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Virginia officials warn of algae bloom in parts of Lake Anna

RICHMOND — Virginia officials say the Pamunkey and North Anna branches of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are having a harmful algae bloom, according to samples collected Wednesday.

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-08-18 21:38:00

LETTER: County firefighters and EMT should also get tax credit

There are a number of volunteer firefighters and EMTs who serve the residents of Culpeper County who won't get the benefit of the personal property tax relief because they don't physically live in Culpeper. These are men and women who have given years to save lives and property of residents of this

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-08-18 17:48:00

Study finds Fredericksburg residents still conflicted about slave auction block

For some, the stone block is an artifact, and the role it played in the city’s history needs to be more fully explained. Others still feel that it should be moved because it’s a painful reminder of slavery — and there’s a possibility that it could be vandalized.

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-08-18 20:38:00

Back to school: Orange County school year began Wednesday

“It’s weird because we’ve never gone back to school this early. It’s a different feeling,” said senior Jaylaa Prince, who was participating in the club fair in the school cafeteria.


Orange County to get upgraded EMS system

Orange County emergency responders will be getting a new communications system that will enable agencies and departments to talk amongst themselves and with outside agencies.The county has selected Harris Corp. to upgrade its radio communications system and equipment. Contract details were not immed


Culpeper cruises past Western Albemarle

If opposing defenses are able to put a stop to McDonald’s running capabilities, they have another issue to deal with in running back Jalen Veeney. The former Eastern View running back transferred to Culpeper for his senior year, and has instantly become a focus of Culpeper’s offense. In the first ha

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-08-18 03:44:00

Calls for more no-trespass orders remain one year after torch march at UVa

Buy NowStephanie Kopcinski stands at a fence installed on Aug. 14, 2018, around the Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia. The fence was one of the security measures put in place for the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally.ANDREW SHURTLEFF/THE DAILY PROGRESS

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-08-18 21:14:00

County updating outdated 911 system

In June, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to execute a contract with Harris Corporation for a Project 25 (P25) radio system, needed to bring the county up to modern emergency communication standards.

DAILY PROGRESS - 2018-08-17 10:30:00

Cause of death rleased for former Orange County football player Darius Minor

On Tuesday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maine released the official cause of death for former Orange County football player Darius Minor, who collapsed and died July 24 during workouts at the University of Maine.


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FREE LANCE-STAR - 2018-08-17 18:09:37

Orange County gets $846K for fire equipment

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a grant program to help firefighters and first-responders get needed gear, vehicles and training. Orange County will use the money to buy 132 self-contained breathing apparatuses with spare cylinders, as well as 66 face pieces, according to a news release


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in deadly Spotsylvania crash

Dwight Anthony Preddie, 34, of Decatur, Ga., was also convicted in Spotsylvania Circuit Court of DUI-maiming and felony reckless driving. He will be sentenced on Nov. 5.


Virginia Asks High Court to Hear Appeal on Sniper Sentencing

In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018, in a case focusing on the life sentences given to Malvo. (Photo: AP)

WBOC - 2018-08-17 17:05:00

Yowell Meadow Park to host event all about peace in the community

“Peace in da paint” is a basketball tournament and family-fun event that will take place a Yowell Meadow Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event coordinator, Kentrale Washington, just wants the event to be remembered as a great experience for the whole community.


Lake of the Woods neighbor continues legacy of compassion

Back in the 1990s, George Wathen looked for opportunities to lend a helping hand to his Lake of the Woods neighbor, Don McFadden.


Escape the rat race and enjoy a scenic drive

In a commuter-heavy place like Fredericksburg, where the roads can get so crowded and the drivers can be rude and aggressive, we typically want to get from point A to point B and be done with it.


Another northern Virginia school cancels varsity football season, citing lack of interest

Manassas Park High School will play a junior varsity schedule, principal Pamela Kalso wrote in a letter to parents on Tuesday. Team practices were routinely drawing only 15 players, she said, which raised safety concerns.


Stanardsville man arrested for driving into a church

Damage was also done to the church cemetery, said Lt. Kevin Fried, of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.


Names in the News – Fauquier County – August 2018

Christina Marie Fowlerof Catlett graduated Cum Laude from James Madison University with a degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies.Hannah Elizabeth Twomeyof Broad Run graduated Cum Laude, Honors Scholar, Distinction in Health Sciences from James Madison University with a degree in health sciences


Culpeper man dies early Tuesday in crash on Route 3

An 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle with Servance was airlifted with life-threatening injuries to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. Arriving at the scene, officers summoned EMS and began life-saving measures on the occupants of the vehicle, according to police.