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Planning Commission Approves Birkwood at Braemar

Planning Commission Approves Birkwood at Braemar

The Prince William Planning Commission voted 6:2 Wednesday night to recommend the Board of County Supervisors approve Birkwood at Braemar. That Bristow community would consist of 39 townhomes and 13 single family homes.

Covington Named General District Court Judge

Covington Named General District Court Judge

W.S. Wally Covington III, Vice Chairman of Prince William County Board of Supervisors was confirmed as a Prince William County General District Court Judge by the Virginia General Assembly Thursday.

Education

DOJ Says 12th High School Boundaries Includes too Few Minority Students

DOJ Says 12th High School Boundaries Includes too Few Minority Students

Following a preliminary inquiry, the Department of Justice has informed Prince William County Schools that it has concerns over the demographic makeup of the 12th High School located on Hoadley Road.

PWCS Announces SOL Score Increases

PWCS Announces SOL Score Increases

Prince William County Public School students met or exceeded the state pass rates on 29 of 34 Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exams administered in 2013-14, according to new data released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

Arts & Entertainment

Register Early for Fun Run Racing’s Prince William Turkey Trot

Register Early for Fun Run Racing’s Prince William Turkey Trot

Register by September 15 and receive a $5 discount on Fun Run Racing’s Prince William Turkey Trot and One-Mile Fun Run-Walk on Thanksgiving Day.

Local Teen Goes from Open Mic to iTunes

Local Teen Goes from Open Mic to iTunes

Ileeana Johnson, 15, a local self-taught musician, not only plays her own music at open mic nights in the area, but also recently released her first single “Under the Weather” on iTunes.

Business

Discover Health Yoga Will Host Free Holistic Health Fair

Discover Health Yoga Will Host Free Holistic Health Fair

Discover Health Yoga is holding a free Holistic Health Fair and Open House event on Sept. 13 from 1-4 p.m. in Gainesville.

SpecTRACKular Offers Twist on Training, Racing

SpecTRACKular Offers Twist on Training, Racing

The Running Store in Gainesville held their annual SpecTRACKular one-mile race and Moe’s Mile at Patriot High school Wednesday evening.

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Planning Commission Approves Birkwood at Braemar

Planning Commission Approves Birkwood at Braemar

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Prince William Planning Commission voted 6:2 Wednesday night to recommend the Board of County Supervisors approve Birkwood at Braemar. That Bristow community would consist of 39 townhomes and 13 single family homes.

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Covington Named General District Court Judge

Covington Named General District Court Judge

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

W.S. Wally Covington III, Vice Chairman of Prince William County Board of Supervisors was confirmed as a Prince William County General District Court Judge by the Virginia General Assembly Thursday.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Open Letter to Chairman Stewart Regarding Stone Haven

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Open Letter to Chairman Stewart Regarding Stone Haven

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Opinion, Opinions

A Bristow resident asks Board of County Supervisors Chairman At-Large Corey Stewart to consider the current infrastructure of Prince William County before supporting new developments, like the proposed Stone Haven project.

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Republicans Plan Mass Meeting for Brentsville Supervisor; Special Election Still Required

Republicans Plan Mass Meeting for Brentsville Supervisor; Special Election Still Required

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Although the General Assembly has not yet made their state judgeship appointments; Prince William Republicans are preparing to hold a mass meeting to elect their Brentsville candidate for Supervisor .

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Jefferson Street/Old Carolina Road I-66 Overpass Closes Sept. 22

Jefferson Street/Old Carolina Road I-66 Overpass Closes Sept. 22

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that the I-66 overpass at Jefferson Street/Old Carolina Road will close Sept. 22 and reopen in the spring of 2016.

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Dems Not Planning to Run Brentsville Candidate for Supervisor

Dems Not Planning to Run Brentsville Candidate for Supervisor

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Democrats in the Brentsville District have found themselves without a candidate for supervisor as the Prince William Democratic Committee has decided to forgo the Brentsville election.

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Gainesville Neighborhood Library Reopens Wednesday

Gainesville Neighborhood Library Reopens Wednesday

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

The Gainesville Neighborhood Library announced it will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. Sept. 17. following a reported outbreak of E. coli in the facility’s water system.

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Municipal Code Says Children Cannot Play Ball in Streets

Municipal Code Says Children Cannot Play Ball in Streets

| September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment | News

According to Prince William municipal law, children are not allowed to play ball in the road without receiving a specific permit to do so.

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Local Students Qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

Local Students Qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Schools announced that National Merit Scholarship Program has named nine county 12th grade students as semifinalists in their national scholarship competition; among these students three attend Patriot High School.

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Register Early for Fun Run Racing’s Prince William Turkey Trot

Register Early for Fun Run Racing’s Prince William Turkey Trot

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

Register by September 15 and receive a $5 discount on Fun Run Racing’s Prince William Turkey Trot and One-Mile Fun Run-Walk on Thanksgiving Day.

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Local Teen Goes from Open Mic to iTunes

Local Teen Goes from Open Mic to iTunes

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

Ileeana Johnson, 15, a local self-taught musician, not only plays her own music at open mic nights in the area, but also recently released her first single “Under the Weather” on iTunes.

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DOJ Says 12th High School Boundaries Includes too Few Minority Students

DOJ Says 12th High School Boundaries Includes too Few Minority Students

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Education

Following a preliminary inquiry, the Department of Justice has informed Prince William County Schools that it has concerns over the demographic makeup of the 12th High School located on Hoadley Road.

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Residents Turn Out to Speak Out Against Haymarket Power Lines, Gain New Info

Residents Turn Out to Speak Out Against Haymarket Power Lines, Gain New Info

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

A few hundred people attended a Dominion Power Open House Wednesday to talk with Dominion representatives about the new high voltage power lines, prong extensions and substation tentatively planned for the Town of Haymarket.

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Purse Stolen from Bristow Residence

Purse Stolen from Bristow Residence

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince WIlliam County Police are investigating a burglary in the in the 8400 block of Lanier Overlook Court in Bristow.

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Bristow Woman Rides to Conquer Cancer

Bristow Woman Rides to Conquer Cancer

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Community

In honor of her brother, Jim Breslin, Maureen Breslin Romano of Bristow is participating in the First Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer on September 13 and 14.

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Restaurant Inspections: Chuck Wagon Restaurant Cited for 14 Health Code Violations

Restaurant Inspections: Chuck Wagon Restaurant Cited for 14 Health Code Violations

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Thought for Food

The Prince William Health District cited the Chuck Wagon Restaurant for 14 violations ranging from sanitary issues to the improper storage of food.

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PWCS Prepares for Potential Arrival of Enterovirus D-68

PWCS Prepares for Potential Arrival of Enterovirus D-68

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

While Prince William County Schools has not identified any imminent threat to students, the school division is urging residents to prepare for the arrival of th Enterovirus D-68, which can cause severe breathing problems in children with asthma or other existing conditions.

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Police Charge Manassas Man After Attacking Officer

Police Charge Manassas Man After Attacking Officer

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police charged Benedicto Hernandez-Aragon, 36, with assault & battery on a LEO, resisting arrest and intoxication in public following a Sept. 6 trespassing complaint.

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Supervisors Accept Campaign Donations from Stone Haven’s Developer, Realty Co.

Supervisors Accept Campaign Donations from Stone Haven’s Developer, Realty Co.

| September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment | News

Five Prince William Board of County Supervisors received campaign donations from Stone Haven’s real estate firm, RK Realty and Stone Haven’s development company, EV Hunter Trust in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $11,000.

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Shelter Warns Feline Panleukopenia Virus Active in Local Cat Population

Shelter Warns Feline Panleukopenia Virus Active in Local Cat Population

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

According to the Prince William County Animal Shelter, laboratory results verify that a stray cat has been identified as the source of Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) at the shelter.

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UPDATED: Police Now Searching for Two Suspects in Recent Indecent Exposure Incidents

UPDATED: Police Now Searching for Two Suspects in Recent Indecent Exposure Incidents

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police now believe that the individual who is wanted for indecent exposure at the Manassas Harris Teeter Aug. 29 is not the same suspect wanted in the Aug. 26. Barnes & Noble incident.

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Fall For the Book Festival Will Spotlight Haute Cuisine at Hylton Center

Fall For the Book Festival Will Spotlight Haute Cuisine at Hylton Center

On the closing night of this year’s Fall for the Book Festival, September 18, the festival will host its 2nd annual celebration of fine food, superior drink and the various stories behind the scenes of every aspect of the food industry from farm to table—and beyond!

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Bristow Beat, Potomac Local Team to Provide Countywide Coverage, Marketing Opportunities

Bristow Beat, Potomac Local Team to Provide Countywide Coverage, Marketing Opportunities

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

BristowBeat.com and PotomacLocal.com will band together to provide more comprehensive news coverage for Prince William County and Greater Manassas.

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Discover Health Yoga Will Host Free Holistic Health Fair

Discover Health Yoga Will Host Free Holistic Health Fair

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Discover Health Yoga is holding a free Holistic Health Fair and Open House event on Sept. 13 from 1-4 p.m. in Gainesville.

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R.P. Barr Will Represent Prince William in State Writing Competition

R.P. Barr Will Represent Prince William in State Writing Competition

Manassas writer R.P. Barr’s short story “Dinner Dishes” and poem “Seasons” won first place in the fiction and poetry categories of the first tier (local chapter) competition of the Virginia Writers Club’s annual Golden Nib Contest.

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Alvey Elementary Principal Defends SACC Numbers

Alvey Elementary Principal Defends SACC Numbers

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Alvey Elementary Principal Candace Rotruck said their summer school age child care program was in compliance, despite being cited by the Virginia Department of Social Services Aug. 14. for operating over the program’s licensed capacity.

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Planning Commission Approves Stone Haven Community

Planning Commission Approves Stone Haven Community

| September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment | News

Last night the Prince William County Planning Commission approved the 1650-home Stone Haven community along Devlin Road.

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Police Investigate Attempted Break-In in Gainesville

Police Investigate Attempted Break-In in Gainesville

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police are investigating an attempted burglary, which occurred Saturday in the 8300 block of Double Eagle Street in Gainesville.

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WEATHER BEAT:  Cooler Weather on the Way this Fall

WEATHER BEAT: Cooler Weather on the Way this Fall

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Weather

The kids are back in school, Labor Day is behind us, and we are all getting back to our normal routines. Another thing that is changing soon is the seasons. Much cooler weather is on the way as we transition from summer to winter.

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Jewelry Stolen from Two Bristow Homes

Jewelry Stolen from Two Bristow Homes

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Police are investigating two residential burglaries in Bristow that resulted in stolen jewelry.

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