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Stafford Sports Report

With so many games taking place at this part of the spring season, it’s hard to not find great individual performances and outstanding finishes. Last week had a little of both. Here are some of the highlights.

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Nine injured in 20-car pileup on I-95

The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed for close to three hours Sunday after 20-car pileup sent nine people to area hospitals.

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Marines to train all week

Residents in the immediate vicinity of Marine Corps Base Quantico may experience an increase in noise from ground/aircraft training/range clearance operations during the week of May 2-8.

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Blake Frohnapfel heads to Colts' camp

Colonial Forge High School graduate Blake Frohnapfel will attend the Indianapolis Colts' rookie mini-camp May 6-9.

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University of Mary Washington to award diplomas

The University of Mary Washington will hold its 2016 commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7.

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Stafford school board member resigns

School board member Emily Fallon suddenly resigned from her position on the board Friday, citing medical problems.

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VDOT hot spots in Stafford area for upcoming week

Route 610 (Garrisonville Road)

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Newspapers to adopt InsideNoVa name

Starting next week, Prince William Today and the Stafford County Sun will have new names.

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Science and Engineering Festival touches down at Stafford airport

An estimated 1,000 people attended the event that was briefly dampened by rain on April 23 at the Stafford Regional Airport.

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High-tech gadgets let homeowner see prowler on the move

A North Stafford County homeowner’s high-tech security system alerted him that a prowler was at his house, sheriff’s office 1st Lt. Eric Quinn said.

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Frohnapfel heads into NFL Draft with open mind

As the NFL Draft gets closer, more teams are contacting Blake Frohnapfel to make sure they have his right cell number.

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Head Start school news

The Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program and The Early Head Start Program are continuing to accept applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Call Head Start at (540) 368-2559 or Early Head Start at (540) 373-2072 for more information.

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Stafford High dedication set

The new Stafford High School will be dedicated at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Tours of the new building will be available between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

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Colonial Forge baseball prepares for conference play

The Colonial Forge baseball team is 9-3, but the team’s record could be even better if just two innings were erased from the Eagles season so far.

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Stafford school board picks math over English

The Stafford County School Board agreed to tweak its adopted fiscal 2017 operating budget Tuesday, swapping out five high school English teacher positions in favor of adding four math specialists.

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to celebrate anniversary

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg celebrates its 60th anniversary the weekend of April 30/May 1 at 25 Chalice Circle in Falmouth. All the festivities for the liberal religious congregation fall under the theme “Sharing Our Light for 60 Years,” according to a news release.

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Stafford Sports Report

With one week left in April and less than a month remaining in the regular seasons, here is a look at the past week in local high school sports.

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May Fest set for Moncure school in May

The annual free May Fest hosted by Foundation Church will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21 at Moncure Elementary School, according to Peggy Bailey, vendor coordinator.

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All in the family: Father-son, father-daughter teams fight fires in Stafford

Six father-son, father-daughter pairs fight fires for Stafford Volunteer Fire Department, and their service combines for more than 100 years of volunteer firefighting.

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Wittman receives U.S. Chamber’s “Spirit of Enterprise” Award for pro-growth record

Congressman Rob Wittman, R-1st Dist., has been selected to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies.

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Senior Spring Fling on tap in North Stafford

North Stafford to host seniors citizens’ prom North Stafford High School will present “Senior Spring Fling,” the 18th annual senior citizens’ prom at 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the school.

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Marines to train into the early hours next week

 Residents in the immediate vicinity of Marine Corps Base Quantico may experience an increase in noise as an effect from ground/aircraft training/range clearance operations during the week of Apr. 25-May 1.

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Team Power Kix to host golf tourney

Team Power Kix of North Stafford is hosting a golf tournament at the Gauntlet Golf Club to support the more than 35 athletes who will compete in the Amateur Athletic Union team. Registration for the June 3 match is $100 per golfer and includes lunch.

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Stafford County area VDOT hot spots for week of April 24

Stafford County

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Friends of the Library to raffle Mother’s Day quilt

This Mother’s Day the Friends of the Library are raffling a vintage quilt to benefit the Donna Cote Memorial Fund, which was established in honor of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s longtime director.

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Stafford sheriff's office looking for info on shooting into dwelling

 The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a recent shooting into a dwelling near the intersection of Truslow Road and Lyons Boulevard, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman M.C. Morris Moncure said.

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Library to host Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is April 23-30, and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is celebrating with classes and events to keep residents financially fit.

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Tallez winding down lacrosse career at Ferrum

When Johnny Tallez entered Ferrum in the spring season of 2013, he was one of many freshmen starting in the men’s lacrosse program.

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Science, engineering fest set for April 23

The Stafford Science & Engineering Festival will be held Saturday, April 23, 11-4 p.m. at the Stafford Regional Airport.

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Historical society may get new roof during The Community Give

 For the Stafford County Historical Society, a successful day during The Community Give on May 3 will help fund a new roof on the Hobby School in Falmouth.

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Kites hang around Porter library

More than 40 kites are on display at the Porter library through the end of April.

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Kars for Kevin raises funds for MADD

 A total of 110 vehicles registered for the Kars for Kevin car show at Buffalo Wild Wings in North Stafford before cars were turned away on Sunday, according to Kyle Burks, one of the organizers.

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A few good cooks battle for the golden cup

Although combat rations have evolved over the last 30 years, the tan-bagged Meal-Ready-to Eat, commonly known as the MRE by service members, provides sustenance but is far from a gourmet meal.

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Stafford union workers squeezed by proposed grocery merger

Job security in the wake of a pending merger between the parent companies of Giant Foods and Food Lion brought out some 60 Giant workers and their supporters to a meeting in North Stafford on Wednesday.

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Squires named Colonial Forge wrestling coach

Ian Squires has been named Colonial Forge’s new head wrestling coach.

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Giant Food union to host town hall meeting in North Stafford

The quest to keep the Giant Food grocery store open in North Stafford and other locations in the area prompted employees to launch the “Save My Store” campaign after the news that the Ahold/Delhaize merger could close local stores. The new firm would own three stores in North Stafford, a unionized Giant and two Food Lions.

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Stafford BOS approves tax rate at 99 cents

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors approved its budget Tuesday, agreed to a real estate tax rate and approved its Capital Improvement Program.

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Colonial Forge boys soccer remains unbeaten

With a 3-0 win over Massaponax at home on Tuesday night, the Colonial Forge boys soccer team is undefeated a month into the season, a perfect start seemingly 13 years in the making.

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Brooke Point softball beats Mountain View

Brooke Point High School's softball team broke open a 2-1 game with a three- run fourth-inning on a two run single by Nicole Lucia Tuesday.

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Stafford Sports Report

The warmer weather this past week indicated that spring is here to stay. The same is true of the spring high school sports season…at least for the next month or so. Here is a recap of the most recent highlights.

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Mountain View grad up to speed at Randolph lacrosse

It did not take Luke Hunley long to realize the difference between high school and college lacrosse.

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Head Start school news for upcoming week

Students attending kindergarten at Hampton Oaks Elementary in the fall will tour the school April 18 at 10 a.m. Students attending kindergarten at Barrett Elementary in the fall will tour that school Tuesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. Parents are invited to attend these tours, but must meet the students at the elementary schools.

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Blood donor could win Redskins’ fan package

The Washington Redskins’ sponsorship partner Virginia Blood Services will be holding a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

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Gregory a fixture in North Stafford lineup

With the bases loaded in the fourth inning of a tight game against Mountain View, Austin Gregory moved in a few steps to catch a fly ball from his position in centerfield.

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Audit confirms questionable budget practices in Stafford schools

The Stafford County School Board has released results from an interim forensic financial audit report for fiscal 2013 that outlines irregularities in how the school system processed budget adjustments.

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Colonial Forge High hosts Agents of Change Day

Local students who are members of Agents of Change hosted a morning of sharing knowledge, stretching their muscles and helping to feed the hungry.

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Quantico, FBI plan for 15 explosions April 15

Marine Corps Base Quantico and the FBI will be destroying explosives from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, April 15 at the base.

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Stafford High to stage Kipling favorite as a musical

The drama department at Stafford High School will present “The Jungle Book” on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, April 21 – 23, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 16, and Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m.; at the Stafford High School auditorium, 63 Stafford Indians Lane.

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Stafford High to return to normal class schedule

The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce Stafford High School’s current plus-10-minute schedule that resulted from needing to make up hours it lost.

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