noon, and will be followed by a light lunch. Area pastors are scheduled to speak; special music is planned and a nursery is available for infants and toddlers. Dahlgren-UMC is located at 17080 14th Street, at the corner of 14th Street and Rosedale Drive, just off Dahlgren Road near the base main gate. Call (540) 663-2230 with any questions. All are welcome to come worship each week.
Gospel Concert in King George K S Productions will present a Gospel Concert at the KG Masonic Lodge #314, on March 15, 2014. Starting at 5 p.m. the cost is $10 pp at the door. Scheduled to perform: â€œmalacoâ€™s Recording Artist, The Alabama Gurls, from Eufaula, AL; The Gospel Meldoies of KG; The New Singing Disciples of Richmond County, VA; Tam Johnson and Gods Favor of Wilson, NC and The Zion Hill Gospel Singers of Washington, DC. All are welcome to come out for an evening of gospel music. The Lodge is located at 9019 James Madison Pkwy, KG. For more information call: (804) 2386923 or (804) 214-1472.
St. Georgeâ€™s hosts Lenten Weekend A noted Catholic theologian will discuss the intersection of faith and politics in a series of presentations at St. Georgeâ€™s Episcopal Church during the first weekend in Lent. Dr. Michael E. Lee, associate professor of theology at Fordham University, will present a weekend of programming on March 8 and 9 about â€œLiberation Theology: The Intersection of Faith and Politics.â€? He will focus on how the faith community could respond to the worldâ€™s unjust economic and social conditions, and how that response can enrich peopleâ€™s spiritual lives. Lee is widely recognized as an authority on liberation theology. Drawing from the life Ă“scar Romero, the martyred Roman Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador, Lee will discuss how life-changing it can be to address the issues of poverty and social injustice through the faith community. The Rev. Gay Rahn, associate rector of St. Georgeâ€™s, explained why she invited Lee to be the churchâ€™s fourth annual Lenten speaker: â€œThe people of St. Georgeâ€™s are asked to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to love our neighbors as ourselves. To strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. This great work cannot be done if we are not willing to look at the needs of the world directly and with compassion and to ask, â€˜will any of this change if we are not willing to look at how our faith and our politics can intersect?â€™â€? A refocusing of liberation theology is occurring, in part, according to Lee and others, because of the election of
Archbishop of Buenos Aries, Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. Rahn said that â€œit seemed to us especially relevant to base our Lenten series in part on Archbishop Oscar Romero. Both Romero and Pope Francis were seen as conservative, safe choices by the church, but after assuming their new roles they revealed a special awareness of the needs of the poor.â€? She added â€œWe wanted to expand the discussion of the intersection of faith and politics to a broader audience - people from all religious traditions.â€? Lee reflected on liberation theologyâ€™s application to the Christianâ€™s personal journey of faith. â€œWe tend to make faith a private and non-material thing. Liberation theology makes faith a public and active aspect of society,â€? he said, while acknowledging that bringing faith to public issues presents challenges. â€œSalvation is usually considered an interior thing. But when salvation is placed into the public sphere, it makes people uncomfortable,â€? says Lee. â€œAt St. Georgeâ€™s we are constantly amazed at the change in peopleâ€™s faith when they put their beliefs into action,â€? said Rahn. â€œWe think it is why we are growing. We have such an imaginative, enthusiastic group of folks who want to do good in the world, and by doing good, they find a richer, deeper meaning to life.â€? All programs will be presented at St. Georgeâ€™s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Fâ€™brg. They are free, though donations are accepted and we ask that attendees register at www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net/lentenweekendschedule. The schedule of events includes: Sat. March 8, 7 p.m., main Church entrance, Princess Anne Street â€œMaking All Things New: Liberation Theology and Christian Faith Today.â€? Sun. March 9, 9 a.m., main Church
entrance, Princess Anne St., Worship service, with Lee as preacher; Sun., March 9, 9:55 a.m., Sydnor Hall, George St. entrance,â€œOscar Romero: Giving a Voice to the Cry of the Poorâ€?; Sun. March 9, 3 p.m., main Church entrance, Princess Anne St. a Community Panel Discussion. moderated by the Rev. Edward W. Jones, Secretary of the Diocese, Episcopal Diocese of VA; Panelists: Michael E. Lee, Assoc. Professor, Fordham University, The Rev. Allen H. Fisher, Jr., Pastor, The Presbyterian Church in Fâ€™brg, Dr. Larry Haun, Pastor, Fâ€™brg Baptist Church, The Rev. Donald J. Rooney, Pastor, Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, The Rev. Lawrence A. Davies, retired pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Mehdi Aminrazavi, Prof. of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, UMW. For more information, visit the church website at www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net/lentenweekend or call the church office at 540-373-4133.
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Our Doors are Open -Worship With Us Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist
8330 Fletcher's Chapel Rd. at 218
Pastor Michael Reaves fletcherschapel-kinggeorge-va.org Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
17080 14th Street, Dahlgren Contemporary Service - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Traditional Service - 11 a.m. Nursery open 9:15a.m.-12:15p.m.
Pastor Ed Johnson
email - email@example.com web site - www.dahlgrenumc.org Phone: 663-2230
Good Hope Baptist Church
17223 Good Hope Rd. - corner Rt. 218E & 619 phone: 540-775-9487 fax: 540-775-0600 www.goodhopeministries.org
â€˘ Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. â€˘ Worship - 11:00 a.m. â€˘ Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. â€˘ 5th Sundays - Union & Nursing Home Worship â€œBuilding the Church & Reaching the World for Christâ€?
7748 Leedstown Rd., Oak Grove, VA 22443 (804) 224-0418 â€˘ www.lzbcva.org
We invite you to gather together with us! Sunday School - 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Earl T. Howerton Jr.
Macedonia Baptist Church 1081 Macedonia Ln., Colonial Beach, VA (804) 224-1500 "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together."
Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving
Sunday Activities Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. AWANA, 4:00 p.m. Youth Group, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Nights Rev. Mike and Earlene Jessee Family Night Dinner, 5:30 Youth Study; Childrenâ€™s Missions & Music, 6:00 facebook@kgshiloh Choir Practice, 7:15 13457 Kings Hwy. 540-469-4646 â€˘ www.kgshiloh.org
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Randall Snipes, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.& 11 Awana-Sundays-6 p.m. Bible Study-Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 8096 Leedstown Rd. Colonial Beach, VA
Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo
9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Informal Hymn Singing 11 a.m. Worship & Childrenâ€™s Sunday School Food Pantry open Thursdays at 10 a.m. Op Shop Open M-F 9 a.m.-noon (Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 1 Washington Avenue PO Box 189 Colonial Beach, VA 22443 (804) 224-7030
Two Rivers Baptist Church
Little Ark Baptist Church â€œBuilding Godâ€™s Kingdom On Earthâ€?
Meeting at their new church
Sunday School ..............9:30 a.m. Worship........................10:30 a.m. COME VISIT US â€˘ ALL ARE WELCOME
Rev. Peyton Wiltshire For Information call 540710-3831
Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service
16519 Round Hill Rd., King George, VA Pastor Ted A. James â€˘ 540-775-5583
"Pastor Larry" M. Robinson Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 9 a.m. (New Testament Church Study) Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study 6 p.m. 15681 Owens Dr. in Dahlgren, VA Church Phone: (540) 663-2831
Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish
Where all are welcome.
Emmanuel, Port Conway (Rt. 301) 3rd & 5th Sundays
For more information, visit our website at:
(804) 443-4168 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.
Services Early Worship - 8 a.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. AM Worship - 11 a.m. PM Worship - 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 7 p.m. AWANA Teens - Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Clubbers - Fridays 6:30 p.m. Dr. Sherman Davis, Senior Pastor 540-775-7188 www.tbckg.org 10640 Kings Hwy - 1 mi. west of 301
Confession: Sat. following 8:00 a.m. Mass & at 4:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 saintselizabethandanthony.org
Trinity United Methodist Church
9425 Kings Hwy., King George www.trinitykg.org
Contemporary Service ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:30 p.m. Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. (540) 775-4501 Rev. Susan Reaves
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH
3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436
Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass
The Rev. St. John's, 9403 Kings Hwy. Diane Carroll 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays Rector
You're invited to worship with
Tabernacle Baptist Church
(540) 663-3085 ! Rev. Jim May
Sunday Masses: Sat. 5:00 p.m. Sun. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m. (espaĂąol)
Intersection of Rokeby and Kings Hwy. (Rt. 3)
St. Paulâ€™s Episcopal Church
5486 St. Paul!s Road, King George
Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney
Sunday Worship at 8 am and 10 am
Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach
Sunday- Holy Communion 11 a.m. Meeting at Grant Church in Lerty, VA
"A Church where everybody is somebody!"
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church
Traditional Anglican Worship 1928 Book of Common Prayer 1940 Hymnal
Morning Worship ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:45 a.m. Morning/Children's Worship ~ 11 a.m. Wed. - Bible Study ~ 6:00 p.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study: (Wed.) 7 p.m. Holy Communion on 4th Sundays Rev. Fred Sales, Interim Pastor
Holy Redeemer Anglican Church
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. (Sunday) Sunday School - 9:15 a.m. Nursery Provided Seeking to know the grace of God and to make it known to others. Dave Bentz, Pastor Jason Schubert, Associate Pastor 13114 Kildee Farm Road King George, VA 22485 (off 301 and Blue Jay Meadow Drive)
Ph. (540) 775-9990 â€˘ email: firstname.lastname@example.org web site www.gracekg.com
Potomac Baptist Church Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Age Graded Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.
All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006
Pastor: Dennis L. Newton 8103 Comorn Rd. (Rt. 609) King George
Corner of Millbank & St. Anthonyâ€™s Rd., King George
Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney Sat. 7:00 p.m. Vigil Sunday Masses: Sun. 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m 12:45 p.m. Tridentine Mass Daily Mass: Mon. Thur. Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. Tues. 7:00 a.m. Wed. 7:00 p.m. Adoration before each morning Mass Confession: Wed. 7:30 p.m. Sat. after 9:00 a.m. Mass & at 6:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass
Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 saintselizabethandanthony.org
A church where the Full Gospel is Preached, Taught and Lived
First Baptist Church Ambar
9469 Caledon Rd., King George, VA22485 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Wm. T. Frye
â€œAnd ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.â€?
â€œThe church is the great lost and found departmentâ€? - Robert Short
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THE KING GEORGE CHURCH OF CHRIST INVITES YOU TO MEET WITH US
EACH SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS: 9:30 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICES: 10:30 A.M.
LOCATION: AMERICAN LEGION POST 89 (AT THE INTERSECTION OF RT 206 AND RT 610)
EACH WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR BIBLE STUDY
LOCATION: AT A MEMBERâ€™S HOME PLEASE CONTACT US AT OUR E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE LOCATION
A New Testament church â€œ... All the churches of Christ greet you.â€? Romans 16:16
firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.kinggeorgecofchrist.org P.O.Box 756 King George, VA 22485
Wanted Vendors & Crafters for March 29 craft fair. Sponsored by KG-Preschool PTA. $15 wall space & $20 for slightly larger space. Contact email@example.com or call (540) 775-4648. Spaces limited. Reserve yours today! Save the Date Friends of the NRA Annual Fundraiser will be held on April 5, at the Fred’brg Elks Lodge, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner, auctions, fun and chance to win firearm, gear & collectibles. Call Ken Kirk at (775) 313-3640 or K2outdoors@yahoo.com. KGES Library will be hosting a Spring Craft & Vendor Fair along with the Scholastic Book Fair on March 8 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. For information o please contact Sammie Mays at (240) 463-1457 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Tree Seedling & Rain Barrel Sale
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Homemade Spaghetti Sauce made by the KGF&R Ladies Auxiliary using their “secret” tried and true recipe on March 15. Cost for this home-made goodness is: $8 A QUART. Pick up will be at the KG Middle School, no later than noon on the 15th. ORDER YOURS TODAY! They will sell out fast! Call: ELLEN JUNE CLIFT (540) 775-7540 or ELSIE FERRELL(540) 775-2685 Clean quart jars are needed. So when you call to order, let them know if you have jars to donate. KGF&R Ladies Auxiliary
Potomac River fisheries Commission presents “A Water Quality Information Exchange for the Tidal Potomac River.” Scientists and staff from MD and VA will present the most recent water quality information for the tidal portion of the Potomac River, with an opportunity for fishermen and the general public to ask questions and share their observations of the river Thursday, Feb. 27 9 a.m.-noon Potomac River Fisheries Commission Bldg. 222 Taylor St. Colonial Beach, VA. Call 800-266-3904 or email prfc@ verizon.net. Immediately following will be the Potomac River oyster/clam Advisory committee at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. Items on the agenda will include, but may not be limited to: an oyster harvest report, update on 2013 fall oyster survey & to develop recommendations for a management plan for Jones Shore. Wild bird rehabilitator to speak at March Audubon meeting The Northern Neck Chapter of the Audubon Society will host a program on baby bird identification and rehabilitation at its March 3, 2014 meeting at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one (1) hour this weekend. DST begins Sunday, March 9. Often referred to as “Summer Time”, it is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by setting the clocks forward one hour during the longer days of summer, and back again in the fall.
Local Scout earns coveted Eagle Rank Trey Thompson, a senior at King George High School, was recently recognized by Boy Scout Troop 206 for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Trey began his scouting career as a first grader at KG Elementary School when he joined Cub Scout Pack 191. He continued with Cub Scout Pack 206, earning the Arrow of Light, before joining Boy Scout Troop 206 in February 2007. While a member of Troop 206, Trey earned a total of 31 merit badges and served in various leadership positions such as Scribe, Chaplain Aide, and Patrol Leader. For his Eagle Project, Trey led members of his troop and other friends and family in building park benches for the KG County Parks and Recreation Department. The benches were placed at Sealston Park. The materials were generously funded through discounts and donations from Rankins True Value Hardware, BB&T Bank, EXIT Realty Expertise, Walker Sand & Stone, Lock-It-Up Storage, Dr. Richard Cottrell, and friends of Troop 206. “Congratulations on a journey well done.”
The speaker will be Maureen Eiger, State and Federally Permitted Wild Bird Rehabilitator. She is a board member of the Wildlife Care Alliance and the Roanoke Valley Bird Club, and writes a column for The Roanoke Star. She has been taking care of various orphaned and injured birds for over 7 years. Eiger answers well over 100 phone call questions about birds every year. At the Northern Neck Audubon meeting, she will talk about how to identify baby birds in the nest, what to do if you find an orphaned or injured bird (including how to pack a baby bird for transport), and what field marks to look for to identify birds. She will share her knowledge of interesting characteristics of baby birds. After the main presentation, attendees can test their knowledge with a friendly bird quiz, and Eiger will answer any questions they may have about birds. Please bring a box of tissues or roll of paper towels to the meeting that she can use to help save baby birds.
Trey Thompson of BSA Troop 206, was recently awarded his Eagle Scout rank. Fact: A total of 2,209,000 Scouts had earned Eagle Scout by the end of 2012; out of 83,486,083 Scouts since 1911; this is just over two percent of the Boy Scouting membership.
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MOMs Club of KG will hold an open house 10 a.m.-noon at the KG School Board building. 9100 St. Anthony’s Road. Contact email@example.com for more info. Great opportunity for at home moms to network and reach out to others with small ones at home.
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CB-VFDLA invites you to come out for a ham and cabbage dinner at the firehouse. 5-7 p.m. Eat in or carry-out. Adults $8 and children under 12 $4. Meal includes dinner, drink and dessert. Middle Peninsula AfricanAmerican Genealogical and Historical Society of VA will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Location, Lowery’s Seafood restaurant in Tappahannock. Lunch is on your own at the
restaurant. Anyone interested in African-American genealogy and history is invited to attend. Visit mpaageenealogicalsociety.org or call (804) 758-5163.
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KG Garden Club to meet at 6:30 p.m. to watch a slide show of gardens and hold a silent auction. American Legion #89 bldg on route 206, across from Dutch’s.
Tues. March 11
NARFE local chapter to install new officers. Noon at Hunan Diner in Colonial Beach. Teresa Bowers of Senior Visitors program scheduled to speak. Lunch is on your own. All active & retired federal employees are welcome to attend.
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DMV2Go will be at the KG DMV Select, 13035 Kings Highway from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Elks of the Northern Neck Tucked away in an “out of the way,” spot on Ferry Landing, near the entrance to Placid Bay, stands a proud building know as The Northern Neck Elks Lodge #2666. I want to make you aware of the many things that are going on at The Elks, that make our town and community a better place in which to live and raise a family, and for the most part, go unnoticed. One mottos is, “Elks Care, Elks Share.” This lodge is one of over 2,000 in the United States. Membership varies from as few as 30 to over 1000 in each local lodge. No matter the size, our goal is the same, doing good deeds and good works within our community. Consider this, The Elks are second among organizations in the number of college scholarships awarded annually in the U.S., The U.S. Government is first. Among the many youth activities sponsored by The Elks is the “Hoop Shoot,” A Basketball Free Throw Contest. Another motto the Elks pledge, “As long as there are veterans, we will never forget them.” Elks work to support Veteran’s Nursing Homes and to aid veterans who are patients in the many VA hospitals across this nation. Many kids in our community who wouldn’t be able to attend a summer camp can do so thanks to your Elks Lodge Youth Summer Camp program. The Elks are big in working within your town to educate our children about the negative effects and dangers of drugs. The North-
ern Neck Elks is one of the sponsors of the Northern Neck Little League. We provide gift baskets to the less fortunate at Christmas and Thanksgiving and we donate regularly to worthy local charities and organizations such as the Volunteer Fire and Rescue systems. There are many individuals, your neighbors, who have been visited by misfortune such a severe illness, loss of home and property due to fire, loss of income and similar occurrences, who have been aided and assisted by our Elks. Our lodge operates an “open to the public,” Bingo every Monday evening with proceeds going back into your community. We provide nice social quarters for our members, a comfortable lounge with food and beverages available. The Town of Colonial Beach, and the Northern Neck is a better place due to the Elks, and the similar Fraternal and Civic Clubs in your town. And we all ¬need your help if we are to continue to carry on our good works. Membership in our order is open to all men and women who have reached the age 21, have no felony conviction and profess a belief in a Supreme Being. For more information please call 804-224-0364 please leave a message. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Basketball Showdown 5th ANNUAL “BEST OF THE BEST” BASKETBALL SHOWDOWN Thursday March 6 5:30 p.m. KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL Sponsored by KGHS PTSA Teams from all 5 schools will be competing. Concessions and Entertainment Come out and cheer for your school!! A portion of the proceeds will go towards scholarships for graduating Seniors! Are you looking into a reverse mortgage program? The King George Sheriff’s Office will be presenting a program on Tuesday, March 11, 1 p.m. at the new sheriff’s office. Program: Reverse Mortgages, and the advantages/disadvantages, pitfalls, benefits, protections the borrower should look for, how and where one can obtain a reverse mortgage. This program is free and open to the public.
Cyber Safety Family Night The KG County Schools Technology Dept. will host its second annual Cyber Safety Family Night on March 6 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at KG Elementary School, 10381 Ridge Rd. King George. The theme this year is Raising Responsible Digital Citizens. We invite all area families to attend to learn more about safe, secure, and responsible use of technology. The event with begin at 5 p.m. with breakfast for dinner prepared by the KGES food services staff. The meal will be followed by a brief introduction and three thirty-minute breakout sessions where presenters from the school and community will offer information to help families stay safe online. We will provide childcare for children ages 0-5 and special sessions for elementary and middle school aged students.
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25th Annual KG Home and Craft Show Thanks to everyone who came out in support of this annual event. Plans are underway for the 2015 Show. March 7 & 8 2015
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On Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m.Noon, the Tri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation Dist. will be holding their Annual Tree Seedling and Rain Barrel Sale. Species available are Lilac, Crape Myrtle, Eastern Redbud, American Plum, River Birch, Indigobush, Red Osier Dogwood, Eastern White Pine, Serviceberry and Kousa Dogwood. They’re also offering 60 gallon rain barrels for purchase. To place an order and reserve for pickup call 540-656-2401 or 6562402. Locations and descriptions can be found on the website at www.tccswcd.org.
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Joint Meeting: New track proposed for high school From page 1 to be addressed by Supervisors at this week’s meeting on March 4 (following our press time), with the School Board expected to review it at its meeting next week on March 10. USE FOR FORMER MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING? Discussion of a use for the vacant former middle school building brought up suggestions about some projects that might instead be considered at the existing middle school. Rose said the School Board was considering using the vacant former middle school building to house 6th graders following renovations. He said the School Board would like to have a study done to evaluate the out-of-use school building to obtain costs for renovation needs. The building is known to need a new heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC) system. If the 6th grades were shifted from the county’s three elementary schools, it would free up capacity for growth for the remaining students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Talking about bringing a sixth school online spawned talk about increasing the School Board’s annual operating costs. Sisson suggested that the School Board also get an estimate for annual operational costs for bringing the former school building back online for new positions for administrators, secretaries, a nurse, and other costs. He suggested those costs be compared to those for utilizing the existing excess capacity at the high school as an interim option. The high school has a rated student capacity of 1,700 students that currently has about 1,288 students. Sisson also suggested the School Board might consider the addition of a wing constructed onto the existing middle school to increase its capacity for the long-term. Grzeika noted that would be a onetime construction cost compared to increased annual operating costs.
Supervisors pointed out the county had invested $4 million into the building in the last decade for renovations requested by the School Board when it was transitioned from use as a high school to use as a middle school. It was agreed that the school is expected to be used for a long time. There was also discussion about the School Board considering a project for construction of restroom/concession facility, along with moveable bleachers that could better facilitate use of the track and the playing fields for meets and contests at the middle school. Grzeika said the county owns construction plans for the concession/restroom facility built at Sealston, which might be duplicated at the middle school site. Both Supervisors and the School Board have been approached during public comment by some track team members about construction of a new track adjacent to the high school. Rose said that would take away use of one of the practice fields. At the School Board meeting on Feb. 24, he also mentioned resurfacing the existing track. Supervisors noted the track was rebuilt in 2006 for $300,000, with suggestions made about the need for supervision and communication about proper use of the track. MIDDLE SCHOOL - NEW ROOF? Benson also informed Supervisors that the middle school also needs a much more significant investment from the county for a new roof for the middle school, compared to a previous request approved in the county’s capital budget for $92,000 for roof repairs. A consultant is now saying that an off the cuff estimate would indicate that a new roof would cost upwards of a $1 million. Benson will take another look at the consultant’s proposal, with a roofing project expected to be placed into the School Board’s next capital improvement request to the county.
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JLUS: Studying land use From page 1 the project’s website at: www. dahlgrenjlus.com. The website notes various facts about the project study area, including the following. The Naval Support Facility Dahlgren consists of 4,300 acres located on the Potomac River in King George. It supports eight major Joint Navy and other Department of Defense commands. Those consist of various operational military support missions, including research, development, test, and evaluation of weapon systems. Active ranges on the facility are used to test and evaluate weapons systems and ordnance. The Potomac River Test Range has instrumentation that allows evaluation of projectile speed, performance, and other parameters. This live-fire range is located southeast of the facility on the Potomac River extending approximately 50 miles southward from Dahlgren to the Chesapeake Bay. Similarly, a second range, the Explosive Experimental Area or Pumpkin Neck Annex to Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, provides a unique facility for static tests of ordnance and explosives for operational military systems, as well as testing and evaluation for new capabilities. The Explosive Experimental Area is located south of the base on the Potomac River.
MORE FORUMS IN FUTURE There will be several other public forums held throughout the JLUS process, all conducted by consultant, Matrix Design Group. The JLUS program is federally funded to promote cooperative land use planning and is administered by the Department of Defense’s and its Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), DoD/OEA). Rich Tenga from DoD/OEA is helping to lead the JLUS study’s development through its completion. The plan is for several rounds of public meetings in each of the five jurisdictions, with the final round to be presentations and public hearings on the recommended JLUS at meetings of the governing bodies of each jurisdiction. The JLUS process is expected to be completed later this calendar year. Jack Green, director of the King George Department of Community Development can also be contacted for information, e-mail: jgreen@ co.kinggeorge.state.va.us or call 540775-7111. Green is the point of contact for communications between the consultant and the JLUS Policy committee members, as well as for a Technical Advisory group, made up largely of the planning directors from each of the five jurisdictions involved in the King George JLUS development.
Walnut Hill: BOS hearing From page 1 January. The additional proffers would exceed the county’s zoning ordinance requirements that lighting be shielded and directed to avoid shining onto adjoining properties or streets and would limit site lighting at the property line to one-half footcandle. In addition, all exterior site lighting fixtures would be “dark sky compliant.” A second proffer would amend the proposed General Development Plan to add a “restricted area,” as noted above, where five commercial uses would be prohibited. The uses
proposed to be prohibited only in that restricted area are auto repair facility, boat sales, contractors equipment yard, commercial garage, and commercial parking lot. Another proffer would add design standards that would increase a proposed buffer from 20-feet to 30-feet abutting the two residential properties that would be landscaped in accordance with county specifications and maintained in perpetuity. The complete rezoning submission with the revised proffers, traffic analysis and the staff report are available for review in the office of Community Development, on the ground floor of the Revercomb Administration building, located behind the Courthouse on Route 3. The public hearing on the rezoning request by the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to take place at the March 18 board meeting, which begins at 6 p.m.
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Hutt captures 55-meter dash state championship Leonard Banks Sports editor King George High School senior Davion Hutt saved his best for last. During the 55-meter dash, at the VHSL Group 4A State Indoor Track & Field Championships, at the Tolsma Track Center, at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, the senior sprinter blew past a tightly-packed field of runners in the 55-meter dash to place first with a time a of 6.47. Overall, the Foxes boys’ team featured five individual All-State qualifiers, and two relay All-State qualifiers. As a team, the Foxes boys placed 6th with 31 points. The Hilltoppers of E.C. Glass ran away with both the boys and girls team titles. The meet featured a total of 36 schools. After recovering from an auto accident, Jonathan Graham vaulted 14 feet to place second in the pole vault. Justin Halter placed 7th in the jump with a leap of 5’10”. Ezugo Agulou secured a 7th place finish
Davion Hutt (center) made the entire King George community proud of his championship all-state performance, including his devoted parents who traveled to Lynchburg to see him make school history.
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in the 500-meters with a time of 1:08.61, and Jacob Watson finished 7th in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:06.10. As for the boys relay teams, the 4x400-meter team placed
Colwell (4th, 9’6”) and Elizabeth Hill (7th, 8’6”) were both honored with state qualifying vaults in the pole vault event. Distance runner, Miranda
6th with a time of 3:31.43, and the 4x800-meter team placed 5th with a time of 8:26.97. As for the Foxes girls, they placed 7th overall with 26 points. Heidi
Green finished second in the 1000-meters with a time of 3:00.72. Fellow distance runner, Kristen Hornbaker placed 8th in the 3200-meters with a time of
11:58.38. Both girls’ 4x400-meters (6th, 4:13.00), and 4x800-meters (3rd, 10:08.65) finished with state qualifying honors.
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Altavista ends W&L boys’ basketball season Richard Leggitt After defeating Parry McCluer (56 to 47) in a quarter- final game last week, the Washington & Lee Eagles could not recover from a coldshooting first half, Altavista three days later and lost the semifinal contest to powerful Altavista (81 to 49). W&L The Altavista loss ended the season for Coach George Hunter’s boys’ basketball team. The Eagles finished the year 14 and 7. Altavista, now 21 and 3, later defeated Surry (79 to 50) to win the 1A East Conference crown and will play Galax Friday, in the 1A championship tournament in Salem. The Eagles hit just five of 21 shots from the field in the first half, while allowing the Colonels to dominate the boards. Making almost all of their shots from the paint, Altavista got a 17-0 run midway through the
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“We saw things out of this team that we’ve been looking for . . . Great defense . . . Patience on offense . . . And above all, great sportsmanship.
Sports editor Longwood Lancer captain Tristan “T.T.” Carey’s senior campaign will long be remembered for his athleticism on the basketball court and his academic achievements in the classroom. However, apart from his collegiate and high school success, Carey’s family will always be close to his heart. On Saturday, during Senior Night, Carey’s family, along with a host of fans that packed Willets Hall on the campus of Longwood University, came to support their legendary Lancer. The celebration also honored four of Carey’s teammates, which include: Jeylam Dubln, Jeff Havenstein, Mark Parker and David Robinson. Although the Lancers lost to VMI, 86-66, Carey had another one of his patented double-double performances, which featured 16 points from the field, 6-6 at the foul line and 12 rebounds. Carey now has 1,486 career points (sixth all-time), and second all-time in 3-pointers (228 points).
—Malcolm Lewis first half and got 12 points from Meche Maulbeck to take the lead and hold it. “We wanted to come out with a high level of intensity,” Altavista Coach Mike Cartolaro said. The ease with which the Colonels did that appeared to unsettle the Eagles, who could never get a run going. But despite the loss, W&L Athletic Director Malcolm Lewis expressed his pride at the Eagles’ winning season. “Coach Hunter did a great job with these guys this year,” Lewis said. “We saw things out of this team that we’ve been looking for . . . Great defense . . . Patience on offense . . . And above all, great sportsmanship,”
Lewis said. “Jeremy Turner showed signs of being a leader on the court, and Tre Brown and Davon Hamilton led by example. It was a good mix . . . And that’s why we made a run.” Hamilton led W&L scorers Friday night with 19 points. Darius Johnson led Altavista with 20 points. In the quarterfinal game earlier, the Eagles defeated McCluer by nine points, as Brown led the way with 22 points. “That was our best game of the year,” Coach Hunter said. “Our defense was the key, and we were very disciplined for most of the night. It was a great win. I’m so proud of these guys.”
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On Monday, Carey was named to the Big South Conference Honorable Mention Team. The six-foot-four standout was seventh in rebounding (6.6), ninth in steals (1.4), and sixth in scoring (18.5) in the Big South Conference. In addition, he was second in 3-point field goals (92). As a consistent scorer, he posted 27 double-figure scoring games, which included 11-straight to close the regular season. His senior season also included three 30-point games and 14 20-point games. Carey led
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Lady Drifters still in the state championship hunt
Colonial Beach Drifter guard Deniya Newman (right, #10) never gives up on a loose ball. Leonard Banks Sports editor The experience of competing in an atmosphere filled with controversy arguably is not the best way to host a Region 1A East Championship. However, on Saturday evening, in Altavista, the Drifters girls’ varsity basketball team’s road to the upcoming VHSL Group 1A Girls Basketball State Championship took a sight detour. After enjoying an 11-game winning streak, including
conference and recent regional tournament victories against Parry McCluer and Surry, the Drifters were dealt a 57-44 loss by the Altavista Combined School Colonels (17-4). Courtesy of 12 points from Sydney Morris, the Colonels jumped out to a 15 point lead in the first 11 minutes of the game. Morris later finished with 19 points, and seven rebounds. Kalia Donigan led all scorers with 22 points, while dishing out two assists and six rebounds. Deniya Newman led the Drifters
with 16 points, while Sydni Carey added 15 points. VHSL 1A State Championship Semi-finals On Saturday, the Drifters will travel to Wise, to play Honaker (226), on the campus of UVA-Wise. Game time is 2:45 p.m. Altavista will battle Chilhowie (24-2), either Friday or Saturday, at the Salem Civic Center, in Salem. Redemption is in the forefront of the mind of Drifter girls’ varsity head
basketball coach, Keith Dickerson. “It was the worst run tournament that I’ve ever seen in my life,” Dickerson said. “We were the number one seed, but treated like the fourth seed. It should have been held on a neutral site, but they treated it as a home game for them.” Along with a plague of issues getting the Drifters into the locker room, they were told to move their benches on two occasions. In addition, the rift between the two schools was further complicated by an argument between Dickerson and a Altavista school administrator, who, according to Dickerson, disrespected his players and the fans who drove nearly three and a half hours to support them. “He was talking to our girls as though they were animals; I got upset about that. I am like a father who will not allow anyone to mess with my kids,” Dickerson said. If both teams are successful in their state semi-final games, they will settle the war that started during last year’s first round 56-36 loss to the Colonels in the Group A Division 1 State Tournament. The championship game will be held at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, on the campus of VCU, in Richmond, on March 15. Go online to www.vhsl. org for times and to-date tournament bracket developments. Surry versus CBHS On Friday, during the 1A East Region semi-finals, the Drifters secured a second trip to the state
“It was the worst run tournament that I’ve ever seen in my life. We were the number one seed, but treated like the fourth seed. It should have been held on a neutral site, but they treated it as a home game for them.”
championship tournament by dispensing with Surry 46-32. Behind the clutch shooting of Emily Parks, who finished with 12 points, including the two 3-pointers, the Drifters bolted out to an early 14-2 first quarter lead, and never looked back. Carey added 13-points, five assists and 10 rebounds, while Billie Gould added 10 rebounds, seven steals, and eight points. Parry McCluer vs CBHS The quarterfinal round of the 1A East Regional Championship chess match between Colonial Beach and Parry McCluer instantly turned into a war of who had the best full court press. While the visiting Lady Blues from Parry McCluer attempted to slow down the Drifters offense, Colonial Beach patiently waited for their turn to strike. Leading by one point at the start of the second quarter (4-3), and after two ties, and one two lead exchanges, the Drifters finally solved the riddle of the Lady Blues defense. From her point guard position, Parks drew
two fouls that resulted in three points, and two jumpers, including a 3-pointer that totaled seven points. At halftime, the Drifters lead 17-12. With less than a minute remaining in the first quarter, McKenzie Wheeler buried two foul shots, and a jumper to give the Lady Blues a 28-26 lead. Prior to the buzzer, Iesha Jackson nailed a 3-pointer from beyond the arc to extend McCluer’s lead to 30-26. In the fourth quarter, the tables turned against the Lady Blues when forward Ashley Austin fouled out with 4:33 left in the game. The void created by Austin’s absence created a vacuum of opportunities for Carey to disrupt McCluer’s defense. Carey literally carried the team on her back, as she tied the game at 32-32, and later provided the Drifters breathing room with a series of layups and foul shots. While the Lady Blues attempted a last second shot attempt, time had run out during a traveling violation, and the Drifters had sealed the win with Carey running out the clock (43-40). Carey led all scorers with 20 points.
CB Drifters softball program back in full swing Leonard Banks Sports editor While the snow begins to melt, and the season has transitioned from spring to winter, the Drifters softball program is up and going. From the middle school to the high school varsity team, softball is the focus of varsity girls’ head coach Scott Foster. Although seven of last year’s starters are currently competing in the VHSL Group 1A East Girls’ State Basketball Championship tournament, Foster is thrilled to see his athletes enjoy the benefits of playing different sports, although the seasons have overlapped. “I think the enthusiasm for our program shows that we had 65 girls sign up, which is incredible for me,” Foster said. “For us, with a school totaling 175 kids, and to have 65 girls try out says that we’ve captured the interest of 60% of the girl student population.” The Drifters are coming off a huge season, where they competed in the VHSL Regional playoff for the first time in school history. The Drifters also finished the season with a record of 2-8, 10-14. Possibly the question that is on the minds of Black & Gold fans is who will replace Karley Inscoe on the mound. “Karley was my pitcher for three years in a row during my four seasons as head coach, and she probably pitched 95% of the innings for those three years,” Foster said. “However, we do have some potential prospects in the form of Taylor Lee, Manana Morton, and Deniya Newman. While they can all throw, they must prove they can be just like Karley, and have the ability to throw seven innings of pitching.” The Drifters returning to the infield will include catcher Emily
“I think the enthusiasm for our program shows that we had 65 girls sign up, which is incredible for me. For us, with a school totaling 175 kids, and to have 65 girls try out says that we’ve captured the interest of 60% of the girl student population.” —Scott Foster Parks. Parks led the team in hitting with a .410 batting average. Included in her 61 plate appearances are 16 RBIs, three homeruns, and 25 hits. Shortstop/pitcher, Newman should add some punch to the batting order with a .388 batting average, 16 RBIs, 26 hits, 26 runs, and two homeruns in 67 plate appearances. Newman and Parks were both selected to the 2013 Northern Neck All-District Team. Other Drifters returning include: McKenzie Conway (third base); Taylor Lee (second base); Billie Gould (center field); Kaitlyn Proffit (right field); Manana Morton (left field); Kora Herrod (outfield); T’nazya Taylor (outfield). The 1A Conference 43 softball division is stacked with competition. From the Red Devils to the Indians, there is not a weak link in the conference. “With the knowledge that all the Northern Neck teams have a chance to win a title, your
team has to be good throughout the season,” Foster said. “Nothing should be given to you—you have to work and out perform the other teams.” Junior varsity softball With a huge contingent of veteran players to chose from, Drifter junior varsity softball head coach Pat Ey has already begun to implement his coaching agenda. “The thing I want to be focused on this year is making improvements on base stealing and sliding,” Ey said. “I want to become the ultimate base running team.” Although there is a focus on winning at the junior varsity level, Ey hopes to instill solid fielding, batting, and running fundamentals into aspiring varsity players. Middle school softball Unlike her fellow varsity and junior varsity coaching peers, second year Colonial Beach Middle School
Drifters softball athletes came out in near record numbers to try out for all three levels (varsity, junior varsity, middle school) of the 1A East Conference 43 program. softball head coach Trisha Wagner will not have the luxury of experience players to build her team around. In fact, most of the 26 girls - 6th and 7th graders who are currently trying out for the team - have never played organized softball on any level before.
“While the majority of my girls have never played softball before, it’s going to be a teaching and rebuilding year,” Wagner said. Last season, Wagner’s team finished the season with a 4-10 record. Out of the 17 girls that played last
season, only 10 were experienced players. “This year we have a huge new crop of girls with many skill levels, and it presents an opportunity for us to mold them into fundamentally sound softball players,” Wagner said.
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Business as usual in Richmond For most people, whether they follow politics or not, redistricting is one of those topics that has, to borrow a reference from Beatrice Potter’s Peter Rabbit, a “soporific effect.” In other words, it puts them to sleep. However, if you’re a partisan or an incumbent politician it’s an overriding David S. Kerr concern, and one, where more often than not, the fairness of the electoral process gets left in the dust. That’s why more people should be interested. In Virginia the district lines for the General Assembly and the U.S. Congress are drawn by the legislature. If there was ever a system that has a
more inherent conflict of interest, this is it. Last week a member of the House of Delegates offered a bill which would have put the question to the voters. Namely, would you like the district lines for the seats in the General Assembly and for Congress to be drawn by an independent commission? That sounds like good government, but alas, the Republican majority in the House of Delegates, the chief beneficiary of the current system, voting strictly along party lines, said no. The history of drawing legislative districts is a sad one. Today, we call it Gerrymandering and that dates back to the early 1800’s and a Democratic-Republican Governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, who drew some infamously shaped districts to favor his party over the Federalists. And that’s how we’ve been drawing districts ever since. Also, while in Virginia it’s the
Republicans who wield the power to draw districts to favor their candidates, this hasn’t always been the case. When the Democrats had a majority they did pretty much the same thing. However, in the 21st century, Gerrymandering, thanks to block by block demographics, data mining, and sophisticated “redistricting software” has reached a new level of infamy. In the Virginia General Assembly for example, and this approach has been applied to our Congressional districts as well, districts are drawn to create as many lock solid Republican seats, and as few reliable Democratic seats as possible. And most of all, the number of competitive seats, always a danger for those who want to stay in power, is kept to a minimum. This is done primarily through a practice called packing and cracking. Like minded voters, with an edge to the GOP, are packed together and
Democratic areas that if combined with GOP leaning areas might have created competitive seats are cracked, in some truly creative designs, to make sure they’re all packed together as well. The result, is that in last year’s election 80% of the incumbents had no credible opponent. The only serious contests were in about eight seats. Several states, ones that used to rely on the legislature to draw their districts, have gone to commissions. This includes Vermont, Minnesota, California, and Idaho. Curiously, back when the Democrats had the power over redistricting many in the current GOP leadership had advocated a bipartisan commission. But, when offered that option last week, it was politics as usual, and unfortunately, as usual, the only ones that lost out were the voters. —Reach David Kerr at kerr@ journalpress.com
New Clinic is topic of meeting with Del. Ransone On Tuesday, March 4, Arlene Jacovelli, 24/7 TLC President/CEO visited Delegate Margaret Ransone’s Capitol office to discuss the Community Care Clinic recently established in King George. The meeting was part of Delegate Ransone’s ongoing efforts to encourage and foster fresh results oriented solutions to the issues affecting the daily lives of her constituents in the 99th District. Jacovelli reported on the establishment of a state of the art blood work lab by AtheroTech which will service all in the community. She also described the Senior Navigator on-site to assist patients in qualifying for health insurance plans on the healthcare exchanges along with outreaches being done at various community events. The highlight was discussion about the coming debut of a new affordable and accessible selfinsurance program, a “blue collar” type of medical services program designed to serve the estimated 195,000 Virginians caught in the so called “gap” created by the Affordable Care Act. Approximately 4,642 of these uninsured
individuals reside within Community Care Clinic service area which coincides with Ransone’s district. “I commend Mrs. Jacovelli, and Medical Director Dr. Roosevelt Dean for continuing the needed healthcare services to our families. As we continue to face many challenges with the Affordable Care Act, it is important that as neighbors we find healthcare solutions that work. Many families are facing increasing healthcare costs, higher deductibles, or losing their insurance or doctors.” The Community Care Clinic is accepting patients and offers a “Health Care Safety Net.” Directors of the center are also working with the uninsured to find a plan that best suits them. I encourage folks to work with the center and help those families in need while we continue to stress the importance of preventive health, competitive insurance plans along with quality healthcare. “Many thanks to all participants/volunteers at the center, the community is fortunate to have you offering real solutions.” stated Delegate Ransone. —Arlene Jacovelli
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I’ve received a couple of emails about the letters and opinions recently published in this paper about the situation at Smoot Library. But here is the best one of them all: The L. E. Smoot Memorial Library will temporarily resume Sunday hours on March 9. The hours of operation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday hours will continue through June 8. The Library will not be open on Sunday, April 20. Sincerely, Robin M. Tenney, Director L.E. Smoot Memorial Library 9533 Kings Highway King George, VA 22485 540-775-7951 540-775-5292 (fax) smoot.org A big round of applause and many thanks to Ms. Tenney, her staff and the county for listening to the concerns of the community and for making this change. Now, all those that complained had better be sure to make use of these new hours! Another library tale; at this
weekend’s KGBA Home & Craft Show, the Friends of Smoot Library had a “booth” and set up with hundreds of books for sale. Some were books retired from library service. Others were paperbacks, almost new, that needed a new home. I picked up two hardback books and four paperbacks for the sum total of $2.00. Was I ever ready for the snow storm. A great grandmother sitting next to me got five books for her granddaughter for fifty cents. What a deal! The Friends of Smoot Library are a group of volunteers that raise funds for library programs and needs that are not covered in the budget. In fact, there is a store at the library with proceeds going back into the library for more programs and more books. Volunteers, the back bone of most organizations. Working hard to make ideas come to fruition.
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Congressman Wittman expresses concern about military budget cuts U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, who represents Virginiaâ€™s First District including Westmoreland and King George counties, is concerned about the continuing reductions to Americaâ€™s defense budget and the impact it is having on military readiness and the nationâ€™s standing in the world. Wittman, a resident of Montross, is serving his third term in the House of Representatives. Â He is Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee of
the Armed Services Committee. Â At a meeting in Montross on Friday, Wittman also expressed his strong concerns about the situation in the Ukraine. â€œThe Russians are in there,â€? Wittman said. Â â€œAnd, the United States needs to respond swiftly and decisively.â€? Â Wittman said NATO was created to handle situations like the Russian incursion, and strong action, but not necessarily military ac-
tion, must be taken. The Congressman said that continuing budget cuts by the Obama Administration are causing significant challenges as America tries to meet its responsibilities around the globe.Â â€œUnfortunately, we have given up our position in the world,â€? Wittman said. The Congressman said that the Obama Administration cut the Defense Departmentâ€™s budget under Defense Secretary Robert Gates,
again under Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and cut even further as part of the sequester. â€œNow even more cuts have been announced by Secretary Hagel.â€? â€œIt is a frustrating time for a lot people,â€? Wittman said. â€œCertainly, our Defense Department can operate more efficiently, but we have to be able to meet our military responsibilities.â€? Wittman said that the military budget cuts have come while spend-
ing has increased in other areas of the federal budget, and while the Obama Administration continues to use executive orders to implement new regulations and raise and spend taxpayer funds. â€œThis is the most overreaching executive branch in our history,â€? Wittman said. â€œAnd every day, the overreaching continues.â€? The Congressman said he has joined 36 other members of the
House of Representatives to file â€œfriend of the court briefsâ€?, expressing the support of the congressmen for a number of lawsuits that have been filed in an attempt to reign in Obamaâ€™s executive orders. â€œThere are also going to be a lot of efforts on the oversight side as we move forward,â€? Wittman said. â€œIncluding a new joint select committee on Benghazi.â€? â€”Richard Leggitt
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WANTED HVAC Service Tech for King George area with at least 8 years experience. Call Jim at (240) 577-3621 -EOE for more info DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Westmoreland County, Virginia and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within the Town of Colonial Beach and the unincorporated areas of Westmoreland County. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the aforementioned communities within Westmoreland County. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMAâ€™s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 3/5/2014, 3/12/2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION The King George County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday March 11, 2014, in the Robert H. Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building at 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. Case Number 13-01-T02: Amendment to King George County Zoning Ordinance to create Article 13 Stormwater Management which creates a local Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) to comply with the Virginia Stormwater Management Act (Â§ 62.1-44.15:24 et seq). Amendment includes: stormwater provisions for administration; grandfathering, exemptions; exceptions; definitions, review of stormwater management plans; stormwater prevention plan requirements; stormwater management plan requirements; pollution prevention plan requirements design standards; specifications and methods; technical criteria for regulated land disturbing activities; off-site compliance options; design storms and hydrologic methods; long term maintenance requirements; monitoring and inspection requirements; enforcement provisions; hearings and appeals provisions; and schedule of fees. Documents related to the above cases are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Community Development, King George County Revercomb Administration Building. The public is invited to attend the above scheduled hearings and to express their views on the above cases. Those who are unable to attend the public hearings may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Community Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, Virginia 22485, prior to the scheduled hearings.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS The King George County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:15 p.m., on Tuesday March 18, 2014, in the Robert H. Combs Board Room of the Revercomb Administration Building at 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. Case Number 13-05-Z02: Request by JPI Walnut Hill, LLC to rezone, with proffers, 6.7482 acres of Tax Map 9, Parcel 34, as depicted on the Generalized Development Plan, Walnut Hill as prepared by Webb and Associates, dated 3-27-13, from Rural Agricultural Zoning District, (A-2) to General Trade Zoning District, (C-2). The property contains 128.9452 acres and is located on the west side of Route 301 approximately 0.2 miles south of the intersection of Danube Drive (Route 1101) and James Madison Parkway (Route 301). The area requested for rezoning is adjacent to Route 301. The minimum lot size in the A-2 Zoning District is two (2) acres and the minimum lot size in the C-2 for property served by public water and sewer is 5,000 square feet. The proposed is commercial. The Comprehensive Plan identifies the property as being in the Dahlgren Primary Settlement Area with a proposed residential density for this area ranges from 1 dwelling unit per 1 to 5 acres in those areas without public utilities. In areas with public utilities densities of up to 8 dwelling units per acre may be considered. Documents related to the above cases are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Community Development, King George County Revercomb Administration Building. The public is invited to attend the above scheduled hearings and to express their views on the above cases. Those who are unable to attend the public hearings may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Community Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, Virginia 22485, prior to the scheduled hearings.
By Order of the King George County Board of Supervisors 3/5/14,3/12/14
NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ€™S SALE OF 15521 REAL ESTATE AVENUE, KING GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Pursuant to the terms of a Credit Line Deed of Trust dated as of July 10, 2002, recorded July 11, 2002 in the Clerkâ€™s Office, Circuit Court, County of King George, Virginia (the â€œClerkâ€™s Officeâ€?) in Deed Book 400, page 490, as amended by that Deed of Trust Addendum dated as of October 10, 2007, recorded November 28, 2007 in the Clerkâ€™s Office as Instrument No. 20071128000187970 (the â€œDeed of Trustâ€?), default having occurred in the payment of the debts secured thereby, the real property briefly described above and below, and all improvements and fixtures thereon, will be offered for sale at public auction by the trustee listed below: Tax Parcel ID: 9-35-E All that tract or parcel of land lying, being and situate in the Potomac Magisterial District, King George County, Virginia, containing an area of 1.3968 acres, more or less, as shown on a plat of survey made by Jeffrey L. Howeth, Land Surveyor, dated September 5, 2000, which plat is recorded in the Clerkâ€™s Office of the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, in Plat Book 18, Page 33 as the same is duly dedicated, platted and recorded among the land records for the County of King George, Virginia, known generally as 15521 Real Estate Avenue, and more particularly described in the Deed of Trust, together with all buildings, structures and other improvements thereon, together with all appurtenant rights associated with the ownership of the land and any improvements thereon, all as more particularly described in the Deed of Trust (collectively, the â€œPropertyâ€?). The sale will take place on March 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. by the front entrance to the building housing the King George Circuit Court located at 9483 Kings Highway #3, King George, VA 22485. TERMS: A deposit in the form of certified or cashierâ€™s check in the amount of $70,000.00 payable to Gary M. Nuckols, Trustee, is required of any bidder, except the noteholder, at the time the sale begins. The purchase price at closing will be the amount of the highest bid. The winning bidder, except the noteholder, shall sign a Foreclosure Sale Agreement (the â€œAgreementâ€?) immediately following the conclusion of the sale. The deposit will be held by the Trustee and will be applied to the purchase price at closing. Closing within 30 days of sale. Time is of the essence. The Property will be conveyed by Special Warranty Deed. The Property will be sold â€œas is, whereasâ€? and subject to all other recorded and unrecorded liens, encumbrances, security interests, easements, rights-of-way, covenants, conditions (including, but not limited to, environmental conditions, matters of survey, and conditions revealed by a physical inspection of the Property), restrictions, proffered conditions, if any, leases and mechanicsâ€™ and materialmenâ€™s liens, to the extent any of the foregoing may lawfully apply to the Property being sold or any part thereof and take priority over the lien and security interest of the Deed of Trust. Costs: Trustee to pay grantorâ€™s tax; Purchaser to pay all other closing costs; real estate taxes due shall be payable as of the date of sale, including delinquent real estate taxes, if any, shall be paid by the Purchaser at Closing. Additional terms will be announced at the sale. Trustee reserves the right to amend or supplement the terms of sale by verbal announcement at sale. Gary M. Nuckols, Trustee. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary M. Nuckols, Hirschler Fleischer, 725 Jackson Street, Suite 200, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, Telephone: (540) 604-2105.
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VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries opens comment period Check out https://www3.dgif. virginia.gov/web/issues-2014/ recommendations.asp to get the details about Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ (VDGIF) public comment period for fishing, nongame wildlife, and boating proposals. The agency really does go through the comments. I took a look at the proposals and noted some that might be of interest to local readers. Under Fisheries: “Northern Snakehead are classified as ‘nongame fish’ and thus currently fall under the ‘blanket’ or default creel limit of 20 per day. Efforts are still underway to limit the spread of this species to other Virginia drainages, and enabling anglers to harvest more than 20 per day may help slow colonization and reduce populations. Northern Snakehead creel limits should be changed to ‘unlimited numbers from inland waters statewide’.” “Restrict the stocking of Blue Catfish in private and public waters statewide - VDGIF approval is required to stock any species of fish into any inland waters except in privately-owned ponds and lakes. Blue Catfish have become established in several drainages, and they have the potential (if established) to do severe damage to rare species in the upper TN watershed, as well as others. The proposed change would restrict this species from being stocked by the public in private or public waters statewide.” “In recent years, tagging equipment for personal use has been readily available to anglers. Specifically, anglers can purchase inexpensive ‘floy’ tagging guns and tag fish for their individual goals. Such equipment can damage or kill fish if inserted incorrectly, and tags that lack information on them can be confusing to the public and mean nothing to agency researchers. We propose that tagging not be allowed without the permission of DGIF biologists.”
Under Nongame Wildlife: “Feral hogs are classified in DGIF regulation section 4VAC15-20-160 as ‘a nuisance species’, and are referenced in Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ regulation section 2VAC5-141-0 within the description of ‘commercial and noncommercial swine’. Domestic swine are defined in DGIF regulation section 4VAC15-20-50, and as ‘livestock’ in agriculture code (§ 3.2-5400 of the Code of Virginia). However, there is no legal definition stating the identity of feral hogs from that of a domestic hog or domestic swine. Both belong to the genus, species Sus scrofa. The unintended consequence of these various codes and regulations without a clear definition of feral hogs makes it difficult for the public to effectively eradicate feral hogs and mitigate landowner conflicts and litigation.” Staff is considering the following to address this issue: Define in DGIF regulation, “a feral hog is any hog that is roaming freely, living on its own in the wild and that cannot be claimed and identified by an owner.” Feral hogs are incredibly destructive. I have seen the damage they have done in my travels around the country. There is an established population in Culpeper now, and the damage done to agricultural fields is tremendous. They also ruin habitat for both game and non-game animals. There are plenty of other issues on the website there to view. For instance, if you are a trout angler, I encourage you to visit the site. I only put things in this article that impact us locally. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) found in two more deer For those of you who travel north to the mountains to deer hunt, you might want to be aware of the fact that last season, CWD has been found again in two more deer in Frederick County. A 2 ½-year-old doe was taken on Nov. 30, very near
Feral hogs can give birth to up to a dozen piglets twice per year. They are impossible to completely eradicate once established, even with heavy hunting and trapping as shown in these pictures.
where the previous five deer were taken that had tested positive. This was not surprising to biologists, but a 1½-year-old buck that was taken ten miles southeast of the previous location is raising eyebrows of some hunters. However, biologists and those that have studied deer awhile do know that young bucks very often travel a long way after they are born and leave their mothers. Keep in mind that the rut was also occurring during this time when the buck was taken. The problem is that the buck was near the eastern edge of the so-called “containment area” that VDGIF had set up to slow the spread of this disease by both keeping tabs on deer by testing them and putting restrictions in place on carcass exports, etc. Because this buck was so close to the boundary, VDGIF says they anticipate changes to the boundaries and hence, possibly expanding the areas where
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restrictions will be in place regarding deer parts, movement of carcasses, and so on. If you hunt in northern Virginia, please keep up to date on the restrictions, particularly before the next deer season comes in. More information on CWD can be found on the VDGIF website at: www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/ diseases/cwd/. Birdhouses Now would be a good time (after this nasty snow leaves us!) to put up some birdhouses. Spring is nearly here, even though it seems so hard to believe, given our weather. I’ve noticed some bluebirds entering our birdhouse. If you have birdhouses, take the time to clean them out. Building a birdhouse with your kids or grandkids is not only fun, but also educational. Be sure to make the appropriate-sized box and hole (research online if you need to) for the birds that you want to use your
Because snakeheads can propagate so quickly, VDGIF wants to change the 20 per day limit to an unlimited take. These were caught with a throw net in Machodoc Creek. birdhouse. Some birds need a certain-sized hole, distance from the hole to the bottom, and even certain directions that the birdhouse needs to face for sunlight and temperature purposes. Take care to put the birdhouse in a place where cats cannot get to it, and also try to put it where
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