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Stafford woman, son tied up during home invasion

A woman and her young son were tied up and robbed at their home in southern Stafford County just after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

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Stafford Sports Report

February may be short on days, but it’s long on importance to winter sports. This month started out with critical regular-season contests in boys and girls basketball as well, as tournaments that will determine the conference championships in wrestling and track.

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Stafford schools may close for primary election

The upcoming presidential primary could close county schools March 1, but the Stafford County School Board wants more information before deciding.

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Colonial Forge’s Winters named Conference 4 wrestler of the year

When asked to name a standout for this year’s team, it’s easy to forgive Bill Swink for naming nearly every wrestler on his roster. After all, this year’s Colonial Forge squad now includes 10 district champions and 13 regional qualifiers.

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Colonial Forge hits speed bump against Hylton

With seven consecutive wins, the Colonial Forge boys basketball team appeared ready for another post-season run, but those plans met a big speed bump Monday night.

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Base archaeologist uncovers 5,000 years of Quantico history

Archaeological digs on Marine Corps Base Quantico have turned up 5,000-year-old Native American spear points, a 124-pound cannonball from Civil War encampments and long-forgotten family cemeteries from the late 1800s. 

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Prep girls basketball standings

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Prep boys basketball standings

 
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Stafford school board may change meeting, public hearing date

In anticipation of the  inclement weather forcast for Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Stafford County school board is announcing a possible change to their meeting schedule for next week. Should inclement weather on Tuesday cause a change in school operations, the school board work session and regular meeting that evening will be rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The advertised budget public hearing also scheduled for Tuesday will move to Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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UPDATED: Man surrenders in North Stafford shooting

Chancellor Tolliver was taken into custody this evening without incident after turning himself in to authorities in Stafford County. Tolliver is currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.  

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VDOT hot spots for Stafford area

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Stafford County Head Start to host literacy night

The next Family Literacy Night will be Monday, Feb. 8. Activities will begin at 5 p.m., and a light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A GED and Parenting Skills class will take place at 6:30 p.m.

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Voter registration deadline for primary is Monday

The deadline to apply to register to vote in the March 1, 2016, primary is Monday, Feb. 8.

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Quantico Marines plan training

 Residents in the immediate vicinity of Marine Corps Base Quantico may hear more noise from ground/aircraft training/range clearance operations during the week of Feb 8-14.

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Stafford County man sentenced to 87 months for sex crime

Ricardo Cordero Torres, 43, of Stafford, was sentenced Feb. 5 to 87 months in prison for attempting to coerce an individual to engage in unlawful sexual activity, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia.

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Mail service still not back on track following blizzard

Having trouble getting your mail and packages? You’re not alone.

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Mountain View High grad excels in first season of college swimming

William & Mary swimming coach Matt Crispino, a former standout for the Tribe, said it can take weeks or months for high school standouts to adjust to the college level.

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Stafford youth inducted to toxicology society

A Stafford County youngster is the youngest member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), a national nonprofit dedicated to championing the efforts of research work in environmental toxicology and chemistry.

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North Anna Power Station exercise set for Feb. 9

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Dominion Virginia Power will conduct a full-scale exercise Feb. 9 at the North Anna Power Station.

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North Stafford Wolverines put together stellar season

Sometimes it’s the little things that make high school sports so fun.

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Stafford teen to be pilot for a day

A Stafford County teen with a rare chronic illness will get a chance to take a break from the treatments and difficulties of being sick when he spends a day with military pilots and aircraft.

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Stafford coach earns soccer honor

A coach, especially on the youth level, has to strike the right balance of discipline, instruction and camaraderie.

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Princesses, escorts dance to the music

Local princesses as young as 3 years old got a chance to spend the evening with the significant men in their lives at the annual Princess Ball on Saturday evening at the Rowser Building.

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Stafford schools post snow plan

After Jonas forced the closing of Stafford County schools last week, the district has no banked days for inclement weather closures, according to Valerie S. Cottongim, of Stafford County Public Schools.

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Youth lacrosse kicks off in Stafford

Stafford Youth Lacrosse is kicking off its spring 2016 season with registration this month.

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Local students to benefit from change in GED scoring

The recent recalibration of the minimum passing score on the GED high-school equivalency examination resulted in good news for hundreds of Virginia adult learners who took the test from early 2014 to early 2016.

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Stafford supervisors OK proffers for U.S. 1 project

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday to designate $1.8 million in anticipated proffers to the Courthouse Road and U.S. 1 intersection improvement project.

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Northern Virginia under flood watch

Most of Northern Virginia is under a flood watch through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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Stafford Sports Report

The brutal winter storm set everyone’s schedule back, but there’s time to catch up. Several teams and players failed to show any rust last week. Here’s a recap.

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Fredericksburg regional chamber presents annual awards

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized area business leaders for their business successes, entrepreneurial spirit and community commitment during its Jan. 29 annual awards banquet and gala, according to a news release.

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VDOT construction spots in area

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Quantico Marines schedule two days of training

Residents near Marine Corps Base Quantico may hear noise from ground/aircraft training/range clearance operations during the week of Feb 1-7.

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GOP State Central Committee rescinds statement of affiliation

The Republican Party of Virginia's State Central Committee voted unanimously by acclimation Jan. 30 to rescind the Statement of Affiliation tied to the voting in the Republican Primary on March 1, according to a news release.

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Fredericksburg area Realtors install officers

The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors (FAAR) recently hosted its annual Changing of the Guard Installation Dinner for 2016 officers, according to a news release.

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Colonial Forge grad eyes career in law enforcement

Tanaysa Henderson is a senior at Coppin State in Baltimore and she was around campus last April when riots hit the Charm City.

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Germanna's career center helps students transition to universities

The counselors in Germanna’s new Career and Transfer Center have a question for GCC students: “Do you know what you want to study and do you know where you want to transfer?”

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Fredericksburg regional chamber presents annual awards

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce honored area business leaders for their business successes, entrepreneurial spirit and community commitment during its Jan. 29 annual awards banquet and gala, according to a news release.

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Area legislators, governor agree to gun-safety deal

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a bipartisan deal that will keep guns away from domestic abusers and people who cannot pass background checks.

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Adopt Guinness

Guinness is a 20-month-old black and tan coonhound with a voice to prove it.

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Stafford students head to school Monday

The Stafford County School Board met Friday morning and determined that a regular school day would be in session Monday.

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Widewater State Park up for potential development

The Virginia General Assembly is expected to address a bond package in the coming weeks that includes the possible development of Widewater State Park.

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Maurer kicks off Rock Hill District term with Stafford supervisors

The newest member of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors began her term on the board this month, starting the year off with two meetings and plenty more to come.

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Stafford County schools closed Jan. 29

Stafford County Public Schools will be closed for students Friday, Jan. 29.

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Stafford County schools closed Jan. 28

All Stafford County public schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 28.

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Germanna to close early

Due to the inclement weather, all Germanna Community College locations close at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

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Chamber of Commerce celebrates a century of leadership

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce kicked off its centennial celebration with a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday.

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Stafford County man falls through ice trying to save dog

A 64-year-old man trying to save the family's pet dog also fell through the ice on Aquia Creek in Stafford County on Jan. 26.

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A student's dream: exams cancelled

It's a student's dream come true: Stafford County Public Schools announced this week that exams are officially cancelled.

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Stafford Sports Report

Winter Storm Jonas wrecked havoc on the region – causing, among other things, just about all of the high school sporting events over the weekend to be postponed. However, there was some action that occurred just prior to this monster snow event.

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