As teenagers came forward to read inspirational messages from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an older man stood at the podium and recited lines, from the poem “Invictus,” that helped him succeed as the first black student in what was then an all-white James Monroe High School.

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According to a 2018 study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the affordable monthly rent for a minimum wage worker in the Fredericksburg area would be $377.


The first five to sign up were John Ragsdale (left), Dan Hansen, Phill Solow, Nikki Perez and Kevin Brown.


The new Virginia Central Railway Trail bridge will arch over these two existing concrete abutments and connect with part of the old Virginia Central Railroad railway bed.

Josiah P. Rowe III, former Free Lance–Star publisher and mayor of Fredericksburg, died Nov. 3 at age 90. Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw read a proclamation honoring him as “an exemplary member of our community, a committed public servant, honored businessman, recognized media leader, lifelong…

Roger Carson, who owns the building at 826 Caroline St., gave the City Council and City Officials a guided tour of the adjacent George Street tunnel Tuesday. Carson and his wife, Mary, discovered stairs leading to the tunnel when they renovated their building. The tunnel’s builder and uses a…