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Bristow Resident Starts Petition Urging Supervisors to Reconsider Devlin Community Vote

Bristow Resident Starts Petition Urging Supervisors to Reconsider Devlin Community Vote

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

A Bristow woman has started a petition to get the Prince William County Supervisors to reconsider the Devlin Road Rezoning Project. She asks that the supervisors approve 250 homes, rather than 516.

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Virginia Receives Permission to Cancel SOLS

Virginia Receives Permission to Cancel SOLS

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests in reading, math and science during the 2019-2020 school year.

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Prince William County Participates in ‘Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week’

Prince William County Participates in ‘Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week’

The effort urges residents to follow local and state social distancing guidelines while ordering takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup throughout the week at participating restaurant.

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Governor Northam Issues ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order for Virginia

Governor Northam Issues ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order for Virginia

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has ordered residents to stay-at-home in attempt to stem the growth of COVID-19.

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College Board to Stream Online Classes for AP Students this Year

College Board to Stream Online Classes for AP Students this Year

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The College Board has provided more information for Advanced Placement student on taking AP exams during the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

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Prince William School Board Wants to Invest $10 Million in Student Devices for Distance Learning

Prince William School Board Wants to Invest $10 Million in Student Devices for Distance Learning

| March 29, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education

The Prince William School Board Chairman sent a letter to the Board of County Supervisors, requesting $5 million to purchase digital devices for high school students for the purpose of distance learning.

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UPDATE: PWCS Adds Hour for ‘Meal to Go’ Pickup

UPDATE: PWCS Adds Hour for ‘Meal to Go’ Pickup

Prince William County Schools has extended its student meal pickup by one hour. Parents will now be able to pickup meals for their children.

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Prince William County Patnering with MurLarkey Distillery to Provide Hand Sanitizer to Healthcare Workers

Prince William County Patnering with MurLarkey Distillery to Provide Hand Sanitizer to Healthcare Workers

Prince William County is partnering with MurLarkey Distillery in Bristow to make hand sanitizer that will go to first responders and healthcare workers.

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Prince William Area Guide to Grocery Shopping During Virus Outbreak

Prince William Area Guide to Grocery Shopping During Virus Outbreak

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Bristow Beat has compiled a list of local grocery stores detailing their new hours, senior hours and protocols to keep customers safe.

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PWCS Opens Online Kindergarten Registration

PWCS Opens Online Kindergarten Registration

Prince William County Schools has opened online registration to enroll children in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

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‘Your CBD Store’ Opens in Gainesville as First CBD Store in Area

| March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

CBD has become one of the most studied alternative remedies in years. It is becoming more and more available all around the nation. Gainesville woman Beth Collingwood, a Cancer Survivor, has launched “Your CBD Store” in Gainesville, Virginia, making this remarkable product available in several forms to the area residents. “As a blood cancer survivor, […]

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PWCS Closed Through End of School Year: What this Means for Students, Staff

PWCS Closed Through End of School Year: What this Means for Students, Staff

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is providing the following update regarding changes caused by the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Police Announce Girl Missing from YFT in Bristow

Police Announce Girl Missing from YFT in Bristow

he Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating Keamanni Marie Cook.

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Governor Orders Closure of Non-Essential Businesses, Schools

Governor Orders Closure of Non-Essential Businesses, Schools

Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year.

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Virginia Governor Closes Schools for Remainder of Academic Year

Virginia Governor Closes Schools for Remainder of Academic Year

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

As anticipated, Governor Ralph Northam announced Monday that all Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in an attempt to stem the growth of COVID-19 virus in Virginia.

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Del. Carter Calls on Gov. Northam to Take Emergency Actions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Del. Carter Calls on Gov. Northam to Take Emergency Actions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Delegate Carter sent a letter to Governor Ralph Northam calling on him to take emergency actions in an effort to save lives and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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PWCS Announces Cases of COVID-19 Among School Community

PWCS Announces Cases of COVID-19 Among School Community

| March 22, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education, News

Dr. Walts shares that there are cases of COVID-19 connected to PWCS staff and the families.

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Prince William Commonwealth Attorney Facilitates Release of Non-Violent Offenders During Coronavirus

Prince William Commonwealth Attorney Facilitates Release of Non-Violent Offenders During Coronavirus

Prince William Commonwealth Attorney has authorized the release non-violent offenders from the Prince William/Manassas Regional Detention Center to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus among detainees.

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PWCS Provides Outdoor Hotspots for Students

PWCS Provides Outdoor Hotspots for Students

Prince William County Schools announced that it is working to develop “WIFI Hotspots” at select locations throughout the county so students and families can access Internet during the corona-virus shutdown.

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Virginia Dept. of Ed Superintendent Requests Waiver from Statewide Tests

Virginia Dept. of Ed Superintendent Requests Waiver from Statewide Tests

The Superintendent of Public Instruction directed the Virginia Department of Education staff to prepare an application to the US Department of Education for a statewide waiver from federal requirements related to student testing.

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MurLarkey Distillery Will Produce, Distribute Free Hand Sanitizer

MurLarkey Distillery Will Produce, Distribute Free Hand Sanitizer

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz, Community

Northern Virginia residents will soon have increased access to hand sanitizer thanks to a local craft distillery in Bristow.

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College Board Developing AP Home Testing Option, No Face-to Face AP Exams

College Board Developing AP Home Testing Option, No Face-to Face AP Exams

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The College Board announced Friday that Advanced Placement tests, scheduled to be administered in May, will be offered to students online for the 2019–20 exam administration due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Woodbridge Teen Charged with Murder for Shooting Fellow Teen

Woodbridge Teen Charged with Murder for Shooting Fellow Teen

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William Police are charging a 16-year-old Woodbridge boy with murder after he shot and killed another 16-year-old male during a drug deal.

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Virginia Dept. of Health Reports 11 COVID-19 Cases in Prince William County

Virginia Dept. of Health Reports 11 COVID-19 Cases in Prince William County

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting today that there are 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, and 11 cases in Prince William County.

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Gainesville Gym Alerts Members of COVID-19 Case

Gainesville Gym Alerts Members of COVID-19 Case

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Onelife Fitness Gainesville at Heritage Hunt Plaza has alerted its members that a recently diagnosed COVID-19 patient was an actively-participating member of their health club.

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OmniRide Makes Changes to Protect Public Health

OmniRide Makes Changes to Protect Public Health

, | March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

OmniRide announced several changes, Wednesday, to help protect the public and OmniRide employees from the COVID-19 pandemic while still providing vital mobility services in our community.

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Police Arrest Man for Road-Rage Shooting in Gainesville

Police Arrest Man for Road-Rage Shooting in Gainesville

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

On March 13 at 12:06 p.m., Prince William County Police Officers responded to the area of Linton Hall Road and Lee Highway in Gainesville to investigate a brandishing.

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PWCS Gets Ready to Launch Distance Learning Plans, May 2 SATs Cancelled

PWCS Gets Ready to Launch Distance Learning Plans, May 2 SATs Cancelled

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

In their latest update of the coronavirus-related shutdown, Prince William County Schools asks teachers and support staff to be “available remotely” next week.

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Prince William Parks & Rec. Closes Facilities, Playgrounds

Prince William Parks & Rec. Closes Facilities, Playgrounds

Amenities such as the dog park, reserved pavilions, batting cages, driving ranges, golf courses, mini-golf, marinas will not be available.

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Del. Roem Advocates for Increased Access to School Meals

Del. Roem Advocates for Increased Access to School Meals

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education, News

Del. Danica Roem asks that the federal government make school meals more accessible for families during the COVID-19 crisis.

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PWCS Adds 2 New Meal Pick-up Locations

PWCS Adds 2 New Meal Pick-up Locations

They will now have ‘To-Go’ meals at Yorkshire and Coles elementary schools.

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PWC Sees Double-Digit Gas Price Drop During Coronavirus Pandemic

PWC Sees Double-Digit Gas Price Drop During Coronavirus Pandemic

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

During the COVID-19 crisis, residents are seeing pump prices plummet across the county, despite increasing gasoline demand.

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City of Manassas Declares State of Emergency

City of Manassas Declares State of Emergency

City of Manassas, VA . . . City Manager W. Patrick Pate has signed the Declaration of Local State of Emergency for the City of Manassas in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s new guidance on social distancing in groups of no more than 10 people to help slow the spread of COVID-19 or the Coronavirus.

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VA State Superintendent Requests Waiver for State Tests

VA State Superintendent Requests Waiver for State Tests

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced Tuesday that the Virginia Department of Education will ask the U.S. Department of Education for relief from federal and state testing requirements to mitigate the impact of of the COVID-19 shut down of schools.

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Gov. Northam Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19, Support Impacted Virginians

Gov. Northam Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19, Support Impacted Virginians

Directs adherence to 10-person gathering ban, quarantine for high-risk individuals, worker and employer support

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PWCS Announces Latest Round of COVID-19 Updates

PWCS Announces Latest Round of COVID-19 Updates

Prince William County Schools latest update Monday includes provisions about extending the third quarter, due dates for assignments, and pay for active substitutes and temporary employees.

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PWCS Announces Designated Medication Pick up Time

PWCS Announces Designated Medication Pick up Time

At a designated time, Mar. 17, Parents/guardians will be able to pick up any medications held at their children’s schools.

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Prince William County Executive Declares ‘State of Emergency’

Prince William County Executive Declares ‘State of Emergency’

The County Executive signed a Declaration of Local State of Emergency for Prince William County in response to the guidance from the CDC to limit crowds to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Prince William Father Nearly Dies Waiting for COVID-19 Test Results

Prince William Father Nearly Dies Waiting for COVID-19 Test Results

| March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

A Prince William woman pleaded for her husband’s life as the hospital was waiting for his COVID-19 test results before he could receive life-saving drugs.

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Prince William Libraries Close During COVID-19 Outbreak

Prince William Libraries Close During COVID-19 Outbreak

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education, News

Prince William County Public Libraries are closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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VA Dept. of Health Counts 45 COVID-19 Cases, 3 in Prince William

VA Dept. of Health Counts 45 COVID-19 Cases, 3 in Prince William

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 45 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus as of Sunday.

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Virginia Waives School Hours Missed During School Closures

Virginia Waives School Hours Missed During School Closures

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

PWCS students will not be required to do distance learning assignments at least until Mar. 27.

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VA Reports First COVID-19 Death

VA Reports First COVID-19 Death

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Peninsula Health District reported the death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for COVID-19.

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Metro Announces COVID-19 Changes, Reduced Service

Metro Announces COVID-19 Changes, Reduced Service

Metro is reducing service beginning Monday

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Gov. Northam Will Address Virginians Regarding COVID-19

Gov. Northam Will Address Virginians Regarding COVID-19

Gov. Ralph Northam will speak to Virginians at noon Sunday about additional measures the Commonwealth is taking to combat COVID-19.

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PWCS Releases Info on Free Student ‘To Go’ Meals

PWCS Releases Info on Free Student ‘To Go’ Meals

To-go meals will be provided to all children under the age of 18, without charge, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination during the meal service.

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PWCS Closes Schools Until April 14 to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

PWCS Closes Schools Until April 14 to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

| March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | Education, News

Dr. Steven Walts announced Friday that the school division will close all schools and facilities until April 14 out of concerns for the spread of COVID-19.

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Police Arrest 14-Year-Old Girl for Malicious Wounding at Patriot HS

Police Arrest 14-Year-Old Girl for Malicious Wounding at Patriot HS

| March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

An SRO at Patriot High School in Nokesville concluded an investigation into an assault that reportedly occurred on Feb. 7.

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PWCS Announces COVID-19 Plans, No School for Students Monday, Tuesday

PWCS Announces COVID-19 Plans, No School for Students Monday, Tuesday

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Prince William County Schools announced that the school division will remain open Friday, March 13; however, schools will be closed to students March 16-17. Teachers and staff will have a workday Monday.

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Gov. Northam Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Northam Declares State of Emergency

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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