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Space Race details to be presented in Warrenton

Attendees of an upcoming event will be turning their attention to outer space. “Epic Rivalry” Co-Author Gene Eisman, and Chris Sturdevant, who wrote “Cold War Wisconsin,” will discuss different aspects of the Cold War on March 3.


Kettle Run’s Smith, Liberty’s Barrett, Fauquier’s Fisher win wrestling state titles

Kettle Run’s wrestling team hadn’t produced a state champion during its first 10 years of existence. Alex Smith hadn’t won a high school state championship in his first 17 years of existence.


Mayor: Warrenton mulls next steps after economic-development chief quits

The Warrenton Town Council will consider how to best to move its economic development efforts forward after Thomas G. Wisemiller's resignation this week, Mayor Carter Nevill said Friday.


Lawmakers pass bills addressing eviction rates in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) -- A handful of bills designed to address high eviction rates and unaffordable housing in Virginia are closer to becoming law. The Virginia House and Senate passed four bills -- House bills 2229, 2054, 1681, and Senate bill 1448 -- that seek to address the issues.


3 charged in Prince William home invasion

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — Prince William police were called to investigate a home invasion in the 7500 block of Prince Cole Court near Manassas (20111) to investigate a home invasion at 4:48 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.


Jersey Mike’s coming to Warrenton

The buzz is out on social media. Jersey Mike’s is coming to Warrenton. Rosenthal Properties announced in September of last year that Jersey Mike’s Subs would be opening a new location at Warrenton Village joining retail neighbors that include Safeway, VA ABC, Starbucks, and Manhattan Pizza.


Virginia winter storm: Significant icing possible

RICHMOND, Va. — A few lingering showers are possible early Monday morning, mainly south and east of Richmond. Then skies will clear, with a rather gusty west-northwest breeze boosting afternoon temperatures into the upper 50s.


$40-million middle school plan results from talks

Warrenton Middle School would undergo $30 million worth of expansion and renovation, according to the proposal. An estimated $10 million would fund expansion of Cedar Lee Middle School in Bealeton.


Two-state search for man who shot Virginia police officer

(Bluefield, Va.) (AP) – A $5,000 reward has been offered for the man who shot and seriously wounded a Virginia police officer who was making a traffic stop. State police say a Bluefield, Virginia, officer was shot after stopping a 2008 Toyota Yaris for an equipment violation on Route 460 shortly bef


Virginia ABC accepting applications for Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. In an effort to reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia ABC is now accepting grant applications for the 2019-2020 Alcohol Education and Prevent


Virginia Democrat running for state legislature under fire for past anti-Semitic remarks

A Democratic candidate who has apologized after once saying that giving money to Israel was worse than donating to the Ku Klux Klan is looking to win a seat in the Virginia state legislature on Tuesday.


Meet DC, Virginia's Most Annoying Robocallers

WASHINGTON, DC — Few things are as irritating as seeing your phone buzz, picking it up and realizing it's a robocall, where someone is trying to trick you into giving up your bank and credit card information. With tax season coming up, you can expect even more of those calls to waste your time.


Man Sexually Assaults 12-Year-Old Girl In Manassas: Police

MANASSAS, VA—A man was arrested Friday after sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl Feb. 9 at home in Manassas, according to Prince William County Police. Jose Antonio Crespin, 37, of Manassas, was charged with aggravated sexual battery.


Virginia State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Loudoun County

One person died in a single-vehicle crash Feb. 17 in Western Loudoun County, according to the Virginia State Police. VSP is investigating the crash, which was reported at 10:59 a.m. on Feb. 17.


Snow and ice: Forecasters say it could begin Tuesday night

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Why do people move to Virginia from other states?

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. All US states have a certain appeal to them. Each one offers unique benefits and can captivate your attention for a number of reasons. However, out of the 5


Winter weather blast in forecast for Wednesday

A winter blast is in the forecast for this week. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening for Washington, D.C., parts of Maryland and northern Virginia, including Culpeper and the five-county area, according to the National Weather Service.


Town Talk: Lynchings in Virginia

Jim Hall and Zann Nelson talk about lynchings in Virginia and a General Assembly resolution on the topic. Jim Hall is author of” The Last Lynching in Northern Virignia: Seeking Truth at Rattle Snake Mountain.”


Virginia: Senate votes to repeal Jim Crow exemptions from minimum-wage statute

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Virginia Senate Democrats led a bipartisan effort to overturn a Jim Crow-era exemption from the state’s minimum wage law that has remained in place for deca


2 arrested after Virginia Capitol fountain dyed red during march to demand Northam's resignation

Virginia Capitol Police said they made two arrests Monday after red dye was thrown into a fountain while protesters marched in downtown Richmond to demand the resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam.