Kevin Brown has come up with a way to combine exercise and environmentalism with excitement over Sunday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Fredericksburg Baseball’s stadium in Celebrate Virginia South.
Each Saturday morning at Stage Door Productions in downtown Fredericksburg, kids as young as 5 are learning expression, movement for actors, improvisation and how to deliver a stirring monologue.
At the urging of parents who packed the Fredericksburg City Council meeting Tuesday, council members voted unanimously to delay action on a controversial plan to ease school overcrowding.
Fredericksburg Baseball will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 24 for the organization’s $35 million multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South.
The Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund have each awarded Fredericksburg Regional Transit a $20,000 grant.
Dovetail Cultural Resource Group, a Fredericksburg-based firm, has donated $26,000 to the University of Mary Washington to establish an endowed scholarship for historic preservation students.
The Fredericksburg Arts Commission is accepting applications from nonprofit arts organizations for its annual Creative Communities Partnership Grant.
Fredericksburg Superintendent David Melton’s nearly $48 million proposed budget for the 2019–20 school year is more than $3.3 million larger than the current budget.
The Fredericksburg treasurer’s office has started getting calls from furloughed federal workers worried about paying a city property tax and their water, sewer and trash bills.
Joshua Cole’s mother spotted a famous face as they were walking to their connecting flight in Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2003.
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.
Evidence of Fredericksburg’s past lies just below the surface of what will soon become the city’s newly designed Riverfront Park.
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 Fredericksburg–Este Association will sponsor a free lecture on the pre-Roman history of Northern Italy at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St.
Local residents are still divided over whether to leave Fredericksburg’s controversial slave auction block in place or move it to a location where its story can be more fully told.
Nine empty tents, each illuminated from within by a flashlight, stood on the steps of Market Square in downtown Fredericksburg.
In April 2011, the civil division of the Fredericksburg Circuit Court found that Bond Thompson had shown himself to be “a habitual drunkard” and interdicted him. Since then, it’s been a criminal offense—a Class 1 misdemeanor—for Thompson, 60, to purchase, consume or possess alcohol.
Standing on the slave auction block in downtown Fredericksburg at 5 a.m. more than a half-century ago, Laura Montgomery could catch a glimpse of the Rappahannock River, hear the cry of a crow flying above her and smell the sweet scent of honeysuckle.
As children, when snow fell on the Fredericksburg Trailer Park, Austin Luck and Brandi Abbott would sled down the road that passed their homes.
A bank that got its start in a trailer in downtown Fredericksburg a decade ago has agreed to join the parent company of a bank that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1997.
Sticking to its guns has paid off for the Fredericksburg's City Council—and users of the city's popular trail system.
Fredericksburg will need to select a site for a new elementary school by 2020 and finalize plans for an addition to James Monroe High School the following year.
A new theater, the renovation of the fine arts complex and upgrading student housing are among the proposed projects in the University of Mary Washington’s $100 million 10-year-plan.
If you had trouble finding a parking place so you could vote at Lafayette Upper Elementary School on Election Day, city officials feel your pain.
Fredericksburg Forum will hold a town hall meeting with Del. Bob Thomas and two members of City Council from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St.
Fredericksburg's School Board plans to reach out to Del. Bob Thomas, R-Stafford, to change the Virginia State Code so the school division can start class before Labor Day.The way the state code is written, a school system can start before Labor Day if it is “entirely surrounded by a school d…
As a lifelong baseball fan, John Ragsdale wasn’t about to pass up the first opportunity to reserve season tickets for Potomac Nationals’ home games when the team moves to Fredericksburg in 2020.
Jaraad Hines’s father grew up in segregated Detroit, in a family with 14 kids squeezed into a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house.
Bursting with energy, Lafayette Upper Elementary third-graders excitedly streamed into the gym Wednesday afternoon for hands-on lessons in kindness and gratitude—plus a chance to raise money for the Fredericksburg school.
City Council and Potomac Baseball LLC have worked out a deal to reduce potential scheduling conflicts at the $35 million, multiuse stadium opening in Celebrate Virginia South in 2020.
City Council will hold public hearings Tuesday on two ordinances that would help Fredericksburg meet its goal of becoming the city with the fastest broadband in Virginia.
Beginning this spring, users of Fredericksburg’s popular Virginia Central Railway Trail finally will be able to walk as far as Interstate 95 without splashing through Hazel Run.
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…
Ground hasn’t even been broken for the $35 million multi-use stadium in Fredericksburg, but the Potomac Nationals owners will begin selling memberships to the Founders Club season ticket program during an opening event Dec. 1.
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…
I want to share a few thoughts today about the passing of my former boss, Josiah P. Rowe III, who spent more than half a century helping to make this an outstanding newspaper.
After six years and one unsuccessful attempt, Fredericksburg has finally scored a minor league baseball team of its own.
The men and women arrived on their own in cars, on motorcycles and in trucks, some pulling on a hat or vest noting their veteran’s organization or the unit they once served in.
As Kathryn Osterndorff scanned photos in a small room at the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center in downtown Fredericksburg on Thrusday, Brooke Horn recounted the places the job has taken her since she started more than three years ago.
Because of recent rains, Fredericksburg’s Public Works Department has had to reschedule to Nov. 19 the removal of the large oak tree in front of the Presbyterian Church.