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Friday | Fredericksburg.com

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.

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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

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.

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Related Topix: Stafford, VA, US National Parks, Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park

Fredericksburg.com

Reader hopes Y will have Embrey Mill role

I read in The Free Lance-Star of the planned recreation facility at Embrey Mill in Stafford County ["Rec project moving forward," Aug. 18]. I am hoping that the private operation of this facility will be carried out by our local YMCA folks.

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Fredericksburg.com

Lifepoint Church opens facility in Central Park Lifepoint Church...

Lifepoint Church opened its first permanent facility in August in the 47,000-square-foot building at 1400 Central Park Blvd. that was formerly the Fredericksburg Ice Park. The church was established in 2005 and has grown from that initial parish of 50 to 3,000 people with three campuses in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.

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Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA, Spotsylvania County, VA

Fredericksburg.com

UMW hosts town hall, vigil on violence The University of Mary...

The University of Mary Washington is hosting a town hall meeting and vigil called "#BlackLivesMatter" today to commemorate victims of violence. The town hall will take place at 6 p.m. in Ball Circle.

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Related Topix: University of Mary, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Contractor picked for VRE project in Spotsy The Spotsylvania County...

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors has selected a local contractor to build the parking lot for the county's Virginia Railway Express station. At Tuesday's meeting the board accepted the lowest bid of $7.3 million from Stafford County-based Henderson Construction Inc. The work will include a 1,500-space parking lot for commuters and changes to the entrance to the Crossroads Industrial Park at the intersection of Benchmark Road and the U.S. 17 Bypass.

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

Potomac Local

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.

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Related Topix: Falmouth, VA, Stafford, VA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

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.

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Related Topix: Stafford, VA

Fredericksburg.com

Pair charged in robbery A Stafford woman and a Fauquier man are...

A Stafford woman and a Fauquier man are accused of robbing a man they offered a job to in Prince William County, police said. Officers responded to the 7700 block of Stream Walk Drive in Manassas on the morning of Aug. 28 to investigate a reported robbery that occurred the night before, said Prince William Police Department spokesman Jonathan Perok.

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Related Topix: Stafford, VA, Prince William County, VA, Manassas, VA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

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.

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Related Topix: Stafford, VA

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

'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.

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

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Jurors acquit man of rape Chicago man found not guilty of a Stafford County rape from 14 years ago

A Chicago man who was arrested last year after police learned it was his DNA found on a Stafford woman nearly 14 years ago was cleared Thursday by a Stafford jury. Troy Lee Anderson, 36, was found not guilty of rape and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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Related Topix: Stafford, VA

Potomac Local

It's Transition Time at North Stafford Commuter Lot - Starting Monday

There are some big changes you need to know about. Here's the latest from the Virginia Department of Transportation: Traffic will be transitioned to a new parking section in the Staffordboro Boulevard Park & Ride lot in Stafford County beginning Monday, Sept.

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Fredericksburg.com

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.

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Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA, Stafford, VA

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Quantico center growing Quantico Corporate Center may soon be getting ...

Quantico Corporate Center may soon be getting office space, a restaurant and a day care added to its corporate campus.

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Related Topix: Stafford, VA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Starbucks, more choices coming to U.S. 17 Frontier Development LLC...

A drive-through Starbucks is expected to come to a 3-acre parcel off U.S. 17 in Stafford County, along with two restaurants.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Fredericksburg, VA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Sandra E. Kipps

Sandra Elizabeth Kipps, 71, of Stafford County died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her home.

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Fredericksburg.com

Airport-area guidelines nearing takeoff Airport officials and...

Edward Wallis, director of the Stafford Regional Airport, said that a committee of planning commissioners and airport authority officials is 95 percent in agreement over new draft recommendations produced by Stafford County staff.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Fiber cable project advances with land purchase SummitIG closed on a...

The Northern Virginia-based firm that augments and installs network infrastructure and provides connectivity, is laying dark fiber cables along the Interstate 95 corridor, making high-speed Internet more accessible from Stafford County to Caroline County.

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Related Topix: Caroline County, VA, Quantico, VA, Stafford, VA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Robbers beat man at store in Stafford A 51-year-old North Carolina...

A 51-year-old North Carolina man was beaten and robbed at gunpoint outside a Stafford County convenience store late Tuesday, police said.

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