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PWCS to Open School Facilities to VHSL Student Athletes, Televise Games

PWCS to Open School Facilities to VHSL Student Athletes, Televise Games

Plans to return to VHSL competition are underway for Prince William County Public School (PWCS) high school athletes. However, PWCS will only be allowing remote viewing of its indoor competitions.

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Virginia Governor Releases Report on Impact of Legalizing Marijuana for Adult-use

Virginia Governor Releases Report on Impact of Legalizing Marijuana for Adult-use

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today released the administration’s report on the impact of legalizing adult-use marijuana in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Prince William County Hires D.C. Police Chief to Lead Police Department

Prince William County Hires D.C. Police Chief to Lead Police Department

The announcement comes following a nationwide search with a public survey and competitive hiring process.

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Police Investigate Deadly Shooting in Woodbridge

Police Investigate Deadly Shooting in Woodbridge

| November 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police are investigating a shooting that killed one man on Westwind Drive in Woodbridge, Sunday morning.

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Two Arrested for Armed Robbery at Promenade in Gainesville

Two Arrested for Armed Robbery at Promenade in Gainesville

An investigation revealed that four men conspired to rob a 19-year-old man at the Promenade in Gainesville. Two suspects remain at large.

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Drivers on I-66 East Must Exit at Route 29 Gainesville to Reach Prince William Parkway through Dec. 4

Drivers on I-66 East Must Exit at Route 29 Gainesville to Reach Prince William Parkway through Dec. 4

I-66 East drivers headed to Route 234 Bypass/Prince William Parkway will be detoured to use Exit 43A-B Route 29 in Gainesville.

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Suspect Sentenced to Life for Gang-Related Murder of Fairfax Teen in Nokesville, 2017

Suspect Sentenced to Life for Gang-Related Murder of Fairfax Teen in Nokesville, 2017

Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth announces yesterday’s successful conviction of Hector Armando Gamez Amaya, 31, related to the death of Miguel Ruiz Carrillo, 18, of Mount Vernon.

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Northam Optimistic about COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Encourages Caution over Holidays

Northam Optimistic about COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Encourages Caution over Holidays

| November 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Governor Northam said Virginia is prepared to begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December.

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NVSC to Replace Turf Field at Hellwig Memorial Park

NVSC to Replace Turf Field at Hellwig Memorial Park

In exchange for paying the bulk of the cost to renovate the field, NVSC is allowed to program 80 percent of field seven for league-sponsored activities.

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Virginia Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect Non-Partisan Civil Servants

Virginia Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect Non-Partisan Civil Servants

Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner, Tim Kaine, and Gary Peters, introduced legislation that would block the implementation of an October 21 Executive Order by President Trump that would make it easier for the Administration to fire non-partisan civil servants with policy expertise.

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COVID-19 Cases Increase in Virginia, Prince William County

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Virginia, Prince William County

| November 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

New cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Virginia, Prince William County and states bordering Virginia.

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Gov. Northam Wants Virginia to be 1st Southern State to Legalize Marijuana

Gov. Northam Wants Virginia to be 1st Southern State to Legalize Marijuana

| November 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Governor Ralph Northam announced Monday that he will introduce and support legislation to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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PWCS to Incorporate 20 Year Commemoration of 9/11 into 2021 Curriculum

PWCS to Incorporate 20 Year Commemoration of 9/11 into 2021 Curriculum

| November 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Potomac Board member Justin Wilk recommended forming a community 9/11 Taskforce to help plan curriculum for the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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Gov. Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19

Gov. Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19

| November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

~ Includes limit of 25 individuals for in-person gatherings, expanded mask mandate, on-site alcohol curfew, and increased enforcement ~

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Chairman Lateef of PWCS School Board Announces He Will Not Run for Lt. Governor

Chairman Lateef of PWCS School Board Announces He Will Not Run for Lt. Governor

| November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County School Board Chairman Babur Lateef announced he has decided not to run for Lt. Governor of Virginia, to instead focus on Prince William County Schools.

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Get Out Series: Stay Warm in Winter at Local Breweries

Get Out Series: Stay Warm in Winter at Local Breweries

| November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

This year, local breweries have gone above and beyond so that guests can social distance, drink and keep warm! They have also added features that will make the breweries winter destinations for years to come.

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VDOT Announces Overnight Closures on I-66 West at Rt 29

VDOT Announces Overnight Closures on I-66 West at Rt 29

I-66 West in Centreville will be reduced to one travel lane during overnight hours on Friday, November 13, beginning at 10 p.m. to shift traffic to a new bridge span over Route 29 (Lee Highway).

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Police Search for Fredericksburg Man Wanted for Child Rape, Forcible Sodomy

Police Search for Fredericksburg Man Wanted for Child Rape, Forcible Sodomy

| November 12, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Police are searching for a man accused of raping a Manassas area girl in 2012-13. The victim was five and six at the time.

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Virginia Gateway Recognizes 2 ‘Everyday Heroes’ for Outstanding Customer Service

Virginia Gateway Recognizes 2 ‘Everyday Heroes’ for Outstanding Customer Service

| November 11, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz, Community

Virginia Gateway celebrated “Everyday Heroes” in October, choosing two winners: Brittany True of BTrueDelivery and Kenneth Luckey of Burger King on Linton Hall Road.

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Prince William Dance Academy Returns to Studio with New Safety Protocols

Prince William Dance Academy Returns to Studio with New Safety Protocols

Ms. Kim has created a family atmosphere in which students learn dance while building character.

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U.S. Marshal Apprehends Suspect in Woodbridge Double Murder Investigation

U.S. Marshal Apprehends Suspect in Woodbridge Double Murder Investigation

Prince William Police have charged a suspect with two counts of 2nd degree murder for shooting four individuals, this week, two of whom died from their injuries.

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Victory Lakes Residents Donate Halloween Pumpkins to Feed Farm Animals

Victory Lakes Residents Donate Halloween Pumpkins to Feed Farm Animals

This week in Victory Lakes the community provided well over 100 pumpkins, both carved and uncarved, to local farms for animal feed.

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OmniRide to Hold Virtual Meeting Geared towards Hispanic Community

OmniRide to Hold Virtual Meeting Geared towards Hispanic Community

They are hosting a virtual Hispanic Council Meeting on Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., to hear from residents about the transportation needs and challenges in the county.

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Prince William Police Investigate Shooting of 16-Year-Old Boy

Prince William Police Investigate Shooting of 16-Year-Old Boy

| November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police are investigating a shooting that injured a 16-year-old boy in the Manassas area of the county.

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Prince William County Schools Approves Diverse Calendar, Adds Days in June

Prince William County Schools Approves Diverse Calendar, Adds Days in June

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

This will be the first time a Prince William County School’s calendar will recognizes religious holidays from multiple religions.

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Democrat Mark Warner Wins Reelection to U.S. Senate, Easily Takes Prince William County

Democrat Mark Warner Wins Reelection to U.S. Senate, Easily Takes Prince William County

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Democrat Mark Warner appears to have won reelection to the U.S. Senate with 55.63% of the vote.

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Rep. Rob Wittman Retains his Congressional Seat, Loses Prince William County

Rep. Rob Wittman Retains his Congressional Seat, Loses Prince William County

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Congressman Robert “Rob” J. Wittman, the Republican nominee, is assumed to have won reelection in Virginia’s 1st District last night.

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Congresswoman Wexton Declares Victory in Virginia Reelection Campaign

Congresswoman Wexton Declares Victory in Virginia Reelection Campaign

Virginia Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-10) has declared victory in her reelection campaign.

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Prince William Electoral Board Member Says Ballots that Won’t Scan Will Be Counted

Prince William Electoral Board Member Says Ballots that Won’t Scan Will Be Counted

| November 3, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

At Battlefield High School and Tyler Elementary School in Haymarket, some ballots would not scan through one or more voting machines.

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Police Arrest Teen for Bomb Threat Made to Prince William Jewish Temple

Police Arrest Teen for Bomb Threat Made to Prince William Jewish Temple

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Violent Crimes Unit identified and located the suspect involved in the threatening voicemail message left at the Jewish Temple of Congregation Ner Shalom.

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Residents Search for 2 Missing Dogs in Bristow Area

Residents Search for 2 Missing Dogs in Bristow Area

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | Community

Owners are looking for two lost dogs in the Bristow/Gainesville area. Neither have returned home for several days.

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Prince William County Enhances 9-1-1 Services and Emergency Notification with Smart911

Prince William County Enhances 9-1-1 Services and Emergency Notification with Smart911

Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Sign Up for the Free Service That Provides Emergency Responders with More Information in the Event of an Emergency

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Old Navy Opens in Gainesville at Shops at Stonewall

Old Navy Opens in Gainesville at Shops at Stonewall

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Old Navy opened in Gainesville at the Shops at Stonewall, Thursday. It will hold its grand-opening, Saturday with sales and promotions!

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City of Alexandria Wanted Subject in Custody

City of Alexandria Wanted Subject in Custody

| October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Mitchell D. Thompson, 26, of Alexandria, Va.,has turned himself in to the Virginia State Police.

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VDOT: Expect Route 28 N/ I-66 Shift to New Permanent Alignment on or about Oct. 31

VDOT: Expect Route 28 N/ I-66 Shift to New Permanent Alignment on or about Oct. 31

Ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East will be accessed from the left-most lanes of northbound Route 28 for approximately two weeks; Route 29 (Lee Highway) South drivers will be temporarily routed to the I-66/Route 29 Centreville Interchange to access I-66 East.

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Manassas City Unveils Statue, Commemorating Woman Who Helped Found Local African American School in 1893

Manassas City Unveils Statue, Commemorating Woman Who Helped Found Local African American School in 1893

The Memorial pays tribute to Jennie Dean who, despite being born into slavery in 1848, changed the lives of countless African Americans in the region when she established the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth in 1893.

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Police Ask for Help Identifying Body Discovered at Manassas Recycling Center

Police Ask for Help Identifying Body Discovered at Manassas Recycling Center

| October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Detectives with the Prince William County Violent Crimes Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the body that was discovered at the American Recycling Center in the Manassas area of the county.

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Free COVID-19 Testing in Prince William Health District Offered until Oct. 31

Free COVID-19 Testing in Prince William Health District Offered until Oct. 31

| October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Participants must provide their full name, telephone number, and a home or work address in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, or the City of Manassas Park to obtain COVID testing and receive the results.

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Senior Living

| October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Senior Living Search with Maureen Washburn LLC is a free referral service that can be used by family members to ask questions about next steps for a loved one who is aging and receive answers from a local resource in your neighborhood. Maureen Washburn had grown up in a single family home and was cared […]

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Police Charge Local Man with DUI Manslaughter After Fatal Lake Ridge Collision

Police Charge Local Man with DUI Manslaughter After Fatal Lake Ridge Collision

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Investigators are investigating a two-vehicle collision that killed 32-year-old Triangle woman and injured two children. 

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Gov. Northam Signs New Laws to Support COVID-19 Response, Reform Policing

Gov. Northam Signs New Laws to Support COVID-19 Response, Reform Policing

Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he has signed 16 new laws and proposed changes to five bills that will support the Commonwealth’s ongoing COVID-19 response and advance criminal justice reform.

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City of Manassas Launches 2 Additional Small Business Grant Programs

City of Manassas Launches 2 Additional Small Business Grant Programs

The City of Manassas is launching two additional grant programs to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 using Federal CARES Act funds.

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Prince William School Board Approves 2nd Phase of Return-to-Learning Plan

Prince William School Board Approves 2nd Phase of Return-to-Learning Plan

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William County School Board voted to approve the Superintendent’s return-to-learning in-school plan for the second and third quarter with the flexibility to make changes in response to pandemic needs.

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Police Charge Local Man with Incest, Sexual Assault of Minor in Bristow

Police Charge Local Man with Incest, Sexual Assault of Minor in Bristow

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police Special Victim’s Unit began an investigation into a sexual assault that reportedly occurred at a residence in the Bristow area of Prince William County between January 2016 and January 2018.

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Prince William Board of Supervisors Creates Racial and Social Justice Commission

Prince William Board of Supervisors Creates Racial and Social Justice Commission

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) recently authorized the creation of a Racial and Social Justice Commission with the mission to examine the state of racial and social justice for people of color in the County.

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PWCS to Propose Tentative Return-to-School Dates for All Students

PWCS to Propose Tentative Return-to-School Dates for All Students

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William County School Board will hear the Superintendents proposed return dates for in-person learning for all students, but the return depends upon health metrics.

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Nokesville Man Strikes Man with Car, Shoots Another in Leg, following Son’s Car Accident

Nokesville Man Strikes Man with Car, Shoots Another in Leg, following Son’s Car Accident

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

After arriving to assist his son who was involved in a car crash, Sunday, a Nokesville man struck one man with his car and shot another in the leg.

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Prince William Schools to Request Cameras on During Virtual Classes

Prince William Schools to Request Cameras on During Virtual Classes

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

Prince William County Schools is asking that students keep their cameras on during Zoom classes whenever possible.

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UPDATE: Missing Bristow Teen Found

UPDATE: Missing Bristow Teen Found

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile, Maquan “Lul Quan” Omari McCray.

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Police Investigate Local Carjacking

Police Investigate Local Carjacking

Prince William Police are investigated a carjacking that occurred in the Manassas area of Prince William County, Monday. The suspect is still at large.

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