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Feb 27, 2013
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Seasons Meanings: Zahoor Nadeem, living the dream
What I learned: Hard work, honesty and if you have a dream and are focused, it makes difference.
Prince Hall Masonic Lodge faces demolition after Fredericksburg City Council vote
The 93-year-old building stood in the way of the current Riverfront Park concept design.
Don't want to cook? Grab a Thanksgiving meal on the go
From ready-to-eat entrées and sides for pick-up, to grocery store specials and restaurants open on Thursday, there are plenty of options in the region for those whose busy schedules don’t leave time to roast a turkey, assemble a corn pudding, candy sweet potatoes and bake a pie.
Wintery mix for holiday travelers
Limited snow in the Fredericksburg area, but there was a lot of rain—nearly an inch had fallen in the area in the afternoon, according to the University of Mary Washington’s weather station.
Colonial Beach considers uses for burned out former high school
Town officials are considering several options for the property, including saving much of the brick building and attached gym.
London to return as Virginia football coach in 2015
Virginia football coach Mike London will return in 2015, University of Virginia Director of Athletics Craig Littlepage announced Wednesday.
How many calories on your Thanksgiving plate?
Use our calculator to see how many calories you will consume on Thanksgiving, then see how much exercise you'll need to work it all off.
Snowfall starts in Culpeper on Wednesday morning
The old people considered Thanksgiving the unofficial start of winter but this year Mother Nature decided to jumpstart the season.
Man gets 3 years for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl in Caroline
Paul Maurice Butler, 33, who has no fixed address, entered an Alford plea to two counts of aggravated sexual battery last month.
Police body cameras are public records in Virginia
The videos produced by body cams have been touted as new avenues to police transparency and strong evidence to be used at trials.
Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3
The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the decision.
Spotsylvania getting new fire and rescue stations
Spotsylvania County will pay about $6.3 million to build two fire and rescue stations that have been in the planning stages for more than a decade.
Unlocked cars fall victim to thieves in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg police are looking for two males after a recent theft spree that apparently included stealing the same car twice.
Protest about Crucible falls flat in Stafford
A development company's newest challenge to a weapon and defense training facility in Stafford County didn't find any traction with the Stafford Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday night.
Murder charge certified in Louisa slaying
A murder charge against a Louisa County man accused of shooting his live-in girlfriend multiple times at their home was certified to a grand jury.
Culpeper inmate dies in cell
William L. Washington Jr. of Orange was found unresponsive in his cell when jailers came to serve him breakfast.
EDITORIAL: Remembering Dr. Koop
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop dies at age 96.
TODAY'S EDITORIAL CARTOON
LETTER: Church’s decline not due to abortion
LETTER: Thanks, all who helped preserve Redoubt No. 2
LETTER: Liberalizing grading scale leaves kids unprepared
LETTER: ‘Drop-kick’ verdict a true miscarriage!
LETTER: Sequestration: Smokescreen for socialism
LETTER: Washington leaders fail at governance
LETTER: Proof ‘Today in History’ column, please!
LETTER: We took a 2 percent cut; why can’t Washington?
LETTER: Parents don’t bring kids to church anymore!
LETTER: Wittman, Cantor to blame for cliff!