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Prince William School Superintendent Says Principals Can Organize Safe School Demonstrations

Prince William School Superintendent Says Principals Can Organize Safe School Demonstrations

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Dr. Steven Walts, Superintendent of Prince William County Schools sent a second letter regarding the issue of student pro-gun control and safe-school demonstrations in response to the Parkland school shooting on Feb. 14.

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Prince William County Executive Proposes Flat Tax Rate for FY 2019

Prince William County Executive Proposes Flat Tax Rate for FY 2019

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Executive, Chris Martino, presented the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget to the Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The proposed $1.6 billion all funds budget addresses the board’s strategic goals of maintaining a robust economy, keeping a safe and secure community, enhancing mobility throughout the county, assuring the wellbeing of the most vulnerable populations, and providing quality education and workforce development opportunities.

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UPDATE: Prince William Police Present Active-Violence Preparedness Training Full

UPDATE: Prince William Police Present Active-Violence Preparedness Training Full

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

The Crime Prevention Unit of the Prince William County Police Department will offer an informative session on Active-Violence Preparedness training on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m.

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Hundreds Participate in Student-led Patriot HS Walkout for Stoneman Douglas

Hundreds Participate in Student-led Patriot HS Walkout for Stoneman Douglas

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Hundreds of Patriot High School students participated in a student-led walkout of their high school in Nokesville, Virginia, Feb 21 at noon.

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Police, FBI Seek Public Assistance in Solving 2014 Murder of Glenda Coca-Romero

Police, FBI Seek Public Assistance in Solving 2014 Murder of Glenda Coca-Romero

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Four years ago today, Glenda Coca-Romero was murdered at the Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry store, formerly located at 14342 Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge.

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Innovation Park Welcomes New Sports Recreation Destination for Mid-Altantic Region

Innovation Park Welcomes New Sports Recreation Destination for Mid-Altantic Region

| February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic to Build State-of-the-Art Tennis Facility in Innovation Park

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Next to Consider Senate Coal Ash Legislation

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Legislation on coal ash, the toxic byproduct of coal-burning power plants, has largely failed in the 2018 General Assembly, but Sen. Scott A. Surrovell, D-Fairfax, has advanced one bill that would buy Virginians more time to get the facts straight.

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PWCS Details Its School Safety Measures

PWCS Details Its School Safety Measures

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

After the school shooting in Florida, parents have inquired as to what security measures are in place in Prince William County Schools.

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Busy in Bristow: Keeping Our Children Safe

Busy in Bristow: Keeping Our Children Safe

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Only one month ago, I sat with my own back against a cinder block wall two feet away from a student crouched under a counter – both of us hiding – as far away from the classroom door as we could get

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UPDATED: PWCS Chairman Requests Superintendent’s Resignation Over Car Accident

UPDATED: PWCS Chairman Requests Superintendent’s Resignation Over Car Accident

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William School Board Chairman At-large Ryan Sawyers called for PWCS Superintendent Dr. Steven Walts’ resignation, Friday, over allegations of improper response to a vehicle accident that Walts was involved in over the summer.

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Arrest Made in Sudley Road Shooting

Arrest Made in Sudley Road Shooting

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau received a tip, Feb. 13, which ultimately led to the identity of the suspect involved in the shooting that occurred on Sudley Road in Manassas on January 28.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold   

RICHMOND BEAT: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold  

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Minority and low-income advocacy groups are joining the Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union in opposing the General Assembly’s bipartisan compromise that would increase the threshold at which a theft is considered a felony.

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SmartAsset Names Prince William as One of Best Places in Va to Save Money

SmartAsset Names Prince William as One of Best Places in Va to Save Money

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

SmartAsset considers Prince William a great place to save money, based upon the cost of living, average income and other factors.

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PWCS Has Regulation Guiding Investigating Complaints Against Employees, Including Teacher Bullying

PWCS Has Regulation Guiding Investigating Complaints Against Employees, Including Teacher Bullying

| February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

At the Feb. 7 meeting of the Prince William County School Board, members of the Prince William Education Association spoke about the kinds of employment bullying and intimidation that some educators have experienced at the hands of their school leaders.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

RICHMOND BEAT: Proposals Seek to Spur Growth in Va Distillery Industry

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Virginia distillers ​may soon be toasting the General Assembly after the Senate passed a bill to let ​liquor manufacturers keep more of the money from selling their spirits in tasting rooms.

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Manassas Photographers Exhibit at City Hall

Manassas Photographers Exhibit at City Hall

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

The Hall at Manassas City Hall is hosting a new exhibit, featuring City of Manassas government staff photography; it is the hall’s largest employee art exhibit to date.

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Prince William Gov. Seeks Input on Proposed Signage

Prince William Gov. Seeks Input on Proposed Signage

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Community

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is requesting public input on outdoor signage intended to help brand the county.

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PWCS Student Representative Schedules Student Town Hall Meetings

PWCS Student Representative Schedules Student Town Hall Meetings

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Kate Arnold, student representative to the PWCS School Board, has scheduled town hall meetings to solicit opinions on school matters from students.

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Police Charge Driver in Gainesville Fatal Accident

Police Charge Driver in Gainesville Fatal Accident

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit have charged the driver involved in Monday morning’s fatal crash in Gainesville that killed a 38-year-old man of Warrenton.

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Man Dies in Gainesville Single-Vehicle Accident

Man Dies in Gainesville Single-Vehicle Accident

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A single-vehicle accident overnight in Gainesville resulted in the death of a Warrenton man. Immediately following the accident, the driver fled the scene.

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Dr. Robert Scott Named Prince William Schools Teacher of the Year 2018

Dr. Robert Scott Named Prince William Schools Teacher of the Year 2018

| February 11, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Associate Superintendent for High Schools Mickey Mulgrew surprised Dr. Robert Scott in his classroom to make the announcement that he had been chosen as Prince William County School’s Teacher of the Year.

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Out of The Blue Celebrates Valentine’s Day All Week with $75 Couple’s Dinner

Out of The Blue Celebrates Valentine’s Day All Week with $75 Couple’s Dinner

The management of Out of the Blue seafood and crab restaurant in Gainesville is excited to announce its Valentine’s Day Dinner for two at $75 per couple. The fixed dinner menu is offered throughout Valentine’s week, Feb.12 through the 18th.

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PWC Gov. Says ‘Get Involved with Budget Process’

PWC Gov. Says ‘Get Involved with Budget Process’

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments | Community

Prince William County’s annual budget process is getting underway and there are several ways residents can be involved.

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Police Arrest Bristow Man for Reckless Handling of Firearm

Police Arrest Bristow Man for Reckless Handling of Firearm

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police arrested a Bristow man Tuesday for accidentally firing his gun into a neighboring townhome.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use this week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates.

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PWCS Superintendent Presents 2019 Budget Proposal

PWCS Superintendent Presents 2019 Budget Proposal

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

New PWCS Budget Proposal includes program continuation, step increase for employees, educational enhancements.

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PWEA Speaks Out Against Teacher Bullying at Local Schools

PWEA Speaks Out Against Teacher Bullying at Local Schools

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William Education Association [PWEA] sent a message to the Prince William County School Board “It’s About Time” to stop workplace bullying. They mentioned incidents occurring at Reagan Middle School in Haymarket.

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GoFundMe Page Created to Help Family of Deceased Prince William Bus Driver

GoFundMe Page Created to Help Family of Deceased Prince William Bus Driver

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Community, Education

Richard Lee Proffitt, 62, a Prince William County Schools bus driver, died Monday when a different bus backed into him. Now, friends are trying to raise money for the Proffitts in their time of crisis via a GoFunMe page.

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Haymarket Man Arrested for Strong-Armed Robbery of Gainesville Store

Haymarket Man Arrested for Strong-Armed Robbery of Gainesville Store

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

The accused was wanted for a Jan. 24 robbery of uBreakiFix located on Linton Hall Road in Gainesville.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects ‘Net Neutrality’ Bill

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill to prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing or blocking certain websites based on content or hosting platform was killed Tuesday in a House subcommittee.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects Suicide Prevention Resolution

RICHMOND BEAT: House Panel Rejects Suicide Prevention Resolution

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

A resolution urging Virginia schools to increase their suicide prevention efforts has failed as Republicans on a House Rules subcommittee defeated the proposal in a 3-4 vote.

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NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments | Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday.

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Supervisor Candland Presents Gainesville Heroes Awards

Supervisor Candland Presents Gainesville Heroes Awards

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Community

Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland (R) presented his annual Gainesville Hero Award to a local Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive; Gray Face Acres Animal Rescue and Carried to Full Term Crisis Pregnancy home in Haymarket.

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UPDATED: PWC Bus Driver Killed in Bristow

UPDATED: PWC Bus Driver Killed in Bristow

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education, News

A Prince William County school bus driver was struck and killed Monday morning by a school bus in McCuin Transportation Center in Bristow.

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Man Arrested in Bristow for Driving into Backyard Fence

Man Arrested in Bristow for Driving into Backyard Fence

| February 4, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police arrested a Bristow man after he drove a vehicle into a backyard fence in Bristow, Thursday.

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Prince William PD Will Hold Neighborhood Watch Training, Feb 22nd

Prince William PD Will Hold Neighborhood Watch Training, Feb 22nd

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

The Crime Prevention Unit of the Prince William County Police Department hosts a Neighborhood Watch training on Thursday, February 22, at 7 p.m.

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LaRock, Hugo’s Northern Va Toll Relief Legislation Passes House Transportation Committee   

LaRock, Hugo’s Northern Va Toll Relief Legislation Passes House Transportation Committee  

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | Community

​Legislation put forward by House Transportation Committee vice-chair Del. Tim Hugo (R- Fairfax) ​and Del​. Dave LaRock​ (R-Loudoun) to provide desperately-needed toll relief for Northern Virginia commuters passed the House Transportation Committee this morning on a 21-1 vote, with only Del. Ken Plum, (D-Fairfax) opposed.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

RICHMOND BEAT: Roem’s Proposal Would Boost Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia Schools

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

While campaigning door to door, Del. Danica Roem met a constituent who had lost her only child to suicide. The mother had one request – make suicide prevention training available to all school employees.

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Victim of Gainesville Shooting Charged with Attempted Murder

Victim of Gainesville Shooting Charged with Attempted Murder

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A Police investigation has revealed the 19-year-old man who shot a man in Gainesville on Jan. 30 was the victim of a robbery and attempted murder that occurred during a drug transaction.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Prince William Delegate Delivers Spanish-language State of the Union Response

RICHMOND BEAT: Prince William Delegate Delivers Spanish-language State of the Union Response

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

One of Virginia’s first Latina lawmakers delivered the Democrats’ Spanish-language response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, saying he “has pushed a dark and extremist agenda that damages our national values and endangers national security.”

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RICHMOND BEAT: Schools May Get Authority to Open Before Labor Day

RICHMOND BEAT: Schools May Get Authority to Open Before Labor Day

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Summer vacation may be cut short for some Virginia students after two bills rescinding the so-called “Kings Dominion law” – which restricts schools from starting before Labor Day – passed the House this week.

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Unified Basketball Packs House at Patriot High School

Unified Basketball Packs House at Patriot High School

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments | Education

Last week, the bleechers in the Patriot High School gymnasium were packed. Fans, friends and family had come out to see a Unified Sports basketball game between Patriot and Potomac High School.

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Acquaintance Shot Haymarket Man After Argument in Vehicle

Acquaintance Shot Haymarket Man After Argument in Vehicle

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A man turned himself in to the Prince William Police for shooting a young Haymarket man following a verbal altercation they had while driving through Gainesville, Monday.

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RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

RICHMOND BEAT: House Committee Unanimously Kills ‘Netflix Tax’

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

A bill nicknamed the “Netflix tax” was unanimously defeated Monday in the House Finance Committee, ending the possibility of taxing streaming services in Virginia in 2019.

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Prince William Student Artwork Selected for Hylton Performing Arts Center Exhibit

Prince William Student Artwork Selected for Hylton Performing Arts Center Exhibit

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

Forty works of art produced by students in 24 PWCS schools are on exhibit through March 10, in the Buchanan Partners Gallery at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.

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Nat’l Weather Service Predicts Snow Overnight Monday

Nat’l Weather Service Predicts Snow Overnight Monday

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has announced a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for the DMV Region, overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning, due to the likelyhood of a snow fall overnight.

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Man Shot at Manassas Mall; Police Search for Suspect

Man Shot at Manassas Mall; Police Search for Suspect

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police are searching for a male suspect who shot another man in the parking lot of the Manassas Mall, Sunday.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Propelled by #MeToo, Groups Seek to Remove ‘Tampon Tax’

RICHMOND BEAT: Propelled by #MeToo, Groups Seek to Remove ‘Tampon Tax’

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

With momentum from the #MeToo movement, several women’s rights groups are supporting legislative calls to remove the sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

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Hobby Lobby Opens New Virginia Gateway, Gainesville Location

Hobby Lobby Opens New Virginia Gateway, Gainesville Location

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Hobby Lobby’s newest location in Gainesville held its grand opening Monday morning, which included a ribbon cutting with the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce and an appearance by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th District.)

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Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Armed Robbery in Manassas

Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Armed Robbery in Manassas

| January 28, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Police are looking for a man who robbed another man at gunpoint, Wednesday, in the Stoneridge neighborhood of Manassas, Prince William County, near Old Centreville Road and Yorkshire Lane.

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