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After 43 years in Fredericksburg, Roberson's Music tunes up for swan song

Roberson’s, which grew from that small instrument repair shop into a full-service music store and studio, will close its doors Dec. 23 after more than four decades in business.  Read more

Local and State News


Summit leads to proposal to build community for Fredericksburg-area homeless

The regional Continuum of Care—the planning body that coordinates services for the homeless in the Fredericksburg region—has put together a… Read more


Lane closures set for Chatham Bridge this week

Repair work will lead to lane closures on the bridge this week, beginning Monday and continuing through Friday. Read more



A more active pattern will dominate this week’s weather in the Fredericksburg area. Read more

Crime, Courts & Fire


Convicted con man gets more prison time in Spotsylvania

A man convicted of conning people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a number of years was ordered Monday to serve an additional … Read more



10 notable moments on TV in 2021

Here are some of the year’s defining TV moments from the perspective of The Associated Press’ television and media writers. Read more


Top pics from the weekend: Kennedy Center Honors and more

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


Today in history: Dec. 6

In 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch … Read more


High school roundup: Courtland boys top Riverbend

Micah Roberts hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points to help Courtland pick up its second straight boys basketball win, 55–3… Read more


US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” Read more



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


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


Watch Now: Thanksgiving food myths debunked

Not all Thanksgiving dishes are as they appear Read more


COMMENTARY: U.S. politics misses Bob Dole and his self-deprecating wit

THE LAST time I talked with Bob Dole, it was nearing sunset on a glorious late October afternoon in 1988. On that occasion, he displayed hi… Read more

Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan

Thankful for local Good Samaritan Read more

Letter: Consumption is killing us

Consumption is killing the Earth Read more

Letter: U.S. must reclaim world leader status

Our nation must reclaim world leader status Read more


EDITORIAL: The day one world ended, and another began

HISTORY doesn’t have that 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

Open Mic hosted by Billy Nave

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Open Jam hosted by Charlie Hilderbrand

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Navy halts use of fuel storage complex above Hawaii aquifer

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is suspending use of a massive World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water — following days of complaints that tap water smells like fuel and has sickened some people. Read more


Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes faces cross-examination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fraud trial of fallen Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is set to resume Tuesday with continued cross-examination of Holmes and possible expert psychological testimony. Read more


China's November exports rise 21.4% but growth eases

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose by double digits in November but growth declined, while imports accelerated in a sign of stronger domestic demand. Read more

China's November exports rise 21.4% over a year ago but growth eases; import growth surges to 31.7%

BEIJING (AP) — China's November exports rise 21.4% over a year ago but growth eases; import growth surges to 31.7%. Read more


Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased. Read more