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Astronomical autumn arrives Friday afternoon but it won't feel like it in Fredericksburg

The astronomical calendar will switch to autumn Friday but Fredericksburg's weather won't cooperate. At 4:02 pm today - Friday - the sun will be directly overhead Earth's equator, signifying the beginning of astronomical autumn. Our seasons are caused by Earth's axis tilting 23.5 degree from vertica

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 12:46:00

Taxi driver robbed Wednesday morning in Fredericksburg, second such heist in same area this month

A taxi cab driver was robbed early Wednesday morning in Fredericksburg, the second such incident in the same area in just more than two weeks. According to the Fredericksburg Police Department, Wednesday's robbery happened at 5:41 a.m. in the 1000 block of Black Oak Court. The driver told police tha

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-20 14:30:00

The Sourcery game store moves from Spotsylvania to downtown Fredericksburg location

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FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-20 20:00:00

Fredericksburg Hospitality House welcomes World Organization of China Painters

San Do is one of several artists leading workshops at next week's World Organization of China Painters World Show at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House. The World Organization of China Painters Convention and Show is coming to the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Convention Center from Sept. 2

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-21 02:00:00

Books, music and more at Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival

Do you like to read suspense books or romance books? What about drama or fantasy horror? Maybe you need books for children or young adults? Readers and writers will find all these-and more-this weekend. On Saturday, the second annual Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival will be held at Riverfron

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-21 03:00:00

Summer weather is stubbornly hanging on for Fredericksburg

A taste of summer will last for several more days in Fredericksburg. A stubborn upper level ridge across the eastern half of the nation is keeping summer weather locked in place for Fredericksburg and vicinity. Both today - Wednesday - and tomorrow will feature "rinse and repeat" conditions: patchy

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-20 13:16:00

COLUMN: Fredericksburg war hero, Dr. Urbane Bass, Remembered 100 Years Later

ALMOST 100 years ago, Dr. Urbane F. Bass, of Fredericksburg, gave his life for his country in France during World War I. This American hero was born in Richmond to Rose and Richard J. Bass. His father was a salesman-shoes and clothing in the 1880s, insurance in the 1900s. His mother stayed home with

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

Shattered Window Begats Bigger Crime - Or Not - in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - OK, it's one thing to have your passenger-side window shattered and then have your purse stolen in the 200 block of Maple Court, as was the case in an incident reported to Fredericksburg Police around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. It's quite another thing to, well, here's the deal: When p

PATCH - 2017-09-20 18:36:52

'Mystery Marine' honored in cross-country motorcycle ride one year after his death

In some ways, Norka Kletzke wishes she could return to the overcast day last September when she buried her firstborn son. She wants to see, free from the freshness of her grief, the hundreds of people who lined State Route 610 in Stafford County to honor the man they'd known until then only as the

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 20:30:00

Calls grow to move slave auction block from city's downtown

FREDRICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - An NAACP chapter is asking a Virginia city to move a slave auction block from its downtown. The Free Lance-Star reported Thursday that the knee-high stone block sits at a site where enslaved people were bought and sold in Fredericksburg. It has haunted black residents for y

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 18:58:37

28th District House candidates disagree on Medicaid expansion, but agree on transportation funding

Buy Now Republican Bob Thomas and Democrat Joshua Cole, candidates for the 28th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, debate at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. MIKE MORONES / THE FREE LANCE-STAR Thomas Mike Morones Republican Bob Thom

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 01:35:00

Local NAACP branch wants slave auction block removed

The controversial slave auction block at the corner of William and Charles streets in downtown Fredericksburg has haunted many black area residents for years. The knee-high stone has been stepped on, spit on, had cigarettes put out on it, and even had people stand on it for photographs, which the Fr

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 01:00:00

Top area educators to discuss how they're preparing tomorrow's workforce

Fredericksburg-area public school superintendents and college presidents will take part in a panel discussion on how they're meeting the needs of the regional economic marketplace from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Germanna Community College campus in Massaponax. It will be held in the Sealy Auditorium

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 01:00:00

Woman gets year and half for ignoring injuries that left a young Stafford boy blind

A Stafford County woman who did nothing to assist her 4-year-old stepson after the child suffered injuries that left him permanently blind was ordered Thursday to serve a year and a half in prison. Hayat Benfaraj, 32, had previously pleaded guilty to felony child neglect in Stafford Circuit Court. S

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-21 21:30:00

A temporary fix for a treacherous intersection in Stafford

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office has counted 22 car crashes near the intersection of Route 1 and Telegraph Road so far this year. Those are just the ones that amounted to at least $1,500 in damage or left someone seriously injured. The area near Shirley Heim Middle School is so treacherous that

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 18:59:00

Stafford to start fining for illegal signs

Anyone who illegally plants a sign in a highway median or some other public right-of-way in Stafford County could earn a fine of $100 per offense. A crackdown beginning this weekend follows an abundance of complaints about illegal signs and makes good on an agreement with the Virginia Department of

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 18:00:00

Stafford author uses personal experiences in book about girl's struggles at Quaker prep school

When Laura Gschwandtner sits down to write in the studio of her Stafford County home amidst the treetops above Aquia Creek, there's no telling where the creative mind of the artist and author might wander. Her latest work, "The Other New Girl," takes readers on an evocative and heartfelt trip into t

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 01:00:00

Woman walks into LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania, gets bitten by a copperhead

Rachel Myrick's first thought as she walked through the entrance to the LongHorn Steakhouse at Southpoint II and felt a sharp pain in her left foot was that she'd been stung by a bee or possibly a hornet. She tried to brush it off and keep going, but said that she felt such an excruciating pain as s

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 19:00:00

Family forgives driver who killed woman in King George

Thanks largely to the victim's family, a man who ran off State Route 3 in King George County last year and killed a woman who was working in her yard will not have to serve any jail time. Christian Joseph Middleton, 21, of King George pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving in Kin

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-22 13:37:00

YOUR TAKE: What's your favorite thing about fall?

"Graves Mountain Apple Festival. We go every year and have been ever since high school. Great all-around fun for kids and adults."-Jessica Cline, Fredericksburg "Football!!"-Tracey Jones, Colonial Beach "Nothing! I love the lazy days of summer."-Marcie Mullins-Rice, Lake Anna "Everything moves at su

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-21 20:23:00