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Daniel Gade Wins Republican Nomination for Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat

Daniel Gade Wins Republican Nomination for Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Daniel M. Gade won the Republican nomination to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Warner-D to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate.

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Qasim Rashid Wins Democratic Nomination in VA 1st Congressional District

Qasim Rashid Wins Democratic Nomination in VA 1st Congressional District

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Qasim Rashid won the Democratic Primary for the 1st Virginia District, June 23, making him the Democratic nominee to run against Congressional Representative Robert Wittman-R in the November election.

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Governor Northam Announces July 1 Date for ‘Phase 3’ of Virginia Reopening

Governor Northam Announces July 1 Date for ‘Phase 3’ of Virginia Reopening

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

This new phase will fully open many businesses, including restaurants and beverage establishments and retail.

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Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Gainesville Car Crash

Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Gainesville Car Crash

A car that did not pass inspection was partially responsible for the death of a Maryland man in a car crash that occurred in Gainesville on April 24, according to charges by the Prince William Police.

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Prince William Jail Board to Let 287(g) ICE Cooperation Program Expire

Prince William Jail Board to Let 287(g) ICE Cooperation Program Expire

| June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William County Regional Jail Board decided, Wednesday, to allow the county’s controversial 287(g)-ICE program to expire on June 30.

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Prince William Schools Asks Supervisors for $42.5 Million for School Re-openings

Prince William Schools Asks Supervisors for $42.5 Million for School Re-openings

| June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County School Division asked the Board of County Supervisors for $42.5 million to make its schools COVID-19 compliant for reopening in the fall semester.

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PWCS to Hold Virtual Meeting on Renaming of Stonewall MS, Stonewall Jackson HS

PWCS to Hold Virtual Meeting on Renaming of Stonewall MS, Stonewall Jackson HS

The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 22. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide suggestions, recommendations, and justifications.

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House of Mercy Reopens Thrift Store, Donation Center

House of Mercy Reopens Thrift Store, Donation Center

| June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz, Community

House of Mercy is excited to announce the re-opening of the Thrift Store and Donation Center beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020.

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Police Investigate Acts of Vandalism in Bristow

Police Investigate Acts of Vandalism in Bristow

| June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

On June 10, Prince William Police Officers responded to the area of the 10000 block of Tummel Falls Drive in Bristow for a report of vandalism.

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‘Get Happy, Dammit,’ Grows Inspiration, Motivation, Supports Mental Health Initiatives

‘Get Happy, Dammit,’ Grows Inspiration, Motivation, Supports Mental Health Initiatives

The book, by Bristow writer Katherine Gotthardt, offers short essays, exercises and poetry as avenues to create inspiration and motivation, two necessary elements that can lead to greater happiness.

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OmniRide to Increase Service Levels Starting June 22

OmniRide to Increase Service Levels Starting June 22

Weekday Express service to destinations in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., will run on a Friday schedule, which is one step down from full-service.

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PWCS Includes Furlough Clause in 2020-21 Employee Contracts

PWCS Includes Furlough Clause in 2020-21 Employee Contracts

| June 14, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

A new clause in the PWCS employee contract grants the school division the ability to furlough employees in the event of an epidemic or other crisis that would disrupt the school year, or cause schools to close temporarily.

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Prince William School Board Names 13th HS ‘Gainesville High School’

Prince William School Board Names 13th HS ‘Gainesville High School’

| June 10, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William County School Board voted unanimously to name the 13th High School “Gainesville High School” after the school’s location and attendance area. Gainesville High School will open in the fall of 2021.

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Governor Announces Virginia’s Plan for PreK-12 Education, NoVa to Enter Phase 2, Friday

Governor Announces Virginia’s Plan for PreK-12 Education, NoVa to Enter Phase 2, Friday

| June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education, News

Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia students will be returning to school at the beginning of the fall 2020-21 semester, but the school day will look very different.

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New COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline in Virginia Despite Phased Openings

New COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline in Virginia Despite Phased Openings

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia has seen a decrease in new COVID-19 cases even as the Commonwealth has begun to loosen restrictions on businesses.

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Prince William School Board Releases Statement on Death of George Floyd

Prince William School Board Releases Statement on Death of George Floyd

The School Board shares the community’s sadness, anger, and frustration with the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans.

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UPDATED: PWCS Superintendent Calls for Renaming of Stonewall Jackson HS, Stonewall MS

UPDATED: PWCS Superintendent Calls for Renaming of Stonewall Jackson HS, Stonewall MS

We can no longer represent the Confederacy in our schools. To this end, the renaming of Stonewall Jackson High School and Stonewall Middle School should begin immediately, pursuant to the policy of the School Board.

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Coach Who Made ‘Racist,’ ‘Offensive’ Comments, No Longer Employed at Battlefield HS, Says Principal

Coach Who Made ‘Racist,’ ‘Offensive’ Comments, No Longer Employed at Battlefield HS, Says Principal

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The principal of Battlefield High School in Haymarket has announced, Thursday, that one of its assistant coaches no longer works at the school, in response to what the principal called a “racist” and “offensive” comment.

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Del. Roem Rallies Community to Fund Rebuilding of Historic Black Church

Del. Roem Rallies Community to Fund Rebuilding of Historic Black Church

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

“We can never absolve the injustice inflicted upon the Black community from what happened to MPBC but we can set the tone and example for our community. This is a way to do that,” Del. Danica Roem said.

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Prince William Police Say Recent Protests Have Been Peaceful

Prince William Police Say Recent Protests Have Been Peaceful

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Police closed Sudley Road in Manassas, Tuesday night, out of concern for protesters and others, said PIO Sgt. Jonathan Perok. It was not a response to violence.

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UPDATED: Police Say Sudley Road Protest, Tuesday, Remained Lawful

UPDATED: Police Say Sudley Road Protest, Tuesday, Remained Lawful

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police issued a traffic alert, Tuesday evening, announcing they would once again be closing roads at the intersection of Sudley Road at Sudley Manor Drive and Ashton Avenue in Manassas.

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PWCS Provides Update on 2020-21 School Year

PWCS Provides Update on 2020-21 School Year

“At this time, we expect to open for in-person learning, as regularly scheduled on August 25. However, PWCS is developing an extensive plan for the potential for required virtual learning, as well as various operational scenarios, and the associated health and safety considerations for staff and students.”

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Prince William Police Detail their Response to Sudley Road Protest at BOCS Emergency Meeting

Prince William Police Detail their Response to Sudley Road Protest at BOCS Emergency Meeting

| June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Supervisors called an Emergency Prince William Board of County Supervisors meeting, Sunday at 4 p.m., to talk with Prince William Police leadership about the “unlawful assembly” Saturday night on Sudley Road in Manassas and the police response.

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City of Manassas Declares Unlawful Assembly Following Liberia Ave Protest, Sunday

City of Manassas Declares Unlawful Assembly Following Liberia Ave Protest, Sunday

Windows to Glory Days Grill (9516 Signal Hill Road) were broken and two Manassas City Police cruisers were vandalized.

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Gainesville Supervisor Addresses Unlawful Assembly in his District

Gainesville Supervisor Addresses Unlawful Assembly in his District

Gainesville Supervisor Candland (R) addressed the events Saturday night when the peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on Sudley Road turned into violent and police responded to the civil unrest.

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Governor Declares State of Emergency in Response to Escalating Violence

Governor Declares State of Emergency in Response to Escalating Violence

Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency and authorized assistance to localities in response to escalating violence across the Commonwealth.

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Prince William BOCS Holds Emergency Meeting Regarding Demonstrations

Prince William BOCS Holds Emergency Meeting Regarding Demonstrations

| May 31, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors conducted an emergency meeting at 4 p.m. to discuss the demonstrations that are occurring in Prince William County

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Protest at Sudley Road in Prince William County Grew Violent, Injuring Officers, Damaging Property, Said Police

Protest at Sudley Road in Prince William County Grew Violent, Injuring Officers, Damaging Property, Said Police

| May 31, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County police declared an unlawful assembly, May 30 at 8:11 p.m., in the area of Sudley Road and Sudley Manor Drive in Manassas (20109) in response to a protest that became unruly and violent. According to police, the demonstration, which reportedly began around 5 p.m., started peacefully as protesters exercised their right to assemble […]

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Virginia State Police Assist Prince William Police at Manassas Assembly

Virginia State Police Assist Prince William Police at Manassas Assembly

Virginia State Police arrived at the area of Sudley Manor Road Saturday evening, “to assist Prince William County police with traffic and crowd control due to a very large gathering of protesters.

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UPDATED: Police Spray State Delegate with Pepper Spray at Manassas Protest

UPDATED: Police Spray State Delegate with Pepper Spray at Manassas Protest

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Police sprayed Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassa) with tear gas, around 10:45 p.m., Saturday, at the Prince William County Black Lives Matter-style protest on Sudley Road in Manassas.

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UPDATED: Prince William POLICE ADVISORY: Civil Unrest at Sudley Manor Drive in Manassas

UPDATED: Prince William POLICE ADVISORY: Civil Unrest at Sudley Manor Drive in Manassas

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police are warning citizens to stay away from the area of Sudley Manor Drive and Sudley Road in Manassas this evening.

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Home Turf Fitness Brings ‘Safer-at-Home’ Fitness to You & Your Group

Home Turf Fitness Brings ‘Safer-at-Home’ Fitness to You & Your Group

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Home Turf Fitness is not a gym or fitness center. It specializes in small group outdoor training: perfect for social distancing.

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House of Mercy, Junkluggers, Heritage Hunt Partner for ‘Stay-at-Home’ Donation Drive

House of Mercy, Junkluggers, Heritage Hunt Partner for ‘Stay-at-Home’ Donation Drive

House of Mercy hosted a donation drive at Heritage Hunt for all the residents who have been “cleaning their closets” while at home during COVID-19.

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Police Arrest President of Battlefield HS Athletic Booster Club for Embezzlement

Police Arrest President of Battlefield HS Athletic Booster Club for Embezzlement

Detectives with the Prince William County Property Crimes Bureau began an investigation involving funds reported missing by the Battlefield High School Athletic Booster’s Club (ABC).

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Del. Roem Announces Completion of Route 28 Corridor Improvement Study in Yorkshire

Del. Roem Announces Completion of Route 28 Corridor Improvement Study in Yorkshire

Delegate Danica Roem (D-13th) announced Tuesday the completion of the Route 28 (Centreville Road) Corridor Improvement Study conducted in the City of Manassas Park and Yorkshire portion of Prince William County.

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Gov. Northam Orders People to Wear Masks in Public Places, Beginning May 29

Gov. Northam Orders People to Wear Masks in Public Places, Beginning May 29

| May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Governor Ralph Northam announced that starting Friday, May 29, Virginians will be required to wear masks when out in public establishments.

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Woodbridge Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash in Manassas

Woodbridge Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash in Manassas

The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2006 GMC Sierra was attempting to make a right turn from northbound Davis Ford Road onto Yates Ford Road.

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Prince William Restaurants Can Apply Immediately for Temporary Outdoor Dining Permits

Prince William Restaurants Can Apply Immediately for Temporary Outdoor Dining Permits

In response to the Virginia Governor’s Executive Order 61, Prince William County has created an expedited process for issuing Temporary Activity Permits (TAP) for outdoor seating. Establishments that primarily serve alcohol are also eligible.

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PWCS School Board Approves FY21 Adjusted Budget

PWCS School Board Approves FY21 Adjusted Budget

The Prince William County School Board voted 8-0 during an emergency meeting on May 20 to approve an FY21 Operating Fund Budget of $1,191,030,566.

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PWCS Shares Plan for Collection of Materials in Schools

PWCS Shares Plan for Collection of Materials in Schools

Dr. Steve Walts, shared a three-part plan to help address the collection of school-related items students have at home, as well as personal belongings in the schools.

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Prince William County’s Outdoor Pools, Waterparks Will Close for 2020 Summer Season

Prince William County’s Outdoor Pools, Waterparks Will Close for 2020 Summer Season

Prince William County-owned outdoor pools and waterparks will not open during the 2020 summer season due to health and operational concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prince William Supervisors Request the Governor Allow Outdoor Seating at County Restaurants This Weekend

Prince William Supervisors Request the Governor Allow Outdoor Seating at County Restaurants This Weekend

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz, News

Residents may be able to celebrate this Memorial Day on the patios of Prince William restaurants, wineries and breweries after all.

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Police Alert: Missing Endangered Adult Out of Gainesville

Police Alert: Missing Endangered Adult Out of Gainesville

The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating Robert Arthur Nicholls.

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UPDATE: Prince William Offers Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing This Week

UPDATE: Prince William Offers Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing This Week

UPDATE: The Stonewall Jackson High School drive-thru testing location has closed early due to reaching its capacity; however, three more sites are popping up within the Prince William Health District this week.

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Police Identify, Charge Driver in Manassas Hit & Run

Police Identify, Charge Driver in Manassas Hit & Run

“The driver of the Xterra is accused of striking the victim as he laid in the roadway after initially being struck by a vehicle,” said Sgt. Perok.

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Police Chief Barry Barnard Announces Retirement

Police Chief Barry Barnard Announces Retirement

Prince William County Police Chief Barry Barnard announced plans to retire from the Police Department. Chief Barnard was selected as the fourth police chief in 2016 following a nationwide search.

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COVID-19 Cases in Prince William Region Vary by Zip Code

COVID-19 Cases in Prince William Region Vary by Zip Code

| May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

There remains a huge disparity of COVID-19 cases across the Prince William County region, with some Woodbridge zip codes having ten times the number of cases than zip codes on the other side of the county.

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UPDATED: Supervisor Candland Asks School Board to Publish Superintend Walts’ Twitter Correspondences

UPDATED: Supervisor Candland Asks School Board to Publish Superintend Walts’ Twitter Correspondences

| May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The supervisor requests of the Prince William County School Board that all of the Superintendent’s Twitter correspondences be made public.

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PWCS Plans In-Person Graduations for August

PWCS Plans In-Person Graduations for August

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) has announced that in-person high school graduations are being scheduled for August.

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PWCS Will Hold Virtual 13th High School Naming Meeting, Wednesday

PWCS Will Hold Virtual 13th High School Naming Meeting, Wednesday

The first meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

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