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Putting Colonial Beach on the map

The new Colonial Beach Town Council members took their seats and went right to work at the first session of the year. Council members Vicki Roberson, Robin Schick, and Pat Ey won their seats in the November election over incumbents Bill Dellar and Phil Rogers.


Woman arrested after bloody man found on kitchen floor

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Jeanette Hearns, 34, of Stafford, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated malicious wounding. Hearns, according to Stafford investigators, stabbed a man inside a home on Widewater Road.


TOYS: Collection drive brightens Christmas in Westmoreland County

The Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the businesses and individuals who helped out with its annual toy drive. Their donations made a lot of children happy on Christmas Day. The toys were delivered to Joseph Howell for the Westmoreland County Social Services Christmas Driv


Virginia's Lieutenant Governor protests Lee-Jackson day

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax stepped off the dais on Friday to protest the Virginia Senate honoring Robert E. Lee. Fairfax tweeted that his great-great-great grandfather Simon Fairfax was a slave in Virginia, and he plans to think of him and the June 5, 1798 manumiss


Fire damages duplex off U.S. 1 in Fredericksburg

A duplex near the Eagle Village shopping center in Fredericksburg caught fire Friday morning, closing southbound U.S. 1 for about a half hour. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:20 a.m. to a reported structure fire at 1315 Powhatan St., Deputy Fire Chief Mike Jones said. They arrived a short time la


Bar Fight Leads to Arrest of Colonial Beach Man and Waldorf Man

On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, responded to Vinos Liquor Store in La Plata for the report of a fight in progress. The caller stated a large group of patrons were actually fighting and throwing bottles.


Freezing for a good cause

While the air temperature was not bad, the Potomac River was still bitterly cold Saturday for the ninth annual Polar Plunge in Colonial Beach. More than 20 people took to the water behind Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar to benefit the Colonial Beach Public Schools field trip fund. Many more people


The weekend will feature drastic changes around the Fredericksburg area

Fredericksburg will experience very dynamic weather over the next 48-72 hours. Mid-January is about the time that winter weather typically gets its act together and this weekend will definitely live up to that potential. One weak storm system is departing the Fredericksburg area this Friday morning


House fire reported in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Md. - On Jan. 18 at 2:07 p.m. crews responded to reports of a working house fire on the 44000 block of Sandy Bottom Road, Hollywood. Reports say that smoke and flames are visible from the outside of the house. Crews are on scene, use caution in the area.


Recognition where recognition is due

Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrated their work in 2018 while preparing for the new year on Saturday at their annual awards and installation banquet at Riverboat on the Potomac.


Amtrak hits truck at Virginia crossing

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- A truck driver suffered minor injuries when an Amtrak collided with his vehicle Friday morning in New Kent County, Virginia, according to Virginia State Police. The collision happened at about 11 a.m. near Rockahock Road in Lanexa.


High school sports: Thursday night scoreboard

Schedules are subject to change and we will update when we are made aware of changes due to any current or impending weather or other reasons. CCD.—Fredericksburg Academy at Tandem Friends, 6.


Virginia crook's name creates internet stir

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - The authorities in Virginia are looking for a criminal, and her name isn’t doing her any favors. A Virginia Department of Corrections post asking for the public’s help in finding 34-year-old Cletorious Aretha Fry spread across the web like wildfire.


High school sports roundup: Lyons, Davis prove clutch in Colonial Beach’s win

Aneis Lyons scored nine of his game-high 33 points in overtime to help Colonial Beach secure a 72-67 nondistrict boys basketball win over visiting Northampton on Wednesday night.


Fingerprint links 1993 cold-case rape to Tennessee man, officials say

A Maryland rape cold-case appears to have been solved after authorities used a fingerprint from the 1993 crime scene to arrest a Tennessee man last year, officials said Thursday.


Crews respond to crash in Mechanicsville.

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. - On Friday, January 18 at 11:24 a.m., crews responded to Point Lookout Road in the area of Chaptico Road. Two people are reported injured. Use caution in the area.


kybecca’s Rebecca Thomas featured in national online article

One of the owners of kybecca in downtown Fredericksburg is featured in an NBCNEWS.com feature. Rebecca Thomas now lives in Richmond. Here’s the link to the article.


Local theater group tackles Human Trafficking

Between the Cracks, a play about the dangers of human trafficking will be performed by The Rude Mechanicals of Fredericksburg, Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., in Lee Hall, Rm. 411, at University of Mary Washington. The performance is free.


Caroline sheriff to seek fifth term

Caroline Sheriff Tony Lippa announced this week that he will seek a fifth term. “I have been discussing the idea of running for a fifth term as Caroline County Sheriff with family, friends and supporters,” Lippa wrote in an email Thursday to the Free Lance–Star. “Following much thought, prayer and r


How furloughed government workers in Virginia can break things for free

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Break It, a rage room located in Fredericksburg, is offering furloughed government workers the chance to relieve some stress and let out their frustrations for free.