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Jones named Superintendent of the Year for District 3 By Jodi Deal News Editor


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A celebration of art Student work will be on display during Fine Arts Festival By Jodi Deal News Editor

King William County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Mark Jones has been named District 3 Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. The professional organization of superintendents has eight regions across Virginia. Region 3 includes schools in Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King George, King Jones William, King and Queen, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland counties, along with schools in Colonial Beach, Fredericksburg and West Point. Superintendents of the year are chosen


ights, sounds, songs and steps will fill King William High School for the fourth year running during the county’s Fine Arts Festival, set for 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The event, presented by the King see Arts> 3

For the past four years, students like these have brought song, dance and acting to the community at the King William Fine Arts Festival, set this year for Saturday, April 12.

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Are backyard chickens for you? By Laura Maxey-Nay Contributing Columnist

Backyard and pet chickens are gaining popularity in the local community. The spring chicks I have seen recently are cute and almost irresistible. So why not buy a few? After all, the chicks will grow into chickens and produce delicious fresh eggs and sometimes more cute chicks! But what requirements are needed to nurture those chicks into healthy adults that lay eggs? This article highlights the basic requirements of producing healthy chickMaxey-Nay ens and answers the question: “Are backyard laying chickens for me?” Breed selection: The first thing to consider before purchasing any breed of chicken is if the animal comes from a disease free environment. After you know the animal is disease free you can consider the breed and the desired characteristics. White Leghorn-type hybrids produce white shelled eggs and are the most economical converters to feed to eggs. While Leghorns are great layers, and are friendly, calm and animated

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they have also been known to be noisy and flighty. Production Reds like Rhode Island Reds or Sex-linked hybrids will produce large brown shelled eggs and are usually preferred for small family flocks. Sex-linked hybrid chickens will produce male chicks that are a different color than the female chicks. The brown egg laying hybrids tend to be more docile than white egg layer hybrids. Pure bred poultry will lay eggs, but they are not as efficient. When to purchase chickens: If you prefer to raise your flock from chicks, it is recommended that you start the flock in late spring to reduce the cost of heating. When purchasing started pullets, birds are 18 to 22 weeks of age and are ready to lay, is usually the easiest and most economical method. If you start with chicks, brood them at 95 degrees Fahrenheit the first week and then decrease the temperature 5 degrees per week until the temperature reaches 70 degrees. It is best to bring laying hens into production around 20 weeks of age. Environment requirements: A good chicken environment protects the birds from the elements (weather), predators, injury and theft. When considering a location and coop for your chickens, keep in mind that you will need at least


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1.5 square feet per bird in the coop. Not necessary, but if desired, confine the birds to an exercise area which provides 5 to 10 square feet per bird. Poultry require a dry, draft-free house. This can be accomplished by building a relatively draft free house with windows and/or doors which can be opened for ventilation when necessary. Build the coop on high, welldrained areas. Face the front of the coop, the windows and outside run to the south, which allows the sun to warm and dry the coop and soil. When planning the layout inside the coop, the birds need roosts that provide at least six inches per bird. Roosts that are 2” by 2” spaced 12” apart and placed 24” above the floor work well. Provide one 10” by 10” nest for every five hens in your flock. Place nests 24” above the floor and away from the roosts. Keep the nesting material clean and dry. Collect the eggs often — two to three times daily. Fencing in and covering chicken yards are your best protection from predators. If your outside runs are not predator-proof, you need to lock up your poultry before dark. To prevent problems with hawks and owls, cover your outside runs with mesh wire or netting. see Chickens> 7

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Springtime brings opportunity, activity By Jodi Deal News Editor

Spring rejuvenates not only the land, but also the people. Gardeners roll up their sleeves, till up their beds and start the growing season. Local governments set budgets and set their sights on a new fiscal year, with new projects and new challenges. Students prepare for graduation and grown-ups start making vacation plans. Couples start planning weddings, and high school graduates turn their eyes toward the next steps toward adulthood — career or college. Buds emerge, grass gets green and the air warms. Longshuttered windows are thrown open and the smell of cleaning fills the air. In some yards, laundry will gently swing on clotheslines, free from the electric dryer for another season. After I finish the only yardwork I’m qualified to complete — pulling weeds and picking up sticks — I’ll be hitting the yard and the neighborhood streets with my dogs. I’ll be inviting friends over to enjoy lazy afternoons on the porch, watching the world go by and talking about life. Festival season is coming — there will be opportunities for outdoor music, funnel cake and fireworks. We look forward to sharing a happy, hopeful spring and a busy, fun summer with you. We can’t wait to see pictures of smiling graduates, to run engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements for the happy couples in your family. Going on a trip? Take the King William Local along and snap a photo of where we’re visiting with you. We get a kick out of it, and so will your friends and neighbors who see your picture in the paper. We’re excited to help you promote your church events, civic club activities, fundraisers and good news this year. We welcome photos of produce from your garden, snapshots from scout trips, tips about special people or efforts in the community and anything else you’d like to share. If you have a submission, story suggestion or question, call News Editor Jodi Deal at 804-746-1235, extension 29, or send an e-mail to You can also reach us on our Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook. com/kingwilliamlocal.

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Choirs, theater troupes and dance groups will grace the stage at the King William Fine Arts Festival. Students are shown performing at a previous Fine Arts Festival event.

Arts continued from > 1 William Public Schools Education Foundation as part of the group’s ongoing effort to raise money for an auditorium at the high school, will feature back-to-back performances by students, including dance, drama, singing and music, along with displays of students’ artwork throughout the school. According to KWPSEF president Renee Mills, this year’s event will run a little different from previous years. As the Fine Arts Festival grew, she said, scheduling became difficult. Many students participate in multiple activities, and the event’s popularity meant there were two performance spaces, which often meant performers were rushing from one act to another. Parents were having to choose between siblings’ performances. “The festival was getting too big, which is a good problem to have,� Mills said. To help alleviate scheduling difficulty, the foundation spun off a second event, the first of which was held last fall, called King William’s Got Talent. That show highlighted individual or small group performances, leaving students free to participate with groups in the larger annual event. Acts are on the lineup from all four county schools

this year, along with Dawn’s School of Dance and the King William Community Band. Other groups include choirs, madrigals, percussion groups and theater. Donated items will be up for silent auction in the library, while visual arts will be on display throughout the school. This year, main acts will perform in the gym. The cafeteria, which was previously used as a second performance space, will now be devoted mostly to concessions. Smaller acts, including some popular performers from last fall’s King William’s Got Talent event, will perform in various locations, including outside of the cafeteria, in the library and in the school’s lobby. Concessions will include hot dogs, barbecue, sides, chips, popcorn, fruit cups, doughnuts and various drinks. Donations are rolling in for the silent auction, Mills noted, from businesses including Tiffany’s Bridal, Colonial Farm Credit, Queenfield Golf Course, Dawn’s School of Dance, James River Equipment, King William Pharmacy, TTown Tack in Tappahannock, Mack’s Tools, Arts Alive, Origami Owl, Curves and the King William Parent-Teacher Association. Items up for bid include a sand art kit, a volcano-making kit, more than $100 worth of time on the golf course, a flag pole, a semester of dance classes worth $200, a three-month

gym membership worth more than $100, refurbished laptop computers, $150 worth of professional photography services and tickets to Arts Alive performances. The band boosters also will raffle off a television. As of December, the organization has raised about $14,700. Last year’s Fine Arts Festival raised $3,800, according to Mills. “This is a good thing for the community,� Mills said. “We do have plenty of great talent that will be highlighted in this event. The biggest thing we need is more volunteers and more community involvement.� King William High School theater students will perform their spring production, “Emma,� at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s black box theater, but additional entry fees apply. The tax-exempt nonprofit King William Public Schools Education Foundation is governed by a board of directors that includes teachers, administrators, parents and former school board members. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the conference room of King William High School, and meetings are open the public. To learn more about the King William Public Schools Education Foundation and how to get involved, visit www., or call Mills at 804-769-7142.




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cent on-time graduation rate. King William County is a special place, Jones said, noting that he and other new administrators all recognized one thing when first visiting local schools. “What stood out to me is how much children have a book in their hands. When they’re not doing something, they’re reading,” Jones said. “Our children are very respectful and they work very hard. That’s where I have great comfort.” While he’s very honored to receive the recognition, he added, “It’s more of a testament to our School Board and the hard work of our staff, students, parents and teachers than anything.” Among Jones’ current professional activities are serving as chairman of the Region Three Superintendents’ Study Group, on the Virginia Department of Education’s Superintendent Leadership Advisory Committee, and on the board of the Math-Science Innovation Center, of which he is a past chair. He’s also served on the Autism Center for Excellence Board and the King William Chamber of Commerce, along with various local committees. Jones will receive his honor at the annual Virginia Association of School Superintendents conference, set for May 4-7 at the Hotel Roanoke.


Anthony Riedel of Williamsburg has announced that he is challenging U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-7, for the 2014 Republican nomination. “As I travel the district, I find that voters are dissatisfied with their representation in Washington,” Riedel said. “America’s First District is the birthplace of American liberty and deserves the kind of representation grounded in our founding principles.” Riedel went on to say that Wittman has a record of more spending and debt, and that he does not reflect the district’s values. “I’ve spent the past five years helping everyday citizens speak truth to power, and that’s the kind of representative I want to be,” Riedel said. “ I want to be Anthony Riedel someone who represents us to Washington, not someone who represents Washington to us.” Riedel is a public relations specialist at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Springfield. Riedel graduated from Gloucester High School and holds a BA in Communications from James Madison University. Prior to joining the National Right to Work Foundation in 2008, he worked on Ron Paul’s presidential primary campaign.

by division superintendents from among their ranks. This is Jones’ first time receiving the honor in his six and a half years with King William County Public Schools. Jones’ career in education began when he decided to leave a management position at a Goodyear tire plant in Danville to apply for a vacant math teaching position. “That’s probably the best decision I ever made,” Jones said, noting that, while he didn’t mind the long hours at the plant, at the end of the day, he was left feeling like there was more he wanted to do with his life. “It was not as lucrative by any means, but it was fulfilling.” A graduate of Bassett High School in Henry County where he was extremely active in sports, Jones received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. In addition to his service in King William County, he served for many years in Pittsylvania County, as a math teacher, football, basketball and baseball coach, principal, director of secondary education and assistant superintendent of instruc-

tion. He also held an assistant principal position in Prince Edward County. When asked what compelled him to move from the classroom into a leadership role, Jones said he enjoys helping set the tone in a school environment. “As the principal of a school, you can have a large impact on children,” Jones said. “What takes place in the classroom is the most important, but, as a principal, you can make the environment one that teachers want to be in and ensure that your teachers are working at a very high level, so all the children are learning at high levels.” The same goes for being a superintendent, Jones said. Indirectly, he said he feels he has an impact on a lot of students’ lives, which makes him feel fulfilled at the end of the day. Jones said he’s proud that, despite several years of tough economic times, King William County Public Schools is one of 18 out of 134 school divisions in Virginia that met federal No Child Left Behind requirements, and one of 36 of those school divisions in which all schools are fully accredited. “Those targets are moving up,” Jones said, adding that he’s also proud to report that King William schools have a 93.3 per-

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sion’s annual Fine Arts Festival, set for Saturday, April 12. Shows will be held in the black box theater at King William High School. Emma, which stars Bailey Tyler in the title role, Dylan Melton as Mr. Knightly and Winter Haigler as Harriet, was adapted by Sandra F. Absher. The play is centered around Emma, who

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According to United Way officials, on-time registration allows schools to provide parents or guardians with information about events and activities they might otherwise miss, allows teachers to prepare for each student and gives schools the opportunity to set up the right amount of space, staff and materials. According to King William County Public Schools, parents will need to bring their children, a parental photo ID, proof of residency (house contract, lease agreement, rent receipt, mortgage statement or tax assessment), one form of ID (driver’s license, vehicle registration or title, voter registration, military ID, tax assessment statement, state or federal tax return from the past 12 months, current water, gas or electric bill), a notarized statement from


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pare by having them: • Practice writing their name • Read and look at books every day • Practice counting real objects • Find and name letters of the alphabet everywhere you go • Show respect and use good manners • Follow directions and listen to others For more specific information on what to bring, dial the phone number “211”. That will connect you directly to United Way’s Information and Referral Center with free information on available health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call your school at 1-804-769-3434, ext. 300, visit, or www.kwcps.k12.

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host family in a multi-family household, an original birth certificate and a social security card (optional). An upto-date physical examination and physical immunization records will have to be on file before students start school. At registration, children will be screened by teachers to determine kindergarten readiness skills. Results will be shared with parents. Smart Beginnings encourages parents to come to registration, even if they’re missing paperwork, as school officials may be able to provide help. Students will be assigned to a kindergarten classroom once all required information is received. In the months leading up to school, Smart Beginnings encourages parents, grandparents and guardians to help rising kindergarteners pre-

King William County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Mark Jones said this winter is by far the worst he has seen in his nearly seven years with the school division. Since winter weather began, school has been closed 13 times due to inclement weather, and has had delayed openings three times. To make sure students log enough instructional time to meet state requirements — 990 hours — they will be spending a little extra time in the classroom between now and the end of the year. At Cool Spring Primary and Acquinton Elementary School, students will spend an extra half hour in school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through May 15. At Hamilton-Holmes Middle School and King William High School, every school

day will be 15 minutes longer. A few years ago, Jones noted, the school division lengthened the school day to allow the division to “bank time” in case of emergencies. This year, snow days ate up all 56 banked hours. Even after days students were supposed to have off, including a professional development day and President’s Day, were turned into regular school days and all early release days were extended to full days, students were still on track to come up short of the state requirements. When asked what will happen if school is closed again, Jones said there are few options left — extending the school year, going to school on Memorial Day or taking days from spring break. Those are all options school officials have tried to avoid. “We did a lot of talking to the teachers and principals about what is best for their students,” Jones said. “Our primary

and elementary schools said they needed chunks of time, because those children are very young and get tired.” Jones said the extra minutes aren’t playtime — younger students spend half an hour on extended days focusing on reading, while middle school students are using the time for targeted standardized test review. At the high school, five minutes have been added to each instructional block. While lengthened days and schedule changes aren’t ideal, when it comes to winter weather, students’ and teachers’ safety comes first, Jones said. Administrators and School Board members are already taking a close look at how school calendars and days are structured to see if any changes need to be made in anticipation of future winters. Jones thanked parents for patiently bearing with the school division during an unusual year.

Arts Alive program offers scholarships for arts students The Board of Directors of Arts Alive, Inc. has announced that the organization will award two scholarships this year. The first scholarship, the C. Herbert Brown, Jr. Performing Arts Scholarship, was established in memory of founder, president, and director C. Herbert Brown, Jr., and is designed to help graduating high school seniors from the Arts Alive service area who plan to major or minor in the performing arts or music education. The performing arts include music (instrumental or voice), dance or theater. The second scholarship is the Andy Conklin Visual Arts Scholarship, presented in honor of founder, president, and director Andy Conklin. This scholarship was estab-

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Lights: One 25 to 40 watt bulb located above the feed and water area at ceiling height for each 40 square feet of pen is recommended. Provide 14 to 16 hours of light per day for maximum year round production. An inexpensive time clock can be installed to turn lights on in the morning hours and let the birds go to roost with the natural sunset. Litter: Keep the litter three to six inches deep and remove wet litter as needed. Pine shavings provide best litter but any absorbent material with minimal dust will do. To prevent leg problems, do not

lished to help graduating high school seniors from the Arts Alive service area who plan to major or minor in the studio arts, art history, or art education. Both scholarships, worth $1,000 each, are available to students from the town of West Point and King William, New Kent, and King and Queen counties. Arts Alive, Inc. will award both scholarships to students accepted to an accredited college or university for the 20142015 academic year as a fulltime student taking 12 credit hours or more. Winners are chosen based on merit. Completed applications and all required information must be received by Arts Alive, Inc. by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Scholarships will be awarded

in May. A recipient of either scholarship is eligible for an additional award of $500 for a second year during their college career if they continue to major or minor in the performing arts or music education or studio arts, art history, or art education. Applications are available through area high school guidance counselors or on the Arts Alive website under “Organization� at For more information or to contribute to the scholarship fund, contact Donna Kline, Arts Alive coordinator, at artsaliveinc@yahoo. com or 804-843-3475 or mail donations to Arts Alive, Inc., P.O. Box 152, West Point, VA 23181. If sending a donation, indicate which scholarship it will benefit.

start chicks on slippery sur- feeders 1/3 to 1/2 full. faces, like newspaper. Waterers: Any container Feed: Feed a completely that provides at least five galbalanced ration. Feeding lons of water for every 100 table scraps or whole grains birds daily is recommended. Provide 1 inch of water space can decrease production. Feed an 18 to 20 percent per bird. Clean the waterprotein starter for the first ers and provide fresh water six to eight weeks, and then daily. Place the waterers so feed a 14 to 15 percent pro- that the lip is level with the tein grower or developer to birds back. If you are interested in 20 weeks of age. After 20 weeks of age, feed learning more about backa 16 to 18 percent protein yard chickens, contact your layer ration. Feed grit and local Virginia Cooperative oyster shells free choice in Extension Office. separate feeder. Laura Maxey-Nay is the Feeders: Three inches of agricultural and natural feeder space per birds is rec- resources Extension agent for ommended. To prevent feed King William and King and wastage, level the lip of the Queen Counties. She can be feeder with the birds back reached at 804-769-4955 or by height and only fill trough e-mail at

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 The Joy Club meets at noon the second Tuesday of each month, usually at Shepherd’s Methodist Church on Route 360 in St. Stephen’s Church. The non-profit, non-denominational organization raises money to help people in need in a variety of ways. For more information about the group, including final information on where each month’s meeting will be held call Marie Carter at 443-2853, or Dee Dee Becker at 769-4137.

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 The Upper King William Library will host family storytime for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

 The King William Public Schools Education Foundation will host its fourth annual Fine Arts Festival from 3 to 8 p.m. at King William High School. The event showcases talents from all four King William schools, including band, choirs, theater, dance and artwork. A silent auction also will be held. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free for students and children, and $2 for adults 18 and up.

Thursday, April 10  Arts Alive Inc. will offer a watercolor landscapes workshop with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts artist Marjorie Perrin from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Point Library. Participation costs $15 plus supply costs. For more information, contact Gail Nichols at 804-8434418 or gcarternichols@ or Jeanette Wagner at 804-994-9668 or puddin5515wags@ More information about Arts Alive and a schedule of events are available at The library is located at 721 Main Street.  Cornerstone will offer a $6 dinner deal featuring a crab cake sandwich, meatloaf sandwich or bean soup with one choice of side and drink. Order in advance by calling 804-769-2996 or e-mailing Meals can be picked up between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the old EVB bank building, 8270 Richmond Tappahannock Highway in Aylett.  King William T.E.A. Party (Taxed Enough Already) meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at the King William County Administration Building, located off of Route 30 at Horse Landing Road, behind the old courthouse. Organizers say that the meetings are fast-paced and informative. The group shows videos before the meeting starting at 6:45

 The Making Tracks Relay for Life team will host an auction to benefit the annual cancer-fighting fundraiser from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 9501 on Route 30. Refreshments will be provided. The team captain is Joyce Dykes.

Sunday, April 13  Epworth United Methodist Church, located at Route 30 and Epworth Road, will host a Palm Sunday service at 9 a.m. and reenactment followed by a covered dish luncheon and an egg hunt. For more information, contact the church at 769-1949.

Tuesday, April 15  The King William County Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at the County Administration Building at 180 Horse Landing Road. For more information, contact LaVerne Otto, Building and Planning, by phone at 804-769-4969 or by e-mail at lotto@kingwilliamcounty. us.  The King William County School Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Hamilton-Hol-

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Wednesday, April 16  The Upper King William Library will host family storytime for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

Thursday, April 17  Epworth United Methodist Church, located at Route 30 and Epworth Road, will host a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m., preceded by a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 769-1949.

Friday, April 18  Epworth United Methodist Church, located at Route 30 and Epworth Road, will host a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 769-1949.

Sunday, April 20  Epworth United Methodist Church, located at Route 30 and Epworth Road, will have an Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6 a.m., along with a breakfast. A regular church service starts at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school classes. For more information, contact the church at 7691949.

Monday, April 21  The King William County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing will be held on the proposed budget and tax levies at 7 p.m. at the King William County Administration

Building at 180 Horse Landing Road. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to adopt a budget and tax levies during its regular monthly meeting set for Monday, April 28.

Tuesday, April 22  An auction will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at VFW Post 9501 on Route 30 to support King William Relay for Life. Hosted by Making Tracks, a Relay team captained by Joyce Dykes, the event will feature refreshments.

Wednesday, April 23  The Upper King William Library will host family storytime for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

Thursday, April 24  King William Outreach, a group aimed at connecting service programs, organizations and volunteers, at 3 p.m. at the L.T. McAllister Building at 172 Courthouse Lane, King William, in the courthouse complex. Learn more about what you can do to help. For more information, e-mail  King William T.E.A. Party (Taxed Enough Already) meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at the King William County Administration Building, located off of Route 30 at Horse Landing Road, behind the old courthouse. Organizers say that the meetings are fast-paced and informative. The group shows videos before the meeting starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information on the group, visit www.

Friday, April 25  The Upper King William Library will host a Make ‘n’

Take Gift Bag Workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will design their own gift bags. Basic supplies will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own embellishments as well. Call (804) 769-3731 to reserve your place. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William.  King William Relay for Life meets at 7 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend the planning session for this summer’s cancer-finding fundraiser. For more information, contact Bobbie Bohr at 543-7602.

Saturday, April 26  Peanut Butter Jelly Time will be from 9 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of each month. PBJT offers free clothes, blankets, toys, shoes, books, and more for babies, children and teenagers. The program welcomes new or gently used donations from people in the community to be passed along to needy families. The distribution site is on Route 360 in Central Garage across from Vinny’s and Food Lion in the brick house. Call Hope at 804-543-5359 or Bobbie Bohr at 804-543-7602 to make donations of items.

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Tuesday, April 29  The King William County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at the County Administration Building at 180 Horse Landing Road. For more information, contact LaVerne Otto, Building and Planning, by phone at 804-7694969 or by e-mail at

Wednesday, April 30  The Upper King William Library will host family storytime for children of all ages at 10:30 a.m. The library is located at 694-J Sharon Road in King William, and can be reached by calling 804-769-3731.

Crash claims life of Manquin man Staff Report

A Manquin man was killed on Monday, March 24, and a passenger was injured when his car struck a dump truck head-on on Route 30 east of Route 671, Mangohick Circle, in King William County. According to Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar, the crash occurred at about 3:14 p.m. Based on a preliminary investigation, Molnar reported that Robert L. Mooney, 19, of the 200 block of Dabneys Mill Road in Manquin, was traveling westbound in a 2002 Dodge Neon with his mother, Elizabeth A. Mooney, 48, same address, when he attempted to pass two tractor-trailers on a stretch of road with double

solid lines. The Neon struck a dump truck traveling eastbound head on, then struck one of the tractor-trailers before overturning, Molnar said. The dump truck struck the other tractor-trailer. Mooney died at the scene, Molnar said. His mother was flown by state police medflight to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries. According to Molnar, everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seat belts. After the accident, all lanes of Route 30 were closed. The road was completely reopened shortly after 9 .m. The accident remains under investigation.

Monday, April 28  King William County Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the Board Room at the County Administration Building at 180 Horse Landing Road in King William. For more information, contact Bobbi Langston, deputy clerk to the board, at 804-769-4927 or  The King William County Social Services Board meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Human Services McAllister Building. For more information, contact Ann Mitchell, Social Services director, at 804-769-4905 or amitch-



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Thomas Broaddus BROADDUS, Thomas Edward, 83, of King William, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Eva; daughter, Eva “Pat� Wynn; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, at Trinity Baptist Church.


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Betty Lou Hardaway HARDAWAY, Betty Lou Bunce, 78, of King William, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at home with her family by her side. She retired from Nabisco after 23 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Aleize Tucker; and daughter, Peggy Louise Bunce. Betty loved her family dearly and she is survived by her daughter, Tammy Hershberger (Steven); son, Bernard Bunce; daughter, Dianna Aultman (William); 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and her little brother, Philip; and a host of cousins and friends. The family received friends Hardaway Sunday, March 16 and Monday, March 17 at Bliley’s-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where a service was held Tuesday, March 18. Interment was at Signal Hill Memorial Park.

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Wilson; a baby brother, Gabriel; grandparents, Brett and Virginia Leuzzi, Gary and Marie Wilson; and grandmother, Ronda Campbell; his great-grandparents and several aunts and uncles. The family received friends Thursday, March 13 at The Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, where services were held March 14. Interment was at Hanover Memorial Park.

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was born in Richmond, but raised her family and spent most of her life in King William. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Norris Wilkerson and Edward Pollard; six brothers, James E. Francis, Charles W. Francis, Joseph Francis, Isaac W. Francis III “Jr.,� Robert Francis and Daniel Francis; daughter-in-law; Bonnie Howk Wilkerson; and granddaughter, Tonya Marie Bajer. She is survived by her four children, Kenneth Norris Wilkerson Jr., Philip Alan Wilkerson (Martha), Carolyn Dean Wilkerson, Susanne Francis W. “Bubba� Bajer; 12 grandchildren, David Bajer, Paula Kruger Hegameyer, Jennifer Wilkerson Jones, Heather Bajer Garnett, Dana Kruger Fenne, Julie Bajer Johnson, Emily Wilkerson Martin, Jessica Wilkerson Rula, Eddie Kruger, Lisa Wilkerson, Rebekah Wilkerson and Samuel Kruger; 17 great-grandchildren; and two special caregivers, Laurie Millar and Katie Gibbs. Pauline spent the early part of her life working in sewing factories, farming, raising four children, teaching Sunday school, running an egg route and was an AVON representative. After the death of her first husband, Kenneth, Pauline spent much of the next part of her life caring for her second husband, Edward, spending time with her grandchildren, and as a member of Corinth Christian Church. Pauline was an avid gardener and loved to oil paint with her friend, Teressa Pearson. She also loved to write songs, music and sing. The family will received friends Thursday, March 6, at B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett (on Rt. 360.) The service was held Friday, March 7, at Corinth Christian Church. Interment will be private.

KREVONICK, Linda J., 65, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2014. She was predeceased by her father, Stuart; and sister, Patti Jackson. Linda created a loving home for her husband and two sons for many years. She later turned her love for animals into a passion while she worked as a veterinary assistant for Aylett Animal Hospital. Linda enjoyed collecting Longarberger baskets and pottery sets, porcelain dolls, and most of all, fine jewelry. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Joseph W. Krevonick Sr.; sons, Joseph Jr. and wife, Tina and Stuart and wife, Lisa; six grandchildren, Krevonick Chelsea, Joey, Stuart Jr., and Nicholas Krevonick, and Brittney and Kevin Fridley; great-grandchildren, Heaven, Kevin Jr. and Jorden; mother, Eunice; sister, Gail; 19 nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and friends. Visitation RICE, Elwood W. Jr. “Woodie,� 60, began the journey to his was held Sunday, March 23 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond Va. 23231. Graveside services were hereafter on February 27, 2014. He lives on in memory with held March 24 in Colosee Baptist Church Cemetery, 23945 King his Little Dove, Sheryl; daughter, Brittany (Lynwood); granddaughter, Allyson, great-grandchildren, William Rd. West Point, Va. 23181. In lieu of flowers, please Kayne and Ace; surviving siblings, Gwen, make donations to the Kidney Foundation, or your local animal Jeff, Roderica, Alexander, Lawrence, shelter. Condolences may be left for the family at www.nelsenJames, Sandra and Edith; once in a time friends, Bob, Neil, Buster and Billy; as well as many other family members and friends. He had a passion for music (particularly his beloved Beatles), good PARSLEY, Bernice M. Lash “Fizie,� 87, of King William, wine and cooking. Celebrations of his widow of her loving husband, Stephen E. Lash, passed away life will be held in King William, Va. and Sunday, March 2, 2014. She is survived by a daughter, Bernice L. Rice Hampton, Va. Details to follow. Online Bowden of King William; grandchildren, April M. Mueller and Brian S. Mueller; condolences may be made at sister, Betty M. Duvall; and many nieces, nephews and devoted friends. A memorial service was held 4 p.m. Saturday, RICHARDS, Alice Mozelle, 88, of Mechanicsville, went to March 15, at the Pebble Creek Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4262 Studley heaven on March 10, 2014 after a short illness. She is survived by Rd. Mechanicsville, Va. 23116. The fam- her son, Greg Griffin of Marietta, Ga.; two grandsons, Benjamin ily received friends one hour prior to and Corey Griffin, also of Marietta, Ga.; three brothers, Christian Robins of King William, Charles Robins of Richmond, Richard service. Parsley Robins of Urbanna; sister-in-law, Nadine Griffin; brother-in-law, Earl Griffin; 31 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces

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POLLARD, Ethel “Pauline� Francis Wilkerson, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2014. She was 89 years young. Pauline

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Obituaries continued from > 10 and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, H. Rudolph Griffin and Stuart K. Richards; her sisters, Muriel Colley and Ann Robins; and brothers, Carl Robins and William Robins. Mrs. Richards lived a full, godly life, leaving a legacy of faith, kindness, grace and love to all who were touched by her. Our loss is heaven’s gain. The family greeted loved ones and friends immediately following a memorial service that was held at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 8209 Shady Grove Rd., in Mechanicsville, on Sunday, March 16. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Shady Grove United Methodist Women’s Mission Fund.

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in death by her daughter, Delores E. Mack; first husband, Ernest E. Mack Sr., second husband, Smallwood E. Tupponce; her parents; as well as 15 brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, Ernest E. Tupponce Mack Jr. (Charlotte) and Royall M. Mack Sr. (Valerie); seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one greatgreat-grandchild, and many nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers. A celebration of life was held Saturday, March 15 at Mount Nebo Baptist Church, West Point. Interment was at Memorial Gardens, West Point. Visitation was held the day of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Thelma M. Tupponce Scholarship Fund at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, West Point or Union Hope Baptist Church, King William, P.O. Box 71, West Point, Va. 23181. Services of comfort were provided by the J.K. Redmond Funeral Home.

RIFFE, Mary L., 65, of King William, passed away March 20, 2014. She is survived by her husband, David C. McGraw; son, Stephen W. Riffe and daughter-inlaw, Amanda L.Riffe; grandchildren, Tommy, TYLER, Sheila L., of Aylett, went to be with Stephen and Sarah. the Lord on March 1, 2014. She is survived by A service was held on Saturday, March 29 at her mother and father, Inez and Judson Tyler; a son, Joshua Tyler; a King William Wesleyan brother, Jay Tyler; and Methodist Church. In several cousins, aunts, lieu of flowers, contriand uncles. The fambutions may be made Riffe ily will received friends to Tommy, Stephen and Wednesday, March 5, at Sarah’s college fund. Contact Gloria McCormick the Monaghan Funeral at (804) 559-7962. Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, where services were Tyler held Thursday, March SIMMONS, John Warren, 86, of South Hill, 6. Interment was at Gethsemane Church passed away March 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Maria Evans Simmons; son, John Wayne Cemetery.

She loved her home and the trips to the Outer Banks. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Frank H. Whitlow; and her mother and father, Elizabeth and Charlie Pate. She is survived by her sister, Anne (John); and her three children, Rhonda, Ken (Becky), Lola




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(Louise) Simmons of King William; two daughters, Betty (Wayne) Brown of Milton, Mass. and Glorious (Willie) Bennett of Richmond; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, at Sharon Baptist Church, 27250 Hwy. 58 West, South Hill, Va. 23970. His remains rested at Oris P. Jones Funeral Establishment, South Hill.

Thelma Tupponce TUPPONCE, Thelma Sarah Montague, was born May 19, 1920 to the late John and Sarah Montague. She went to her heavenly home Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was preceded

Alexander White Sr. WHITE, Alexander P. Sr., 70, of King William, died March 15, 2014. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 22 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in West Point.

Rose Whitlow WHITLOW, Rose M., 67, of Aylett, passed away peacefully March 9, 2014. She was a retiree from Richmond Times-Dispatch after 42 years of service. Her life was based around her children, grandchildren and her Pomeranian, Dusty.

(Robbie); grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Jacob, Tommy, Dani, Chase. The family received friends for a memorial service at B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett Chapel, 7837 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy., Aylett, Va. 23009, on Saturday, March 15.


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Spring season gets off to cool, soggy start By Dave Lawrence and Chip Knighton King William Local

King William High School’s spring season has begun – no thanks to the weather. With snow days preventing practice, or rainy days keeping the teams trying to find time to work out inside, it has been a challenge to prepare for the opening of the baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and track seasons. The Cavaliers aren’t the only team struggling with meteorology. “The way the weather’s been, it’s hard to get anybody in shape,” said King William track coach Malcolm Tupponce. “We’re in school, then it rains or we’re out for snow. We had one school [signed up for a track meet on Thursday, Mar. 20] that couldn’t

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King William shortstop Dylan Leach connects for a double in the eighth inning of the Cavaliers’ 2-0 loss to visiting Arcadia on Friday, Mar. 21. All spring teams have struggled to get adequate practice time in because of the frequent winter storms that struck the area this winter.

compete in the meet because they hadn’t made the 14 required practices before the first meet yet.” Nevertheless, the Cavaliers’ teams have begun to take field and have been doing their best despite conditions outside.

Baseball The Cavaliers – last year’s Group 2A, Division 2, Region A champions – lost much of their middle defense to graduation: second base, shortstop and centerfielder, in addition to their third base-

man. While they get a lot of starters back, they will have to fill a lot of the gaps with new players. “We didn’t have a lot of rising juniors,” said King William head coach Jay Blanton. “So we’ve gone to some younger kids. We

kept four freshmen on our team this year. And they’re going to be asked to give us some considerable time. They’re very talented, but, in the same sense, just inexperienced at [the varsity] level.” All of the Cavaliers’ pitchers are returning. Topping the rotation is left-hander Daniel McGehee, the Region A, Division 2 and Tidewater District player of the year with a 16-3 record and 0.89 ERA. Right-hander Justin Balderson is next in the rotation. Balderson went 7-3 last year with an ERA just above 1. “We’re going to be leaning on our pitching,” Blanton said. “We have got some good, young kids who can throw,” The Cavaliers expect to get some of that needed

offense from catcher Storm Coleman, who bats left; Lucas Dobbins, a first-team all-district player who hit better than 300 last year; R.C. Sutton, who hit better than .350 as a sophomore, and Austin Simons. Softball The Cavaliers, last year’s Group 2A, Division 2, Region A champions, have a strong group of returning starters led by Kayla Huffman, the region’s pitcher of the year, and Essence Jackson, the region’s player of the year. A host of all-region players likewise return to the squad: Erin Anderson, Brianna Branch and Megan Jenkins. King William coach Barbara Baker said she see Soggy> 13

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and co-coach Kay Gammon plan to start Shannon Hott, McKayla Sims and Jessica Webb in the outfield. The Cavaliers will be tested heavily in the center of their infield, having lost seniors Jaclyn Campbell, Lauren Jenkins and Amy Thomas. Freshmen Sierra Healey and Brittney Branch will be called upon to anchor the middle. “Offensively, we’re going to be strong,” Baker said. “Pitching-wise, we’re going to be solid with Kayla Huffman coming back. Our biggest question mark is going to be our defense.”

ing his talented backs to join in. “We’ve been really defensive-minded, but we’re going to jump off and be a little more offensiveminded starting in the defensive third,” Harris said. “We’re going to take some risks. It might not pay off, but we’re going to have fun.”

Boys’ soccer The Cavaliers look to build on last year’s postseason run, which ended in the fourth overtime of a 1-0 loss to Northampton. They’ll do so under a new coach in Chris Harris, who replaces Klint Ruhlman after spending the last six years as an assistant. Harris will lean heavily on a young, talented defense with a senior on each wing in Josh Wright and Spencer Keaton. The middle is less experienced, with junior Franz Stillfried joining promising sophomore Holden Tyler. A trio of seniors, forward Joe Fowler and midfielders Harris Dandridge and Jacob Koon, lead an attack that Harris hopes to jumpstart by encourag-

Girls’s soccer A program in just its third season must turn over its roster and replace 11 seniors from a team that made the Group A state tournament in 2013. One solid building block is midfielder/forward Kirsten Downey, a first-team all-Region A honoree in 2013. Another reason for optimism is sophomore Delaney

McKinney, who pulled off the rare feat of leading both the varsity and junior varsity in scoring. “She’s one of those who just scores goals,” coach Peter Hurley said. “That’s really all she does.” The Cavaliers must replace all-region goalkeeper Katie Byrd with junior Taylor Wilson or sophomore Sarah Green, neither of whom have played the sport before. Whoever wins that competition will benefit from a defense led by second-team all-district selections Katelyn Petty and Sam Zicafoose. Midfielder Savannah West joined them on that team last year.

number of good distance runners in the fall on its cross-country team, but the Cavaliers will have to do without the services of a lot of them in track & field. Nevertheless, head track & field coach Malcolm Tupponce feels pretty good about the team. “The girls’ squad is pretty strong,” Tupponce said. “The strength, I believe, this year is going to be mainly with the sprinters, because a lot of the girls who ran cross country play soccer. So we don’t have too many of those.” Tupponce said prior the time King William began fielding a girls’ soccer team two years’ ago, most of the girls now playing Track & field soccer were on track. NevKing William had a ertheless, he feels the Cav-

aliers will be competitive. Tupponce expects a lot of leadership from middle-distance runner Miranda Moss, who competes in the 800-meter run as well as anchoring the 1,600-meter relay and 3,200-meter relay. Aislynn Smith will help Moss in the middle-distance department. Shamyra Wilkerson and the Isaac twins – Kayla, who finished second in the 400 last year, and Kaitlyn – will lead in the sprint department. On the boys’ side, Tupponce said the Cavaliers will look to Justin Nash to lead them in middle-distance events, to Malik King and Camajae Peatross in sprint events, and Cody Duling in discus and shot put.

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Car Show to benefit After Prom Party Public hearing set on Synagro application Contributed Report

The King William High School Parents Advisory Committee is planning a charity car show that will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the school to raise money for an After Prom Party. Event organizers encourage early registration. Vehicles registered before Saturday, April 19, will cost $15 per car. The week and day of the show, the entry fee rises to $20 per car. In addition to the vehicles on display, the event will feature two free bounce houses for the kids, plenty of food, snow cones, a DJ, and a limbo and a hula hoop contest, which are open to anyone. First, second and third place trophies will be given in the categories of trucks, bikes, imports, old muscle, new muscle, and antiques. A people’s choice trophy will be awarded as well as a best in show trophy. Registration forms are available on the King William Schools website at, in the high school office or by calling Tracey Anderson at 804-513-4671. Charlie O Robinson, owner of Ozone Grilling 804-349-5742, Ripley’s Family Restaurant on Sharon Road, and Kathy Morrison, King William County School Board member, are sponsors for this event.

In the event of rain, the event will be held Saturday, May 10. The success of the car show helps the Parents Advisory Committee pay for the After Prom party with a minimal cost to the students. This year’s After Prom Party will be a Hawaiian Luau theme and will be held at SCOR (Sports Center of Richmond), five minutes from the prom location, the Acca Temple, on Saturday, May 17 from 11:15 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The After Prom Party will include a DJ with music, a dance floor, lounge area, video games, indoor soccer, basketball, corn hole, ping pong, food, contests, drinks, and lots of donated prizes. Tickets will be on sale at the high school. The After Prom Party gives students and their dates a place to go after the prom that is fun and safe. Those interested in volunteering to work at the After Prom Party or the car show should contact Julie Brown at 804307-2793. The After Prom Party is organized by the Parents Advisory Committee, an all volunteer, parent-led group dedicated to keeping kids safe and supporting King William High School students and staff. Community members can help ensure the success of this event by making a tax-deductible financial contribution, by donating merchandise or

gift certificates to be used as prizes, or by volunteering to help chaperone. The donated prizes will be given away throughout the evening which encourages the students to stay for the entire event. The PAC may utilize some merchandise donations as raffle prizes to raise money for After Prom activities prior to the event. To help by donating money, door prizes, or gift certificates contact Tracey Anderson at 804-513-4671 or com, Monica Rouse at 804-512-2070 or, or Rene Sims at 804-370-5396 or All contributions are appreciated and taxdeductible. Contributors will receive a thank you letter for tax purposes as well as recognition in the After Prom advertising and at the event. Sponsor names will be included on the back of the After Prom t-shirts and on signs at the event. For more information about sponsorships, contact Beth Dandridge at 804-769-3974 or dandridge668999@msn. com. If you would like to make a financial donation, make checks payable to KWHS PAC (Parents Advisory Committee), 80 Cavalier Dr, King William, VA 23086. If you have an item to be used as a door prize, contact one of the above people and arrangements will be made to pick it up.

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Two public hearings have been set by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on a permit application by Synagro Central LLC to apply “industrial residuals” to more than 16,000 acres of agricultural and forest land in seven area counties, including King William County. Upcoming hearings are set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Board of Supervisors meeting room in King William and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at the Goochland County Administrator’s office board room in Goochland. Each hearing will be preceded by a onehour information briefing. DEQ draws distinction between typical “biosolids” or “sewage sludge,” which come from municipal sewage treatment plants, and “industrial residuals,” which are sludge and wastewater that come from commercial operations. However, “industrial residuals” applications are permitted and overseen by the same Virginia Pollution Abatement program, and are regulated by the same inspectors. The Synagro application in question, initially submitted in May 2013 and completed in August of that year, involves industrial residuals, including treated waste from RockTenn’s West Point Mill, which makes rolls of linerboard and corrugated cardboard for boxes; a Tyson Foods facility in Glen Allen, which processes chicken; and a Smithfield Packing facility in Smithfield, which produces pork products. Included in the permit application are about 8,150 acres of farm and forest land in King William County, along with sites in Goochland, Hanover, King and Queen, New Kent, Prince George and Surry counties. The hearings were set after citizens expressed concerns about the proposed project to DEQ. According to a public notice about the hearings, issues raised include odor, public health, material constituents, water quality, track-out, quality of life and effects on wildlife. Written comments are also accepted, so long as they include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of those submitting the comment. They can be hand-delivered at a hearing, sent by e-mail or mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. At the hearings, those interested in signing must sign up to speak. For more information on the permit application or the hearings, contact Seth Mullins, DEQ Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA, 23060, by telephone at 804-527-5132 or by e-mail at

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Don’t miss this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1100 square foot home in Oak Springs subdivision under $90,000. This home would be perfect for an investor or first time home buyer. It is on a large lot and offers maintenance free vinyl siding. Home does need some renovations but with the right touches you can have a great home under a Hundred Thousand!

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Beautiful 1,200 sq ft rancher on a professionally landscaped corner lot! Exterior offers double width driveway, large rear shed, nice rear deck & huge yard. Interior features large & open family rm, eat-in kitchen has large dining area & lots of cabinets & counter space. Master suite offers en suite half bath & large closet. Located in High Point Farms near shopping & interstates! $165,000.


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Beautiful NEW home in a river front community w/1,550 sq.ft., open floor plan w/huge family rm w/bamboo flrs opening to eat-in kitchen & large breakfast nook, corian counter tops, stainless steel appliances, center island, w/breakfast bar & custom cabinets. Large laundry rm w/bamboo flrs & cabinets for storage. Master bdrm w/walk-in closet & en suite ba. 2 other bdrms w/large closets. 2car attached garage, large rear deck & soon to beconcretedriveway.ClosetoI64,Providence Forge & Williamsburg w/boat ramp & river access down the street! $199,950.

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Completely renovated Rancher w/open floor plan in family rm & kitchen. Home sits on a ¾ ac. flat lot w/2 car attached garage & vinyl siding in the desirable Old Church area. Granite counter tops, new flooring, a completely painted interior & new fixtures. Gas fp, tile backsplash, full front porch, new rear deck, a large master suite w/double closets & large ba. Don’t miss this one. $199,950.

13 Acres – This is a nice piece of land with about 3 acres of pines in the front and roughly 10 acres of hardwoods in the rear. There are multiple possible home sites making it possible to build in the front or the rear of the lot. This is a fantastic lot to build on. Offered for $49,950. TWO 5 ACRE LOTS – Sold together. Located on Court House Estates Lane. Both lots have been perked for conventional drain field. $79,900

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Look out your window at the green! Almost a half of an acre that fronts on the 7th Green! Great community which offers golf, tennis, a pool, a walking trail and a community club house. One of the best lots in the neighborhood for a terrific price. Live the lifestyle you have been waiting for! $45,000

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Beautiful 4 bdrm, 2.5 ba. Colonial on huge lot in Atlee High School District. This wonderfully landscaped home has a bright and sunny kitchen w/ new stainless steel appliances, tile flr, breakfast nook & opens to the family rm. Formal dining rm w/hdwd flrs, a separate office & half ba. Second story w/master bdrm & en suite ba., three other bdrms, large guest ba. & laundry. Fenced backyard, new oversized shed and back deck for entertaining. $254,950.

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Just remodeled! Cute 3 bedroom, 2 ba. Rancher on large lot in cul de sac. This adorable rancher has hardwood flrs in family rm, large eat in kitchen with Granite counter tops and tile flooring, separate laundry rm, master bdrm with full bath, two nice sized bedrms and guest bath. Bonus area is three season sun room with lots of natural light. Detached garage and large backyard. $183,000.


LAND ON STUDLEY RD Great location, located in Hanover HS district. This 12 acre lot has been soil tested for septic system and driveway has been put in. Great price at $124,950.

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WATERFRONT LOT!! This is an opportunity to own a property on the York River! Conveniently located just across the bridge from West Point into King and Queen! There is a sandy beach and a great location for a pier and boat lift! Panoramic view of the river! Gorgeous sunsets! Great location for a permanent home or a weekend retreat! $137,000

7320 Cactus Road - Very nice two story colonial in Mechanicsville on over .5 acre lot. This 4 bed 2.5 baths home features 2160 finished SQFT, custom kitchen cabinets, family room, dining room, hardwood floors, fireplace, crown molding, two zone heat pump, detached garage, shed, paved drive and much more. $227,950.

Commercial/Residential Property 5.87 Acres, located on Route 360 and Route 30. Business already established with septic and water. Lots of road frontage and easy street access! $285,950.

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50+ ac. w/25 in fenced pasture! Barn w/over 8,000 sq. ft., 6 stalls & a huge loft! Also a separate hay barn! 1300 sq.ft. of finished living space! 2 baths, and the drain field is approved for 308 people! Would make a perfect Equine Center! Lots of riding trails! Includes a new, vinyl sided chicken coop! The property can be divided also! This is truly a unique property! $495,000

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Please call me so we can work on getting it done!! Coming Soon! Great ranch home coming soon in King William. Some features include 2.4 acre wooded lot, three beds, two baths, 1500 finished SQFT, new roof, new siding, new windows, high efficiency heat pump, new paint and much more. Should go fast so call for details. Call Ryan Mabie for a showing at 683-4026.


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