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National Christmas Tree Lit

(DC)- The National Christmas Tree near the White House is officially lit. It took place last night without the thousands of people who normally come out to watch. The tree is surrounded by 56 smaller […]

Metro Working On Budget Issues

(DC)- Metro is considering major changes to deal with their budget shortfall. Officials say the transit agency might be forced to close several stations, reduce bus lines, and cancel weekend service. All of the possible […]

Alexandria Coach Makes NFL History

(Cleveland)- One Alexandra native has made history in the NFL. Callie Brownson helped lead the Cleveland Browns to victory yesterday as the first ever woman to coach a position group at the pro level. She […]

Wreaths Across America Set With New Rules

(Arlington)- Arlington National Cemetery is changing the way that Wreaths Across America will happen this year. The annual event will allow members of the Military to place memorials over an entire week. This replaces the […]

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  • Study: Students falling behind in math during pandemic December 1, 2020
    New research shows students have fallen behind in math since the pandemic disrupted school, while most are progressing at a normal pace in reading
  • Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer December 1, 2020
    The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season
  • Today in History December 1, 2020
    Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2020. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a Black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; the incident […]
  • Red Cross chief urges vaccine 'fake news' fight December 1, 2020
    The head of the world’s largest humanitarian network is urging governments and institutions to combat “fake news” about COVID-19 vaccines, which has become “a second pandemic
  • 18-year-old arrested in deadly California mall shooting December 1, 2020
    An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a Black Friday shooting at a Sacramento mall that killed two brothers

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Christmas Parade

City Parks, Recreation and Events Director Jane Shelhorse and Special Events Supervisor Kim Herbert preview the 2020 Reverse Christmas Parade.   It’s Saturday night–in a new location–on Gordon W. Shelton Blvd.

Town Talk: Fredericksburg Salvation Army

Fredericksburg Salvation Army Captain Shauntrice Williams talks about Christmas bell ringing–register to ring.org–and Angel Tree.  You’re needed as a bell ringer and getting involved with buying gifts for area kids.  

Town Talk: Fredericksburg Downtown

Ann Glave and April Peterson look back at 2020..and talk about the importance of Small Business Saturday(s) during the holidays  

Town Talk: Rappahannock Goodwill

Steve Cox and Marty Baldwin talk about Rappahannock Goodwill’s efforts in the job market–both people looking for jobs and business owners looking for employees.

Town Talk: Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care

Samantha Shoukas with the George Washington Regional Commission’s Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care with an update on Keys for Christmas and other efforts to help the homeless in the area.  

Town Talk/Dr. Scott Kizner-Stafford Schools

Stafford School Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner talks about the challenges today in education with the coronavirus.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library/Joy McIntire

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Branch Services Coordinator Joy McIntire talks about changes with Library Express, meeting and study rooms and the importance of Friends of the Library.

Town Talk/Rappahannock Area Health District

Rappahannock Area Health District Acting Director Dr. Denise Bonds talks about Thanksgiving in COVID-19 times and looking ahead to a vaccine. Eileen Sousa talks about safely cooking a turkey.          

Town Talk: Rouse Center-Stafford

Brian Cann and Kim LaFontaine with the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center in Stafford talk about what they’re doing to keep the facility safe.   We also preview the Frosty 3 Miler.    

Town Talk: Rappahannock Adult Activities

Alexis Fox with Rappahannock Adult Activities talks about holiday plant sales that include poinsettias, Christmas cacti, greenery and Christmas trees.   The deadline to order poinsettias and cacti is this Friday.  Sales benefit RAAI’s work with […]

Town Talk: A Riverside Family Christmas

Patrick Ahearn and Kathy Halenda preview “A Riverside Family Christmas,” November 25-December 27.    It’s an eight person cast.   Tickets at 540-370-4300 or riversidedt.com  

Town Talk: Trees of Hope

Anna Billingsley and Lisa Crittenden preview a new, COVID-friendly Trees of Hope.   It’s a major fundraiser for Loisann’s Hope House and their work with homeless families.  

Town Talk: Washington Heritage Museums

Executive Director Anne Darron and Board member Cassie Payne recap the successful Bourbon and Boxwood virtual event and talk about the challenges of museums and COVID-19.   And don’t forget, Giving Day is December 1st.  

Town Talk: Jazz4Justice 2020

We preview the 7th annual Jazz4Justice.   It brings Legal Aid Works and the UMW jazz program together. It’s virtual this year at legalaidworks.org/jazz4justice–Saturday night at 7:30 Guests include: Joel Young (pictured), Ann Kloeckner and Doug […]

Town Talk: Dr. Brian McDermott

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian McDermott with Mary Washington Orthopedics talks about Anterior Advantage Hip Replacement.