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Pamela Gould reports on City Hall. You can reach her at 540-735-1972 or Robyn Sidersky reports on city schools. You can reach her at 540-374-5413 or

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What’s up at William and Charles?

If you noticed a small crowd at the corner of William and Charles streets this morning and wondered what was going on, check out the print edition of Thursday’s Free Lance-Star for a story on the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation’s efforts to clean and preserve the stone auction block at that corner. The group still has not figured out whether to put the pieces that were knocked off of the block by vandals two years ago back on. The question is a sensitive one, since that vandalism has now become part of the story of the block, which, as a former site of slave auctions, is a reminder of a darker period in Fredericksburg’s history.