News Flash

Posted on: October 2, 2020

TOURISM REVENUE TOPS $300 MILLION IN 2019

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Tourism revenue for Spotsylvania County reached more than $303 million in 2019, a three percent increase over 2018. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled almost 3,200 while local tourism-related taxes were nearly $6 million.  

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY LANDS OUTPATIENT VA CLINIC

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Carnegie Management announced late yesterday that it has received an award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for development of a major outpatient facility in Spotsylvania County to be leased to the United States government upon completion of c...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

BRIDGE HONORS FALLEN ARMY RANGER ON 9/11

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Memorial signs honoring a Massaponax High School graduate who passed on a football scholarship to serve his country during wartime were dedicated during a ceremony earlier today on the 19th anniversary of 9/11. Several speakers offered words to the family...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

COUNTY MUSEUM REOPENS IN NEW LOCATION

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The Spotsylvania County Museum reopens September 4, 2020, in its new home in the former Lick Run Community Center at First Day of Chancellorsville Park located at 6159 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

The new location is on eight acres owned by Spotsy...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

SPOTSYLVANIA RECEIVES 10K TOURISM GRANT

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Spotsylvania County has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 OUTBREAK REPORTED IN SPOTSYLVANIA STORE

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The Rappahannock Area Health District confirms that several employees of the Aldi grocery store in the Four Mile Fork area of Spotsylvania have tested positive for COVID-19. This the first COVID-19 outbreak reported in the localities covered by the health...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

COUNTY ASKS FOR PUBLIC'S HELP FIGHTING COVID-19

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Spotsylvania County asks for help and cooperation from businesses and residents as a critical period in the fight against the spread of novel coronavirus approaches. Experts now predict an earlier peak in COVID-19 cases in Virginia than previously project...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COUNTY MOURNS SECOND COVID-19-RELATED DEATH

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The Rappahannock Area Health District is reporting its second COVID-19-related death. The announcement was made late yesterday. The death is that of a male Spotsylvania County resident in his 50’s.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS TAKEOUT WEEK 3/30-4/5

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Spotsylvania County, Virginia Restaurant/Lodging/Tourism Association (VRLTA), and Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) team up for this first-ever "Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week,"  March 30 to April 5, 2020.  Vir...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC

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Spotsylvania announces the closures of all county buildings to the public, beginning 8 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. The action is in response to continued concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The closures...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION COVID-19

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Spotsylvania County declares a local state of emergency in response to growing concerns over the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). County Administrator Edward Petrovitch made the announcement Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020, during a special ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

SPOTSYLVANIA COVID-19 CASE

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announces that a Spotsylvania County resident has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), confirming the fifth "presumptive positive" case in the state. The positive result returned Monday...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

NEW SIGN POLICY IN EFFECT

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Spotsylvania adopts a revised policy, eliminating any exceptions to enforcement and removal of illegal signs located in the VDOT Right of Way. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the proposal during a meeting Tuesday, February 25, 2020. ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

SPOTSYLVANIA EARNS AAA RATING FROM STANDARD & POOR’S

Spotsylvania, Va. – August 9, 2019 –Spotsylvania County is very pleased to announce that its General Obligationbond rating has been upgraded to AAA by Standard & Poor’s.This is the highest possible rating and comes after ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

2018 SPOTSY ARTS FESTIVAL WINS VIRGO AWARD

Spotsylvania, Va. – May 28, 2019 –Spotsylvania County’s Department of Economic Development & Tourism and The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO), an association supporting destination marke...

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