Fredericksburg City Beat

This blog includes news about City Hall, city schools and other 22401 news.

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

Visit our Facebook page.

RSS feed of this blog

CNN stops at 2400 Diner

CNN anchor John King’s "State of the Union" news show aired a brief discussion with three Fredericksburg area residents yesterday, taped over plates of food at the 2400 Diner on Princess Anne Street.

It appears CNN chose Fredericksburg because of GM’s announcement last week that it would close the GM Powertrain manufacturing plant in Spotsylvania by the end of 2010. 

The discussion wasn’t very long, and included talk about national and world issues. Mary Stram, one of the panelists, mentioned the proliferation of vacancies downtown as an indicator that the economy still has a ways to go before recovery.

You can read the entire transcript of Sunday’s show here

The above photo was submitted by CNN, and shows King, Stram, GM employee Melvin Carter and local attorney Tim Barbrow.