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Feb 28, 2013
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McAuliffe: Virginia economy 'perilous'
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that Virginia’s economy is in a “very perilous” situation with potential federal defense cuts looming and that he’s open to eliminating tax relief programs — including one that partially offsets the state’s much maligned car tax — to fill a state budget gap.
Teen reports home-invasion robbery attempt in Fredericksburg
City police report: 15-year-old was attacked by intruders in her sister's apartment in Fredericksburg
Snow on Thanksgiving Eve likely in Fredericksburg area
Forecasters expect sloppy conditions on Wednesday, one of the biggest travel days of the year.
Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.
Gordonsville man killed in single-car crash
A 49-year-old Orange County man died Sunday evening from injuries after a single-car crash on U.S. 15 near the Gordonsville Municipal Airport, state police say.
Developer seeks delay on Spotsylvania office space
Just two months after his 98-unit townhouse development was approved, a local developer is asking Spotsylvania County to remove a requirement for office space at the site on Benchmark Road.
Crowded roads, airports expected
The busiest holiday travel period of the year is expected to more than live up to its reputation later this week.
New study calls out smartphone distractions
According to the study, it looks like drivers are talking less with phone in hand and using more hands-free technology.
Culpeper officer slain in 1885 honored
While attempting to arrest two men about 10 p.m. on Culpeper's Davis Street on Sept. 23, 1885, Constable Benjamin Nalls was shot in the back of the head and killed.
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 died Sunday at the age of 78.
U.Va. suspends fraternal activities amid probe into sexual assaults
President Teresa Sullivan said in a letter to the university community that the Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the allegations contained in a Rolling Stone article
Have a virtual look at Battle of Fredericksburg
Students can explore video and audio clips, primary resources such as diaries and service records, and material that challenges users to think critically about the war and its profound effects.
Despite appearances, Spotsylvania VRE station remains on schedule
The area of Spotsylvania County's future Virginia Railway Express station and a 1,500-space parking lot is still nothing more than a flat expanse of dirt.
Residents get revved up for Dominion Raceway
Spotsylvania's Dominion Raceway saw its first action Saturday. Dozens of souped-up rides were there. Some with engines revving. There was live music and food.
Caroline mine petition under review
Law enforcement officials are looking into the authenticity of at least 100 names of Caroline County residents that appear on a petition in support of a proposed sand and gravel mine off U.S. 17.
Dow nears record after big jump
Dow came within 100 points of its all-time high after rising sharply for a second straight day.
Orange approves tower to expand wireless reach
New local magazine being launched soon
Ikea also pulling sausages
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hyundai close to mileage suit deal