Latest Fredericksburg News

Virginia-based van, training targets opioid overdoses

Jul. 09, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — No parent wants the words “in memory of” listed in front of their child’s name, but Angela Pope hopes a vehicle dedicated to her daughter will save other families from the pain hers experienced. Lauren Pope was 26 when she died after snorting heroin...

Fredericksburg families selected for genealogy project

Jun. 18, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A genealogist in Fredericksburg has released the names of the families she will focus on for a research project identifying the oldest Black families in the city. Paula Royster’s “Reclaiming Our Time” project was launched in March and she recently...

Budget will create new Culpeper Battlefields State Park

Jun. 04, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly's recently approved budget appropriates money to create a new state park in Culpeper County that would include two Civil War battlefields. The spending plan sent to Gov. Glenn Youngkin earlier this week would create a 1,700-acre...

Research focuses on city's oldest Black families' ancestors

May. 29, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the Fredericksburg City Council voted in 2020 to relocate the slave auction block that stood on the corner of William and Charles streets for 176 years, it jumpstarted a conversation about the way history is told in the city. Fredericksburg officials...

Virginia surgeon off to the races with new children’s book

May. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ray Chung can’t stop creating. He used some of his creative skills to modify a handful of commonly used surgical instruments, but his love for his rescue dog Mukha and the peaceful life his family and the dog once enjoyed at their country home in...