VaNews for Spotsylvania County
The Republican National Committee is accusing Spotsylvania County Supervisor Greg Cebula, a self-proclaimed “independent conservative,” of trademark infringement because at least some of his campaign signs depict a logo “confusingly similar” to the iconic GOP elephant.
Spotsylvania County Supervisor Chris Yakabouski has become the Republican nominee in his bid for re-election, despite resistance from the county’s GOP leadership.
He was initially denied the nomination at the Spotsylvania Republican Committee’s mass meeting last month, highlighting his feud with some county GOP leaders.
The chairman of the Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots tea party group has submitted what he calls a “formal complaint” against Spotsylvania County Supervisor Chris Yakabouski.
Michael Hirsch took issue with a quote from Yakabouski in a recent Free Lance–Star article questioning the veracity of comments by Hirsch about school system expenses. Hirsch wrote in his complaint to County Administrator Mark Taylor that he was “offended by this attack, and my standing in the community has been damaged.”
Henry Basilica popped up from his seat on the Virginia Railway Express train.
He’d just overheard a lady behind him say she had two spare tickets to the presidential inauguration.
“How much are the two extra tickets going for?” asked Basilica, 19, a senior at Spotsylvania County’s Riverbend High School.
He voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton, but that didn’t matter on Friday. The high-schooler had a chance to witness history: Republican Donald J. Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States.
The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg achieved a small victory Wednesday toward the plan to expand its mosque in Spotsylvania County.
The Planning Commission unanimously recommended lifting a requirement that 5 acres next to the mosque be developed as two multi-tenant retail buildings. The Islamic Center hopes to buy about an acre of that land from Silver Cos. to add parking and put an addition on its 3,100-square-foot mosque at 7020 Harrison Road, according to Islamic Center trustee Samer Shalaby.
A Spotsylvania County mosque is moving forward with a plan to expand its current site rather than build a bigger facility nearby after the proposal to relocate inspired an anti-Muslim backlash.
But the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg’s proposed expansion project must clear several hurdles.
Nancy Long is the Caroline County Supervisor for the Port Royal District, but at her June 28 Community Meeting at the Upper Caroline Fire Department in Woodford a large portion of the many citizens who crowded into the room were from Spotsylvania County, and even Hanover County was represented.
The big draw was a chance to hear guest speaker Paul Agnello, Chief of Transportation/FAMPO Administrator for the George Washington Regional Commission, discuss the aspects of the possible high-speed railroad bypass around the eastern side of Fredericksburg.
A misdemeanor assault and battery charge against Spotsylvania County Supervisor David Ross was dismissed Tuesday after a lengthy trial with testimony from several elected officials.
Substitute Judge Ted Brenner, who presided over the trial in Spotsylvania General District Court, called the sworn statements from 13 witnesses “wildly divergent” before dropping the charge. ... The case—which stemmed from an alleged incident at a Spotsylvania Republican Committee meeting Feb. 25—is an example of the divide within the county GOP. Ross was the committee’s chairman at the time.
The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors isn’t ready to throw out a policy recommending voluntary fees from homebuilders just yet.
The supervisors voted 6–0 Tuesday to delay a decision on a proposal to scrap the county’s cash proffer policy in response to the state’s recent ban on “unreasonable” proffers. Supervisor David Ross was absent.
Spotsylvania and Stafford counties may eliminate policies recommending voluntary fees from homebuilders in light of the state’s recent ban on “unreasonable” cash proffers.
Both counties collect cash proffers from residential developers in exchange for rezonings, with the payments going toward new infrastructure such as schools and roads.
But a law signed by the governor in March clamps down on the fees, allowing proffers only if they cover costs “specifically attributable” to a development.