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Sun Sep 14, 2014
Changes are afoot for Ferry Road area Changes are indeed on the way,...
GOT A QUESTION last week from a colleague who was wondering what surveyors have been doing lately around the State Route 3 and Ferry Farm intersection in southern Stafford. It's a good bet that regular travelers through that boondoggle of an intersection have been wondering the same thing.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Man is ejected, hospitalized after chase A Stafford County man was...
A Stafford County man was seriously injured Friday during a high-speed chase that began when deputies tried to arrest him on a misdemeanor charge. Gary Moneymaker, 36, flipped his vehicle in Spotsylvania County near the Massaponax exit on Interstate 95 and was ejected, police said.
Wild chase brings prison sentence A man who led a King George County...
A man who led a King George County deputy on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash in downtown Fredericksburg was ordered Thursday to serve just over a year in prison. Michael William Parker II, 24, pleaded guilty to felony eluding and driving on a suspended license in King George Circuit Court.
Thieves take converters from cars Two thieves got away with 10...
Two thieves got away with 10 catalytic converters after raiding two Stafford auto dealerships late Tuesday or early Wednesday, police said. Sheriff's Maj.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Historic Stafford site gets a new view The National Park Service...
A stretch of land between the Rappahannock River and River Road in Stafford County looks brown and barren at the moment. But the property near Chatham Bridge will be green again in no time, said John Hennessy, chief historian for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Man sentenced for promoting prostitution A man who brought a...
A man who brought a 16-year-old runaway from Maryland to the Fredericksburg area to work as a prostitute was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison. Mustafa Muhammad, 36, of Clinton, Md., had already been convicted in U.S. District Court in Richmond of transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of prostitution.
Jailed investor freed while probe continues Investor James Moncore,...
Former Fredericksburg real estate investor James Ashby Moncure was released from jail Wednesday following a detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Richmond. Moncure, who is facing federal criminal charges for mail fraud and wire fraud, was ordered by Judge David Novak to be placed on electronic monitoring.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Stafford planners delays Austin Ridge decision A controversial...
The rezoning proposal was met with pushback from Austin Ridge residents at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting. And commissioners would still like to see some changes to the proposal before they make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on whether the rezoning should be approved or rejected.
Stafford sees 'good numbers' in report Stafford County's Board of...
Stafford County's Board of Supervisors members were treated to some good news in a recent report on the county's finances. Preliminary numbers suggest that revenues exceeded expenditures in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That allowed the county to add $1.4 million to a reserve fund for capital projects.
Yankees Back in Falmouth This Weekend
The event will be held on the grounds of the Moncure Conway House, an Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Historical Site, and the Historic Port of Falmouth Park. Bring your family out to the event and engage them in history while they capture pictures of a variety of reenactors, including Union and Confederate soldiers, President Lincoln, the 14th Brooklyn, also known as "The Red Legged Devils", 23rd USCT African-American regiments, 8th Virginia Infantry, 13th Virginia Infantry, 47th Infantry, Edenton Bell Battery/Artillery, and 3rd U.S. Regulars.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Late ferry owner's aide allegedly negotiated to return home
A key aide to the late South Korean shipping tycoon blamed for April's ferry disaster had negotiated with investigators about turning herself in before her arrest in the United States last week, a person close to her said Monday. Kim Hye-kyung, 52, one of the closest aides to Yoo Byung-eun, the late owner of the ferry Sewol, was arrested in Virginia on Thursday.
Dog bite victim should recover A 9-year-old girl attacked by a pit...
A 9-year-old girl attacked by a pit bull while standing at her bus stop in southern Stafford County on Friday is expected to make a full recovery, her mother said. Edna Jones said on Monday that her daughter returned from Mary Washington Hospital Saturday after almost two days in the hospital.
Stories you may have missed this weekend, 9/8/2014 Here's your Monday ...
A woman jogs past the vacant Caroline Street grain silo on Friday, September 5, 2014. Former Planning Commissioner Ed Whelan plans to turn the structure into shops and office space as part of his overall to reinvent that region of the downtown area.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
'Significant' development proposed in Spotsy A real estate investment ...
A real estate investment company that owns thousands of acres in the Fredericksburg area is proposing a large, mixed-use development near Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Arizona-based Walton Group of Companies will hold an informational meeting on the 680-acre project off Massaponax Church Road on Sept.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Police say man tried to lure girl but got jail Stafford detectives...
A man accused of showing up at a Fredericksburg library earlier this year in hopes of having sex with a 13-year-old girl was indicted this week by a Stafford County grand jury. Martin Walter Gilbert III, 46, of Fredericksburg is charged with two counts of attempted indecent liberties, two counts of producing child pornography and using a communication system to facilitate sex with a child.
Mary Washington Healthcare eliminates 66 jobs
The Free Lance-Star reports that the company announced the cuts Wednesday. The cuts are part of an effort to reduce expenses by $30 million.
Anne Kadis Wins Stafford County 350th Art Competition
Local artist Anne Kadis envisioned marrying Stafford's rich history with modern day life in her award-winning work "History Lessons." Ms. Kadis won the Commemorative Art Piece Competition sponsored by 350th Anniversary partner The Professional Artists and Artisans Association of Stafford County .
New residential dump fees eyed at landfill Stafford County and...
Stafford County and Fredericksburg residents could soon be reaching deeper into their pockets to help keep the regional landfill financially afloat. The $1 million in revenue generated from charging residents a $3 or $4 per-trip fee to the landfill would solve the bulk of the budget problem for the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board, which oversees the landfill.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Jury gets Stafford rape case from 2000 by Keith Epps / the Free...
A Stafford jury is expected to decide today if it believes a rape suspect's claim that sex with the woman was consensual. Troy Lee Anderson, 36, of Chicago is charged in Stafford Circuit Court with rape and using a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with a Nov. 12, 2000, incident in North Stafford.