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Caroline Street Development receives approval

Posted by , March 27, 2017
Caroline Street Development receives approval

The Architectural Review Board of Fredericksburg unanimously approved the Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior design plans for 1010 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg. The project has been supported by a team of creative professionals including, Commonwealth Architects; Lifecycle Construction Services; and Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. The structure at 1010 Caroline Street was orig...

Virginia Credit Union to hold seminar on selling your house

Posted by , March 23, 2017
Virginia Credit Union to hold seminar on selling your house

  Virginia Credit Union will hold a free seminar for people who want to sell their house at 6:30 p.m. April 6 at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1040 Hospitality Lane in Fredericksburg. It will cover such things as how to get the best price in the shortest amount of time, as well as practical tips and common pitfalls to avoid. To register, call 804/323-6800 or visi...

I-95 NORTHBOUND RAMP FROM ROUTE 3 IN FREDERICKSBURG WILL CLOSE THURSDAY NIGHT

Posted by , March 23, 2017
I-95 NORTHBOUND RAMP FROM ROUTE 3 IN FREDERICKSBURG WILL CLOSE THURSDAY NIGHT

  Route 3 eastbound on-ramp to I-95 northbound (Exit 130/Fredericksburg) will close 9 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, March 23 for a bridge inspection The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will inspect the Route 3 (Plank Road) interstate overpass tomorrow night in Fredericksburg, and will close the on-ramp to Interstate 95 northbound from Route 3 eastbound to give crews space to ...

Spring Arts and Crafts Faire, April 1-2

Posted by , March 22, 2017
Spring Arts and Crafts Faire, April 1-2

Spring is here!  That means it's time for the area's largest craft show, The Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire, April 1-2,  at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. The Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Crafts Faire, featuring a variety of handmade arts and crafts and gifts, is set for April 1-2, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. With Mother’s Day and graduations right around...

Farmer Serves as Secretary-Treasurer for National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

Posted by , March 22, 2017
Farmer Serves as Secretary-Treasurer   for National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

During its Annual Meeting in San Diego on Feb. 27, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) selected Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC ) CEO and president Kent Farmer as its secretary-treasurer of the CFC Board of Directors. Farmer is serving his second term on that board. CFC is a nonprofit finance cooperative with approximately $24 billion in assets. It provides unpar...

REC Members Provide The Power of Change

Posted by , March 22, 2017
REC Members Provide The Power of Change

Over 14,000 members of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) voluntarily participate in The Power of Change, a program where the Cooperative rounds up electric bills to the nearest whole dollar, with the extra change used to support community efforts. A volunteer board of directors evaluates applications for funding and disburses funds back into the REC community. The following twelve organizati...

Local unemployment continues long-term improvement

Posted by By LINDLEY ESTES THE FREE LANCE–STAR, March 22, 2017
Local unemployment continues long-term improvement

The Fredericksburg region’s unemployment rate was up in January, hitting 4.2 percent. Although the rate is higher than the 3.8 percent rate in December, it is lower than the 4.4 percent posted in January 2016. Tuesday’s figures, provided by the Virginia Employment Commission, are not seasonally adjusted. According to the VEC, higher January unemployment rates are common, as comp...

Fredericksburg Chamber honors Hughes, Howell

Posted by By CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR, March 22, 2017
Fredericksburg Chamber honors Hughes, Howell

From The Free Lance-Star The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce presented two awards during its state of the chamber event Tuesday at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center in Fredericksburg. George Hughes, president of SimVentions in Stafford County, received its annual Joseph L. Argenzio Award, which honors an outstanding volunteer who goes above and beyond in service to the Chamber...

UMW adding to on-campus parking, details upcoming construction projects

Posted by By LINDLEY ESTES THE FREE LANCE–STAR, March 22, 2017
UMW adding to on-campus parking, details upcoming construction projects

From The Free Lance-Star The University of Mary Washington is building a new parking lot on its Fredericksburg campus, just off College Avenue near the intersection of Payne Street. The lot will cost $250,000, with most of the funds coming from the school’s capital projects budget. The remaining $50,000 has been reallocated from the school’s annual operating budget. The sc...

Fredericksburg Academy’s 25th School Year Recognized by Delegate Mark Cole

Posted by , March 16, 2017
Fredericksburg Academy’s 25th School Year Recognized by Delegate Mark Cole

Delegate Mark Cole will present a copy of House Joint Resolution Number 825, which commends Fredericksburg Academy for 25 years of independent educational excellence, on Tuesday, March 21 at Fredericksburg Academy.  The Virginia General Assembly has praised the school’s contribution to Spotsylvania County and the region. The Clerk of the House of Delegates has prepared a copy...