- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 14:54
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An 11-year-old Colonial Beach boy was shot Saturday while deer hunting with his father and others in King George County. The youth was sitting in the bed of his father’s pick-up at 6566 Winston Place when the accident occurred.
According to Lee Walker of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the boy and his father were deer hunting on the first day of general firearms season when the shooting happened.
“The father was sitting in the front of a parked pick-up, the boy was sitting in the back on a dog box when his 20-gauge shotgun discharged,” Walker said. The boy was hit in the left foot and rushed to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment.
Walker said the boy’s name and the father’s name could not be released because the boy is a minor. “We have a rule here that we don’t release names in this type of accident,” Walker said.
Walker said he hoped the accident would serve as a reminder to hunters to “Consider any firearm a loaded firearm and use as much precaution as possible.” Hunters are urged to keep guns unloaded and weapons on safety when not actually hunting.
— Richard Leggitt
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:42
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Recently, at Kings Highway Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Korean War veterans from four branches of the armed services received their due during the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:44
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Mary and Jim Deatherage have lived in King George for most of their adult lives and for all of their 35 years of marriage. Mary has been baking since she was a teenager and Jim likes to point out that he had one of Mary’s cakes long before he actually met Mary.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:08
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Richmond — As thousands of Virginians prepare for the new health insurance marketplace, a network of federally trained and certified navigators from ENROLL Virginia! is in place throughout the Commonwealth to help individuals, families, and small businesses explore their options under the new program.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:57
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An informational meeting from conservationists on the topic of hydraulic fracturing, called fracking, is scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Fredericksburg at the England Run Branch Library, 806 Lyons Boulevard.