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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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Governor Sets Date for Phase I Reopening for Northern Virginia Localities

Governor Sets Date for Phase I Reopening for Northern Virginia Localities

Governor Ralph Northam today issued Executive Order Sixty-Two, allowing specific localities in Northern Virginia to delay entering Phase One of the “Forward.”

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Gov. Northam Agrees to Delay Phase I of ‘Virginia Forward’ Reopening in Northern Virginia

Gov. Northam Agrees to Delay Phase I of ‘Virginia Forward’ Reopening in Northern Virginia

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

It is unlikely Northern Virginia will begin easing its COVID-19 restrictions, May 15, with the rest of the state.

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UPDATED: Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening

UPDATED: Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening

Chief elected officials in Northern Virginia have sent a letter to the Governor, supporting his “Forward Virginia” reopening, but reopening NoVa only once regional threshold metrics have been met.

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Gov. Northam Explains Phase I of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions in Virginia

Gov. Northam Explains Phase I of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions in Virginia

| May 9, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia’s Governor, Ralph Northam announced more details about his Phase I easing of coronavirus restrictions scheduled for May 15, which he calls “Safer at Home,” order.

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UPDATE: Bristow Man Dies in Hit & Run Accident, Struck by 2 Vehicles

UPDATE: Bristow Man Dies in Hit & Run Accident, Struck by 2 Vehicles

| May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police are looking for the driver who killed a Bristow pedestrian in a hit and run, Wednesday morning.

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Patriot HS Staff Surprises Seniors with Class of 2020 Yard Signs

Patriot HS Staff Surprises Seniors with Class of 2020 Yard Signs

| May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Approximately 1,200 Patriot High School seniors were surprised with yard signs, May 5, through a quickly organized effort.

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Northam Plans to Reopen Virginia Businesses, May 15

Northam Plans to Reopen Virginia Businesses, May 15

| May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

At that point Virginia will begin “easing restrictions” and businesses would reopen under “Phase I” guidelines.

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Fatal Crash in Woodbridge Kills Pedestrian

Fatal Crash in Woodbridge Kills Pedestrian

A car struck a woman who was walking her dog on the sidewalk on Cardinal Drive in Woodbridge.

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House of Mercy Will Participate in #GivingTuesdayNow

House of Mercy Will Participate in #GivingTuesdayNow

| May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | Community

House of Mercy will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity to address the COVID-19 crisis, that will take place on May 5, 2020.

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Prince William BOCS Adopts Flat Tax Rate, but Tax Bills Will Increase

Prince William BOCS Adopts Flat Tax Rate, but Tax Bills Will Increase

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Although the 2020-21 tax rate will remain the same as in fiscal year 2020, residents will receive a higher property tax bill during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

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Young Man Dies Following I-66 Vehicle Crash in Gainesville

Young Man Dies Following I-66 Vehicle Crash in Gainesville

| April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

A vehicle crash in Gainesville, Virginia, Friday, resulted in the dead of a 20-year-old Maryland man.

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Supervisor Lawson Asks, ‘Higher Property Taxes and County Fees, NOW?’  

Supervisor Lawson Asks, ‘Higher Property Taxes and County Fees, NOW?’  

Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson believes it is not appropriate to adopt a tax rate that will result in tax increases on Prince William County residents during the COVID-19 economic crisis.

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Virginia COVID-19 Cases May Have Peaked Week of April 12

Virginia COVID-19 Cases May Have Peaked Week of April 12

| April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Last week the Virginia Department of Health recorded a decrease in COVID-19 cases in Commonwealth. That is the first decrease Virginia has seen since it began documented confirmed cases.

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Governor Northam Unveils Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions

Governor Northam Unveils Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions

‘Forward Virginia’ blueprint informed by diverse health and business stakeholders, includes testing, tracing, and PPE priorities

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Governor Northam Taps Broad Group of Leaders for COVID-19 Business Task Force

Governor Northam Taps Broad Group of Leaders for COVID-19 Business Task Force

~ Leaders advising Governor on safe, responsible strategy for
easing restrictions on businesses and individuals ~

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Candland, Republicans Oppose Prince William Tax Increases During COVID-19

Candland, Republicans Oppose Prince William Tax Increases During COVID-19

We have five other members of the Board of County Supervisors committed to vote to approve a tax rate that will significantly increase taxes, and county spending by tens of millions of dollars.

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Birmingham Green Adult Care Living Facility Experiences COVID-19 Outbreak

Birmingham Green Adult Care Living Facility Experiences COVID-19 Outbreak

| April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The management at Birmingham Green Adult Care Residence in Manassas announced Thursday that a total of ten residents and nine staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Gov. Northam Extends Ban on Elective Surgeries, Closure of DMV Offices

Gov. Northam Extends Ban on Elective Surgeries, Closure of DMV Offices

| April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia State Police also directed to take additional administrative action under expanded executive directive

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PWCS Food Service Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

PWCS Food Service Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools informed parents, Monday, that a food service worker preparing free student meals at the Stonewall Middle School distribution center in Manassas tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

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Fairfax Police Arrest 30 Accused Child Predators in Online Sting

Fairfax Police Arrest 30 Accused Child Predators in Online Sting

Detectives from our Fairfax Police Department Major Crimes and Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureaus arrested 30 men earlier this month during Operation COVID Crackdown – an online sting that sought to identify and apprehend predators who use the internet to exploit children.

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Congressman Wittman Shares President’s 3-Phase Plan to Reopen Economy

Congressman Wittman Shares President’s 3-Phase Plan to Reopen Economy

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

President Trump’s Guidance on Reopening the Country, Explained

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NOVA Community College Offers Tuition-free Online Summer Classes for HS Graduates, Rising Seniors

NOVA Community College Offers Tuition-free Online Summer Classes for HS Graduates, Rising Seniors

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is using institutional dollars from the Federal stimulus to launch a new summer schedule of tuition-free online classes for approximately 70,000 qualified Northern Virginia high school students.

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Prince William Police Offer ‘The Scoop on Scams’ Sessions

Prince William Police Offer ‘The Scoop on Scams’ Sessions

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

“Join us to learn the common terms used by those who create scams and frauds, how these criminals chose who to target, and the different types of scams and how you can protect yourself from them.”

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‘Masks for Humanity,’ Formerly ‘Bristow Super Sewers!,’ Donates Thousands of Masks to Medical Workers

‘Masks for Humanity,’ Formerly ‘Bristow Super Sewers!,’ Donates Thousands of Masks to Medical Workers

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | Community

A small group of Western Prince William residents looking to be of service during the COVID-19 crisis has quickly grown into a powerhouse network of Northern Virginia volunteers, making and distributing thousands of homemade masks to medical professionals.

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Flushing It Out Podcast with Samantha Spittle Brings Listeners Together

Flushing It Out Podcast with Samantha Spittle Brings Listeners Together

Samantha Spittle uses her podcast “Flushing It Out” to draw out wisdom and inspiration from her guests and create a space where humility can grow into empowerment.

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Virginia Gateway Supports Women’s Nonprofit via #Carryoutforacause

Virginia Gateway Supports Women’s Nonprofit via #Carryoutforacause

| April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

YOU order.
Snap a Pic & Post #Carryoutforacause.
WE Donate.

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Gov. Northam Announces New Actions to Expand Health Care Work Force

Gov. Northam Announces New Actions to Expand Health Care Work Force

Executive order increases use of nurse practitioners, out-of-state doctors, medical students, and telehealth in COVID-19 response

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Manassas Park Will Exit Prince William County Library System, Manassas to Stay under New Agreement

Manassas Park Will Exit Prince William County Library System, Manassas to Stay under New Agreement

The City of Manassas Park decided to exit its agreement with Prince William County’s library system. The City of Manassas decided to continue working in unison with the county under a new agreement.

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OmniRide Adds Precautions for Essential Traveling Amid COVID-19

OmniRide Adds Precautions for Essential Traveling Amid COVID-19

| April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

For those passengers that are conducting essential traveling, OmniRide continues to take recommended precautions to decrease the chances that passengers and staff on our buses will spread COVID-19.

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Prince William County School Board to Conduct Emergency Electronic Meeting, April 15

Prince William County School Board to Conduct Emergency Electronic Meeting, April 15

The Prince William County School Board will conduct an emergency electronic meeting for governmental continuity during the COVID-19 crisis at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

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Virginia Governor Extends Closure of Non-Essential Businesses until May 8

Virginia Governor Extends Closure of Non-Essential Businesses until May 8

| April 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today he is extending the date to open some nonessential businesses until May 8 due to the COVID-19 numbers.

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Prince William County Exceeds 500 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Rate of Increase Has Decreased

Prince William County Exceeds 500 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Rate of Increase Has Decreased

| April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Cases of COVID-19 in Prince William County are increasing every day, but the increase has declined over the last couple of days.

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Gov. Northam Signs Law to Decriminalize Simple Possession of Marijuana, Seal Records

Gov. Northam Signs Law to Decriminalize Simple Possession of Marijuana, Seal Records

The package includes measures raising the felony larceny threshold; eliminating driver’s license suspensions for unpaid fines; raising the age of juvenile transfer to adult court; and reforming parole.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Governor Signs $50 per month Insulin Cap

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Governor Signs $50 per month Insulin Cap

House Bill 66, sponsored by Del. Lee Carter, D-Manassas, originally aimed to cap the costs of prescription insulin copays at $30 per month. By the time the bill passed the Senate, the cap was amended to $50 per month.

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Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Values Act Protecting LGBTQ Individuals

Gov. Northam Signs Virginia Values Act Protecting LGBTQ Individuals

| April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia is first Southern state to provide sweeping anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

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Nat’l Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for Northern Virginia, D.C., Maryland

Nat’l Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for Northern Virginia, D.C., Maryland

| April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Northern Virginia, D.C. and Southern Maryland region. It is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening.

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