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What sold last week (local real estate professionals)
Select this link for a list of homes that sold in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area since last Monday.

LoK Fashion Institute in Stafford County to offer vocational education certificate in fashion design, marketing (
Marie King will hold a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for her two-year vocational school of fashion design. King is a graduate of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and has been teaching several years.

New Stafford County business provides in-home care to pets, children, and seniors (
Dori Roberts and Rebecca Thompson spent several months getting licensed as certified nursing assistants and personal care assistants. Their business, Acti-Kare, launched in November 2017.

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Stafford leaders to hold public hearing on cluster ordinance (
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a proposal to repeal an ordinance that lets developers build more compact neighborhoods if prescribed open space is preserved.

Caroline supervisors defer vote on Airlee for the second time (
Caroline County staff are looking at ways to mitigate traffic issues that could be caused if the board approves the development of an industrial center on three parcels of land in Ladysmith.

Literary award recipient Jon Pineda to launch novel at UMW on March 20 (
The 6 p.m. event, held at Ridderhof Martin Gallery on the UMW campus, is the first leg of a book tour that includes appearances in North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Wyoming and Amsterdam.


Virginia and the District

Freshman delegate Bob Thomas says communication is key in navigation (
Republican Del. Bob Thomas of Fredericksburg dove head first into his first legislative session. The House and the Senate approved five of Thomas' bills - the most among first-year delegates.

Richmond council says it only supports continuing Redskins camp if team picks up $750K annual facility costs (
Richmond City Council members are formally registering their opposition to renewing the deal that brought the NFL's third richest team's annual summer training camp to Richmond in 2013.

Sexual harassment will be topic at first Metro Business Live networking breakfast in April (
Metro Business Live is a new quarterly event from the Richmond Times-Dispatch focusing on topics of interest to the area business community and explore valuable insights from a panel of experts.

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Wireless firms seek to preempt local authority to install 5G equipment in neighborhoods (
Wireless companies are asking Congress and state lawmakers to make it easier to install the poles by preempting local zoning laws that often restrict them, particularly near homes, alarming local officials.

Regional joblessness shows year-over-year decline (
The unemployment rate of 3.8 percent in the D.C. metro area was down from the 4.1 percent reported in January 2017, according to figures reported March 16 by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gig economy on the rise, but comes with challenges (
Diane Mulcahy, author of "The Gig Economy," spoke to college students in the Roanoke area. Hiring in new jobs has slowed; pensions are becoming a thing of the past. Benefits packages are changing.

Around the U.S. and beyond

Forty-five U.S. trade groups urge Trump to avoid tariffs against China (
The letter marks the latest in a growing rift between Trump and the business community on trade policies, as the president has begun to take more aggressive steps he says will protect domestic industry.

Facebook's Zuckerberg comes under fire from UK, US lawmakers (
Lawmakers criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million users.

Bitcoin bounces $700 in less than three hours, capping wild weekend that brought it below $7,400 (
Bitcoin prices rallied back by more than $700 in less than three hours during late Sunday trading, capping off a wild weekend that saw the digital currency plunge through $8,000 and even near $7,000.

Entrepreneurship and personal finance

Richardson: Leaders must be aware of their blind spots
UMW professor Lynne Richardson warns that some leaders may treat one employee or department differently. The same standards or expectations don't apply to them, giving them an unfair advantage.

Sharing o' the green: Americans spend record-breaking $5.9 billion on St. Patrick's Day (
Americans dropped an unprecedented $5.9 billion on St. Patrick's Day this year according to the National Retail Federation. A decade ago, Americans were spending about half that amount.

Weather Monday: Cloudy, chance of rain (
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 51F. Winds light and variable.

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