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Riverbend names Nathan Yates new football coach | Sports

One theme kept surfacing during Nathan Yates' interview for the vacant head football coach position at Riverbend High School.

Weekender Calendar May 16-23 | Weekcals |

Film: “Hotel Rwanda,” Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. A hotelier and his wife struggle to save the lives of his family and ...

Harrell is out as Riverbend football coach | Sports |

For the second straight year, Riverbend High School is in the market for a varsity football coach.

High school softball preview: Riverbend's Benson had to wait her turn before dominating

She gets the ball to the plate in a hurry, but Alexi Benson had to wait before getting her turn to dominate from the pitcher's mound.

College notebook: Marsteller provides the power at Shippensburg

Known as much for her glove as her bat at Riverbend High School, Hannah Marsteller has become an unexpected power source at Division II Shippensburg (Pa ...

Difference Maker: Nat Jackson coaches student-athletes to be successful in life

Nat Jackson was ashamed to tell his story. But Jackson came to the realization there was no better way to reach Fredericksburg area youth than sharing the ...

Area All-Star Classic: Attendees of annual basketball extravaganza enjoy a pair of nail-biter games

Following a whirlwind finish in Saturday's opening girls game, a 51–49 Home team victory, tournament director and announcer Nat Jackson described it as “[it] ...

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 ...

Spotsylvania tax rate could increase; school funding a key driver in possible spike

The Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors has voted to advertise a real estate tax rate of 86.3 cents per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2020—3 cents higher ...

Photos: First Colonial defeats Riverbend 3-1 in Class 6 quarterfinal

The Riverbend girls soccer team fell 3-1 to First Colonial in the VHSL Class 6 state quarterfinal match at Riverbend High School on June 5. 2018.

Students of the Month: February | News |

Andrew Sammel, the son of Thomas and Linda Sammel, is a senior at Brooke Point High School. Andrew is a member of National Honor Society, The National ...

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 ...

PHOTOS: Riverbend field hockey advances to state tournament

The Riverbend Bears defeated Frank W. Cox High School on Tuesday at Riverbend to advance to the Class 6 state field hockey semifinal in Virginia Beach.

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 ...

Officials hoping to calm unease at Riverbend High School

After an uneasy Monday, Tuesday at Riverbend High was more like a normal school day, officials said.

Students of the Month: November | News |

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

High school girls basketball: Riverbend capitalizes on opponent's early mistakes, defeats Courtland

Mikayla Via's two technical free throws prior to the start of play were a prelude to an unusual but tight game between Via's Riverbend Bears girls basketball team ...

Teen sent to 'last chance' prison program for Riverbend High death plot

A Spotsylvania County teenager who was part of a plot to shoot students and staff members at Riverbend High School last year is expected to spend the next ...

Students remember Riverbend High School student who died in plane crash

Ryan McCall always looked happy in the hallways at Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania County.

Commonwealth District wrestling: Brooke Point savors district title but knows it just 'step one on journey'

They were subdued, insomuch as teenagers hoisting a trophy and reveling in a championship can be. Huddled in a corner of the Riverbend High School ...

Weekender Calendar Oct. 18-25 | |

The Fredericksburg Theatrical Society presents David Garrick's 'The Lying Valet' at Historic Kenmore for two performances Oct. 19–20. First performed in ...

High school softball: Romine keeps Cougars grounded as Riverbend tops Courtland

Riverbend's backup pitcher Carley Romine doesn't like to compare herself to the Bears' hard-throwing strikeout ace, Alexi Benson.

High school baseball: Spotsylvania shows experience in beating Riverbend

Riverbend High School may have nearly twice the enrollment of Spotsylvania, but the Knights' baseball team showed Tuesday night that experience trumps all.

High school boys lacrosse: Riverbend Bears shake off hibernation to top Mountain View

Sean Mack isn't sure why his Riverbend boys lacrosse team consistently allows opponents to gain an early upper hand.

Region 6B boys basketball quarterfinal: One-for-all effort boosts Riverbend

Facing a number's crunch going into Monday night's 6B quarterfinal contest against visiting Colonial Forge, the Riverbend Bears relied on several reliable ...

Teen involved in Riverbend death plot sent to juvenile facility

At the end of a hearing Wednesday in which he pleaded guilty for his role in a planned massacre at Riverbend High School, a judge let Gavin Oztuna hug his.

High school field hockey: Riverbend reaches new heights to defeat Colonial Forge, 2-0

Lapses in cohesion and hustle left the Riverbend field hockey team facing a literal uphill climb toward reclaiming its season.

Class 6 girls soccer quarterfinal: First Colonial ends Riverbend's season

After graduating seven key seniors a year ago and dropping eight games before the Region 6B playoffs began, the Riverbend girls soccer team was thrilled to ...

College notebook: Virginia State's Jordan off to a soaring start

It was a busy weekend on college tracks, and no local athlete had a better weekend than Jade Jordan.

Vague school-related threat nothing to worry about, Spotsylvania authorities say

Spotsylvania authorities have attributed a vague social media posting that apparently stirred up a number of county high school students to a teenager who was ...

Students of the Month: September | News |

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

Students of the Month: May and June | Local |

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

Basketball camp shows Justin Anderson growing as a person as well as a player

When Justin Anderson learned LeBron James was opening I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, it served as further motivation for the ...

2 Riverbend students arrested, charged with plotting to kill students, staffers

Two male Riverbend High students are in custody, accused of plotting to shoot and kill fellow students and staff members at the Spotsylvania County school.

High school baseball: Riverbend maintains momentum | High School |

With seven seniors in its starting lineup, the Riverbend baseball team has won 10 of 11 games and made coach Stephen Morin's job an easy one so far.

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 ...

Injured Riverbend High soccer player 'progressing' | High School

Riverbend High School boys soccer player Jake Gallello was injured Tuesday during an away game at Stafford County's Brooke Point High School.

EDITORIAL: Keep parents, taxpayers in the loop | Editorials

OVER the past three years, Spotsylvania School Superintendent Scott Baker has been slowly and quietly implementing what he calls “the specialty learning ...

Students of the Month: March | Local |

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

Struggling in circle, Benson delivers at plate, helps Riverbend top Stafford in softball

Each passed ball set Alexi Benson aboil. The Riverbend junior lost her control and struggled to find her composure while allowing five runs—three of them ...

Virginia teen in court for shooting plot  FOX 5 DC

Classes began as usual on Monday at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, but two students were notably absent.

Tony DeMarco steps down as Riverbend's football coach

With Tony DeMarco at its helm, the Riverbend High School football team typically would enjoy a single week's respite between the end of the season and the ...

Dancing their way into the holiday season | Weekender

Three local dance companies are turning up the voltage of the holiday glow with annual Christmas productions that will enthrall and inspire children, parents ...

Crash victim's mother and man who received her son's heart meet in Spotsylvania

Zack Kelly always had a strong heart—and 13 months after the young man died in a horrific car accident, his mother desperately wanted to hear his powerful ...

Students of the Month: April | Local |

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

Spotsylvania education group objects to tea party presentation on budget

Long-standing tension between the Spotsylvania Education Association and a tea party group is simmering as budget season approaches.

High school students tell kids: "Reading is cool"

Riverbend High School junior James Bradley thinks he'll probably go into a trade career.

High school basketball: Players give it their all at Area All-Star Classic

As North Stafford boys basketball coach Steve Hibberd barked instructions to the Home team in the Area All-Star Classic Saturday night at Riverbend, it was ...

Ex-Massaponax standout Ashlock gets final chance to play before friends, family at Area All-Star Classic

Jarius Ashlock didn't go the private school route to seek out a rewarding high school basketball experience.

Class 6 field hockey: Riverbend's upset of Frank W. Cox has grass roots

On the surface, Riverbend and Frank W. Cox don't occupy equal footing in the arena of Virginia high school field hockey.

Caroline resident, counselor at Riverbend High, one of the 50 'O Mag Insiders'

Caroline County resident LaTonya Parker is one busy professional woman: a high school director of counseling, mother to a blended family of six and a social ...

High school boys lacrosse: Fant goes from scholarly to sensational in helping Colonial Forge down Riverbend

Jonathon Fant isn't sure how he fared on his AP Statistics exam, but he knew just how to solve Colonial Forge's numbers problem.

area schools grapple with rumors and unsubstantiated threats after Parkland shooting

The armed deputy with a bulletproof vest caught Jennifer Lushbaugh's eye as she drove up to Caroline Middle School on Monday morning.

What can local schools do to prevent bullying?

Last year, Kathy Rau's son, who is epileptic, ended up in the hospital with a concussion.

High school boys basketball: Riverbend fights off Brooke Point

With a 20-point lead at the half, it appeared Riverbend was well on its way to an easy victory over visiting Brooke Point on Friday night.

National Spelling Bee is rematch for two Spotsylvania students

Samantha Ho and Daniel Fordham have loved the challenge of competing in spelling bees since they were third graders.

GOOD CITIZENS: Spotsylvania County students recognized for character

On Saturday, March 17, Spotsylvania Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Good Citizens pins to Spotsylvania County high school seniors ...

Riverbend student likely to plead guilty in plot to kill students

Barring a change of heart, a Spotsylvania teenager accused of plotting to shoot students at Riverbend High School last year will plead guilty next week.

SCTC: Students compete at state HOSA conference | Announcements

Students from Dawn D'Addio's Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences and Tammi Minter's Medical Assistant classes competed in Williamsburg at the state ...

Racing to prove himself  Campus Echo Online

Sophomore track and field runner Gordon Lewis is out to prove something. You might even say he has a chip on his shoulder while doing so.

McKnight is third CEO in five years at Spotsylvania Regional

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has a new chief executive officer—again.

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 ...

With their parents behind them, brothers attain 'lofty goal' of 13 years of perfect attendance

Both sons of Bruce and Hattie Webb made it through 13 years of public school with perfect attendance, but their impressive accomplishment didn't happen by ...

Summer Camps 2018 | Archive |

Battleground Tennis Academy, UMW Indoor Tennis Center, 1129 Hanover St. Ages 5 and older. Camp Invention, King George ...

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 boys soccer: Riverbend bolts its way past Colonial Forge

Riverbend boys soccer coach Bob Stack knows it's a difficult task matching the ferocity of Colonial Forge.

Military Notes | Local |

U.S. Airforce Airman Corey D. Weakland has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He has since ...

High school football: Stress of job leads to more coaching burnouts

Tony DeMarco has spent the past month doing something that would seem natural to a veteran football coach—enjoying watching the sport on TV.

Teens forge unbreakable bond through High School Diplomats program

The three of us laid down as the grass pierced through the towels to itch the backs of our necks. Together, we watched the black canvas of the midnight sky.

Spotsylvania may maintain tax rate despite increase in home values

For the first time in recent years, Spotsylvania County may maintain the existing real estate tax rate following an increase in home values.

NTSB releases probable cause of plane accident that killed a Riverbend High School student last year

A 16-year-old Riverbend High School student's “failure to maintain adequate airspeed” while piloting a small plane led to the crash that killed the teen, according ...

Fredericksburg Grizzlies look to continue successful run in ABA playoffs

After starting the season with five consecutive victories, the Fredericksburg Grizzlies encountered a bit of adversity.

Semipro basketball

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

Making others happy with holiday display a tonic for teen fighting cancer

W hen most folks decorate the exteriors of their houses for Christmas, putting up lights, blow-ups and other figures can be a bit of a chore.

Students of the Month: October | Local |

Millie Ouk, the daughter of Prak Ouk and Bunmom Chung, has been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month for October at Brooke Point ...

Historic Half runner says 'yes' to surprise post-race proposal

Amanda Willging had just crossed the finish line of the Marine Corps Historic Half Sunday morning when a Marine pulled her aside.

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.

Austin, others look to show friends, family where their game stands at Area All-Star Classic

In the past three weeks, Shakira Austin has demonstrated why she's one of the top women's basketball recruits in the nation.

Riverbend vs. Colonial Forge Boys Soccer | Sports

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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:

Actress Bellamy Young and Former Undersecretary of State Judith McHale Campaign in Fredericksburg for Hillary Clinton  Fredericksburg Today

Actress and producer Bellamy Young and former Undersecretary of State Judith McHale were in Fredericksburg August 26, 2016, to campaign for Hillary Clinton ...

Goonan, Jennifer E. | Obituaries |

Jennifer Elizabeth Goonan, 24, of Fredericksburg passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Jennifer was an alumni of St. Patrick School and a ...

Spotsylvania woman gets 3 years for driving drunk and injuring 82-year-old

A Spotsylvania County woman was ordered Monday to serve three years in prison for seriously injuring another motorist while driving drunk earlier this year.

Spotsylvania Education Foundation raises money with Scholar Bowl

The Spotsylvania Education Foundation Scholar Bowl bowling tournament sponsored by Sonic Drive-In, Atlantic Builders, Bowling Franklin & Co., Moseley ...

Fredericksburg Grizzlies to hold tryouts | Sports |

The Fredericksburg Grizzlies, a second-year American Basketball Association franchise, will hold tryouts on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverbend High ...

Spotsylvania County sixth-graders will be eligible for middle school sports teams

Spotsylvania County sixth-graders will be allowed to play most middle school sports starting next school year.

Alfaro, Oscar Andres | Obituaries |

Oscar Andres Alfaro of Fredericksburg, Va. entered God's Eternal Kingdom of heaven on Tuesday January 16, 2018. He was born on December 10, 1992 in ...

Art, music and ballet come together in 'Collaborations!' show at UMW Dodd Auditorium

Performing arts is a team effort. From the idea, to the choreography, to the costumes and sets and lights: It takes an army to produce a show.

Football: Garbutt overcame obstacles to sign with Hokies

When Riverbend High School football coach Tony DeMarco was introduced to TyJuan Garbutt, he saw a rising freshman with unlimited potential.

Spotsylvania teen attacked by shark in South Carolina

Dylan Peyton was in waist-to-chest-deep water on Thursday, enjoying a day of surfing with a new friend during a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, S.C..

Ryan L. McCall | Obituaries |

Ryan Lee McCall, 16, of Spotsylvania County passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015.

EAGLE: Troop 847 recognizes three at Court of Honor

On Monday June 5, Boy Scout Troop 847 held a very special Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Chancellor Community Center. The Tabernacle United Methodist ...

Michael Ray Hogg | Obituaries |

Michael Ray Hogg, 28, formerly of Fredericksburg passed away at his home in Ruther Glen on Thursday November 24, 2016. Michael was born in January 1988 ...

PHOTO: Brock Road runners excel at track event

Brock Road Elementary runners ran away with the first-place trophy at the 2016 Elementary Track Challenge held May 20 at Riverbend High School in ...

Katelin Akens' disappearance to get renewed attention | Local

Lisa Sullivan trembled at the sight of the Spotsylvania County deputy— afraid of the news he might deliver.

Go back to the barricade with Christian Youth Theater's 'Les Miz'

Redemption, forgiveness, love: three of the values on which the Fredericksburg region's Christian Youth Theater is founded.

Your master list of holiday help opportunities | Local

There's nothing like the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from making someone else happy, and that taps into the true meaning of the holiday season. Here are ...

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 ...

All-Area swimming capsules | Sports |

BOYS SWIMMER OF THE YEAR. DYLAN EICHBERG, Stafford. The junior won the finished second in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 fly at the 5A state meet ...

SCHOLARSHIP: Virginia FOP rewards Hornung for academics, service

Kevin Caroll, President of the Virginia Fraternal Order of Police, awards a scholarship check to Brandon Hornung. The Virginia Fraternal Order of Police annually ...

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