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  1. Traffic Alert: Route 615 (Skyline Drive) Closed to Through TrafficRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Route 615 in Stafford County is closed to through traffic between Cropp Road and Hartwood Road due to a failed drainage pipe. Once high water at the pipe location has receded, a new pipe will be installed and the road can be re-opened.

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  2. 1st Annual 'John "Mac" McDonald Poker Run' scheduled for May 16Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Potomac Local

    ... Fire and Emergency Services Central Division. During his extensive career John also served as Chief for the Stafford County Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, Station 2, where he was a Life Member. John was also a Charter Member of the Fire and ...

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  3. Class-Action Suit Says Express Lane Operator Is Gouging Commuters: Media ReportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Patch.com

    Three commuters have filed a class-action suit against the company that operates the Beltway's express lanes, charging that it pursues abusive toll-collection practices. Transurban also operates E-ZPass express lanes that run down the middle of Interstate 95, from the Springfield interchange down to Garrisonville Road in Stafford County.

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  4. Kindergarten registration now open in Stafford and FredericksburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Potomac Local

    Stafford County Public Schools are open for Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year. If you have a child who turns 5 years old by Sept.

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  5. Lane closures to increase at Rt. 1, Rt 17. intersection in StaffordRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Potomac Local

    ... unclog the intersection, as it is an important alternate route for Interstate 95, and local passage between Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg. "We appreciate the cooperation and patience of drivers over the past year during the ...

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  6. U.S./World: Virginia school board restricts restroom use for transgender elementary studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Q-Notes

    A Virginia school board has voted to require transgender students to use a single stall restroom or a restroom of the student's biological sex. The Stafford County School Board voted 6-0 during the week of March 29 in favor of the policy in response to a Hartwood Elementary School transgender student who had been allowed to use the restroom and locker room aligned with the gender they identified with.

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  7. What to do when the Express Lanes are slower than the regular onesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... It offers drivers one last chance to get back into the main lanes before they commit to the final leg in Stafford County. Liz admits she's missed the exit a few times and has paid for it in money and time. "The exits from the [Express] Lanes are ...

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  8. Would it kill you to slow down for highway workers?Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Washington Post

    ... for drivers to dodge some of that congestion. But where those high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes end in Stafford County, southbound drivers face a new problem. As the toll-paying drivers prepare to exit back into the regular lanes during peak periods, ...

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  9. Gloucester schools compiling information per Department of Justice requestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... requested permission to use the boys' rooms. That policy apparently became somewhat of a guideline for the Stafford County School Board in Northern Virginia, which according to reports by the Free Lance Star, passed a similar policy in March ...

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  10. Debate rages on over transgender elementary school student in StaffordRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | The Washington Post

    A dispute over which school bathroom should be used by a transgender child in Stafford County is sparking calls for guidance from lawmakers in Richmond and has spilled over into the Virginia House speaker's heated primary battle. Tempers flared last month in Stafford, a booming county north of Fredericksburg and about 50 miles south of Washington, when officials at Hartwood Elementary School told a fourth-grade class that a biological boy who identifies as a girl would be using the girls' bathroom.

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  11. Message to Motorists: Don't Text While DrivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Patch.com

    The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is reporting that April is National Distracted Driving Month. This year's theme, provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association is "U Drive.

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  12. Keith Earl Snellings Sr., 51Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Patch.com

    Mr. Snellings was an Eagle Scout and a 1981 graduate of James Monroe High School. Prior to his illness he worked for Stafford County.

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  13. Traffic Alert: Lanes on I-95 To Be Closed for Bridge WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Patch.com

    The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that two lanes of northbound and southbound Interstate 95 will be closed tonight for bridge joint repair work at the Route 17 overpasses in Stafford County, just north of the Rappahannock River bridge at Exit 133/Falmouth. Work will begin on the northbound overpass.

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  14. Fourth Suspect in Shootout Nabbed in NorfolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Patch.com

    ... car was grazed by a bullet. No other injuries were reported. The wounded passenger is Deante Gaines, 19, a Stafford County resident. He was arrested on March 23 by U.S. marshals in Washington, D.C., where he is awaiting extradition. Gaines allegedly ...

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  15. Lane closures on I-95 in Stafford tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Potomac Local

    Two lanes of northbound and southbound Interstate 95 traffic will be closed tonight for bridge joint repair work at the Route 17 overpasses in Stafford County, just north of the Rappahannock River bridge at Exit 133/Falmouth. Work will begin on the northbound overpass.

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  16. Restaurant Inspections: Wings To Go, Sarku Japan, Ci Ci's Pizza and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Patch.com

    Rappahannock Area Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the Fredericksburg area, including Stafford County. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website .

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  17. Some highways are getting a tuneup in VirginiaRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Virginia Business

    ... $1 billion Scope: The lanes stretch 29 miles, from the Edsall Road exit on I-395 to Garrisonville Road in Stafford County. Drivers can pay a variable toll that goes up as congestion increases, or they can use lanes for free in a carpool of three or ...

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  18. Transgender Student in Va. Sparks Debate Over Restroom RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | NBC Washington

    Which restroom should a transgender student be able to use? The question has generated controversy in rural Stafford County, Virginia, where the school board has now voted to prohibit a transgender elementary student from using the restroom associated with their self-identified gender. The child at the center of the issue -- a student at Hartwood Elementary School -- was initially allowed to use the restroom of the gender that the student identifies with.

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  19. U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect in Saturday Shootout Near DumfriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Patch.com

    A suspect involved in a shootout Saturday between two speeding cars near Dumfries was arrested Monday by U.S. marshals in a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Members of the U.S. Marshals' Fugitive Task Force apprehended Deante Maurice Gaines, 19, of the 500 block of Widewater Road in Stafford County, according to the Prince William County police. The task force located and arrested Gaines without incident at a residence in the 4600 block of Benning Road in Washington.

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    Tuesday Mar 24 | Switched

    ... 29 , according to WTVR. Mesa admitted to having sex with several students at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County last year, police said. In a confession obtained by Stafford Sheriff's deputies, Mesa said she had sex with the boys, one of ...

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