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Man changes plea while jury deliberates - Fredicksburg
A lengthy jury deliberation led to a guilty plea in a rape case in Spotsylvania County. Jose Aguilar was on trial on two counts of rape in connection to two young sisters. A jury began deliberations on Wednesday but by 4 p.m. Thursday, the foreman said ...
Blue Ridge Growers sold to Bell Farms - Fredicksburg
Vinny Scalese, chief executive officer of Bell Nurseries, said all present employees will continue to have a job now that his company has bought out Blue Ridge Growers in Culpeper County. “The staff made the deal,” Scalese said. Former owner Joe Daniel ...
Store thinks inside the box - Fredicksburg
At the new Open Box discount store in Spotsylvania County, shoppers such as Hillaree Wright can find just about everything on their list, and then some, while saving money. A co-worker at Stafford Hospital told Wright about the 3,300-square-foot store ...
TECH TOYS: Technology makes this the true golden era of baseball - Fredicksburg
THERE’S something nostalgic about recollections of hiding a pocket transistor radio under the covers as a kid at night to listen to distant, static-filled play by play of your favorite team’s baseball games. We have a tendency to believe things were ...
GETTING TO KNOW: From Marine to entrepreneur - Fredicksburg
Jobs you’ve held previously: My first “real” job was as a busboy in a Chinese restaurant. At 16 I started bagging groceries at Publix Supermarket. I did that on and off through college. When I graduated I was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the ...
Teachers, students move Colonial Beach school - Fredicksburg
For elementary health and physical education teacher Chase Davidson, a classroom in a modular unit is nothing to worry about. “You can either choose to have a bad mood and make things bad, or you can choose to come in and work with what you’ve got ...
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Edna A. Howard - Free Lance-Star
Edna Arlene Howard, 78, of Rappahannock Academy passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. She was employed at Macy's in Fredericksburg for the last seven years. Survivors include her three sons, Bernard W. Howard Jr. of ...
Eugene A. Dunn - Free Lance-Star
Eugene A. Dunn, 34, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Sgt. Dunn worked as an armed officer for New Horizon Security Services. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Dunn; five children ...
Olga Dickerson - Free Lance-Star
Olga Dickerson, 92, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at home. The funeral will be held at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove. The viewing will held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the ...
James J. Simiele - Free Lance-Star
James Julius Simiele, 70, of Spotsylvania County passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel-Cremation Service is handling the arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.
PRO FOOTBALL: ’Skins’ to Murphy: Cut it loose - Fredicksburg
ASHBURN—The good news is that Trent Murphy has a Stanford degree. The bad news, in some respects, is that Trent Murphy has a Stanford degree. The rookie linebacker will make his first NFL start Monday night when the Washington Redskins play the Dallas ...
Wittman stands up for military, its retirees - Free Lance-Star
As a military retiree, I am grateful for Rob Wittman's continuing commitment to support both active-duty military and retirees. In order to fulfill the constitutional duty to "provide for the common defense," Wittman has opposed tactics that would hold ...
GOP Senate needed to stop Obama excesses - Free Lance-Star
Although an off year, this November's election is crucial to our future as a viable nation. Democratic control of the Senate for the past four years has enabled President Obama to do pretty much as he pleases, unchecked. The president is at this point a ...
Moncure enters not-guilty plea - Fredicksburg
RICHMOND—A Fredericksburg-area real estate investor pleaded not guilty Friday to eight federal criminal charges. James Ashby Moncure, 42, is charged with five counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and two counts of engaging in unlawful monetary ...