Buc-ees Looking to Open in Stafford

Company has submitted a conditional use application to allow construction of a travel center with vehicle fuel sales in Garrisonville district. Buc-ees, the Texas-based chain of travel centers, is looking at Stafford County as the site of its third Virginia location. The company wants to open a travel center on a 36.18-acre site at the […]

ECONOMIC CENTS: HVAC Systems and Air Flow Go Hand-in-Hand

Dirty filters, built up air pressure cause for inefficiencies in many homes. by Bruce SallerGUEST WRITER The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system works hard enough on both cool and warm days to keep people comfortable. Don’t make it work harder by restricting its airflow.  A dirty air filter can reduce your system’s efficiency […]


See and experience the Boy King in a way not previously possible. It’s the perfect get-away for families this summer. When Akhenaten became Pharoah of Egypt during the 18th Dynasty (1539 B.C.E. – 1292 B.C.E.), he threw Egyptian society into chaos by ending the worship of all gods but one – Aten; the sun disk. […]

Virginia Is for Lovers of Creative Colors

Local print shop wins major contract to design, produce, market, and distribute one of the most iconic marketing slogans ever developed for a state. There are lots of interesting tourism slogans. “Sweet Home, Alabama” – Nice song, but sounds better backed by Lynyrd Skynyrd than on a road sign. “Dream Big” – You’d think a […]

Mary Washington Healthcare Exploring Controversial 340B Program

Designed to help hospitals offset expensive drug treatments, 340B has faced questions from the medical establishment over how profits from the program are used. Mary Washington Healthcare is looking to participate in a federal drug pricing program that would allow the hospital system to purchase outpatient drugs at roughly half the sales price and charge […]

Announcing the First Annual Fredericksburg Film Festival

There’s no reason now to travel to Cannes or Sundance—Fredericksburg is getting a film festival of its own. The first annual Fredericksburg Film Festival will take place throughout downtown starting Thursday and lasting through Sunday. Thirty-three original, independent short and feature-length narrative and documentary films will be screened during the festival, and there will also […]

News Quiz for April 27

by Martin DavisEDITOR-IN-CHIEF How well do you know the news in our region? See how well you understand the news that happened over the past week. All the answers are found in the news stories we published from April 19 until April 26. Did you miss one? Read up on the news you missed at […]

Spanberger Looms Large at Democratic Forum

Candidates reveal few differences between themselves in a friendly public forum. Congressional District 7’s out-going representative, Abigail Spanberger, isn’t on the ballot for this year’s primary. But her presence hung heavy over the candidate’s forum held in Fredericksburg Wednesday night. After each of the seven candidates’ opening statements, the first question placed the congresswoman front […]

Autism Awareness Event Illuminates and Celebrates

An unfortunate confrontation in Stafford County 14 years ago sparks idea for annual event that returns this Saturday to Spotsylvania. Saturday, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Department and EMS will gather at Chancellor High School for a day of low-key family fun with children who have autism, as well as other disabled individuals. The idea is […]

What is Green Infrastructure? Friday’s Charette Offered a Crash Course.

At North Stafford High School, the hottest point in the Fredericksburg region, temperatures are on average 17 degrees warmer than the coolest spots. Also, as the just as the footprint of the school has expanded over the years, so has the amount of stormwater runoff, which is contributing to significant erosion at certain points. Cosner […]