New Dominion Podcast: Joshua Cole on Building Bridges

Joshua Cole (D) is a former member of and present candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates who shares his perspective on how work gets done in Richmond, how his Christian faith shapes his values as a Democrat, and his experiences making Virginia better for Lottie, Dottie, and everybody.

Local Government This Week

Fredericksburg Oct. 5 – Thursday – Presentation on Proposed Plan for a Memorial on the Auction Block Site – Historic Council Chambers, 907 Princess Anne St. – Read more Spotsylvania Oct. 3 – Tuesday – Agricultural Forestal Committee Meeting – Community Development Conference Room 1 Read more Oct. 4 – Wednesday – Planning Commission – […]

New Dominion Podcast: Howard Rudat

Howard Rudat is running for Rock Hill Supervisor in Stafford County and shares his background and vision, why bringing national politics to local government is a bad idea, Muslim cemeteries… and how Stafford desperately needs a movie theater.

Who’s Your Founding Father?

by David Fleming Published by Hachette Books (May 16, 2023), Hardcover – $29, 320 pages Hardback edition Kindle Edition Audible Edition Reviewed by Erik Nelson BOOKS The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was signed on May 20, 1775, in Charlotte, North Carolina, more than a year before July 4, 1776. Whaaat? Thomas Jefferson’s tombstone states he […]

BOOK REVIEW: Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

Published by Ecco/HarperCollins (August 1, 2023), Hardback – $30, 384 pages Hardback edition Kindle edition Audiobook edition Reviewed by Ashley Riggleson Elizabeth Acevedo had an auspicious introduction to the literary scene when she published her debut Young Adult novel, The Poet X. While Acevedo is a successful writer in the young people’s literature scene, her […]

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Singing in the Rain’

Producing a show in a “found” theater space is always a challenge. There are structural issues (size, obstructed views, a lot of stairs) that producers face. These can be accepted with a lot of humor and ingenuity in staging and audience handling. For the most part the directed production of Singin’ in the Rain-directed by […]

Voters’ Guide

Voters’ Guide Early voting starts today, and the FXBG Advance is pleased to provide this Voters’ Guide to the citizens of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford. This page will be atop our website through November 7, Election Day, so you can always find out more about voting and the candidates running by going to our website. […]

LOCAL DEATHS Spotsylvania, Stafford, FXBG

Frank Robert “Bob” Bal Stafford John Donald Tobin Jr. Fredericksburg Marjorie Rose Stup Fredericksburg Albert H. Phillips Stafford John Warren Bubb Spotsylvania Kevin Blair Salvador Fredericksburg Elenor Dale Allen Sandra Estes Jones Spotsylvania Kenneth G. Mills Stafford Harold John Wallace Stafford Tina L. Robinson Fredericksburg Peggy Ann Russell Pitts Harrell Spotsylvania  

New Dominion Podcast: Matt Kelly, Transportation, and ADUs

  Fredericksburg City Councilman Matt Kelly discusses the relationship between Richmond and localities, the region’s $10 billion transportation hole, the role of local businesses, the need for broader regional buy-in when tackling serious regional problems, and of course — ADUs.

Meet the Author (and Editor) at Barnes and Noble

Come meet the author of 30 Days with America’s High School Coaches, as well as the founder and editor of the FXBG Advance, at Barnes & Noble on September 30. Martin will be signing copies of his book. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a good read, and talk with FXBG Advance’s editor. To […]