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Marines' training extends to midnight

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

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NoVa lane closures for upcoming week

I-95 EXPRESS LANES CORRIDOR 

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Gold: New buildings need new energy source

It seems to me…the current building codes in Stafford County and elsewhere require new construction to be built for the present and not for the future. And this is especially true in regard to several environmental issues.

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Stafford County players winding down minor league season

The Major League Baseball All-Star break ended last Friday and teams began the second half of the season.

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Adopt Clarabelle Cow

Clarabelle Cow is a 1-year-old pitbull/ terrier mix with a heart of gold.

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Stafford schools announce new administrative appointments

At recent meetings the Stafford County School Board approved the appointment of the following individuals:

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Cortez: Sanctuary city, immigrant crime

Four unarmed Marines and one sailor were brutally murdered in Tennessee recently. Hits home to this retired leatherneck and thousands more Stafford residents serving at Quantico or other nearby military bases.

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Gold: New buildings need new energy source

It seems to me…the current building codes in Stafford County and elsewhere require new construction to be built for the present and not for the future. And this is especially true in regard to several environmental issues.

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VIDEO: Cardboard boats compete to stay afloat

Aquia Landing was storming with boats christened “Splish Splash,” “Two in a Melon” and “The Cicada” for the 12th annual Stafford Cardboard Boat Regatta the past weekend.

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Adopt Kali

Kali is a 2- year-old tortoiseshell shorthair. She is missing an eye but that doesn’t slow her down. If you're looking for a fun-loving, active kitty visit Kali at the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, (540) 898-1500.

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Williams: Getting up close and personal with your pet

Part of being a responsible pet parent is making sure we take our pets for regular visits to the veterinarian, at least annually. But what about between those visits?

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Stafford Sports Report

It’s never too early to begin talking about football season. And with the schedules of the local team having been recently released, it’s as good a time as ever. Here is a rundown of the football slates for the Stafford-area schools.

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Marines' training could get noisy

Residents in the immediate vicinity of Marine Corps Base Quantico may hear an increase in noise from ground/aircraft training or range clearance operations.

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Quantico base command changes hands

The command of Marine Corps Base Quantico passed from Col. David Maxwell to Col. Joseph Murray during a ceremony Friday at Little Hall. Maxwell had served as base commander since May 19, 2012.

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Porter Library to host visit by raptors

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is hosting super-powered birds of prey from The Wildlife Center of Virginia at the Porter Branch, 1 - 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22.

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Widescreen TVs stolen from North Stafford residence

A house at Goose Pond Road in North Stafford was ransacked and two widescreen televisions were taken when the occupants were on vacation, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy said.

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Wanted: New home for horses owned by Stafford couple who died in boating accident

An area rescue is looking for a loving home for two horses belonging to a Stafford County couple who died in a boating accident July 7.

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Building off U.S. 1 in Stafford sold to group of investors

A multi-tenant retail building at the entrance to Quantico Corporate Center, 125 Corporate Drive, Stafford, was sold recently to a group of Northern Virginia investors from Fairfax Station for $3.55 million.

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Zurasky reelected to head Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Matthew Zurasky of Stafford County was reelected chairman of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board of Directors for fiscal 2016. He and others were elected to the board for terms beginning July 1 at a meeting June 16.

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Democrat Bratton seeks Stafford supervisor seat

A former sailor is the Democratic Party’s candidate for the Griffis-Widewater seat on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors in the November election.

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NoVa area lane closures this week

I-95 EXPRESS LANES CORRIDOR CLOSURES

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Kerr: Does the Stafford airport have a future?

The battle of the Stafford Regional Airport never seems to end.

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Blankenship: Summertime, and the livin' is easy

Sitting on the front porch, watching all the cars go by, but falling asleep when they don’t… In any event, retirement life here in Aquia Harbour means we don’t see some Stafford County problems facing our fellow residents elsewhere.

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Stafford pair detailing first Air Force One

The 30-person Air Force One Detailing Team, which has spent the past decade restoring and now preserving the first Air Force One presidential jet known as the SAM (Special Air Missions) 970, has two Stafford County detailers on the crew.

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Adopt Hershey

Hershey is a 4-year-old chocolate Lab/hound mix. He is a silly goofball and a total sweetheart.

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Stafford County receives AAA bond rating

Stafford County received a AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, announced Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary Snellings, Hartwood District, during a news conference Tuesday at the county administration building.

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Adopt Bitsy

Bitsy is an approximately 9-week-old Bombay mix, female.

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Another phone scam targets Stafford County

If you get a call from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office asking for money, be warned: You are being scammed.

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Stafford Sports Report

Whether it’s being on the roster for an All-Star Game or chosen as one of the top high school performers in the state, each is just about the highest honor one can receive at his or her level. These distinctions are normally reserved for those with more experience, but occasionally there are some with talent far beyond their years.

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Adopt Hank

Hank is around 8 weeks old and has hound, corgi, and mystery mutt mixed into his genes.

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Adopt Shaq

Shaq is an 8-year-old black & tan coonhound who has been in the shelter for quite a while.

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NoVa lane closures for upcoming week

I-95 EXPRESS LANES CORRIDOR CLOSURES

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Dome home pops up in North Stafford

Driving down Joshua Road you will pass a lot of conventional homes until you see a home pop up that looks much like something from Walt Disney’s Epcot center.

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Gold: 'Kick the can' planning

It seems to me…The Stafford County Board of Supervisors needs to read a bit more on population growth, urban planning and transportation issues before they make any decisions on the future growth of the county.

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Stafford students finish state police cadet program

The 26th Youth Cadet Law Enforcement program, or the Junior Law Cadet program, included seven Stafford County rising seniors in the weeklong Virginia State Police trainee program.

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UPDATED: Man wanted in Triangle Shopping Plaza shooting arrested in Fairfax

Fairfax County police on Wednesday arrested Robert Lee Shorts of Stafford County in connection with a June 21 shooting at the Triangle Shopping Plaza in Dumfries.

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UPDATED: Searchers find bodies of missing Stafford boaters

Searchers have now found two bodies believed to be a Stafford County couple who disappeared from their boat in the Potomac River on Wednesday.

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Blankenship: New Aquia Center begins

Finally, dirt is being pushed around and big pipes are getting laid. No, it’s not a dream.

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Stafford Sports Report

While all of the sports played on the high school level center on a team-first concept, there are certainly congratulations to be spread around to the standout performers during the 2015 spring season. Here is a rundown of the local athletes who received All-State honors last month from the Virginia High School League (VHSL).

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I-95 lanes to close Thursday night

Interstate 95 northbound in Stafford County will be reduced to a single lane tonight at the Route 17 overpass.

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OK to drink the yellow water in Stafford County

Officials are telling residents of southern Stafford County that it's safe to drink the yellow water, but don't do the laundry.

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Gibbons to run for Stafford County supervisor from Rock Hill

Robert C. Gibbons is once again running for the Rock Hill supervisor seat.

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Targeted growth policy returned to Stafford County planners

After a lengthy discussion about targeted growth areas in the county, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted 4-3 Tuesday to send the matter back to the county's planning commission for further review.

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Adopt Davenport

Davenport is a 5-year-old black & white tuxedo shorthair.

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UPDATE: Stafford deputies arrest three after bank robbery

Three Richmond men face robbery charges in Monday’s holdup of a Stafford County bank, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy said.

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Stafford students earn NOVEC college scholarships

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives have awarded 14 college scholarships in May and June to outstanding high school seniors who live in the co-op's territory in Stafford, Prince William, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun counties, and in the City of Manassas Park.

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Guns, rifles stolen from Highway Garage

Two handguns and two rifles were taken from Highway Garage on American Legion Road in Stafford between 7 p.m. June 29 and the next morning, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy said.

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Cardboard boat race on the horizon in Stafford County

The 12th annual Stafford County Cardboard Boat Regatta gets underway at 11 a.m. July 18 from Aquia Landing Beach.

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NoVa lane closures for upcoming week

No lane/shoulder closures will be allowed from noon Friday, July 3, through noon on Monday, July 6.

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