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Wednesday Apr 16 | The Washington Post

All Opinions Are Local: A new frontier for fracking in Virginia

Controversial hydraulic fracking is becoming a distinct possibility in areas south and east of Fredericksburg on land famed for its bucolic and watery splendors, not to mention for being the birthplaces of such figures as George Washington, James Monroe and Robert E. Lee.


Related Topix: Virginia, Fredericksburg, VA, Opinion

Wednesday Apr 16 |

Company aims to flip fracking leases Company gives presentation to...

Representatives from the Texas company that wants to drill for natural gas in the region gave their first formal presentation, then fielded questions from residents - and were reminded several times to stop changing the subject.


Related Topix: Dahlgren, VA, King George, VA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

King George OKs tax increase King George board approves a 6-cent real estate tax increase

As many people spoke about a rezoning that wasn't even on the agenda as spoke about King George County's proposed budget at a public hearing on Tuesday.


Related Topix: King George, VA, Dahlgren, VA, Fairview Beach, VA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

High-speed chase ends with crash Pursuit involving a stolen...

A high-speed pursuit involving a stolen motorcycle that started in King George County late Sunday ended just into Fredericksburg when the driver struck a median, sending him, the bike and a passenger airborne.


Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA, King George, VA, Stafford, VA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Drivers, be aware of buses and their cargo

At 7:05 a.m., my son's school bus arrived on Fletchers Chapel Road in King George County .


Tue Apr 08, 2014

William F. Mickelson

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, retired Air Force Col. William F. Mickelson went to be with our Lord.


Related Topix: Spotsylvania County, VA, Saint Olaf College

Sun Mar 30, 2014

K.G. rezoning request is not a 'by right' issue

At their meeting on March 18, the members of the King George County Board of Supervisors postponed a decision on a request by Walnut Hill LLC to rezone 6.7482 acres of Tax Map 9, Parcel 34, from Rural Agricultural Zoning District to General Trade Zoning District .


Thu Mar 27, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Dahlgren base has major impact

Sometimes, the only thing that residents along either side of the Potomac River recognize about the Navy base at Dahlgren is the noise and traffic it generates.


Related Topix: Dahlgren, VA, US Military, US Navy, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Westmoreland County, VA, Colonial Beach, VA

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Prosecutor sets aside robbery charge--for now A man who was accused...

A man who was accused of trying to rob a man at gunpoint last year was released from jail after the charges against him were dropped Tuesday.


Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA

Mon Mar 24, 2014

More Than $3 Million Raised in Local United Way Fundraiser

Provided, Rappahannock United Way: During Rappahannock United Way's 2013 annual Campaign our RUW staff and supporters called on community members to help us on the Road to Impact - and the community responded in full support.


Sun Mar 23, 2014

Waller J. Townsley Jr.

Jim was employed as vice president for convenience store sales at Produce Source Partners in Ashland.


Related Topix: Ashland, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Richmond, VA

Sat Mar 22, 2014

Localities take on stormwater clean-up 'This problem is not going...

Stormwater runoff is a big source of pollution in streams and rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay, and for some area localities, it's looming as a major expense linked to new efforts to clean up the bay.


Related Topix: Stafford County, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Stafford, VA, Spotsylvania, VA, Caroline County, VA