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Body found in port-a-potty near Courtland High School

The body of a man was found in a portable toilet at a construction site next to Courtland High School in Spotsylvania County on Monday.

Spotsylvania School Board approves high school redistricting plan

The Spotsylvania County School Board has approved a redistricting plan that affects four of the county's five high schools.

Spotsylvania to hold information sessions about high school redistricting

The families of Spotsylvania County students will have the opportunity to hear more about two plans for redistricting four of the county's five high schools at a ...

Spotsylvania parents have many questions about high school redistricting

Spotsylvania County parents questioned school division officials for about two hours this week at the third of four information sessions on redistricting plans that ...

Spotsylvania residents mostly opposed to proposed high school redistricting plans

Of the 28 people who spoke at a Spotsylvania County School Board public hearing Monday night about proposed redistricting plans that would affect four of the ...

Photos: Massaponax vs Courtland boys basketball | Gallery

The Massaponax Panthers overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the Cougars 51-49 at Courtland High School on Dec. 7, 2018.

Spotsylvania County Schools | Announcements |

Johanas Smith, Olivia Fleming, Lilyana Thrash, William Therrien, Vivien Acosta Alegria, Emily Sanders, Alainnah Rozewicz, Casey Grontas–Biedenbender, ...

High school boys basketball: In game of runs, Massaponax's final one helps defeat Courtland

Massaponax junior point guard Khai Seargeant quietly endured heckling from the crowd Friday night during the Panthers' nondistrict trip to Spotsylvania County ...

Courtland German club students win national first-place prize for gingerbread art

December is when everyone else in the country is assembling gingerbread houses—but the students in Courtland High School's German program are done with ...

Spotsylvania police arrest two former students in Courtland High vandalism

Two young Spotsylvania County men have been arrested in connection with vandalism at Courtland High School over the weekend, police said.

Students of the Month: January | Education |

Jason Kaiser, the son of Jason Kaiser Sr., and Larizza Kaiser, is a senior at Brooke Point High School. Jason is a member of National Honor Society and ...

Area businesses can check out Spotsylvania Career & Technical Center at open house

For 22 years, Stafford County business Childress Heating & A/C, Inc. has sponsored employees in the Virginia apprenticeship program. One of them is ...

Vandalism spree inside Courtland High caught on camera, court records show

Spotsylvania County authorities didn't have to dig too deep in their bag of tricks to develop suspects in a recent vandalism at Courtland High School.

High school football: Courtland continues its rebound with decisive win over Stafford

The Courtland football team that put up little resistance in its season opener against Louisa is no longer recognizable.

A look at changes that await students in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania

Students in the public school systems in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties and the city of Fredericksburg start classes Tuesday, joining counterparts in ...

Students of the Month: December | News |

Guinevere Unterbrink, the daughter of Kimberly Carrol and Kevin Unterbrink, is a senior at Caroline High School. Guinevere has maintained an exceptional ...

Perspective is paramount to Ms. Wheelchair Virginia | Health Living

At first glance, the tattoo on Vicki Varner's forearm looks like a mishmash of capital letters, arranged in no particular order.

For Snyders, state baseball titles are a family affair

SALEM—From time to time, John Snyder would dust off the VHS tape and summon his son Eugene down to the basement for a showing of the family's favorite ...

DECA: Two Spotsylvania County teams place top 10 in the world

Two teams from the same school district placed top ten in the world at an International DECA Competition held in Atlanta, Ga., in April. This conference, for high ...

High school roundup: Allinder ignores the boos, leads Louisa over Courtland

When Louisa senior quarterback Rob Allinder walked onto the field at Courtland Friday night, he was taken aback.

Teenager who was fatally shot in officer-involved shooting in Spotsylvania moved around a lot

The teenager who was shot and killed March 8 after allegedly pulling a gun on Spotsylvania County deputies appears to have moved frequently in recent years.

Spotsylvania football players have a constutitional right to kneel during national anthem, School Board says

Spotsylvania County School Board members agreed Monday night that the Constitution protects the Courtland High School football players who knelt in protest ...

Williams, Sr., Kevin R. | Obituaries |

Kevin Raynard Williams, Sr., 53, of Spotsylvania County, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 8, 2019. Kevin was a retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. ...

Spotsylvania deputy's 'grit is an inspiration to all' as she battles brain cancer

Deputy Heather Lloyd was visiting friends at the Fredericksburg Police Department when she saw the officer who provided her field training.

High school baseball preview

With a wealth of travel teams available, not every young athlete is receptive to instruction from his or her high school coach. But when Fredericksburg Christian ...

High school theater productions - spring 2018 | Entertainment

It's an exciting new theater season for area high schools and theatergoers—from beloved Broadway musicals like “The Music Man” to an iconic Tennessee ...

Rogers, Erin | Obituaries |

Erin Lacy Rogers of Spotsylvania County, Va., passed away peacefully at home on the early morning of Thursday, June 28, 2018 with her family by her side.

Battlefield golf tournament: Spotsylvania's Detore continues her dominance, Courtland shocks district foes

A double bogey on her final hole denied Rachel Detore of Spotsylvania a chance to match her previous best score at the Meadows Farms Golf Course ...

Courtland High gingerbread house team continues its sweet success

You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!,” a cookie famously—but wrongly—declares in the fairy tale. But a group of Spotsylvania County students have ...

Spotsylvania kneeling debate turns into a political football

On the morning of Nov. 14, Spotsylvania County School Board member Kirk Twigg sent an email linking protests by high school football players to upcoming ...

PHOTOS: Caroline boys beat Courtland 59-57 at the buzzer

Caroline's Devin Coleman pushed Caroline to a 59-57 victory over Courtland with a last-second basket at Courtland High School in Spotsylvania.

Battlefield District track meet: Courtland sweeps boys, girls titles

The approach Abigail Howes took in her first Battlefield District outdoor track and field meet was simple.

High school girls soccer: Courtland's Reid finally finds the net against Chancellor

Sophomore Kylie Reid has been a reliable performer for Courtland's girls soccer team this season.

Battlefield District indoor track meet: Relay team's extra effort clinches boys' title for Courtland

Courtland track and field coach J.C. Hall is used to pulling out close victories as the Cougars' long-time football coach.

Students of the Month: November | News |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for November:

Students of the Month: May and June | Local |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for May:

Courtland High School student will be a member of the Great American Marching Band in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

BY JEFF BRANSCOME. THE FREE LANCE–STAR. Cassie Coss has watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV for as long as she can remember.

Collins, Christopher Michael | Obituaries |

Collins, Christopher Michael went home to the Lord on February 27, 2018. Michael was born in Monterey, Calif. on September 23, 2000. Michael was the kindest ...

Spotsylvania supervisors spar over child custody case | Local

A row broke out between two Spotsylvania County supervisors during Tuesday night's board meeting.

High school softball preview: It's all in the family for Courtland's Buzzell

When Cameron Buzzell was born, her grandmother made two predictions.

STEVE DeSHAZO: Former Courtland football coach Ken Brown gave as much as he won

WHEN Rich Serbay took over as James Monroe High School's football coach in 1985, he didn't have to look far to find a measuring stick for his program.

Louisa County linebacker Brandon Smith named Gatorade state football player of the year

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound linebacker joins former St Anne's-Belfield standout Chris Long as the only Central Virginia player to win the prestigious award.

Kay, Candace Howlin | Obituaries |

Candace Howlin Kay, 28, wife, mother, and dear friend to all she knew, died on June 17, 2018 after an extended battle with cancer. Candace will be tenderly ...

Former Courtland football coach Ken Brown dies | High School

Ken Brown, who coached Courtland High School to four state football titles in the 1980s, has died.

Spotsylvania deputy kills armed juvenile suspected in drive-by shootings

A juvenile listed as a runaway from New Jersey was killed Thursday in a gun battle with Spotsylvania County Sheriff's deputies investigating him in a pair of ...

Courtland High School basketball players “Team up to Give back” to local preschoolers at Cedar Forest Elementary

Courtland High School girls and boys varsity basketball players recently visited Virginia Preschool Initiative students at Cedar Forest Elementary. During their ...

Spotsylvania County's own Danny McBride a featured guest at 2016 Virginia Film Festival

A young Danny McBride first stretched his imagination by writing plays as a student at Courtland High School in Spotsylvania County. This November, the ...

Difference Makers: Braswells fight youth violence in years since teen son's murder

Music played and hundreds of people milled about, enjoying the sunny morning at Courtland High School.

Fredericksburg area has produced its share of celebrities, pt. I

Our area is where George Washington was born and grew up. Several other well-known historical figures also have connections here: John Paul Jones, James ...

Check out the incredible gingerbread houses created at this year's national competition  KGO-TV

Each year, competitors at the National Gingerbread House Competition bring the idea of playing with your food to a whole new level.

Courtland High graduate returns home after accident that left her paralyzed

Vicki Varner decided on a purple, lace shirt and pink Hunter boots, and she left her light-brown hair hanging casually down her back.

High school boys basketball: Courtland's frontcourt proves to be too much for Massaponax

Courtland center Nick Woods led a powerful inside game at both ends of the court Friday night as the Cougars mauled Massaponax, 63–36, to even their record ...

Student of the Month: September | Local |

Mark Maire, the son of Mark and Phyllis Maire, has been selected as the Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month for September at Brooke Point High ...

High school volleyball preview: Walshes serve up a family rivalry

No sooner does Bob Walsh enter the gymnasium at Courtland High School than he's confronted with a coaching conundrum and a parenting paradox.

Christmas Eve accident leaves former Courtland High athlete paralyzed

They rode away in the fog, wearing flannel Christmas pajamas.

Hedelt: Spotsylvania County's Danny McBride wows crowd at Virginia Film Festival

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Spotsylvania's own Danny McBride joined his longtime creative partner Jody Hill in front of a sellout crowd here at the Virginia Film ...

Students explore 304-year-old Germanna Colony during 3-week immersive German Academy

High school students from across Virginia interviewed staff members representing Germanna settlers and some of their descendants on Thursday at the site of ...

Independence Day events and celebrations | Weekender

JUNE 29-30. Independence Fireworks, George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Enjoy an evening of family fun and ...

Students of the Month: April | Local |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for April:

Local artist's works on display in black history exhibit in Richmond

Freedom rings in different ways to different people, and the latest exhibit at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Richmond explores how ...

Counselor combines education with life experiences to help others

Bridgette Williams got her high school diploma 11 years later than the rest of her class at Courtland High School, then made up for lost time in a big way.

The Class of 2015 Is Getting Ready To Graduate

Fredericksburg, VA - Here's a schedule of this year's high school graduation ceremonies in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

Fredericksburg, Va., man allegedly held woman, two children captive in house for years  Staunton News Leader

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The rickety looking house where a woman and her two children were allegedly held captive stands in stark contrast to the much ...

Spotsylvania Fourth Of July 2017: Fireworks, Stars & Stripes Spectacular

Fourth Of July 2017: Spotsylvania Goes Big - Fredericksburg, VA - The Spotsylvania Stars & Stripes Spectacular is 3-10 p.m. Saturday in the Spotsylvania ...

Semipro basketball

The Fredericksburg Grizzlies qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Region playoffs in its first two years as an American Basketball Association franchise.

Bear sightings reported in Spotsylvania

Maybe it's a runaway cow, Mark and Olivia Fetch thought as the large animal trotted across a field in Spotsylvania County.

Court records show that suspected killer in Stafford was tracked down by victim's stolen items

A man accused of killing his cousin Nov. 25 in Stafford County almost immediately started trying to make ATM withdrawals and purchases using cards from the ...

All-Area girls soccer: Canada made her dad proud, leading Courtland to state semifinals

When Tim Canada learned he was going to become a father, he immediately had visions of a son who would carry on the football legacy he left behind at ...

Spotsylvania School Board chair faces challenger for Berkeley District seat

Spotsylvania County School Board Chairwoman Erin Grampp is facing first-time candidate April May Gillespie in her bid for re-election as the Berkeley District ...

Several scholarships available for local students | Local

CHORAL SOCIETY OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP. The Rappahannock Choral Society is once again offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a ...

Caroline County deputy wins world powerlifting title

Craig Heywood, a sergeant with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, won first place this month in an event at the 2018 World Powerlifting Championship in ...

Taylor S. Wolfe | Obituaries |

Taylor S. Wolfe, 24, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Spotsylvania as a result of a car accident.

Kenneth A. Lipscomb | Obituaries |

Kenneth Austin Lipscomb, 70, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

High school football preview: Courtland | FLS Varsity

The Cougars were spoiled with a three-headed monster attack in which all primary runners topped the 1,000-yard mark. Head coach J.C. Hall believes RBs Zin ...

Photos: Commonwealth District Cross Country | Gallery

The Colonial Forge girls and Stafford boys won the Commonwealth District team titles at Clift Farm in Stafford, Va. on Oct. 18, 2018.

Military Notes | Local |

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Carlos Sequera graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Students of the Month: March | Local |

Carter Alexander Boyd, the son of Matthew and Jennifer Boyd, was selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month for March at James Monroe ...

Thinking through memorable Thanksgivings, it's family ties that stand out

With the Super Bowl of family gatherings nigh, I found myself thinking through a lifetime of Thanksgivings to see what made some memorable.

After 20 years, new information raises hopes of solving Orange woman’s slaying  The Daily Progress

FREDERICKSBURG — On a Sunday morning 20 years ago today, sportsmen exercising their dogs discovered the remains of a woman who'd been bound and ...

Virginia high school student’s application for pro-life club denied

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. -- A Spotsylvania County High School student submitted an application to her school principal to start a pro-life club, but her application ...

Spotsylvania County Administrator Presents $500.9 Million FY 2018 Recommended Budget  Fredericksburg Today

Spotsylvania County Administrator Mark Taylor presented his $500.9 million FY 2018 recommended budget to the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors on ...

Fredericksburg students learn kindness while raising funds for their school

Bursting with energy, Lafayette Upper Elementary third-graders excitedly streamed into the gym Wednesday afternoon for hands-on lessons in kindness and ...

10 best movies featuring Fredericksburg-area actors

10. Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Despite what many people remember, it was actually Fredericksburg's own (and University of Mary Washington alum) Judge ...

NFL Legends Football Camp Comes to Spotsylvania County

Fredericksburg, VA - ​Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office will partner with NFL Super Bowl Champion Gary Clark to host the second annual youth camp.

Northern Neck chef sentenced to 6 months in wife's death

A Northern Neck man who entered an Alford plea to voluntary manslaughter in his wife's 2010 death will serve six months in jail.

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Terri Lee Davies | Obituaries |

Terri Lee Davies, 52, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. Terri was born on July 28, 1964 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Ronald Alan ...

High school assistant coach arrested for ‘inappropriate relationship’

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A high school coach was arrested and charged with one count of felony indecent liberties, one count of distribution of ...

Dennis Lee Hundley Scholarship offered to students who will attend Virginia Tech

The Dennis Lee Hundley Scholarship was conferred at the Courtland High School convocation in May of last year to Maggie Hybl. This scholarship has been ...

Courtland graduate evacuated from Dominica after Hurricane Maria

For three days, Tonya Alston scoured media coverage of Hurricane Maria.


CHORAL SOCIETY OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP. The Rappahannock Choral Society is once again offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a ...

Convicted robber cleared in separate cab holdup in Stafford

A man who is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for a robbery in Fredericksburg avoided extra prison time when he was cleared of a robbery charge ...

Flashback: A petite piece of Massaponax history | Lifestyles

High school marching band students may take plenty of memories with them when they graduate, but they have to leave their uniforms behind for their younger ...

Spotsylvania Crime Solvers | Local |

Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers is seeking information on the following crimes:

Spotsylvania County Public Schools Receives Science Education Grant  Fredericksburg Today

Spotsylvania County Public Schools received a $2,000 educational grant from The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, one of ...

Anderson to hold first Elite 50 camp and showcase at Courtland

When Justin Anderson was growing up in Westmoreland County, he had his share of prominent athletes to emulate.

Students of the Month | Education |

The following students were recently selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month at Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center:

Ken Perrotte: Calling fowl on Virginia's Byzantine duck hunting statutes

TRYING TO BE A duck hunter can be difficult if you live in or near the Northern Neck and don't own land along the water. State lawmakers have made it.

Robert R. Epps Jr. | Obituaries |

Robert R. Epps Jr., 51, of Spotsylvania County died Saturday, June 18, 2016, while hiking in Shenandoah National Park with his faithful dog, Addie, who never ...

Meet the 8 new principals at Richmond Public Schools

There are eight new principals at Richmond Public Schools (RPS) for the 2016-2017 school year.

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