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'Bright Star' musical beams into Riverside after 18-month wait

'Bright Star,' featuring a bluegrass score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, is a story of hope, redemption and rebirth. The musical, which was postponed due to the pandemic, is now playing at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

Local and State News

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Rent and mortgage assistance available through the Rappahannock United Way

The United Way's Rent and Mortgage assistance program is available for individuals and families who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. Read more

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Fredericksburg-area hospitals paint grim picture of COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 hospitalizations across Virginia have exploded from 195 per day in mid-July to 2,100 a day currently as health officials make plea for more to get vaccinated.  Read more

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Spotsylvania woman charged in fatal crash on Interstate 95 in the county

A Spotsylvania woman has been charged with manslaughter and other offenses as the result of a crash on Interstate 95 in the county last wee… Read more

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Teen dies after moped crash in Spotsylvania

A 16-year-old Spotsylvania boy died Wednesday as the result of an incident earlier this week in the county in which he was struck by two ve… Read more

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Fredericksburg council, School Board debate plans, costs for new school

With no solid numbers to work with and no concrete plans for how to fund the project, some City Council members voiced skepticism of the vision for a new school by 2024 at a joint work session with the School Board. Read more

PHOTOS

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5 takeaways after California governor handily defeats recall

Five takeaways from California Gov. Gavin Newsom's victory and what it might signal for future elections nationwide. Read more

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Today’s top pics: California Gov. Gavin Newsom recall and more

Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

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Today in history: Sept. 15

In 1963, four Black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama,… Read more

Sports

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High school football: Who's No. 1 Fan Poll

It's time for our weekly Who's No. 1 fan poll once again. This week we're including any teams that have gotten a win so far this season. Le… Read more

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Bichette HRs, drives in 5; Ray fans 13 as Jays beat Rays 6-3

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered and matched his career-high with five RBIs, Robbie Ray fanned 13 over seven innings to claim the major league strikeout lead and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday. Read more

Trending

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Toys of Christmas Past: The toys and tech that defined each decade

Did your favorite make the list? Here are the most popular toys since 1952. Read more

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Watch Now: Festive options for visiting Santa during COVID-19

Malls, mail, and Zoom could help get your list into Santa's hands! Read more

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Watch Now: Thanksgiving food myths debunked

Not all Thanksgiving dishes are as they appear Read more

Opinion

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Richard Kyte: Thank the public servants in your community

Opinion: If you are sick of the corrosive nature of our political discourse, make your gratitude visible. Read more

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COMMENTARY: Politicians just talk about lowering prescription drug prices

There's a reason Republicans and Democrats both talk a lot about controlling Medicare spending on prescription drugs, but never actually get the job done. Read more

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EDITORIAL: Lee statue removal corrects history

Removing those Confederate monuments in Richmond is not rewriting history. It is correcting history. No Virginia child, Black or white, will ever again be misled by grandiose statues into believing that leaders of an effort to keep people in chains are worthy of our adulation. Read more

LETTER: Just call it U.S. 1

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Read more

LETTER: Need to know progressive views of disaster relief post-Ida

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Read more

Upcoming Events

Saint Michaels High School Bingo

Bingo resumes this Thurs., July 1 at 630pm, Saturdays 5pm and 1st Sat of the mo. (July 4th incl) 10… Read more

Compassioante Friends March Monthly Meeting - CANCELLED FOR MARCH

Monthly support group for bereaved Parents, Siblings and Grandparent who have lost a child of any a… Read more

Open Mic hosted by Billy Nave

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Business

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US working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering requiring vaccinations against COVID-19 and contact tracing of international visitors after the U.S. revamps current broad restrictions that bar many foreigners from traveling to the U.S., a top White House adviser said Wednesday. Read more

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House panel rejects drug pricing plan in setback to Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee dealt an ominous if symbolic blow Wednesday to President Joe Biden’s huge social and environment package, derailing a money-saving plan to let Medicare negotiate the price it pays for prescription drugs. Read more

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Los Angeles County to require vaccines in indoor bars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, lounges and nightclubs next month. Read more

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SpaceX aiming for night launch of 4 on 1st private flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. Read more

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Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

NAMBÉ, N.M. (AP) — Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process. Read more

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