Sheriff’s Office Asking for Help in 2003 Murder Investigation

Mace - Fauquier CountyThe Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office is appealing to the public for help in solving a 10-year-old murder case.

According to Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox, Jr., detectives are still pursing all leads in the April 9, 2003, murder of Bryan Michael Mace at his Elk Run Road home in Midland, VA.

Authorities believe Mace interrupted a burglary in progress. Mace was shot several times before the house was deliberately set on fire. Numerous firearms and other items were stolen from the residence.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 540-422-8650 or 540-347-3300 or Fauquier County Crime Solvers at 540-349-1000.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

Lt. James Hartman 78 W. Lee Street Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 422-8650

Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival

The 2013 Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival takes place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 Discover a day filled with family friendly fun at the Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival. Admission is free for this one-day craft fair that draws 25,000-30,000 people from around the region, rain or shine. Located on the edge of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, Warrenton’s historic Main Street transforms into a craft festival featuring more than 250 artisans and crafters, food vendors, and entertainers offering something to please everyone in the family. Craft offerings include jewelry, handmade toys, photography and fine art, handcrafted items for the home and yard, pottery, hand bags, and personal accessories. Festival food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque chicken, crab cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade, gyros, kettle corn, funnel cakes, steak and cheese, and shaved ice treats. Many vendors come from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia, but some come from as far away as New Hampshire, Florida, and Michigan to sell their wares at the festival. Performers delight festival-goers from the steps of the historic Old Courthouse; entertainers include local dance academies and Shenandoah Travelers bluegrass. The Warrenton Spring Festival Committee will judge the artisans and craftsmen applications received and allocate spaces determined by information received and prior observance. Applicants must send three (3) pictures of their craft or food booth with application and a stampted self-addressed envelope.

Contact: Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
205-1 Keith Street
Warrenton, VA  20186
(540) 347-4414  phone

http://www.fauquierchamber.org/VisitorsGuide/OldTownWarrentonSpringFestival.aspx

APRIL 27th The Bonafide Car Truck & Bike Show/Fundraiser

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10 AM to 3 PM at McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant at 380 Broadview Ave in Warrenton VA. Live music featuring Stevie Tombstone, Darcy Dawn and Gold Top Ramblers! $10 entry fee but you can donate as much as you want! This show will have everything from Old Skool to New Skool including Ratrods, Dragsters, Kustoms, Lowriders, Vintage motorcycles and all car and bike clubs are welcome! Show to benefit 3 year old Drew Flings who is fighting leukemia. Call (540)878-7472.

Civil War Medicine Lecture and Warrenton Museums Tour

Civil War CampSunday, April 28. 10 Ashby St Warrenton. 4:30 pm. Join us for an exclusive after-hours lecture and tour! Start off your evening with a quick visit to the Old Jail Museum where you’ll enjoy light refreshments and get to see our new Civil War Medicine exhibit. At 4:30, step inside the historic Warrenton Courthouse where our special guest lecturer Dr. Martha Neff-Smith, medical doctor and President of the James Madison Museum in Orange, VA, will speak on Civil War Medicine, the rather primitive medical knowledge of the time and how it affected soldiers during the war. Dr. Neff-Smith will be demonstrating with an amputation kit and other medical instruments to bring this exciting lecture to life. After the lecture, follow our guides as they lead you to the Liberty Heritage Society Museum and the Lincoln Washington Society Museum. For more information contact the Old Jail Museum at 540-347-5525 or oldjailmuseum@rcn.com. Space is limited, be sure to get your ticket early! http://www.fauquierhistory.com/index.cfm?pagesID=8 | 540-347-5525 | oldjailmuseum@rcn.com http://www.fauquierhistory.com/index.cfm?pagesID=8