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Straight from REC Members: My Co-op Cares

Posted by , May 22, 2017
Straight from REC Members: My Co-op Cares

  Fredericksburg, Va. – Rappahannock Electric Cooperative hosted the “Get Connected” event for hundreds of their members. On May 17, at Paynefield Farm in Essex County, REC’s bucket trucks were on display, electric safety demonstrations were conducted and important information was provided to the Cooperative’s members from the community of Tappahannock and surr...

Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg Graduates Tenth Class

Posted by , May 22, 2017
Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg Graduates Tenth Class

  FREDERICKSBURG – The Chamber’s Leadership Fredericksburg program graduated its tenth class of “Fellows” during a May 19 ceremony at the Jepson Alumni Center. Leadership Fredericksburg 2017 class president, Jeremy Pickwell, recounted his experiences in the program and encouraged others to apply for the 2018 class. Jeremy is the Executive Director of Operations for...

REC Rewards Outstanding Student Achievement

Posted by , May 18, 2017
REC Rewards Outstanding Student Achievement

  Fredericksburg, VA –Volunteerism, resourcefulness, and determination are characteristics exhibited by those seeking to reach their lifelong dreams of a being a nurse, engineer, teacher or one of many other career paths.  Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) recently awarded $16,000 in LEARN scholarships to students exhibiting these qualities. “LEARN” is an acronym...

RPI Group, Inc. Win TRADOC Contract

Posted by , May 18, 2017
RPI Group, Inc. Win TRADOC Contract

Denver, Colorado - The RPI Group and Team RPI Training Members, to include StormWind Studios, will work with the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to provide specialized, scenario-based virtual training to 96 TRADOC Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) military and civilian employees. TRADOC “recruits and trains Soldiers, develops...

A. Smith Bowman Distillery's vodka awarded double gold medal

Posted by , May 17, 2017
A. Smith Bowman Distillery's vodka awarded double gold medal

BY CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR  A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Spotsylvania County has been awarded a double gold medal for its Deep Run Vodka at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A double gold is the highest honor in the competition and is awarded only if every judge gives it a gold medal. Only a few entries receive a double gold. Two ...

Real estate prices increase on the dwindling supply of houses

Posted by , May 12, 2017
Real estate prices increase on the dwindling supply of houses

 The local real estate market continues to see rising prices along with a lack of supply.  April posted a ten percent increase in sold dollar volume going from $138,267,056 in April of 2016 to $152,095,477 in April of 2017.  Median sold price increased nearly 14 percent, rising from $268,500 in April of 2016 to $305,950 in  2017. FAAR Board Member Arlene Mason comments, &ldquo...

Kelly Services® Recruiting for 100 Open Positions in Food Production

Posted by , May 10, 2017
Kelly Services® Recruiting for 100 Open Positions in Food Production

Kelly Services, a leader in providing workforce solutions, has recently opened a new location to serve job seekers throughout Fredericksburg. The company will host two events at the new site that include: A ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and a job fair to fill 100 available positions. Interested job seekers are invited to attend to learn more...

United Bankshares, Inc. Announces 1st Quarter Earnings

Posted by , May 5, 2017
United Bankshares, Inc. Announces 1st Quarter Earnings

United Bankshares ("United") announced earnings of $38.8 million or $0.48 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2017, as compared to earnings of $34.7 million or $0.50 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016. “For the first quarter of 2017, we increased before tax earnings to $59.0 million from $52.6 million for last year’s first quarter,” stated Richard M. Adams, Un...

Independent Living Expo set for May 13 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center

Posted by , May 5, 2017
Independent Living Expo set for May 13 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center

 A FREE Independent Living Expo, featuring services and providers that support independent living options for people with disabilities and seniors, will take place May 13, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg.  The Expo will feature providers of assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications, attendant care, th...

Regional Town Hall: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by , May 5, 2017
Regional Town Hall: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

 On May 10, 2017, the public is invited to participate in a town hall at the John F. Fick III Conference Center on the Mary Washington Hospital Campus to discuss the problem and solutions to growing opioid use in the community. The event will be hosted by Mary Washington Healthcare and Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. The town hall will bring together a panel of local professionals...