The Stafford County School Board on Tuesday discussed proposed revisions to the employee code of conduct that outline parameters for classroom décor.
The Spotsylvania School Board’s vote on Monday to initiate the removal of “sexually explicit” books from its libraries was unconstitutional, according to its attorney.
Ten years ago, Spotsylvania County Public Schools held its first Rock Out, Knock Out Homelessness event to raise funds and gather donations for homeless students and their families.
The Stafford County School Board on Tuesday approved three additional holidays for all division staff and students.
Fredericksburg-area school divisions are using millions of dollars in federal relief funding in different ways, with some making significant investments in personnel and technology and others in HVAC and facility upgrades.
The first day of Germanna Community College’s fall semester and first day of in-person classes there since the spring of 2020 was the first day of college ever for Kameron Williams (top right). Williams is being helped by Shashuna Gray, Germanna’s new vice president of academic affairs and w…
All students and staff of Stafford County Public Schools will be required to wear a mask for at least the first 30 days of the school year, which begins Monday.
The Stafford School Board will host three community forums next week to gather public input on desired leadership qualities for a superintendent.
School divisions and colleges and universities in the Fredericksburg region are grappling with whether to require students and staff to wear masks when they return next month.
The School Board on Monday approved a recommendation from Superintendent Scott Baker to expand in-person learning opportunities from two days a week to four days, starting April 12.
The superintendents of Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania public schools have presented their proposed budgets for fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1. Here’s an overview of each:
Students at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg are partnering with Harvard University to document their experiences of living through the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate effect on people of color.
BECAUSE OF America’s response to the COVID-19 virus, kids are not getting a good education.
Is it legal for colleges to mandate COVID testing among its students? While some schools have required it, VCU has made testing optional.
Read through the obituaries published today in Fredericksburg Free Lance Star.
Jill Wine volunteered to travel more than 9,000 miles to help the family of a foreign exchange student she had hosted.
Fredericksburg-area facilities are seeing the same uptick of flu cases as the rest of the state and nation.
Two lawyers and a former U.S. attorney have been chosen to conduct an external review of the shooting that killed three University of Virginia students and wounded two others. State Attorney General Jason Miyares announced the appointments on Thursday. William Burck and Crystal Nix-Hines will lead the probe. They co-chair the Crisis Law and Strategy Group for the Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan law firm. Zachary Terwilliger will serve as special counsel. He is a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Police have said that a former member of the school’s football team opened fire on a charter bus as he and other students returned to campus after seeing a play in Washington. Authorities have not released a motive.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform says the Washington Commanders created a “toxic work culture” for more than two decades and downplayed sexual misconduct by men at the top levels of the organization. That's according to a report published Thursday. The report also says team owner Dan Snyder was involved in the misconduct, interfered in a separate investigation and was misleading to the House committee. The report also says the NFL minimizes "workplace misconduct across the league.” Attorneys for Snyder and the Commanders said the committee’s work was “one-sided” and there were “no new revelations.”
Virginia's Supreme Court has reinstated a progressive prosecutor on a criminal burglary case after a judge removed her when he was dissatisfied with a plea deal her office reached. Thursday's ruling faults Circuit Court Judge James Plowman for removing Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj without giving her adequate opportunity to defend her actions. The case is indicative of tensions that have arisen in northern Virginia courthouses as Biberaj and other reform-minded prosecutors have won office in the region. Plowman was unhappy with the plea deal in the burglary case that called for a six-month sentence. He felt prosecutors had failed to disclose the defendant’s full criminal history.
The Respect for Marriage Act has been largely focused on the protection the law gives to same-sex couples. But the bill, given final approval by the House Thursday, also enshrines interracial marriages in federal law. That provision came as a surprise to some interracial couples who believed any legal uncertainty about their right to marry ended in 1967. That's the year the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws banning marriages between people of different races. The Respect for Marriage Act has been picking up steam since June, when the Supreme Court overturned the federal right to an abortion. The ruling sparked concern the high court could potentially overturn other precedent-setting rulings on same-sex and interracial marriages.
A jury Thursday night was deliberating the fate of a man accused of committing a series of crimes in 2020 that included killing a county woman while speeding south in the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 in Stafford.
The Stafford Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released some details regarding an incident involving a man who was arrested last week on charges that include aggravated malicious wounding and armed burglary.
A Fredericksburg man is facing a possible life sentence after a jury Tuesday agreed that he shot and seriously injured a woman last year in broad daylight.
"I completely disagree with his comments," Youngkin said at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council in Washington.
"While we can’t undo the damage done during the Northam administration, we are taking action going forward to end COVID-era draconian overreach," the governor said.
Incidents of antisemitic harassment and antisemitic vandalism here are on the rise, from 292 in 2020 to 411 in 2021.
RICHMOND — How exactly would Wile E. Coyote or SpongeBob SquarePants represent their 7th District constituents in Congress if they had garnered enough write-in votes to best the official candidates? And who would run it better —Jesus Christ or Yeezy?