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Spotsylvania church faces more than $12,000 in fees to house Christian school

A Spotsylvania church may need to pony up more than $12,000 to the county to continue housing a small Christian high school. Zoan Baptist Church recently agreed to drop a federal lawsuit against Spotsylvania that claimed the county interfered with its constitutional right to operate the 20-student S

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-20 19:17:00

The Sourcery game store moves from Spotsylvania to downtown Fredericksburg location

A new game store opened on Wednesday in downtown Fredericksburg. The Sourcery moved from its location in Spotsylvania County to 1009 Princess Anne Street at the former location of Hooked, a vintage shop which closed earlier this year. Owner Matt Scott said the new location gives the store an updated

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

Spotsylvania man to serve at least eight and a half years for robbing county business

A Spotsylvania County man will serve at least eight and a half years in prison for robbing a county business last year. Cody Sebastia Haun, 27, pleaded guilty to robbery, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license Wednesday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. As part of an agreement, he will rec

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

Spotsylvania man gets 15 years for beating that left young son in a coma

A Spotsylvania County man who nearly beat his 9-year-old son to death last year was ordered Wednesday to serve 15 years in prison. Thomas Jefferson Jennings Jr., 39, was convicted of malicious wounding and child abuse. He was sentenced in Spotsylvania Circuit Court to a total of 30 years, with 15 ye

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-20 16:56:00

Spotsylvania seeking woman accused of stabbing another woman

A Spotsylvania County woman has been accused of stabbing another woman outside the suspect's home Sunday evening, authorities said. Dayna Nicholson, 43, is charged with malicious wounding. She had not been apprehended as of Monday evening. According to Sheriff's Lt. C.A. Carey, deputies went to the

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-18 22:30:00

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

Raise your stein at Oktoberfest

Need more oompah in your life? Oktoberfest celebrations continue this weekend. 1781 Brewing Co. 1781 Brewing Co., 1109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, is embracing the Oktoberfest spirit with its inaugural Oktobierfest on Saturday followed by a performance by German band LOW'n'BROWS on Sunday from 2:30-5:

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

Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, arrest reports for Sept. 13-19

Dwayne Alfonzo Dinkins, 41, 14000 block of Raccoon Ford Road, Culpeper: Failure to appear. Pedro Renorio-Cortes, 23, 100 block of Winery Road, Leon: Failure to appear. Terez Voshon Terrell, 24, 3000 block of North Street, Orange: Sentence to community based corrections. Jamie Lynn Koch, 37, 13000

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 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

Will Hurricane Maria Hit Virginia?

WASHINGTON, DC - After Hurricane Maria left behind a tattered Puerto Rico without power Thursday morning bruised by Category 4 strength winds and up to 35 inches of rain, forecasters warned the storm currently packing winds around 115 mph will likely follow the same path as Hurricane Jose once it le

PATCH - 2017-09-21 13:12:02

Brian McKnight brings his smooth sound to Celebrate Virginia After Hours

Get ready for a hot and sultry evening. (And, please, get your mind out of the gutter.) In the heart of his 25th year as a recording artist, the one and only Brian McKnight is making his way to Fredericksburg. He'll play the Marks & Harrison Amphitheater at Celebrate Virginia After Hours on Saturday

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

Fairy Festival Is Guaranteed to Enchant

The folks at Olde Towne Carriages invite all area families to join in the fun and magical atmosphere of Fredericksburg's third annual Fall Fairy Festival. "We love this town and its history, and this is our effort to give back to the community by offering a fun, creative experience for families and

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

An evening with Renee Fleming: Opera star joins UMW Philharmonic Orchestra

Contrary to some of the pop culture portrayals it has had over the years (think everything from Bugs Bunny to Tintin), opera is a beautiful way to tell stories of the human condition, with melodies (as well as plots) that can take the listener to sublime heights, or bring us to tears. And if you wan

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

Movies still playing in Fredericksburg area theaters

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

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

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

High school football: This week's games and more... Contest, polls, stats

Riverbend at Colonial Forge, 7 Stonewall Jackson (Manassas) at Brooke Point, 7 North Stafford at Massaponax, 7 Stafford at Mountain View, 7 Caroline at King George, 7 James Monroe at Chancellor, 7 Courtland at Eastern View, 7 Culpeper at Spotsylvania, 7 Colonial Beach at Charles City, 7 Washington &

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-19 23:57:00

Kaine has wide lead in first Senate poll; Stewart facing double-digit gap

A new poll shows U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., with commanding leads over his would-be Republican challengers in the 2018 midterms, including Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart. The survey, conducted from Sept. 5-12 and commissioned by the University of Mary Washington,

INSIDE NOVA - 2017-09-20 15:57:00

Hit-And-Run Driver Injures 11-Year-Old On Bike In Stafford

STAFFORD, VA - Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who stuck an 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon at the England Run North apartment complex, 18 New Castle Place, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital and released after

PATCH - 2017-09-18 18:20:17

UMW poll shows that race for Virginia governor is a toss-up

With less than two months before Election Day, the race for Virginia governor is a toss-up, according to a recent poll by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. About 44 percent of likely voters favored Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and 39 percent backed Republican Ed Gillespie, b

FREE LANCE-STAR - 2017-09-18 20:15:00